Monday, 27 January 2014

Creative Inspirations #6 - Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock Project

Hello, my dear sweet friends!

Thank you ALL so much for your kind words of encouragement and your "get well" wishes! I am finally feeling much better, and hope to be around to visit you soon! :o)

Today I want to share a fun project that I made my daughter for Christmas. This is the same daughter that got married in June. She has a really great collection of vintage clocks, and I thought this would be a fun addition. All the materials to make your own clock can be found at Creative Inspirations

I kept the outside of the clock completely plain. This daughter is not into the fancy froo-froo style of decor. I traced the backing of the Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock onto turquoise cardstock, cut it out, and adhered it to the back of the clock. I then cut the Picture Wheel die using white cardstock. I made a black and white copy of the photo proof sheet from some of the wedding pics that we had printed. I cut the tiny pictures out and adhered them in position on the back of the picture wheel, then adhered the picture wheel to the backing. I cut some clock hands out of black chipboard using a Sizzix die, and positioned them between the photos. I circle cut one of my favorite of their engagement photos, and popped it up on dimensionals. Finally, I stamped "SWEET MOMENTS", cut it out, adhered it in place across the photo, and added some bling from my stash. Here is what it all looks like: 

Here is the finished clock. 
I simply added an assortment of Prima flowers in coordinating colours. 
They have metallic brads in them to add some sparkle. 
I also added a pretty turquoise ribbon bow. 

I hope you like daughter really did! :o)
All supplies to make this project can be found at Creative Inspirations!


Ira Huberts said...

Oh how sweet this looks Nancy, your daughter and son-in-law really radiate happiness! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Penny said...

What a fabulous gift, Nancy! Love the idea and execution! They look so happy in the main photo--such a thoughtful present! Love it!
Glad you are feeling better! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Kat W said...

This is such a lovely idea and I can well understand that your daughter loved it with so much love and care gone into making it.
The colours are so beautiful together and the flowers are oh so pretty :-)
A great way to use treasured wedding photos too!
Hugs, Kat x

Astrid said...

Ohhhh wow Nancy, this is lovely. You did a great job to create this.
Hugs Astrid

Cindy Haffner said...


Kelly Neis said...

Wow this is stunning beautiful! I think she will adore this for sure! Love how you did this clock and the black and white photos are perfect. Back to my dungeon but I am getting closer to being let out! lol
Hugs K

Sandy said...

Boy you had me going Nancy! I was reading "I m finally feeling much better, and hope to be around -----" And then I thought you were going to say "for a long time"!
Well I am certainly glad that you are feeling better.
How clever you are - your clock is so special and I know your daughter loved it - what a surprise!!

Anonymous said...

I am very glad you are feeling better and recovering from your recent illness.

The clock you made for your daughter is stunning! The personalization of it is the most thoughtful thing I have seen in a long time. Of course she loves it! I do too...and you.


Tracy said...

LOL I'll just bet she did! Who wouldn't! This is amazing Nancy. I'm just speechless over how great this is. Way to go! Hugs!
P.S. Hope you stay on that recovery track. :-)

Jennifer said...

This is just totally wonderful! I love the idea and it's so wonderful in the details, even if it's not too fancy. Such a special gift!

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Super cool and beautiful too! Love it Nancy! xx Kathryne

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Simply outstanding! I would not have even thought about creating something like this...! So beautiful and I am sure it will be treasured!

alexandra s.m. said...

This is amazing Nancy!
I've never seen anything like it!
What a precious gift!
and I love the sweet pictures too ;)

Tracy said...

This is such a sweet gift, so personal.
I am sure your daughter and her new husband will treasure this.

Jonia said...

What a cute idea and so creative of you Nancy. Love it.

Susan M said...

This is wonderful Nancy ! They look so happy in the photos and they must have been thrilled with your clock. It's such a creative idea, can't wait to see what you come up with next! I've tried to leave a comment on your beautiful mini album post but couldn't for some reason ,it's absolutely gorgeous, definitely got the WOW factor !

Geri said...

Oh, my gosh...she HAD to love this! What a wonderful creation and gift! I've never seen anything like it! Bravo, my dear!!!

Marilyn said...

Geez Nancy, I must have fallen asleep like Rip van Winkle and when I wake up, your blog is full of projects I missed! This is a fabulous keepsake and I'll bet your daughter treasures it.