Saturday, August 30, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 10...

Hey everyone!
Welcome back for CC3 Challenge 10 Assemblage Clock. 
The challenge can be found on page 33 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III.  
If you don't have a copy yet...you can still get a signed copy here. 
It's never too late to join in the fun!!! 

Our Sponsors this week are of course Tim and Mario who donated lots of lovely goodies to be awarded as prizes along with The Funkie Junkie who has donated a generous gift certificate. 

The lovely, talented and sweet Linda Ledbetter is the leader of our challenge and has done a fabulous job of pulling all the details together for this to be a fun filled, learning and interactive challenge adventure! Really what could be better then having time to get all inky and painty? As well as maybe trying something new. 

I absolutely LOVE Tim's idea of an assemblage clock. 
Here is mine. 
After taking the clock apart I applied Gesso to the entire surface. 
After the Gesso dried I applied a healthy coat of Picket Fence Crackle Paint. 
I really wanted the crackles to be natural and I didn't want to risk it not crackling as much with the heating tool, so I let it dry overnight.  I was aiming for it to look similar to tree bark.  
I really wanted a natural look. 
The next day I stained it with Gathered Twigs Distress Stain. 
I then applied some Gathered Twigs Distress Paint to my Craft Sheet and used my finger to apply it sparingly to the clock. (I did not cover the clock with the paint, just here and there)
After that dried I used a little bit of Walnut Stain here and there. 

 I stamped about 13 Butterflies onto a large shipping tag and then colored them using Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.  Fussy Cut them. ( I love that part...I find it therapeutic, wink. )
I also fussy cut some of the Roses from Tim's Wallpaper Paper pad for the inside of the clock. 

 Idealology is always fun to use and embellish with.  I used Clock Faces, Game Spinners, Chit Chat and Elementary Alpha Chips on the inside of the clock.  On the top I hung some baubles, Tag Labels and a Word Key off of a swivel clasp.  All the Butterflies have Diamond Stickles on them.  It's hard for me to create without Stickles, wink. I also added some Stickles to the Roses on the inside of the clock...hard to see but it is there. 
The Crinkle Ribbon is died with Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain and then I inked it with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using a blending tool until it toned it down just a bit. 
Love how that gives it a vintage feel.  
Well, I hope you enjoyed my Assemblage Clock. 
 I had so much fun creating this one. 
It's time to fly! 
Don't forget to follow the rules listed on the CC3C home page to be eligible for the prizes. 
Make sure to leave a comment on each of the Curiosity Crew's blogs.  
I know we all appreciate each and every comment and love reading them! 
I have said it before and I will say it again...LOVE Saturday mornings when I can jump from one crew blog to the other!!! Love seeing what each of the Crew does with the challenge.  
Can't wait to see what you all do too! The creativity you all are sharing is fabulous!!!!
It is my favorite part of the whole challenge!!! 
I love that the love of this book has brought so many people together to have fun with art! 



59 comments:

  1. Yvonne I have to say as I read through your post on the Assembleage Clock I really love your technique in how you distressed the clock. It really is a wonderful piece and one of my favorites to make and create with. You did a fabulous job and love all the little butterflies...Wonderful theme and I love all the individual clocks by the team. Very special indeed. Nice Job. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Yvonne, this is a beautiful clock. I love the crackle paint technique on the metal. Everything about this piece is just gorgeous. I love the colors and the Wallflower background. Just awesome.

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  3. Oh, butterflies - love! Fabulous clock.

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  4. Love all the butterflies! I too find fussy cutting therapeutic!

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  5. Yvonne...your clock is gorgeous! I love all of your Tim elements that you've used in it. The clock face, the glittery wallflower flowers, the butterflies, the "FLY" alpha tiles...all so pretty! The natural tree bark thing you were going for with the heavy crackling on the exterior is very striking! LOVE IT! Love the colors of your clock, too. You rocked this, girlfriend! <3 Candy

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  6. I love that cracking on the outside of your clock, so pretty and vintage looking. The butterflies all around are amazing and the flowers are perfect!

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  7. WOW!!! SO SO SO Beautiful!!! LOVE your crackly texture and color on the outside! And the inside is so well done, and all the butterflies are icing on this cake! So gorgeous Yvonne!

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  8. Beautiful Yvonne! I LOVE it!!!!

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  9. I just LOVE the crackle look you achieved on your clock Yvonne! great colors and crackle! Your flutter of butterflies is lovely!

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  10. Yvonne, I have a mad crush on your clock! That crackle is amazing!! The effect blows me away. I'm jealous of everybody else's clock this challenge, especially yours!!

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  11. it´s such a beautiful vintage-clock! Lovely!!!

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  12. I'm with Cheryl and her mad crush! The finish on this baby is spectacular, and I love how much you were able to fit inside with it all still being visible and not crowded. Cutest idea ever to put the little idea-ology clock in there, too!

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  13. Very very creative and inspirational. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project

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  14. Oh this is fabulous !!! Love your clock and all the details. You did a great job on this !!!!
    Thanks for sharing !
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  15. Beautiful clock! Those butterflies look like they're flying around the clock! The crackle is really gorgeous too!

