Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Time to fly???

I am taking part in a pocket watch swap on zuzus altered art forum and this is what Zuzu herself has just received from me :D

I'm really pleased with this - despite a moment of panic last night when I thought she might not like it LOL :D
In fact so much I am going to make myself one just like it :D

My inspiration started when I bought these litle nests from ebay that had little plastic eggs inside - they looked too big to me so I took them out and made my own from white Makins clay. When it was dry I coloured them with broken china distress ink, vintage photo distress stickles and a spritzed the whole thing with copper cosmic shimmer mist.

I then stamped " imagination is more important than knowledge" on to a piece of photo canvas, frayed the edges and coloured with broken china and frayed burlap distress ink.
Well I tell a lie really because I first tried to stamp directly on to the watch but kept getting it wrong so I gave up and did it this way LOL :D
I inked the metal with a mix of black soot and ginger alcohol ink,then distress stickles in broken china and vintage photo,
I glued the canvas on with glossy accents and gave it all a thin layer smeared on with my finger to seal it all.
Everything got a quick spritz of the cosmic shimmer :D

This is little Jenny wren :D She is made from brown makins clay in a sugarcraft push mould I bought from ebay - cute huh :D
I stipled it with black and ginger alcohol ink and then antique gold perfect pearls brushed lightly over.
I highlighted the eye and the beek with sepia accents.
I them smeared on a little bit of the broken china distress stickles to give her a pretty glimmer :D She is sitting on a branch which was part of a necklace I bought from an ebay seller in china called skorbee - you may remember the birdcage pendant I bought last year? well this was from the same place :D
I distressed it with inks, distress powders in vintage photo and scattered straw and I think I threw in some cosmic shimmer and stickles for good measure LOL
Its embellished with crystal type drops from a necklace bought from peacocks and little flowers again from ebay.

The lobster claw clasp is from ...... guess......I dare you LOL - EBAY!!!! LOL

I put the watch on the clasp so that if Zuzu wanted to wear it without the watch she could because little Jenny sitting on the bench looks quite pretty without her babies :D

I was really excited when I had finished and had to share the pics with a few peeps to control it much to Zuzu despair when I wouldn't show her LMAO
But judging by here reaction I think it was worth the wait and hopefully won't get altered in to a future project LMAO :D

Hugs'n'tweety snogs,
J xx


  1. LOL @ wont get altered in to a future project.. as if I would ever *tries not to look guilty*

    I LOVE it its stunning... how could anyone not love it. Glad you liked the photo too...

  2. Beautiful. Stunning stuff.

  3. WOW! Julie, that is beautiful! How could anyone not love it! xx

  4. This is beautiful & so different :)

  5. Gorgeous! I love the bird from the mold. It's really unique. :D

  6. that's a stunner!! love love love it :0)

  7. Wow!! I am's awesome!!

  8. Ohh...they're not chocolate eggs then Julie? LOL. Beautiful creation. Am loving your creativity lately. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~


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