Thursday, September 30, 2010


This week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge was

Show Your Numbers!

Having just finished my Altered Clock I thought what a great entry for this Challenge.
Below is the original post with pictures of the clock.


Isn't that what everything every day is? Just a whole bunch of Moments?
Good or Bad the ones that we remember are the ones that make us who we are. That's why I just had to use this muse token from Tim Holtz on my altered clock project. Actually everything on this project is from Tim. I have been wanting to make one for a while and here are the results.

Close up of Moments muse token sitting on an Idea-ology Gear that I distress rusted.

Unique muse token on another gear sits in the 11 position on the clock.

I used Distress crackle which I inked over of course and on the edge of the face of the clock I used some of the Traveler tissue tape with all the months of the year. I love the way it turned out.

A shot of the finished project. Its free standing or I can hang it if I want.


  1. Amazing, I love it. Shari (cricutrookie)

  2. wow that is one awseome looking clock.

  3. That is just too cool. I really like the repeated numbers and clock faces.

  4. Fabulous clock you have created!

  5. That is fantastic! I saw a clock made with dominoes in the number spots. Now I need to make two clocks!

  6. Oh my, what a wonderful clock!

    Your mix of numeric and text imagery is perfect, and I love the combination of the round clock faces with the the oval front.

    And, where did you find those superb over sized block numbers? Those are really fantastic ... especially as one takes a lingering look at this piece ... all of the bits seem to float and swirl.

  7. Your clock is just beyond cool Stephen! Do you have a picture of what it looked like before altering?

  8. hello Stephen,

    a wonderfull project !! It's great to turn an ordinary thing in a usefull creative beauty !
    I love the close-ups of the gears and the crackled paint !

    greetings from belgium

  9. WOW!!! Once again, an awesome piece of art, Stephen!

  10. Wonderfully unique & very cool! I've wanted to do an altered clock for the longest time; hope mine turns out as nice as yours! Suzie

  11. Wow - that is a great idea & execution on that clock Stephen--The crackled paint really helps give it a genuine antiqued look!

  12. This is so cool!! I love it. Great job!

  13. WOWZA, that is some clock Stephen!! Very cool!
    Love it!!

  14. This is AWESOME! I just want to play with it! So much creativity goin' on here!

  15. Absolutely love it! When you said you were working on altering a clock I just knew it was going to be great and you have not disappointed! It's something I have wanted to do for a while and this is great inspiration. TFS

  16. Really wonderful Stephen! Am loving your use of the distress rust technique. The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!

  17. This is awesome Stephen I love the details and the techniques you've used... fantastic clock!
    The Design Team and I are so pleased you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week,
    HuGs Kim :)