Sunday, October 28, 2012

Charms of the Witching Hour

This has turned out to be my LUCKY week!  I was the lucky winner of not only the fabulous $50.00 gift certificate at Simon Says Stamp but also chosen as one of the top three for my entry below.  Thank you Simon Says Stamp. I have wasted no time spending my prize money.  When the UPS truck arrives I will be sharing some new projects.


With Halloween upon us I decided to get in one last project.  This is such a fun time of year and there are so many themes to go with.  Over at the Simon Says Stamp Blog the challenge theme was something using Wendy Vecchi. Wendy is having a very busy time lately as she is also featured on the eclecticPaperie Blog Hop this week. I dug around in my stash and came up with Wendy's Art Parts Pocket Watch, after a little more digging I found a great piece of Graphic 45 Paper called Charms of the Witching Hour.  Since I love anything clock related I think you can guess where this is going.  It was great fun.


It is a real battery operated clock.  I started out with the Wendy Vecchi Pocket Watch using both the solid one on the back and the die cut to layer on the front.  I used copper embossing powder on the front.   After cutting out the paper and clock I layered them on the front.  Next I drilled a hole in the center for the clock works. 

The large pumpkin on the side is not attached but thought it looked cute for the photo. It is made with 6 Rosettes, a Tim Holtz Die. I made the 6 rosettes (2 of each size) and stacked them with the 2 largest ones in the center and used the graduating sizes on top and bottom.  The pumpkin, leaves, fence, clock, tree, witch and bat are all Tim Holtz dies.

In order to make the clock stand up I made a stand out of black chipboard.  The platform is a Stampin Up Die - Top Note. 

Here are some photos of the back so you can see the construction.






16 comments:

  1. Love how you have used the pocket watch to create a real working piece. Lovely. Love the embossing and your dimensional pumpkin is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  2. Very cute! How creative you are! :D

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  3. I love this! very very cool indeed!
    wendy

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  4. Great idea and a really, really cute project!!

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  5. Sandy, I really like your idea of the Halloween clock! It's original and very nicely done! Wendy's pocket watch Art Parts is a very cool "clock" to use as the base in creating such a cool vintage piece. Love the fence and the rosette pumpkin. And the G45 moon face in your clock really gives that nostalgic vintage feeling! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  6. What a clever idea! I love the graphic you chose for the moon face and the rosette pumpkin too. TFS

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  7. This is really cool. Just love it.

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  8. Wow Sandy, this one is really amazing! So cool how you combined everything. It really looks like all was meant for each other! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Really cute and I LOVE the pumpkin! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Congrats on being selected to the top three and also being the random winner of Simon Says Stamp's $50.00 credit voucher! You must be living right! haha Have fun spending it! <3 Candy

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    1. Thanks Candy - It must be my lucky day! So nice of you to notify me -

      S@ndy

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  11. So creative, and I love that G45 moon face!

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  12. At first I thought this was just a card...never exspected that you pimped a real clock! Think its really stunning! Greetings, Gerrina

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  13. And congratulations on your double win at SSS!

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