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!