Saturday 24 March 2012

G45 March Challenge

I have loved doing this challenge.  It combined quite a few of my crafting favourite things to do.  I love to build stuff with card and paper that you can use in your home.  This challenge is set by D's Paper Studio and sponsored by G45.  So the challenge is to make something inspired by a project that has been on the Graphic 45 Blog.

Since I love Laura Dennison's work and Graphic45 papers this was a challenge I knew I wanted to do and I had loads of fun so thanks to Debby!  I picked Laura's wonderful Steampunk Debutante Clock as my inspiration for my challenge project.

I wanted to make a Mantlepiece Clock that I could use and the Graphic 45 colours remind me of those antique french clocks with ornate black and gold decorations.  So that is where I began and this is where I ended up.......

All the papers I used are from the G45 Domestic Goddess, Le Cirque and ABC Primer Collections and the tin was from an old tin of flowers I put to one side after admiring Laura's project so it has been sitting there some time waiting for me to get motivated!

The drawers open and I plan to put tags for each member of the family in them.  The drawer knobs and the button on the top of the clock are G45 Metal Buttons.  I added some gems for a bit more opulence to their centres using Glossy Accents to keep them in place.

The flowers are all made with punches and dies and the metal flowers are from G45 and We R Memory Keepers.

 The stamps I used on the clock face are from the Tim Holtz Visual Artistry collection and  the sentiment is Paper Artsy Clocks 4.  I added Glossy Accents to the butterflies.  I had to shorten the hands of my clock as they were too long!

My clock face lifts out and I have a nice little cubby hole in the tin to make a mini for.  The feet of my clock are Tim Holtz Drawer knobs.  

I hope you like my project.  Thanks again to Debby at D's Paper Studio and Graphic 45 for the fab challenge.

I am on the look out for another tin of flowers (....or two) to try making another style of clock.  Any excuse to shop.  I wonder if I could make a clock that chimes?!!


  1. Love, Love, Love it, stunning creation, Hugs May x x x

    1. Thank you May. Have you been busy creating with your newly acquired stamps?!! I have just joined Laura Dennison's tag swap so I will be busy with them next. Kind Regards Helen

  2. Julie Wood19:24

    Lovely clock - very nice. Another Helen masterpiece! See you soon, Julie xx

    1. Thanks Julie - I had fun. See you at the crop in April XX

  3. Incredible! I love it.

    1. Thanks Debby - and thanks for the challenge I really enjoyed myself. I am thinking of new clocks to make now!


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