Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Butterfly Pocket Watch

Hi! The Funkie DT is showing off their wings for the Things with Wings challenge hosted by Pamellia a the Frilly and Funkie Challenge.   Anything with wings is acceptable for the challenge.  I pulled out the butterfly and dragonfly sizzix dies to get my project started.
I had a burst of inspiration while I was flipping through magazines. I love my magazines for papercrafting. I know there is lots of online forums and inspiration but for me relaxing is looking through magazines at different ideas, reading about what they did or inspired them.

I decided to pull out my watch case and give it wings.

The wings were die cut, embossed and sprayed with Ranger Distress Stain - Salty Ocean.  After they had dried I dragged silver ink over the raised areas.  It didn't get the effect so I added black ink. Tis gave a mix and more muted.

I wanted my wings to have a wow moment so I inked them up with some versamark and coated them with embossing powder that contains glitter.  I  used Stampendous Kaleidescope Embossing Powder.  You can also do something similar with just clear embossing powder and ultra fine glitter.  The Kaleidescope glitter gives it the rainbow colored sheen you can see here:

Next I punched out a circle of Tim's tissue paper and sprayed it and embossed it to coordinate. I put that in the background.

I found a lost relative to cut out and place in my watch. I added foam dots to raise it up and then added the coral flowers and the sticker tinted coral.

I decided to hang my watch and used an old necklace from my daughters junk jewelry.

Come play along with us!  The winner of the challenge will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Oh my goodness, this is such a brilliant project, such a clever idea and brilliantly put together, Those wings just look fantastic, LOVE it!!!

  2. That is SO imaginative Suzz!!! I love the iridescence of the wings and the clever way you've built up the little layers inside the pocket watch to give an even greater sense of depth xx

  3. What a clever way to use that butterfly! The colors are gorgeous, and I love that little pocket watch at the center!

  4. Brilliant idea! Love the strong hues and sparkle and the flower framing in the portrait.

  5. I love your butterfly, how cute is that? And that little girl image is the perfect choice!

  6. What a fabulous statement piece this is Suzz, the wings are delightful and I adore the pocket watch with that cute image and flowers encapsulated inside xxx

  7. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this piece! I saw it while a at the beach, but the Internet was in and out so it was too frustrating to try to ,eave a comment then. But hit all the right notes with this! That gorgeous butterfly...the precious image inside the pocket watch frame...the light dusting of gold on the wings! This just gives my heart wings!


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