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Sunday 24 June 2012

tick tock goes the clock!

well it is challenge time over and the stampman and the theme is time/ travel..so i decided to do...a
3-d piece using arts parts and I know this will come as a shock..but i used brown and none other than vintage photo. so here it is :
talking about time, don't know where the time goes..1 minute it is Friday night and the next it is Sunday night.. i am sure the week does not go that fast!!!
I decided to make a 3-d piece and started by using these fab arts parts spools, which i coloured in vintage photo and stamped with clocks from a new sheet of paperartsy stamps..to give clock detail. To go round the spindle part i used the stamp and rolled the arts part across it.I then used a pocket watch stamp and matching part from the artistic stamper to make the pocket watch in the centre of top piece, added some glossy accents to the face and some idea-ology spinners.
The sentiment is from there too, i added this onto some clearly for art and attached behind the clock/pocket watch.
Finally i added lots of mini clock charms, chain and ide-ology goodies!!
let me know what you think..it didn't quite turn out as it did in my head!?!
thanks for stopping by i appreciate your visits and all your lovely comments!!!

I am entering this for the following competitions:
time/ travel @ http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
colour challenge @ http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/

anything goes @ http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab, fun and inky day!x


  1. Hi Trace, first of all LOVE your blog design, totally fabby.Your Tick Tock project is just brilliant, love every single little detail, thanks for sharing it with us at PanPastel UK. x

    1. Thanks I was really pleased with what Susie did with my art work, give me ink any day!! I let Susie do the technical wizardry!!! I am inky girl! X

  2. It is an amazing piece Trace, I love art parts and use them quite often but I have never managed to get a pattern on the stem like you have, great ideal to roll it over the stamp. Love the browns, the pocket watch is brilliant and all the other time pieces are perfect. I also like the clock hand on the stem too. Love the whole thing! A x

  3. Thanks so much, you are so kind...I lay the stamp flat on my desk inked up and rolled the spool bit, never tried it before bait of an experiment!!!hugs trace x

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  5. ...this is gorgeous Trace, very inventive...loVe all your cogs, sprokets & gears, your center time piece is super, great use of inks and stamps...a very inspirational piece of crafting...Mel :)

  6. Love this 3D piece! A real work of art Trace! Judy x

  7. Absolutely stunning creation Trace and perfect for our challenge. You are one amazing crafter. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

  8. Wow, an amazing piece of art, so many fantastic details. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

  9. Truly amazing!!! Fabulous design....and love who you made everything stand up.

  10. Wohow, such an outstanding piece, so wonderful.

  11. Great steampunk creation! Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  12. Oh wow, this is stunning. I love those art part spools but haven't tried them yet, you've really inspired me with this. Your pocket watch on the top looks so real. It's amazing what you can do with just a bit of ink!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman.
    Hugs Lisax

  13. This is amazing... absolutely love everything about it!

  14. Stunning work Trace! Thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  15. Wow, stunning time-piece, Such inspirational creations. Such a pleasure to browse through your blog. Carolxx

  16. LOVE this! I love steampunk and you have done it beautifully!!!


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x