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Friday, 12 December 2014

#21 - Let's Celebrate

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Hello, lovely to have you stop by to see my DT post for A Vintage Journey today. Sorry I am behind with visiting your blogs at the moment but hope to catch up soon.
  
This time Nikki chose the theme 'Lets Celebrate' for our challenge. This runs for the next 2 weeks so I hope you have time to enter. Please check out HERE where you will get all the details and see many inspiring projects from my fellow team mates. You could also be the lucky winner of a £10 Shopping Spree at our Sponsors Countryview Crafts. They have free P & P and lots of Tim's goodies, so well worth a look.

I adore crafting at Christmas Time especially Home Decor items, so this was the perfect challenge for me. I had the idea to alter a clock in Tim's style that I'd purchased from a bargain shop.


This is how the clock originally looked, before I pulled the works out and gave it a sand.

Unfortunately I don't have on going photos of the next stage as I started this one night I couldn't sleep, perhaps because my head was full of Craft .


I placed a Holly Stencil on my clock with a layer of Grunge paste. Once dry I added several shades of paint and some stamping with Archival ink. Finally covering the whole clock in Rock Candy Distress paint. Once dry I rubbed Distress ink into the cracks, a little distress stickles and stickles for berries.  


I used corner die cuts here on the front of the clock and gave the same treatment as above.


My tree is from Cheery Lynn and you build up all the layers. I glued onto a coffee stirred and placed in a old craft lid with paper clay.


My background was made from corrugated card, with a light coat of Gesso, Glamour Dust and Distress Glitter and snowflake die. My TH Clock was given a coat of Ferro paste and Treasure Gold to Highlight.


My TH Lamp Post was cut out in Chipboard, Ferro Paste added, my acetate coloured, a stamped image and Poinsettia added along with Flower Soft.


My 25 was double heat embossed with Stampendous Red tinsel.


My TH deer was given Tim's new technique which you will find on Page 46 of his latest book. I also added some bells and beads.


My Christmas Arrangement was made using a mix of TH dies and Cheery Lynn dies. My Reindeer were wooden shapes that I gave a coat of paint, embossed with Red Tinsel and my Holly stamp. I then heat embossed 3 layers on with clear powder. My deer are supported with coffee stirrers to help them stand.




You will also see a Christmas arrangement and lots of snow nestled with one of Tim's Christmas Relatives. I also have Icicles dripping from the roof and my ever so cute TH Lantern.


On the back I added some decorative papers. And to finish my clock lots of Stickles and Treasure Gold were added, for a Festive feel.


I do hope you have enjoyed my post and feel inspired to enter our challenge. 

I'd love if you had time to leave a comment.

Happy Crafting,

Julie x

40 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Julie. I love the entire thing but especially all the frost and ice cycles. What a great idea.

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  2. OK, this is my favourite Christmas project! Absolutely amazing! I love every single detail! All the glitter and foliage, the wonderful reindeer, the amazing corrugated background and of course the TH lantern! Well done, Bravo!! holiday hugs you creative genius! :)

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  3. Amazing is the only word I can say Julie. This really is such a beautiful creation to have on show at this time of year. You have so much talent. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. So many wonderful details on this repurposed clock Julie! love that tree, the crackle, the lamp post, the icicles and snow - what a sweet Christmas decoration so lovingly made!

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  5. Oh wow Julie, this is beyond amazing, what an incredible project!! So much detail an gorgeousness in every little corner of it, incredible, this is one fantastic alteration, completely stunning!!

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  6. What a stunning clock Julie. The tree is amazing...cheery Lynn dies are fabulous aren't they. This must have taken so long to make but there is so much love and festive spirit in it. I know what you mean when your head is full of creativity....it sometimes keeps me awake too...Lol. Keep warm hugs xx

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  7. OMG WOW! Julie this is such an incredible altered piece. I love every single inch of it. Jenny x

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  8. You are sooooo lucky I don't live near you Julie......this would be coming home with me asap!! I'm not often speechless but this is making me so! I LOVE IT,the details are just amazing,I could look at it for hours and still see something new,beautiful creation,you really are a crafty star :))

    Have a wonderful weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  9. One of the best Festive Creations I've seen! I LOVE YOUR ALRTERED CLOCK! You made such a fun holiday décor project, elegant layers and shimmery colors. WOW! Already pinned. BTW...the falling snow is sooo fun!

