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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 10


Can you believe we are onto Challenge 10 already over at Linda Ledbetter's CC3C Challenge. This fortnight is to use Tim Holtz assemblage clock. The technique can be found on page 33 of Tim's latest book Compendium of Curiosities 3, so why not get yourself a copy and join in the future challenges.

This fortnight is also sponsored by the fabulous Linda Coughlin of the Funkie Junkie Boutique with a chance to win $25 in her online shop. And if that's not good enough you also have a chance of being chosen by the Super Talented Curiosity Crew to win a bumper bundle of Tim's products, kindly donated by Tim and Mario.

When I saw this Challenge I was so excited as I love making intricate pieces on my projects. I started on this challenge and it took me 3 days working on my clock and just before Chris started to photograph it for me, disaster struck..... I had re-read the challenge instructions and realised I would have to start the whole thing again as I was not working on one of Tim's clocks. Scream !!! A panic now also to get an Assemblage Clock in enough time to still enter the challenge, but by luck my local craft shop had one left. Hence, why after saying my entry would be up on my Blog  at the beginning of the week and it wasn't.



Finally, when I started Tim's clock I had no idea this time what way I was going to decorate the inside of it, whereas the previous one which I will showcase at some point I had clear plans with.



The outside I covered with gesso, tissue paper and a couple of die cuts. I also layered tissue onto the inside too. I painted my whole clock and added a layer of rock candy crackle paint and once dry I rubbed some distress ink all over. finally rubbing on some gilding wax.
The feet and Handle I triple embossed with gold embossing powder.



My flower was made using the Tattered Flowers die picking up some distress stain and rubbing ink onto the edges. My little frame was made out of a mould and my melt pot.
Can you see my little wooden floor inside my clock ? It is made from coffee stirring sticks, my favourite free craft stash.



I finally found myself in a sewing themed room inside my clock after cutting out my little mannequins, decorating them with paints, stains, distress glitter, fabric and stash.

Thanks for popping by my blog today and good luck to everyone entering CC3C this time round.


Julie x

I wish to enter this in to - CC3C Challenge #10

23 comments:

  1. Your sewing room is fabulous! I love the colors, the way you dressed the mannequins, the hardwood floor, EVERYTHING about it! I adore vintage sewing stuff!

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  2. So many beautiful details!! Your sewing room is gorgeous and I love the crackled textured exterior also...Fabulous alteration!! :)

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  3. Stunning clock Julie, love the subtle crackle and the wonderful shabby chic feel of it!

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  4. From the crackle to the floorboards to the fabulous embellishments and details this is THE most stunning clock I've seen! F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! Chrisx

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  5. Magnificent clock Julie. I am so intrigued with it , every little detail is fabulous . Sewing room in miniature inside your amazing clock. Love it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  6. Schitterende klok Julie, een hele mooie oude verweerde look, en het sewing thema heel creatief bedacht! Beeldschoon ziet het er uit en prachtige embellishments! Love it....liefs Gerie

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  7. Oh my goodness, isn't this gorgeous?! I love the soft colors, the crackle, the sewing theme. All the wonderful details and composition make this such a stunning piece. Well done!

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  8. LOVE this very lots... the theme is just fab and the flooring, how COOL is that! Genius! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

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  9. Oh this is sooooooo lovely Julie,really pretty and the colour theme is beautiful. I am in awe of all the creations made using this clock,they are all so different and wonderful,yours included

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  10. Beautiful Clock. Love the crackle effect and colour. Lushish details all the way around...

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  11. Gorgeous Julie, I really love this beautiful clock, so pretty. Mo x

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  12. Mo (Almo), Chris (Pearshapedcrafting) and I were discussing this beautiful creation at a craft event in Manchester today.... all agreeing that it is absolutely stunning - a very clever and beautiful creation Julie! Anne xx

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  13. So so so gorgeous! LOVE the lavender and sewing theme! The outside is just wonderful! Thank you so much for joining us in the Assemblage Clock challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  14. Amazing piece Julie! Stunning stunning outside, wonderfully done. Such a cute little scene inside too. Karen.x

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  15. What an absolutely fabulous shabby chic clock! There are so many wonderful details and the outside texture is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  16. Julie...another super stunner from you...I do love the crackle paint effect you achieved and the super cute bottle you added within!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  17. OMG ... this is gorgeous, love the crackle paint... just fabulous, dress forms ...omg too cute !!

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  18. Don't know how i missed this! I just LOVE the color Julie and the crackle effect is just too good. I was just staring at all the little sewing goodies inside...such an elegant feminine project!

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  19. Gorgeous Julie, I really love this beautiful clock !!
    Hugs Doris x

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  20. Gorgeous clock Julie , love the color and the crackle effect!

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  21. Julie...your clock is so precious! I totally love the shabby chic feeling you've created. The soft purple is such a pretty color...very eye catching! The sweet little pearls you've used to accent your clock's exterior are so dainty and feminine. I really love your collaged interior, too. The sewing theme is darling and I can tell that alot of thought went into it's arrangement. Even your "REMNANTS" word stick on the front of the clock is perfectly placed. Love it all! Thanks for sharing your clock with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  22. Sorry just catching up Julie, this is so pretty, lovely sewing theme and such exquisite additions......of course LOVE the texture on the outside...fabulous! Ruth x

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  23. Julie this is fabulous just fabulous darling!!! as they saylol
    I love every little bit of it. I feel honoured that I know the crafter who maide this no, not crafter, your no longer the crafter I used to share a table with, Youre a DESIGNER and your work is Fabulous. tfs
    Lilian xxx

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Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

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