Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Clock Tower (or more ways to use bits of wood from your husband's scrap box)

My husband is an accomplished wood and metal worker. He has built everything from beautiful guitars to door hinges. So what is truly awesome for me is his ever changing, always fascinating scrap boxes. He has one for metal and one for wood. I love going out to his workshop and trolling through all the wonderful possibilities that lay in those boxes.
Because I am such a house freak, I tend to look for stuff I can turn into a house shape of some kind.
A couple of weeks ago,  I found a longish piece of 2x4 that I decided to turn into a clock tower for the wonderful folks at Alpha Stamps.

A lot of the supplies I used were from the Halloween Clock Kit-October 2016 including all of the papers (except the orange door and that was a bitty piece of can make your door any old color you like!)

It was a lot of fun coming up with different ways to embellish the clocks from the Victorian Chipboard Shapes Sets.

I love the little lady peeking out of the Grandfather clock at the rat on the bookcase!

What the heck is she doing in there, anyway?

The arch over the door I made with scrapbook paper and chipboard. You can see a mini tutorial on how I made this HERE.

All in all, a very fun project to work on and a lovely excuse to rummage through MacGyver's Scrap boxes!

Click HERE to a link for supplies!

Supplies list:
Halloween Clock Faces Collage Sheet
Chipboard Shingles-Pointed
Candlestick Holder
Faux Metal Number Plates
Victorian Furniture Chipboard Set 1-Sofa
Victorian Furniture Chipboard Set 2 -Grandfather Clock
Baroque Dresden Borders-Black
Tiny Dot Dresden Borders-Black
Tiny Fleur Dresden Borders-Black
Chipboard Topiary Trees
Sheet moss
Small Wooden Finial (on top of the house)
Fancy Star Bead Cap
35mm Round Flower Filigree
Hitch Fasteners (door knob)
Liquid Pearls-Gold Pearl
Black Diamond Stickles
Wonderfully Wicked Dreadful Books Scrapbook Paper
Wonderfully Wicked Haunted Scrapbook Paper
Wonderfully Wicked Scrapbook Pack (the green border at the bottom and gable of the tower was from the sticker sheet)
Large Game Spinners
12x12 Chipboard (arch over door)
Filigree Frames Shapes Set (the black filigree under the brassy clock on the grandfather clock side)

Additional Supplies
Black Paint
Quinachrodone Gold Paint
Stamped Brass Flowers (tiny 3mm)
Wood scrap for the clock tower shape and door
Mini Chipboard Frame (window in the door)
Chipboard Crown

Oh the possibilities! A couple of great ways to use the new Simple House Ornament Shape - Set of 2!
You can stack them together to make a thicker ornament like the ones pictured here, or use them individually. Most of the papers I used were from the St. Nicholas 8x8 Paper Pad.
The wee tree comes from the Retro Bottle Brush Tree Set. The snowflakes I found kicking around a box of old scraps. but the Large Snowflake Sequin Mix would look awesome. The cute doors are from the Tiny House Trims Collage Sheet and the black wire (my favorite) is from the hardware store. 



Thank you so much for dropping by!


Connie said...

Just lovely!

Betsy Skagen said...

That eye!

Love it!