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Designing With Numbers: Nola’s View

Altered Time 

By: Nola J. Burkhard, Artistic Guide

Numbers  (Art Warehouse)
Creative Elements ( Stampin' Up!)

Timepiece and Timepiece Collection ( Bo Bunny )

Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up! )
Versamark marker (Tsukineko)

Clear Embossing powder

Heat Gun
Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die (Sizzix)
Big Shot  (Sizzix)
Antique/Brass hardware leaves & flowers (from Artist's stash)
Silver Square brad
Hole punch
Butterfly punch (EK Success)
Green Ribbon and Linked Daisy Fiber/Ribbon (ScrapGoods)
Glitter Glue in Red, Dark Green and Dusty Blue (Stickles)
Glue Stick
Large Glue Dots
Tack hammer
Anywhere punch
Small Hammer Mat


  1. The photo above shows the clock just as I bought it.  Nothing has been altered or stamped on it.
  2. Stamp anywhere you want to with the swirl outline in Riding Hood Red.  Stamp the numbers on top of the numerals with Red and Artichoke.  Stamp the word "Create" as many times as you want to in Artichoke.  Stamp the butterfly in Red as many times as you want to.
  3. Using the Big Shot or other die cutting machine, run a sheet from the BoBunny Timepiece Collection through with the Tim Holtz die to make a weathered clock.  For a contrast you can choose to run another sheet through for the hands of the clock.  Glue the clock to the center of the bigger clock.  See #4 below for attaching the hands.
  4. Using the hammer mat, anywhre punch and hammer, punch a hole in the center of the clock.  Put the brad through the hands and then through the clock.  Open the brad in the back.  Now you can move the hands to whatever time you want your clock to be.  The photo below shows a close up of the clock before any embossing was done.
  5. Take the Versamarker and highlight the numbers and butterflies that you stamped.  Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat with the heat gun.  This will turn the powder to a liquid.  Once it is shiny it is done.  Let it cool for a few seconds or a minute.  Then do the same for the words "Create".
  6. The photo below shows a closeup after some embossing was done.  Now you can see the numbers and images much better.  It also shows where I used the blue and green Stickles glitter glue.
  7. Take each piece of hardware (leaves and flowers) and put it on top of a large glue dot.  Peel it off and put it onto your project.  Do this with as much hardware as you want to use.
  8. Apply the stickles wherever you choose.  I used the blue all the way around the innermost circle, red in the tulip areas of the swirls of the stamped area, and green in some of the swirls that were on the original clock.
  9. Stamp the butterfly as many times as desired with Riding Hood Red on a sheet of the BoBunny Timepiece Collection paper.  Emboss with clear and punch out with butterfly punch.  Glue it wherever you want.  On mine I only did it once.  It is below the numeral 8 with a ribbon through it.  (Notice the photo above is not the same photo!  It is NOT in that photo!).
  10. It is here:
  11. Now you are almost done.  You just need to punch holes and tie your ribbon.  The photo below shows a closeup of the linked daisy ribbon I used, the hardware, and the top of the clock.
  12. Here again is a photo of my finished altered clock.  I love to alter projects.  I hope you do too!

I knew I was going to use these clocks with my LifeLinks group, so I bought several of them.  There will be photos of what they did with them on my blog in the near future.

Stamp, Create, Play . . . Everyday!

Hugs; Nola





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1 Responses »

  1. GASP! This is gorgeous! Wish there were 50 more pictures...I could look at this for hours. (Ha..I think I just made a pun here)
    Lisa xx