Thursday, 11 September 2014

CC3C - Challenge 10

Hi all,

Well into double figures, what fun!  This challenge is the Assemblage Clock.  This was nearly the challenge too far as I didn't have a clock and when I ordered one they said the delivery date may be the end of September, however I managed to find one else where so I will have another one to do later....YAY!

Any excuse to buy more stash, I've even had to go to a certain Swedish store for more storage solutions.  You can only put up with so many avalanches when you open a cupboard door!!!!

Hey Ho to work, Having just had my daughter Caitlins' 18th birthday I had lots of Alice in Wonderland stash spread over the workspace, (well I say space, think 12inches by 12 inches) so I thought rabbit holes, as you do, and this is what I came up with.

I prepared the clock using IndgoBlu English Cottage acrylic paint using brown for the outside of the clock case and bright red for the bells on the top.  I then painted white spots onto the bells and...instant toadstools (for the caterpillar of course).

I didn't paint the handle as I  covered it with ribbons and the small playing cards, the Queen of Hearts of course.  The grass is some green card stock that I over inked with evergreen boughs distress ink and stuck to the front of the clock.

The decoupage sheets were from House of Zandra, the inside panel is Alice with the bottle saying Drink Me and the White Rabbit is on the outside.

To finish the project I added some roses made using the  Tim Holtz  tattered flower garland die and printed a banner, edged it with a little evergreen bough distress ink and attached it at a jaunty angle.

So far about half of the projects that I have made for the various challenges my daughter has said she is taking to University to decorate her room with, this will be one of them!

Many thanks to The Funkie Junkie for sponsoring this challenge and of course to the excellent Curiosity Crew for all their crafty inspirations.  This has been a great challenge!


  1. Hi Lynn, your clock is fab. Strangely enough I had thought on Alice in Wonderland for mine too but had no stash with this theme. I love your little alarm bells decorated and your cards. So nice.
    Julie x

  2. WOW!!! Love your Alice clock! The cards, the banner, and the polka dots bells are just wonderful! Fab piece here! Thank you so much for joining us in the Assemblage Clock challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  3. What a great treasure to take off to school! I love how you made the bells into toadstools! How cute!

  4. Amazing clock Lynn! Love the detail on Alice. The rabbit is one of my all time favourites and you have done a wonderful job with him and to finish off with the fantastic banner across the front. LOVE IT! Karen.x

  5. This clock is so fun! I love the Alice theme you have gone with! Fabulous Assemblage clock!!! Thank you for sharing with us at CC3Challenge!

  6. This is adorable! Love love love the toadstools. Nice work!

  7. How creative! I love the polka dots on top and the cards fanned out. Thanks for sharing on CC3C, excellent entry!!

  8. Lyn...This is the first Alice In Wonderland clock that I have seen! It's so cute. I love the vintage Alice interior. She's so classic. And your exterior....darling! Love the miniature playing cards and the polka dot bells! SO clever! I also love the rabbit, the flowers and the banner that frame Alice. It's all very cute! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  9. That is SUCH a cute alteration, love how you used the bells a-top to make them into toadstools... genius.... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge - hope to see you again soon x