Friday, September 12, 2014

Our World is a Beautiful One



Hi everyone! I'm back after a bit of a blog break to share my project for the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge that ends in a few hours. Hopefully the "better late than never" rule applies here lol. The current challenge (can't believe it's #10 already) is to alter an assemblage clock and this is my version. It's heavily influenced by one I saw on Pinterest by the talented Irena Kowalczyk Rudlis and I used Graphic 45's beautiful Botanical Tea collection. 


Challenge #10
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While I can't share the technique I can share what I did to alter my clock.

I started by putting three coats of gesso on the clock then added color with distress paints and distress ink. I fussy cut images and added them inside as well as on the outside. I also added vintage lace and ribbon. 

The wood fence is by Kaisercraft and it received a light coat of gesso and was inked with gathered twigs distress ink. The last thing to do was to add three paper roses and my chitchat stickers which spell out my sentiment. With all of the turmoil going on in the world right now I needed to be reminded that this is a beautiful world I live in and that there's plenty of wonderful people out there.   


Tomorrow the CC3 crew will introduce Challenge #11 and if you haven't played along so far it would be a great time to jump in. It's so much fun! You do need your own copy of Compendium of Curiosities 3 to work from and if you want/need an autographed copy by Tim click here

This challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie.

$25.00 gift certificate to the lucky winner



Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back next week with my DT project for Top Tip Tuesday and more inspiration using the fabulous cutting files by The Cutting Cafe.
Thanks for looking!

Lisa xx

17 comments:

Regina Easter said...

this is gorgeous..........

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow, this is fab... and so much work involved with all those layers... gorgeous alteration... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge - hope to see you again soon x

Lisa M said...

This dadgum insomnia is about to get the best of me, so here I sit at 2:58 in the morning, drooling profusely, looking at your latest amazing posts. GOOD GRIEF L1...you ooze wonderfulness. I absolutely LOVE how you transform paper into art. Your creations have truly been such a pleasure to admire.
Happy weekend to you my friend.
Big hugs,
L2

Sue Lelli said...

Your clock is a Beautiful one! LOVE all of the images you cut out and that fence is delightful! LOVE your message, Lisa!

Felicia Aaron said...

Lisa this is just stinking cute and fabulous! I love the whole scene, all those precious elements and how you put it together..just love! 😊

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow Lisa, your clock is absolutely stunning! The papers are so dreamy. So much detail - I could be looking at it for hours and still find a delicious surprise hidden somewhere! xx

Anita Houston said...

What a gorgeous piece with so much to see! LOVE the layers and layers of beauty! Thank you so much for playing along in our Assemblage Clock Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

1CardCreator said...

Wow Lisa this is gorgeous! ~Diane

Yvonne said...

Your clock is so beautiful. And wow what a lot of work on all those layers and fussy cutting!!! Gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the CC3Challenge!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous altered clock Lisa! Love all the fussy cut images and beautiful garden scene that you created!

Denise Goeldner said...

Stunning creation, love it. Just letting you know that there's a new challenge going to starting 4 Jan 2015 over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Love you to become a follower, there's a DT Call happening too, grab our badge while your there if you like to, really hope to see you join us, many thanks xx
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi Lisa what a wonderful interesting project to share .Your many layers and detailed additions leave me in awe .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Pia S said...

Oh wow, Lisa, this looks amazing! The fence, the way you decorated the top, the inside, just fantastic! Well done!

Julia Aston said...

Love how your garden flows right out of the clock onto the fence that's trying it's best to contain it Lisa!! What lovely colors and you created the perfect sentiment with the chit chat stickers!

Asha said...

My my word!!! How amazing is this project, Lisa!!! There's an enchanted garden growing in a clock... that's the stuff of fantasies...only tis one is real! So loving this project!!!
hugs, Asha

Samantha said...

AWESOMELY gorgeous what can I say its amazing I could look at this all day! love everything about it hugs me x

Margaret said...

Your altered clock is absolutely beautiful and what a perfect sentiment! Your fussy cut images create such a lovely collage! Gorgeous!!

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