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Thursday, September 22, 2011

My first altered item

For my very first design team assignment for Scrapbooking by Design, I had to alter an item chosen by the owner Nicole.

For me, she chose this clock purchased at a thrift store.

Don't worry this clock was not an antique, in fact it is plastic and non-working.

I couldn't help myself but make a Halloween creation! I just thought the shape of the clock reminded me of an old scary haunted house.

The first thing I did was spray paint the clock black with a matte decor paint. I didn't worry about doing a perfect job knowing it would be covered in paper. I mostly used the Happy Hauntings and October 31st Cricut cartridges for this project. The door is from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. Some things I just cut out on my own, like for instance the chimney. Everything is inked and chalked to look spooky and old. I embossed the brown paper around the house to look like wood just using my scoring blade every half inch. The tree is a fabulous cut from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I cut out the two layers twice to stiffen up the cardstock and keep it standing.

I love these two papers on the back. One is by Authentique and the other (the orange background one) is by Echo Park. I added some extras Cricut cuts to the scene and also some Glossy Accents to them as well.

I think I can create a cool display with this "clock" on my mantel for Halloween!


  1. Oh wow this looks fabulous.

  2. Wow, that is TOTALLY awesome and perfect for Halloween. Never would have guessed a clock could turn into that!

  3. You are sooooo clever! Love how it turned out. The papers are fabulous, love everything Authentic.

  4. WOW.......this looks fabulous, what a great idea! Love the paper , its going to look great on your mantel:)
    ps. Guess what arrived in the post today Tracey???
    My blog candy...it only took 2 months to get here(it went surface mail) and I love it! Perfect timing too.....2 days ago I ran out of tape for my ATG. I new it would arrived sometime and thought it must have gone surface. My husbands parent send stuff often and we have always received it....Thankyou so much! Visiting Canada for Christmas...so excited.

  5. Wow, this is just fabulous, my friend! Great job you did altering this! Very festive!