The challenge this month over at Graphic 45 is to create a project using a dark colour pallet. I did create another project, which I can't show off just yet, but I couldn't help but make another with the #G45DarkSide theme when Hallowe'en in Wonderland arrived in the mail.
I've used a chipboard Grandfather Clock 1:12 from gslcuts.com as the base. It measures just 7.5" tall but if you're not comfortable with that tiny scale, there is a larger 11" version available too.
I toyed with the idea of putting a working watch face in the top of the clock, but opted for an antique metal clock key with the stem chopped off, and an ornate metal key hole with the top and bottom loops snipped off to fit. There are some brass stamped metal brads there too. I've snuck a Tim Holtz clock key from my stash on the top.
The bottom area, where there would normally be the clockwork pendulum, all of the characters have jumped in and are doing their thing. The Queen is shouting, the Hatter is spouting nonsense, Rabbit is checking the time, and the Cheshire cat is smiling.
The bottom The little drawer at the bottom (which I have thoughtfully accidentally glued shut) has a brass pull and a little chippy accent from Hallowe'en in Wonderland.
A bit of glitter, fussy cutting and curls and my clock is done! And because Alice is all about nonsense, and what could make more sense than a clock that doesn't actually tell time and with a drawer that doesn't open?!
Want to make your own? Here's the bits and pieces list:
Grandfather Clock 1:12
Antique Metal Clock Keys
Tim Holtz Clock Key
Brass Drawer Pull
Brass Drawer Pull
excellent idea! I like very muchReplyDelete
Purple & Delightful how I have always loved the Madhatter with a good cupof tea!ReplyDelete
To adorable!! Love the purple!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! I love that key on top. My best friends Hubbie had a very small model car his wife teased him about his toy car. He was a welder by trade and he made a key like that and welded it to the trunk of his car. It was huge and hilarious. Definitely a Wonderland car just like this clock is a Wonderland clock. Love the purple and the glitter and all the little faces peeking out. As always you have brightened my day.ReplyDelete
This is so cool, thank you so much!ReplyDelete