Friday, June 18, 2010

Oh Alice! Mad Watch Challenge


My Mad Watch Creation



The Inspiration Photo
What a fun challenge at Oh Alice! this week. there was a fabulous inspiration picture to draw from. At first I was bummed because I've yet to receive my Clockworks Cuttlebug folder so I scrambled to find some stamps. Then upon rifling through my drawers I came across the TONS of cool Tim Holtz stuff I've been hoarding and decided to go a different route.

The Timepieces and Game Spinners sort of clinched it. I mounted the largest face to one of the ornate frames using Glossy accents. I added a sprocket gear and 3 hands to make it look more mad. the top of the watch is decorated with Metal Foliage. Love the mix of metals!

I used Type Charms to spell out "LATE" and attached them with jump rings to the bottom. Then I remembered a small ladies antique enameled pocket watch I had (pretty sure it was my grandmother's) which was the gorgeous blue from the inspiration photo.

I added a Swivel Clasp for a watch fob and filled a 1 x 3" Memory frame with Graphic 45 paper and a tiny Alice playing card of the White Rabbit that I cut up to fit. Finally, I glued additional gears and sprockets, another metal flower and a pearl to embellish, again using glossy accents. (Love how that stuff glues ANYTHING!) I really enjoy challenges that make me think outside the box and craft with the fun things I've been collecting. I tried to hang my creation in one of the glass domes I have some of my other antique pocket watches in but it was too large. Guess I'll have to find a way to display it in a shadow box or something. Thanks ladies for a particularly fabulous challenge this week. Update!!!! WOOHOO!!! I won the challenge!

34 comments:

  1. Hi

    just loved your altered clock, just the sort of thing i like to do, but it never looks that good

    ali
    ali-craft

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  2. Hi Donna,
    This is fabulous. I've never seen anything like this before. Fantastic work.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  3. I love your altered clock! Wow you did an awesome job! I really want to learn how to make things like this...I think it will be my next experiment! Lol..thanks for the inspiration! ;)

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  4. Oh Donna that is so FABULOUS! What an extremely creative way to put those supplies to use.

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  5. Oh my, it's great, it's great, to be late when you have a watch like this. Love your take on the Oh Alice. Hugs

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  6. Completely Brilliant! I have never seen anything like this and I think that you did a fabulous job. I am amazed! TFS

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  7. WOW - this is absolutely fantastic!!!

    Leanne xx

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  8. Donna,
    This is fab. I love it. I never know what to do with all my Tim Holtz stuff. You sure hit the mark! Your mind never rests!
    JoAnn

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  9. Holy cow, you MADE this?!? It's a ROCKIN' Mad Watch, indeed! WOW! Thanks for playing along w/ Oh, Alice this week-your creation is really amazing!

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  10. Stunning!!!! Donna, this is super spectacular girlfriend! All your little added details shows your'e thinking outside the box, as a matter of fact YOU ARE ON TOP!
    Awesome creation!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  11. HOLY COW!!! Donna this is magnificent!!! Geez - I'm striving to become a better crafter, and I don't think it's happening when you throw out something like this!!!!! I love it!
    MelissaMade

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  12. Holy SHIT!!! (Am I allowed to say that here?)

    WOW!!!

    Speechless!!!!!!

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  13. This is brilliant! I love seeing what you create :)

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  14. STUNNING>>>>LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT....................

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  15. This is INCREDIBLE!! Wow!! I love the touch of blue from your gran's clock. Heck - I love the entire thing!! Amazing Donna!!

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  16. OMG, this is just gorgeous, I love it!!

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  17. Donna, this is so fantastic, I can't even put it into words. Oh wait...I just did. fantastic..!!!
    Hugs
    Carole

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  18. Wow this is amazing, love all the different types of metal. This is totally awesome, definately needs to take pride of place in your craft room.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  19. Oh this is Amazing! I love almost anything altered! This is so perfect for anything Alice inspired! Perfect! I love to go to auctions and yard sales and find treasures like these to use in crazy altered items like this. Love it!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  20. Oh Donna! Oh wow! I think I may just be a bit at loss for words! This is soooooooooo unique...it is a neat mix of mad, and whimsy and elegant! The mix of metals is gorgeous and the small touches of color. I think this will be a treasure to you, of course because of your Grandmothers watch but with all your other crafting treasures you were able to use! Now we know how all that shopping can pay off!
    This challenge blog, Oh Alice, has really pushed you creatively and I have LOVED seeing what you've done for them!!!!

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  21. I have been a true Alice fan my whole life, and I think this is absolutely BRILLIANT! I love love love your totally MAD watch! I have been completely inspired, I can't tell you how much I admire this creation, you are SO talented!

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  22. Donna...love it!!!! Your grandmother's watch was the perfect touch for this (and so pretty!) TFS

    Hugs,
    Terry

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  23. Wow! This is amazing! I LOVE IT!

    Thanks for playing with us at Oh, Alice!
    hugs, margie

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  24. LOve, Love, Love the watches they are just too funky and cute!!

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  25. WOW! You are amazing absolutely amazing! I don't know where you come up with your ideas but you are a true inspiration to all!

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  26. WOWWEE!!! This altered watch is absolutely AMAZING!!! This is definitely a show-stopper and a great inspiration!!! I think you almost outdid yourself!

    I'm going to have to try one of those for sure -- hope you don't mind!!!

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  27. What an amazing watch! You definitely have to find some way to display this unique piece. The touch of blue from your Grandmother's watch is perfect. Thank you for sharing this project!

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  28. Wow!! Donna this is awesome!!! I LOVE it!

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  29. Oh wow, this is awesome. I swear Donna, there is nothing you can't do. This is fantastic. I thought my daughter was going to pass out oohing and awwing over it. this is really great.

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  30. AHA! I knew there was something I missed! OMG, Donna! How clever and creative! Love all the hardware on here, girl! So stinkin' fabulous!!!!

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  31. Donna!

    I am about 2 (or 3) weeks behind on my Blog reading. I am SO glad I didn't just skip ahead. This is A.Mazing. I mean, stunning..genius. Its no wonder you won!

    Hugs!!
    ~Molly

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  32. wow this is phenomenal, so stunningly brilliant x

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Thanks for making my day!