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  10. I am not much of a Pinterest person, but this is pinned! Every little festive details just is gorgeous. What a wonderful altered clock. Love this much! Happy Weekend!

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  11. I love this Julie... the details are stunning and everything fits so very well together... sometimes with things like this it starts to look cluttered.. but yours is really regal and lovely. I love the little lantern on the floor, vs. hanging up..really love it Julie.... Also love the snowflakes falling on your blog... Love, light and Peace....Bonnie

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  12. Wow what a altered project! It turned out really gorgeous! Beautiful work!

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  13. I have to agree with others, this is my favourite Christmas project so far Julie, it is exquisite. I love every single little element you added, especially the gorgeous icicles, I love the little lantern, the fabulous tree, the crackling - well everything really. This is a superb make, a wonderful transformation! Hugs, Anne xx

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  14. Hello Julie,
    What a long story and christmas magic! I don' now were to start, hihi.
    all the beautiful details and how you make the clock so nice! The vintage look, the crackling, the christmas tree and everything in 3D...wonderfull!!
    also the dancing snowflocks on your blog! You are a creatief lady and I always enjoy, when I visit your blog!
    Gerie xx

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  15. This is really spectecular!!! Love this!

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  16. Wow, that's a breathtaking piece of art.

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  17. Wow, what an upcycling! Your altered clock looks fantastic, Julie. I love all your little touches and addition of sparkle here and there. Just brilliant!

    Holiday hugs,
    Gaby

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  18. Wow such a stunning piece - saw it on Vintage Journey and came over to have a look :)

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  19. Julie this is absolutely stunning I love every inch of it. Mo x

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  20. Holy moly, this is one of the most incredible craft pieces I have ever seen. Kudos Julie!!! Everything about it is brilliant. I can't believe how you transformed that old clock. Wow, I'm picking my jaw up off the floor!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  21. Wow this is incredible Julie! All the stunning intricate details are mindblowing and your creativity superb. Nikki xx

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  22. Julie this is a magnificent makeover!! Sensational work so many lovely details thankyou so much for sharing this with the Artist Trading Post Exchange 'let's Celebrate' Challenge

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  23. This is absolutely stunning, Julie - a brilliant transformation of the clock housing. The tree is a wonder - what patience that must require! - and the glorious crackly antiquing finish on the outside is perfection.
    Alison xx

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  24. This is absolutly fantastic, really a masterpiece of art, many thanks for this wonderful christmas inspiration!!! Hugs, Kerstin

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  25. A stunning alteration. All the details look amazing, especially the tree. thank you for joining us at ATP Exchange this time.
    Yvonne

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  26. Such a beautiful make Julie, I love all the amazing details and textures. Great to have you join in with Toni's Challenge at Artist Trading Post Exchange
    hugs Annie x

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  27. Wow! Love this so many fabulous details
    The colours and crackle are amazing, what a transformation
    I just adore the Christmas tree, totally brilliant, such a wonderful Christmas scene

    Jools x

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  28. Absolutely brilliant tour de force Julie! So creative and as always I love all your wonderful little elements and touches. Nicola x

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  29. Oh WOW Julia - this is just an amazing make! What a fabulous make-over of the clock - the background crackle is just stunning. And all those wonderful details. Just absolutely fabulous! Jennie x

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  30. Coming back to say thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  31. Me again... just came back to say thanks for joining the Frilly and Funkie Challenge. Still love it <3

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  32. I am speechless! this project hit me to the heart! Fantastic in every detail! BArbarayaya

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  33. Now this is stunning and so inventive. I would love to be able to put something like this together. Love it so much and you are so creative xx

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  34. WOW Julie what a masterpiece this is ..I am short of words to describe how much I love this...super stunning texture!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  35. Wow, WoW, WOW! Julie! What an amazing transformation of a clock! I love that crackle finish, made extra special with the stamping and all that texture. Oh! what I wouldn't give to see this in person! Absolutely delightful!

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  36. Stunning work! Most beautiful!

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  37. This is simply amazing and fabulous!!!! All the details are so lovely Julie wow!!... Coco x

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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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