EP "Get Altered" Challenge - Clocks

It's another challenge over at eclectic Paperie and this time it's Erin's turn. She's challenged us to create something from a clock. Any type, anything. Just has to be a clock. Be sure to hop over to the EP blog and check out the submissions for this challenge to get inspired. Then create something fun yourself and upload it there for chance to win some spending money in the EP store!

As for me, I've been looking at my kitchen clock over the past year. The paper inside has been starting to curl up due to sun exposure. I've been itching to do something to this thing, and now is the perfect time.

I found out today that I was selected in the top 30 finalists for the Graphic 45 Design Team call. (Round 2 to come.) So I thought, why not celebrate this joy and alter my clock with G45's French Country papers?  It's a bit busy for a clock, but it makes me happy when I look at it. So much so, I've decided to put it in my studio instead of back in the kitchen.

After taking the clock apart, I cut some images to replace the old stuff.

I cut only the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12 from Tim Holtz's Cargo Stencil Number Set dies. First from textured card stock, then from some of the French Country paper.

Before popping the French Country numbers in place, I first backed the textured cardstock with black card stock for stability.

Then I glued the number pieces into place.

Then carefully cut around the number like this.

Then I started gluing the images and numbers onto the main circle.

I used the Vintage Market Alphabet die for the other numbers and cut them out of a golden colored card stock. I created a drop shadow effect behind each of those by cutting the numbers again, using the same printed black paper from French Country as the larger numbers.

I put everything back together and now have this fun clock for my studio!

The Get Altered Challenge is held on the first Thursday of each month and each challenge is an opportunity for you to be inspired by one of our eTeam’s creations, to share your work, and to be entered into our challenge prize drawing!
The Get Altered Challenge is about exploring your creative journey, about stepping outside of your comfort zone, experimenting with new products, and creating altered and mixed media art.  Share a unique card, a scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, or any other project where you’ve used paint, ink, paper, and embellishments.  We want to see your work and hear about your inspiration!  All of those who play along with our challenge will be entered into a prize drawing for a $15.00 gift certificate to the eclectic Paperie store.
So grab your supplies and play along!  Here are a few things to keep in mind for this challenge…
-You do not have to use products sold in the eP store…but we do love it when you do!
-Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the Linky Tools feature at the end of the EP post.  If, for any reason, the Linky Tools doesn’t cooperate, please add a link in the Comments section of the blog.
-When uploading to any online galleries, please use any of the following keywords; eP, eclectic Paperie or Get Altered Challenge.  Link your creations to the eP blog.
-If you’d like to be considered as one of our featured projects and be entered into our prize drawing, please be sure to add your link no later than 6:00 pm EST on Thursday, April 18th.  

Thanks for stopping by. Now go find a clock and have some fun!


  1. First..Woooohoooo congratulations again...you really deserve it!!!
    Wow your clock is stunning,gorgeous papers and love how you created the numbers!

  2. This is beautiful! I'm glad you waited to change your clock for my challenge! Lol! Congrats also for making it to the finalist round! Crossing my fingers and toes that you are picked!

  3. Love this, Annette! The numbers are amazing! And it seems like this might be a good fit with your altered shelf, yes? :-)

  4. Big congrats on being a finalist! I've been a fan of yours ever since I became a CTMH consultant and discovered your blog!! So happy for you and wishing you the best of luck in the final decision.

    LOVE the clock by the way. It really is amazing!

  5. ooooooo , Annette - love this clock. The numbers are amazing and I really like the border around the inside edge. Awesome project! Congrats on the G45 pick - go get 'em in the next round!

  6. What a fabulous clock transformation! I just found one at Good Will on Wednesday and need to give it a makeover.

  7. Fantastic Annette! Love the way you have done the numbers and the choice of papers is just gorgeous, good luck in the final round with G45 x

  8. What a fabulous alteration... just LOVE how you did the Cargo numbers with the triple layering and the outline - beyond cool! And the clock looks sensational... Am so hoping gorgeous work like this will see you over the next hurdle too - you and G45 is clearly a match made in heaven!!
    Alison x

  9. Congratulations (well deserved :-) on making G45 finalist round. I think the clock is gorgeous and the papers are perfect. Love the way you did the numbers.

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  11. Love this clock! I wonder if I could get around to making one for the piano/family room with music notes?? ~Debbie T.


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