Thursday 14 June 2012

CC2C Week 9 - Fob Watch

Good Evening Peeps

Not sure about you, but we are having an absolutely awful shower of rain tonight.  As I sit here I can hear the rain coming down outside and it sounds like a monsoon!  So much for "flaming June" ey!

I am a little late in posting my CC2C post tonight, on account of my hairdresser has been up and took longer than either her or I anticipated.  Never mind - I am still in time.

This week the Lovely Linda has asked us to decorate a  Fob Watch.   And this week the lovely guys of Simon Says Stamp are sponsoring the Challenge.

I actually have a couple of original fob watches which I have been holding on to for a long time in order to decorate so it was time to get them out of the box where they have been unloved for many years and get decorating.  First job though was to take out the original watch workings.  Thanks Hubby!  

If you have the latest Compendium of Curiosities book by Tim Holtz you will know that he shows us ideas of how to decorate one on page 35.  

Then choose a theme.  Easy.  Christmas!  Set to work........
The piece is actually silver and some of the hallmarks are inside the covers so I used my ATG to adhere the insides so that if I ever want to change the decoration I should be able to pull it out with a little effort.  The Holly is cut from the TH Lamppost die using shrink plastic, coloured with alcohol inks and shrunk.  The snowman is a stamp, coloured with Copics and adhered to a rusty heart and then add glossy accents.  
I wanted to keep the original face in the watch so I altered with a mix of Juniper and Red Pepper alcohol inks with gold and a little wheel out of the original watch.  Stamped with Crafty Individuals stamp and Ranger Archival ink, I cut out the word and covered with glossy accents with some gold micro beads added in.
Lift the clip and there we have another little cubby hole to decorate.  
A plain back with a simple word.  
Lastly the cubby hole at the back of the watch.  Santa was originally silver which I didn't like so I just topped up the alcohol inks used earlier and set to ink it.  A little brad to join the snowflake and Santa and popped in.  The same Crafty Individual stamp used earlier but different word.
The glitter paper is Snippets of K&Co papers which I had used in my Christmas album and cut out with my Nestie dies (I cannot cut a circle to save my life!).  And hey presto my fob watch has gone from unloved in a box to well loved and come the season, will be worn on a long silver watch chain (it needs cleaning from years of non-love).  If I decide not to wear it, I will put it on the Christmas tree instead!

Thanks Linda.  Love this Challenge.  I am also going to enter it into Simon Says Stamp Challenge of Anything Goes and the Snippets Challenge!

Don't forget to leave me a comment so I know you have been.



Candy C said...

Hettie...your pocket watch is just the coolest thing! I love how you've completely altered it into such a little winter wonder! Love the way you've created little scenes in the different compartments! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Di said...

Yikes Sam, how fabulous. A stunning result and it's so great to inject new life into a watch that was probably sitting in a drawer somewhere.

Tipping it down with rain here too :(

Di xx

Sarn said...

WOW - that is an amazing piece of altered art. I bow to your inky and altering talents. Fantastic results here.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kim said...

Wow!! You did a great job with that watch!! Christmas is a perfect theme. And I didn't know you could get 3 areas...guess I need to hit the flea markets!!Have a great weekend!

Mary said...

Wow...I've never seen altered art done this way....good job! Very nice. What a treasure.

Mrs A. said...

Yep.chucked buckets loads down here too. What a transformation on your pocket watch. Hugs Mrs A.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a magical little world, all contained in this little fob watch! It's so neat. I love miniature stuff.

Thanks for leaving some love at my blog was nice of you to visit!