23 Nov 2013

Oriental Clock

Hello bloggers on a very cold but sunny (well it was) it's getting dark now Saturday, hope you are all well. 
Today I have shut myself in my craft room to have a little play and also finish off  1 or 2 ( or 3)
projects I have had on the go for a while and trying to get my head around Christmas cards for the family..........not much luck there!!!      One project I did finish is this altered CD clock using my new Sheena Douglas A Little Bit Oriental stamps sets, I treated myself to all three A5 plates in the series as I just love Oriental anything. 
This project fits in with the challenge at Craft a Scene which is Trees

 I have used stamps from Koi and Waterlillies and Oriental Silhouettes.
Firstly I inked a white circle of card with bundled sage and dusty concord ink lightly at first by only dragging across the card with cut and dry foam, I darkened areas later as I added the stamps. I used   the bridge (Oriental Silhouettes)  and built up the colour around the edges and behind the bridge, with water I dragged some colour into the bridge. Next the water (Kio and Waterlillies) was stamped in dusty concord and I painted the lilly pads with bundled sage and shaded with dusty concord.  Next came the trees ( Oriental Silhouettes)... aren't they wonderful love this stamp.......in Forest Green Stazon.
Lastly I added two  Cranes....well that's what I think they are!  The numbers are black plastic from the Tim Holtz stable but sorry have no idea what they are called as I have no packaging and have had them ages......they are sticky on the back but I also used glossy accents to make sure they stayed stuck! 
I sanded around the edge of the card after I had stuck it to the CD with glossy accents and added dusty concord to them, lastly  I added clock mechanism and voila I have a lovely clock to hang in my bedroom.

thanks for looking
'till next time


  1. Fabulously oriental. Just love the bridge . It' has a 'Monet' look about it. Colours are perfect. I had a clock planned for Halloween (even bought the mechanism) but ended up with a wqll hanging instead! How'd that happen. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Stunning piece it will be beautiful hung up anywhere

    Love Chrissie x

  3. A gorgeous clock, with wonderful tree's. Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this month.

    Sue x

  4. What a fantastic altered clock... that's going to adorn your bedroom wall beautifully.
    Alison x

  5. beautiful scene!
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.


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