Thursday, 4 February 2016


Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. I am seeing some lovely colors coming up on the walls at home and that has really inspired me with the current project and also keeping in mind some lovely challenges.
Had this boring wooden wall clock for 21 yrs now (wedding gift) and I thought it was high time for makeover. 
This was going to be in the family area and keeping the colors of the room and the flavor of the season I decided to give a romantic touch to this wall clock! I was also challenged by my husband that all my home decor projects have a “feminine” look to it and so I told myself this one is NOT going to be that way! So no floral embellishments!
Step1- I removed all the working parts of the clock and kept it safely. This lovely decoupage napkin with a couple and wine is what triggered the romance actually! I started by altering the round dial. I cut a circle to size from a cereal carton and then covered it with black gesso. Once dry, I covered it with white glue and before it dried applied chalky finish "everlasting".
Look at those fav technique for quick cracks. I love the black thru the white. I then adhered the napkin to the round base using America decor decoupage glue. Loved how the couples withstood the cracks, lol! You can see them thru....Inked the edges with fired brick DI and my altered dial was not yet. I covered the needles with black and red alcohol inks, and also had some black color splats here and there! Done.
Step 2- Now for the hexagonal wooden frame. It was a challenge to do any texture here as it has some natural grooves and the width was very less. I dint want to do decoupage and decided to have some diecuts!
Love is a lifelong affair and not just a one day fling...says me! Hence, an array of words from the Sizzix thinlits die. After adhering them, gave a coat of black gesso.
 Once dry, gave a coat of America decor chalky finish “Romance”. Love the red and then went about distressing with a mild sand paper to reveal the black beneath and also some dry brushing of black in spots. 
When this dried, I took some black gesso in my fingers and rubbed it on the die cuts to highlight them. Sealed it with a coat of matte finish varnish.
Step 3- I wanted a change from the regular clock and decided to give some faux pendulum to it. I die cut the hearts using cereal box carton and TH alterations die! Those twins are adorable. I wanted to give a faux distressed metal look. Ran it thru my new sizzix embossing folder and colored with black gesso and then chalky red. Once dry, applied the archival black ink directly on the raised pattern and also inked the edges with the same. Some splats with brushed pewter DS and my metal hearts were ready to dangle. 
The antique metal chain gave the authentic pendulum look!
Pretty simple steps and I managed to give a new look to the clock except that I cannot decide where to hang it... on the blue wall or the white wall.
What is your choice???
 Thank you so much for stopping by and makes me really happy to read what you have to say about this romantic clock.
I would like to enter the following challenges too...
Lulupu – Heart and arrows ( the heart is obvious and the arrow... have a quick look at the needles!)
Eclectic Ellapu – Pink team, Love
Scrapki wyzwaniowo- Masculine project
LTSCB- have a heart
TIOT- A fine romance
Frilly and Funkie- enjoy your embossing

Deco Art products used-
Americana decor black gesso
Chalky finish paint Romance,Everlasting
Decoupage glue
Matte varnish
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.


  1. What a great way to re-purpose a clock! Love the faux heart pendulums. The embossing is superb. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. :)

  2. Lovely as always. And certainly diff from ur usual style. Pendulums look so real metal n adorble. Kudos!

  3. Lovely as always. And certainly diff from ur usual style. Pendulums look so real metal n adorble. Kudos!

  4. I have scrolled four times to see if this is the same old clock Rupa ....Lol!!complete reinvention!! love the pendulum hearts !!

  5. Ohwwwwww.....this is gorgeous!!!! I love it what you did with the clock. Great colors.....really very beautiful.
    xxx Plony

  6. Absolutely beautiful. Its an amazing make over, love the heart pendulums.
    Yvonne xx

  7. WOW!! Just Gorgeous! Love the antique look of the watch, beautiful effect of cracks on the decoupage napkin & the distress metal look on the hearts is fabulous! No one can say these hearts are made up of cereal box carton! Now I am searching for some boring clocks in my house to give them also a new look :)

  8. No flowers Rupa!!! Awesome transformation, as always!

  9. Wow, just as fabulous as always Rupa! I really love those hearts dangling on the chains, what a great pendulum-ish idea! I love the contrast of the romantic image on top of the eroded, crackled background, such a lovely visual!! You should really enter this into our Grungy Love challenge this month at Anything But Cute, it's such a perfect project for our theme.

    Hugs Pamellia DT :)
    Anything But Cute - Grungy Love

  10. Brilliant idea and great project.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

  11. I just love visiting your blog, Rupa! You"re always doing something fabulous, like this beautiful altered clock!! You've given it a whole new life. The hanging hearts are the perfect embellishment. I can't wait to see what you have for us next! Thanks so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  12. Beautiful transformation as always dearie :) Loving every bit of the idea, execution...Every visit to ur blog making my thoughts stronger to meet u in my India trip :)

  13. What a lovely transformation! All the effects are awesome!

  14. This is beautiful! What a neat project! Thank you so much for playing along with the Have a Heart Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  15. Wow! What an amazing transformation! I'm sure hubby must approve! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  16. Brilliant! Thank you for joining us over at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo xx

  17. Very interesting project! Thank you for playing us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo :)

  18. SO great to see you again. Another amazing updating of something old.
    It really pops on the blue wall, but it looks great on the white wall, because it gives it some color. Great to see you again at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  19. A great way to repurpose your clock! Great piece! Thanks for joining us on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT Member at Southern Ridge Trading Company

  20. A seriously beautiful upgrade Rupa! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  21. What a clever way to alter a clock and tranform into 'heart and arrows' theme, Rupa! Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu February Challenge! Hope to see you again! :)
    Suchi-Lulupu DT xx

  22. Great what you did with this clock!! Nothing overdone and beautiful effect ! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo !

  23. Oh my ! What a brilliant transformation, Rupa ! Your incredible talent never seizes to amaze me. Love how you put a life into a humble looking object and make it completely new. Always love to see your work. So glad you joined us at Lulupu. :)

  24. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Ecledtic Ellapu, come back soon!

  25. Stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo !

  26. now it looks sooo much better :) thank You for playing along with Scrapki-wyzwaniowo