Saturday, February 23, 2013

Scrap FX Blog Hop - FAIL!

Hi all,
Firstly, I must apologise for my lack of absence in the Scrap FX Blog Hop!
Unfortunately I became ill on Wednesday afternoon and spent a couple of days in hospital so missed the start of the Hop :(
The girls have all gone ahead as planned though and by now I hope you've been hopping around their blogs to check out the amazing techniques and projects they have created.

If is a list of the girls blogs...simply click on the name to take you to their blog.
1. Michelle Logan 
2. Bellaidea
3. Kristine  
4. Michelle H
5. Misty
6. Rachelle
7. Scarlett
8. Scrap FX blog

Please be sure to read through the instructions carefully as there is a fabulous Scrap FX prize for those that play along.

Now I want to share what I made for the Scrap FX Blog Hop.
Lately I've been doing a lot of furniture restoration and upcycling of old, vintage findings.
A while back I found this old clock...I've wanted one of these FOREVER!
So I thought what better technique can I do for the hop than sharing an upcycled project using Scrap FX chipboard!

I got this old clock very cheap I thought I'd have a play and turn it into something pretty to sit on our fireplace mantelpiece.
Here's what I started with:

It cost me all of $5-.
To be honest it had me stumped for a while as I wanted to keep the original wood and shape.
So...I simply started by painting it white and once that was dry I gave it quite a heavy sanding to reveal that lovely old wood underneath.

I also wanted to retain the metal circle housing the numbers so I took the original hands off and measured the circle. I then adhered vintage music sheet paper to the centre and layered it with a vintage doily, some die cuts, some gorgeous FWAB pearl flourishes and some pretty flowers. Instead of replacing the original hands I painted and inked the awesome Scrap FX Steampunk Corner Hands that I added white brads continue the metal look.

Once I was happy with the focal point; the face of the clock, I concentrated on either side. I created a cluster of embellishments similar to the face on the left side of the clock, again using die cuts, pearls, flowers and chipboard. In this cluster I've used the elegant Woman Cameo and a bird from the Birdies pack.

I wanted my clock to have a 'family' theme as this is what I already had on my mantelpiece so I came up with a bit of a play on words. I used the beautiful Family stencil layered with another bird from the Birdie pack and the word Time.


I just adore the way this old, vintage clock has turned out. It's exactly what I had in mind. Even more, I love the fact that I could showcase some of my favourite Scrap FX chipboard pieces on it.

Sometimes you really need to think outside the box when decorating and upcycling for the home. Who knew you could turn such a plain, boring, vintage clock into a gorgeous Shabby Chic time piece?

Next time you're considering restoring or upcycling a project...why not consider using your scrapbooking supplies on something you never thought you could. I'm sure you'll love it just as much as I love my clock.

Although my blog post is not 'officially' counted in the Scrap FX Blog Hop this time around, I'd love for you to leave a comment just to let me know you stopped by.
I'll have my own little Scrap FX prize for one lucky commenter.
You have till Tuesday midnight, EST.

Thanks for hopping by,


Lizzy Hill said...

YOu poor thing - I hope you are OK, now? And your clock is simply delicious....the colour palette is sooo nice & I LOVE how you've used the chippy...take care & rest up:):):)

Lauren said...

Sorry to hear you've been ill, hope things are looking up now. The clock looks great, really like the chippie you have used.

Sandra said...

I hope you're feeling better and you'll be back to your old self soon. I love what you've done with this clock, it's amazing and so beautiful.

Zamaline said...

Wow your clock is magnificent I adore I am more often going to go back on your blog!

Kerri said...

Hope you're feeling better xoxo So glad I'm a follower. Wouldn't have wanted to miss out on seeing your beautiful clock... Just stunning!!!

Mrs Frizz said...

and your finished shabby chic clock absolutely rocks ... for all time ...

rachie babe said...

Amazing work,so,so beautiful,hope you are feeling better soon!!!!

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