Monday 7 October 2013

Seasonal Assemblage Clock

This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge would like you to take inspiration from the talented Tammy Tutterow. Tammy has amazing tutorials every Tuesday; you could be inspired by one of the many she has posted or simply be inspired by her style or by a particular project Tammy has made and make it your own. Put your own spin on one of Tammy's techniques, a small element she has used or anything else that inspires you during your visit to Tammy's blog.
I decided to take inspiration from Tammy's blog post HERE, showcasing a fabulous Assemblage Clock. I had one of Tim's clocks on my shelf and was inspired to create one of my own as an alternative to a Christmas card for a family member.
I began by sanding the clock and then applying a coat of tarnished brass Distress Paint.
I then applied mushroom and ginger Alcohol Inks to the top of the paint to give a rusted aged feel to the clock.
Next I wanted to add some snow and I need to thank my good friend and fellow team mate Candy for sending me some Snow-Tex as this was perfect for the snow element, to which I added Distress Stickles Dry Glitter Clear Rock Candy to add a touch of sparkle. I also embedded a snowflake Christmas Adornment and Festive Foliage into the snow for added interest.
I added some peeled paint reinker to a mini mister and then added water.
I placed a woodland tree into a plastic bag and then spritzed with the reinker solution to colour.
I added the tree to my clock and added touches of snow and glitter to the tree for added sparkle.
I decorated the back plate to the clock with a piece of card from the Seasonal Paper Stash again adding touches of glitter. I also sanded the edges to add to the aged feel.
The next step was to die cut six mini reindeers from thick card.
I added stamping to one of the reindeers using the background stamp from Wendy Vecchi's Art Of Making It Merry stamp set.

The reindeers were all adhered together to give me a fabulous dimensional reindeer to add to my clock. I coloured each reindeer with gathered twigs Distress Ink.
I die cut the Tattered Poinsettia from white card and coloured with fired brick Distress Ink, added some background stamping to each piece, shaped them and layered together to add to the top of my clock.
A tattered banner has been added, coloured with fired brick Distress Ink, Christmastime added and then attached to a memo pin.
BELIEVE has been added to the side of my clock from the seasonal salvage stickers.
Twine was added behind my dimensional poinsettia along with a coordinated button and twine to the centre.
A mini poinsettia was added to the back of the clock along with more natural twine.
A reindeer Christmas Adornment has been added to the side of the clock coloured with Alcohol Inks and attached with jump rings.
25 cut from red card has been affixed to the back of the clock along with a mini wreath again coloured with peeled paint reinker.
The dimensional reindeer has been added to the side of my clock and a SNOW sticker has been added to the background.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.
Don't forget our new name Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and our new home is HERE. Same fantastic challenge just a new name and home!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Products Used:

Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Assemblage Clock, Christmas Adornments, Festive Foliage, Woodland Trees and Wreath, Memo Pins, Jump Rings
Tim Holtz Alterations - Mini Reindeer and 25 Movers and Shapers Die, Tattered Poinsettia, Tattered Banners, Mini Cardinal and Poinsettia Movers and Shapers Die,
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter Clear Rock Candy
Tim Holtz Seasonal Paper Stash, Seasonal Salvage Stickers
Wendy Vecchi Art Of Making It Merry Stamp Set
Distress Paint - Tarnished Brass
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs, Fired Brick
Peeled Paint Reinker
Alcohol Inks - Mushroom, Ginger
Ranger Mini Mister


Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous make Tracy and a wonderful alternative to a Christmas card, I love the elects you have chosen to use.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Helen said...

How gorgeous is this, Tracy! I love it all - but especially the poinsettia, and the reindeer.

Jenny Marples said...

Where to start with what I love about this!! The snow, the 3D reindeer, the 'silhouette' tree, the twine bow and poinsettia all combine with your altered clock to create a gift anyone would be thrilled to receive. Jenny x

Sue said...

Great idea to build a scene in a clock....wonder if I can find a clock here, probably easier to wait till I get home!!

Candy C said...

Tracy...I have TWO of these clocks and have yet to do anything with them! You have inspired me to change that with your beautiful Christmas piece! I so love what you've done here. The little deer are so sweet as are the poinsettias. Actually, I love it all! <3 Candy

Anonymous said...

This is so fabulous, and makes me want to make one!!!

Claudine said...

Wonderful creation, I'm really loving every detail.

Tammy Tutterow said...

{swoon} This is so gorgeous!! I am going to have to get some of that snow! Thank you so much for sharing your art and for being part of this challenge. You all have inspired me so much!

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous piece with a great tutorial.
Thank you for sharing.

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Loving this custom holiday clock, Tracy! The snow along the bottom and edges was so perfectly placed!

Simon Says Stamp!

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is wonderful Tracy!!! I'll be humming White Christmas all day today :) I love the vintage paper in the background and layering the 6 deer for dimensionality was a great idea. The reindeer charm on the side is such a great touch. Fabulous make !!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Anna-Karin said...

This is wonderful Tracy! I love the little scene you built and the dimensional reindeer. The snow looks wonderful (I was lucky to find SnowTex recently, but haven't used it yet. love the finishing touch on the clock too.

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Tracy, I would love to see your home someday. You have created some of the most beautiful projects! I love the way you used the snow to create your winter scene. It's an awesome piece. Love it!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Tracy! Your altered clock looks amazing! Love the little winter wonderland scene that you created! Puts me in the mood for Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Tracy! I adore this piece! It reminds me of store windows at Christmas and beautiful snow globes and any other little scene that I love to gaze in on! You did a lot of work on this, but it really is brilliant and it made me want to go disassemble some of my own clocks and get to work!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love love love the beautiful snow in the clock. What a fantastic Christmas project! Tracy. I definitely am going to make one for myself. :)

Unknown said...

I love this Tracey, what a fab gift, will definitely try something like this.Thanks for the inspiration
Hilary x

Redanne said...

Having recently done one of these, I know how much fun they are to decorate - yours is simply stunning Tracy, your family member is going to be so pleased to receive this gorgeous creation! Hugs, Anne x

Wilma said...

Looks like a Christmas fairytale!! Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

What a fabby project! Dxx

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous Holiday decor! I love the pile of snow you created in the bottom. The outside antiquing of the metal is wonderful! Just beautiful!

barbarayaya62 said...

Amazing work!This assemblage is wonderful, thanks for sharing your tutorial! BArbarayaya

Sandra said...

Tracy, this is amazing! What a wonderful idea! Love the snow on the bottom! Really really cool! Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful idea as an alternative to a Christmas card.
Love the addition of the "snow" inside the clock.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love that you did a Christmas scene in here! Beautiful!

Words and Pictures said...

What a fabulous makeover for the assemblage clock... the alcohol inky effect on the main clock is great, and I love your texty dimensional deer... as for that multiple twine bow - huge WOW!
Alison xx