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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Enjoy Simple Things

I know I don't stop often enough to enjoy the simple things. We recently took a family road trip which gave us plenty of family time and lots of time looking out the window and seeing all of the natural beauty and enjoying the simple things.  This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge is Anything Goes!  Easy enough and there is the wonderful $50 gift certificate for one randomly selected participant.

I have been holding onto a Assemblage Clock waiting for a chance to create something special.

I painted the outside with a mix of white acrylic paint and pink acrylic paint. I put flower trim on the inside to cover the inside walls. I covered the back of the clock with pattern paper and smeared a touch of white paint over the surface. 

I trimmed out the outside with lace trim.

I painted the banner white and stamped the sentiment in teal. I added the white flowers to the side and stuck the little banner in with some white ribbon.

Inside the clock I stamped the large clock face using StaZon onto acetate. I did the same with the Eiffel Tower and painted on the reverse side with the pink paint. I added a highlight to the flowers.  The little broken doll earned a set of butterfly wings stamped with versamark on tissue paper and embossed in light pink embossing powder.

Products:  Snow Cap Dabber, Claudine Hellmuth Pink Painterly StudioPaintTim Holtz - Idea-Ology Assemblage Clock, Banners, TIm Holtz Worn Lipstick Embossing Powder, Versamark, StazOn - Teal Ink, Hero Arts Big Clock, Stampendous I Love Paris SStampendous Jumbo Butterfly Trio, Idea-Ology Fractured Doll, Stazon - Black, Prima Flowers, Trim, 
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  1. Hi Suzz! I absolutely love your assemblage clock. So very clever! Have a great week.

  2. What a lovely shabby chic alteration of the clock - so sweet... and I so agree about taking the time to look out of the window!
    Alison x

  3. Super sweet clock Sue! Love the shabby chic style you used and all the pretty details. The dressing up of the doll is wonderful.

  4. fabulous project Suzz. you are so clever.

  5. Suzz...this piece is so pretty. Love the pink clock! First time I've seen it used like that! I also love the little lace around the face of the clock. The fragment doll is looking quite shabby and chic on this sweet little clock! Beautiful job! <3 Candy

  6. this makes me want to turn a clock into a girly work of art!! I had not been thinking shabby chic with these clocks - but it is perfect!! Love your creation.

  7. What a cute looks great Suzanne!

    kind regards, Alie

  8. You never, ever fail to amaze me, Suzz! This is gorgeous.

  9. so clever Suzz and so feminine.

  10. I love this piece Suzz, the pink works so well. Love the feminine trims and the doll looks perfect with her butterfly wings . Love how you gave something that looked quite industrial and masculine a real feminine twist. Love it. Tracy x

  11. This is such sweet creation, Suzz. I love the shabby chic style and all the goregeous details. Totally awesome! :)

  12. So creative! Love how you turn the clock into such a beauty! I love the lace and heart details! Thank you for the encouragement, Suzanne! I really appreciate it!

  13. Beautiful clock, I've got one of those, I will have to have a play now I have been inspired
    Rosie x

  14. Perfection! A timepiece in shabby chic heaven! Love the vintage pink, and those wings are amazing! Your photos are wonderful! LOVE this!

  15. Wow Suzz! This pink clock is amazing! Love the shabby vintage chicness of it! The doll with the butterfly wings and all de flowers. Hugs, Sandra

  16. Beautiful clock!! I love the snazzy lace dress you made too :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  17. What a gorgeous clock Suzz, simply fabulous!

  18. This is such a pretty project Sue. I love it. The little lace dress is so cute and I especially love the wings.

    Lesley Xx


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