Monday, October 22, 2018

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Nonsense Clock #G45DarkSide

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.

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Clock #G45DarkSide Nichola Battilana

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.

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Clock #G45DarkSide Nichola Battilana

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.

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Clock #G45DarkSide Nichola Battilana

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.

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Clock #G45DarkSide Nichola Battilana

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.

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Clock #G45DarkSide Nichola Battilana

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?!

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Clock #G45DarkSide Nichola Battilana

Want to make your own? Here's the bits and pieces list:

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collectors Edition
Grandfather Clock 1:12
Antique Metal Clock Keys
Tim Holtz Clock Key
Brass Drawer Pull
Glue
Acrylic Paint
Glitter



5 comments:

  1. excellent idea! I like very much
    hugs

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  2. Purple & Delightful how I have always loved the Madhatter with a good cupof tea!

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  3. 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.

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  4. This is so cool, thank you so much!

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