Saturday, 16 April 2011

"Distressing" Time

Good evening folks
It's been one of those staple themes over at Simon say Stamp and Show - Distressing.... well distress ink is standard issue for me so this project fits the bill.
Step one; take one tired charity shop bargain clock
Cover with shabby vintage style papers
Sand all the edges and stamp some dragonflies in forest moss and faded jeans distress ink over the face randomly (These are from The Stamp Man)

and ink the edges and over the clock face using the same Distress inks.
Then take some boring (to me anyway!) chipboard numbers

Triple emboss with utee and stamp a script on the last layer and silver age them with rub n buff; add to clock face along with a metal distressed bird cage and some flowers

Highlight the dragonflies with glossy accents and ultra fine glitter

 and et voila: one distressed vintage clock for my daughter's room
Hope you enjoy it!
Enjoy the rest of the evening!

19 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a transformation, Love how you transform your fantastic bargain purchases. great piece. Tracy x

Dee in N.H. said...

That's just beautiful! Love how you took that lackluster clock and turned it into a showpiece!

Amanda said...

Hi just wanted to say that I love your work, I have spent ages scouring your blog and your work is so inspiring and totally appeals to my style. I am now following so look forward to your future postings.
Amanda.

Nancy Wethington said...

OMG Neil another home run! Your creativity is amazing and all those techniques - WOW! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Kathy Eddy said...

What an amazing transformation! Gorgeous!

Kasey said...

Neil, this is such a wonderful transformation, you have an amazing talent. Once again I'm in awe! Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

In Love with a Bug said...

Love the transformation. I am guessing your daughter loves it! If she didn't, let me know, I would love to have it! :)

Candy C said...

Hello Neil! Your clock face is lovely! I really really like how you did all the "metal" pieces you added. I can't believe the DIFFERENCE from start to finish! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Amazing! <3 Candy

Gillian said...

Brilliant tranformation Neil, love those shabby papers and all the metal embellishments!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This. Is. Perfection!!! Absolutely love what you have done with this clock. Everything about it is fabulous, but my favorite is the metal effect on the flower and bird cage - just toooo cool. You rocked the distressing challenge this week! So happy to have you joining in the fun with us again this week at SImon Says Stamp and Show!

Vic said...

Fantastic!

ElizabethR said...

I love this clock Neil, your daughter is one lucky girl! It's fab. Elizabeth x

Kaz said...

Wow congrats on your top 3!! This is just wonderful, really love the flower!

kazx

Hanneke said...

Wow, this looks great! I love how you alter lots of projects. THe flowers look great!

The Stamp Man said...

Awesome... again :D

Michelle said...

Utterly Utterly beautiful Neil.
x Michelle

Mary said...

Holy cow, that is gorgeous! =)

Dallying Debz said...

Congrats on making top 3 on Simons Says Stamp and Show. I can see why they chose you - gorgeous

Lisa said...

Absolutely wonderful!