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Friday 12 July 2013

Grandma's Clock and Thank you

Firstly, can I thank everyone for their good wishes towards my first show on Create and Craft yesterday, it really did make all the difference knowing I had your support.
One of the items shown was this Tim Holtz clock that I have had for a while now and pretty much knew what I wanted to do, but hadn't actually got started until I saw a post by Suzz of Suzz's Stamping Spot and was inspired to get on with it.
The photograph is my grandma as a young woman, probably before she was married.

I began by making some parchment flowers which I coloured with DI.  The clock was painted with PaperArtsy Fresco paints.

The background was stamped with an Artistic Stamper watch background.
Finally a parchment frame and butterfly.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:-
Artistic Stamper - Ladies Day
Altered Ecletics - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Captured Memories
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Pretty in Pink
Simon Says Stamp - Pin It
Sunday Stampers


  1. What an unusual creation, lovely. xxx

  2. Hi Rosie, Blogger is playing up and does not want me to leave you a message........ I thought you were brilliant on the TV, a total natural! You looked like you have been doing it for years. Well done you! I love your altered clock, the flowers are just stunning. You have inspired me to get mine out now and have a go too. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner too. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. I love your card ... He's so cute!
    Can you please you on my blog and if you want to become a Member?

    Crafty Hugs,

  4. This is just fabulous, great make.

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Altered Eclectics.

    Moira DT.

  5. A fabulous idea and a gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

  6. Gorgeous!! So very beautiful! Love the photo of your grandmother! How special!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  7. Really fabulous creation Rosie. Such a lovely photo too.
    Sorry to miss your C & C show, forgot to tape!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  8. What a Beautiful altered clock... Love how you used a pic of your Gorgeous Grandmother..your wonderful parchment flowers are Fabulous... A Perfect Keepsake to treasure... Hugs May x x x

  9. Wonderful ideas on this project and wonderful that you personalised it

    Love Chrissie x

  10. Gorgeous alterations... love the piccie of your Gran too... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  11. Just enthralling Rosie :D so well done, Shaz in Oz.x

  12. Love what you have done with the clock Rosie, wonderful. I missed yesterday - oh how annoyed I am with myself. Glad it went well.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  13. Oh, this is beautiful, love the parchment flowers, they are so delicate looking.
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

  14. Stunning altered clock,,,,,,,you are sooo creative.........

  15. This is another one which looks even better irl. Love that photo of your grandmother and the parchment work of course. Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner with this. Hugs, Jenny x
    ps. of course you were a hit on C&C!!!

  16. Sensational! Love those parchment flowers and that gorgeous background you created to display your grandmother's photo. What a wonderful frame/home decor piece you now have to enjoy your grandmother's photo! So happy to have you sharing this with us for our Memories challenge at Our Creative Corner!

  17. Hi Rosie,

    I love your clock! I have wonderful photos of my mom when she was a young girl and I think I may do something to honor her memory. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the paper flowers that you've created - very cool.


  18. Hi Rosie.............this is a fab alteration and even more special with the addition of your grandmothers photograph. I could kick myself for not seeing you on C&C tv. this is what happens when you dont visit regularly................I do apologise for being absent x

    Been checking out your other posts too and I love them...the box is fabulous with all the beautiful flowers and your WOYWW well I can be very messy but its because I am creating too many things.

    Take care and I shall certainly look out for your next appearance on tv.

    Have a great week

    Annie x

  19. Wow! Amazing project and fun way to display a photo! I adore your delicate flowers and the butterfly. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Beautiful piece of art. Thank you so much for sharing with us Altered Eclectics this month. Good luck and hope to see you in future challenges.
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  21. Hi Rosie...each time I look at this clock I just want to reach out and touch it! So vintage...and those flowers are amazingly soft and so beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  22. What a fabuous piece...very creative. Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  23. Fabulous even!!! LOL Sioux

  24. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother - so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  25. What a beautiful project!
    Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics and I hope you will come back with another beautiful project!



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