Sunday, July 7, 2013

1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Stamps & An Assemblage Clock!

It's no tiny thing, it's Monday! That means it's time for another challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show. This week we challenge you to use "A Small Stamp", or use a stamp in some small way on your project. You could finish a project with a bit of stamping on an edge, use a tiny heart stamp, or perhaps you’ve got some small stamp on a set that you’ve yet to use. Now would be the time! 
This challenge was a little hard for me as I don't go for mini stamps much, so Tim's new Tiny Things Stamp Set was a perfect choice for me as I loved all the vintage images on it. I thought they would look great in this vintagey real working clock.
After disassembling the clock, I coated all the pieces with Ranger's Inkssentials Glue N Seal Matte to give it some tooth and grip for all the coloration I was about to do to it. 
I painted the main part with Red Brick Distress Paint, and added Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint throughout all the parts to start a vintage look.
I wanted some sheen and more rust, so I got some help with Alcohol Ink. I followed this up with Rock Candy Distress Crackle.
I added Barn Red Distress Stain to all the cracks from the Crackle to really highlight them and show of some more red.
Pitch Black Paint Dabber was added to all the pieces to grunge everything up.
I took a pair of metal wings from my stash and gave them a coat of Snow Cap Paint Dabber, some Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and used the same Alcohol Inks to distress the Idea-ology Hinges that attached them to the clock.
I die cut the clock face and adhered it some of Tim's paper from the 8x8 stash book. I cut a hole in the middle of it for the real working clock motor to go through. I purchased the clock motor at a local craft store.The tiny images were stamped on Specialty Stamping Paper in Jet Black Archival. I stamped several that I will use later., and gave all a good drying with the heat tool.
I colored the images with Distress Markers, dried them, cut them out, and used Glossy Accents to highlight a few parts as well as attach them. Jump rings were added so the flying time could be hung inside the clock.
I stamped the sentiment directly onto the glass using Jet Black and gave this a little heat to dry it.
I needed a way to hang the flying time, so I used an Idea-ology Memo Pin, and bent it around one of the braces that held in the glass in the clock. It worked perfectly.
 

Do you have tiny stamps in your stash? I am sure you do. Why not use one on a project this week, and then enter it into our challenge. You just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the many "Spotlight Artists" for this challenge. Good luck, and don't forget to check out the other Design Team member's blogs to see how tiny stamps have invaded, I mean enhanced their projects this week!
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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

55 comments:

  1. wow the alarm clock is designed so so awesome - I have to remember that because this one is still around as well.
    I wish you a super nice week, greetings, Dagmar

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  2. Totally rocked it! You have the best ideas.

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  3. Hi Anita, what a fabulous creation to see on a beautiful Monday morning!! Your decoration of the assemblage clock is stunning and those little stamps look fabulous on the 'flying' part. Love this, pinning it and you have also given me the inspiration I needed to decorate mine - thank you!! Hugs, Anne x

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  4. I love your flying time...and fly it does! I have been on leave for a week and it was the fastest week we have had this year! Great project.

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  5. Oh wow! This is so awesome ... what a treasure. I'm blown by the idea to attach the wings with the gorgeous hinges. Absolutely great work all in all. Suzanne x

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  6. Wonderful project, so many innovative ideas!! Love it!!

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  7. ...this is one fabby clock Anita and love that yours has wings, it shows time really does fly when your having fun!!...love it...Mel:)x

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  8. I am madly in love with your clock!!!
    I have a clock like that, and after seeing this post I feel a makeover right around the corner :)
    Thank you for sharing :)
    Connie

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  9. How fabulous is this beautiful clock Anita. I actually threw one like this out with the rubbish a few years back. Oh how I wish I'd kept it now. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. Wow, sure looks like you had yourself some inky fun on this one Anita!

    Sally

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  11. wowee Anita am loving your fab altered clock, such a brilliant design, Annette x

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  12. You never cease to astonish me! The whole piece is stunning and I love the way the stamped sentiment ghosts through the glass. This is gorgeous and oh so fun!

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  13. This so made me smile Anita!!! Fabulous :) Really cool way to attach the wings. And the clock with the top hat and wings ... perfect. Love the piece! Have a great week -- Mary Elizabeth

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  14. You aren't kidding time flies! And you have done the saying such justice with your clock. Stunning piece, my friend!

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  15. Love your little clock. I love how you also stamped on the glass, beautiful.
    xx

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  16. Stunning clock, Anita! Love the red color and the wings! And such a great touch with the high hat! Hugs, Sandra

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  17. Love how you attached those wings on your fabulous Assemblage Clock! Beautiful clock! Gorgeous design!

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  18. WOW what a fabulous project, incredibly unique design and stamping.

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  19. Fantastical clock! Love how you created the tiny flying clock. Great job on the rusty, grungy finish.

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  20. Anita...your assemblage clock is fun! Love the hinged wings! That is the first time I've seen that! Love the color and the grungy feeling you've given to the exterior of the clock. You did a nice job on the interior of the clock as well. Love it! <3 Candy

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  21. Amazing project! Love those wings!!