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  16. Wow, your crackle effect came out really great - I may just steal this idea! I also have to use Stickles in just about everything; I think I am keeping the Ranger Stickles Factory in business with my purchases alone, as I have to have at least two (or three or five) of every color! I like that you did a feminine, shabby-chic kind of project with the clock; I am thinking along those lines myself. Beautiful job!

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  17. I want to fly away with your butterflies. Very beautiful and serene piece.

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  18. Ahh, butterflies! Time does fly so it's very appropriate!

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  19. The crackle finish is just awesome. Great post!

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  20. BUTTERFLIES BUTTERFLIES BUTTERFLIES ... how fantastic. Great artwork.

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  21. Beautiful! You certainly achieved the natural feel you were looking for. The crackle finish is sets the tone. The flowers and butterfly's are great accents. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Just love every bit of your clock - when I think fly, birds come to mind. Nice to see that you used the beautiful butterflies. So nicely done.

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  23. Beautiful, Yvonne!! I love your sparkly flowers & butterflies!! So pretty and rustic and OH--there's your #3!! This is a Gorgeous Assemblage Clock for CC3 #10!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  24. I love, love the crackle paint and vintage look of the flowers and butterflies. I'm glad I'm not the only one who wants to stickle everything = )

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  25. So creative, whimsical and gorgeous! Love it!

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  26. Love the crackle treatment you gave your clock and it is very natural and beautiful! Great vintage feel and love the fussy cut butterflies. Beautiful altered clock and wonderful inspiration!

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  27. WOW .. I won't pick a fave from the crew .. but if I did it would be this one. The flowers, the vintage feel, the butterflies. It is so beautiful .. all your work is beautiful I'm so glad I found your blog through the CC3 Challenge.

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  28. Yvonne, this is such a stunning creation! I love everything about it. Your crackle turned out perfectly. (I have yet to master that) and your color selection for your ribbon and butterflies is so gorgeous. The whole thing is so natural and beautiful. I adore it!

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  29. Rustic Beauty! Love the crackle paint finish and those gorgeous butterflies; fancy fussy cut sparkly roses ... absolutely beautiful !!! Who knew that picked raspberry and spiced marmalade could be so pretty ... love the combo ( on the butterflies and the ribbon) !!! I saw your three :)

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  30. I really love this. The outside of the clock with the crackle paint turned out great. I also like the butterflies. Great job!

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  31. Beautiful project, love your details and especially the crackle paint effect. Love the butterflies flitting about.

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  32. Great piece Yvonne! Wonderful crackle paste and the butterflies are amazing. Karen.x

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  33. Hoe beautiful and original is this ! Love all the butterflies across the handle x

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  34. Stunning crackle effect, lovely take and those beautiful butterflies!! Ruth x

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  35. Your crackling is perfect...you went for the natural look and you nailed it!!! This is simply gorgeous, and inspires me to try another...still not done this one yet. You did an awesome job on using the space inside, too! I just love everything about this clock!

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  36. What a sweet project. It's so perfect! LOVE the crackle. I'm going to have to use crackly on my clock now! It's so vintage and the colors are so subtle. Love all the butterflies! You have inspired me to crackle!

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  37. The "tree bark" crackle is awesome - great look for us outdoor enthusiast!

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  38. Hi Yvonne, gorgeous clock, loving the crackle and shades on your clock.
    Julie x

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  39. Love the crackle and the butterflies of course.

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  40. Oh Yvonne...loving your altered clock!! ...from that beautiful crackle effect to your flutter of butterflies!!....awesome inspiration :)

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  41. Fabulous! I love your crackled texture on the clock and all the butterflies spilling out - such fun!

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  42. [yeah...fussy cut....That's why mine only had 2 (and I used a die! LOL!) ] I love the crackling your got; spot on for bark!! And I did notice the stickles on the roses...very nice touch.

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  43. The crackle effect is awesome and great use of Tim's lovely papers too x

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  44. Love your clock, Yvonne! Amazing paint job with the crackle paint... I'll have to remember to gesso first in the future. :) And all of those fluttery butterflies... perfect!

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  45. Butterflies! ;-) I love them too. Your clock is absolutely beautiful Yvonne.

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  46. Gorgeous altered clock, the crackle on the outside is stunning and like you say looks just like tree bark. Stunning colours and design and I love how you embellished, so pretty. Tracy x

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  47. Fabulous altering ! Love the little scene and the gorgeous crackle finish x

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  48. I just love the tick tick and the crackle effect
    Dx

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  49. Just love the way you added the fussy cut elements!

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  50. This is fabulous Yvonne! Love the crackle effect!

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  51. LOVE IT! The butterflies are back! Yay, sooo pretty! Have a super day!~kim

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  52. Your crackle is spectacular Yvonne! I love the way it looks and the butterflies are SO pretty.

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  53. Love the texture and color of your assemblage clock. Everything about it is beautiful. The time to fly theme with all the butterflies fluttering around is wonderful. Simply gorgeous.

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  54. I love your clock...your crackle is so well defined and the butterflies look like they could make the clock fly. Thanks as always for sharing your talent.

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  55. Love the color and the crackle. I love the way you used Tim's paper. Beautiful!!

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  56. Yvonne your clock is absolutely beautiful. The butterflies are perfect. So pretty...

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