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  22. Love your winged clock great rusty, painty finish and your usual ingenious additions like stamping directly on the glass and using those littlle hinges to attach the wings, you are a very clever lady ! X

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  23. Fabulous project, Anita! However, I would expect nothing less than fabulous! Love those hinged wings! Enjoy the week!

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  24. Awesome project Anita!!!!!!!!! I want mini stamps!LOve your clock!!!!!BArbarayaya

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  25. What an awesome creation! Love every detail. I specially love the way you distressed the outside of the clock with many layers. Also love the idea to use a memo pin to hang your mini clock. Nice idea!! I will be pinning this one!! Love it!!

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  26. LOVE it, it's completely fabulous!! The hinges on the wings look great & the tiny hat & winged clock face are adorable.

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  27. Oh... Anita, this clock is fantastic! I love the beautiful colors and great textures. All the details are just awesome! :)

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  28. Oooh, I am loving your clock! The stain is fantastic - what a transformation! And the wings.... LOVE. I didn't read the 'small stamp' part so just emailed me to unlink me. Will need to come up with another one for this!

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  29. Fabulous clock Anita! Such a great idea for small stamps, love the little clock with the hat on. And the hinged wings are wonderful!

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  30. Great job Anita!
    Love what you have done with the clock!

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  31. Love the idea of the cute hanging charm Anita. The time flies hinged wings are a great idea too. Lovely project.

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  32. Love it! Love it! Great play..wings..time flies :)

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  33. Fabulous work, Anita! This turned out WAY cool!!

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  34. Girl you have the best imagination. Love all the treats you come up with to show us. xoxoxox

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  35. Totally inspirational Anita! LOVE how you have created this - very cleverly done and it looks fantastic! Nicola x

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  36. Wow!!! It is so gorgerous. I love it :) So beautiful colors watch looks great as an old watch on the age bit of time. So great idea of flying watch. Thank you for sharing it.
    Greetings Asia :)

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  37. This is so wonderful. You are one of the most creative people I know. This should be on a magazine cover! Love it.
    Love and hugs
    susan s

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  38. You are so creative Anita.... Love the clock..the aged effect is amazing... Love the colours & the mini stamps are on my wish list....Stunning work!! Hugs May x x x

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  39. What a fabulous finish and patina on the clock, and your tiny little stamped clock is utterly delicious! I've been dithering over those Tiny Things stamps for ages - what a pity I didn't give in weeks ago!!
    Alison x

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  40. Cool, altered clock, Anita!! The wings are so perfect as time really does FLY! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  41. How cool is it ?! Such a gorgeous idea, really wonderful.

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  42. Sheer whimsy! I love what you've done here...and my favorite part is the clock wearing a top hat. It just makes me smile. Only you, my dear....xoxo

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  43. OMG...I'm in love!!! I'm on vacation (of sorts) and trying to build our new house and I'm not home enough to read blogs like before, but I just saw this and about fell on the floor. This is wonderful!!!
    I've missed your blog and creativity and I'll be home soon enough to catch up and leave comments. Until then, you make me smile from a far and encourage my need to get inky.
    Hope you're doing well...
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  44. I just love what you did to this click Anita, a fabulous finish to it.
    Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  45. A great alteration Anita...amazing job!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  46. Squee! I love this! I can't stop grinning. What an amazing transformation, Anita. The aging and grunging of the clock is fantastic. The colours are beautiful and have a wonderful patina. Cool way to add the numbers and those wings with the hinges are pure genius. The tiny hanging clock with the top hat is a delightful detail and the fact that it's a working clock is icing. So cool.

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  47. What a fabulous clock. So amazing.

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  48. WOOOOW what a stunning make with that clock, loooove the colors you created on there, and the tiny top hat, clock and wings, it so darn cute, brilliant make my dear, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week...

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  49. Woo Hoo, it's stunning Anita and I just love your style on this clock, absolutely superb and a wonderful tutorial as well! Hugs, Chris:D

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  50. Fantabulous again MS Houston. Love the crackle paint effect and the wings. just amazing. hmmmm small stamps eh!!!! Just might have me some of those

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  51. WOW! This is one of my favorite pieces of yours thus far, because it's beautiful and practical too. Blessings!

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  52. I love this and those wings are just fabulous!

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  53. Hi Anita, wow, I love this time flies clock. That sentiment is brilliant and I have been trying to do something new every month this year. Yesterday, we went to Rathlin Island and visited a puffin colony - two firsts for me. It's such a great way to enjoy life and you always have something to look forward to (can't wait until September when we are going to see Leonard Cohen - woohoo!). Thank you so much for your very lovely comments about my window box and I'm so chuffed to be picked in the spotlight on SSS&S this week. Maddy x

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  54. LOVE the way you transformed the alarm clock case here Anita. It provides the perfect platform for your clever stamping. Hugs, Jenny x

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