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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Something Masculine at We Do Doobadoo

Good morning my lovelies and a big warm welcome to my new followers, its a real pleasure to 'meet' you. Its Saturday so I'm hoping to have lots of time in my craft room but before I go and play here's my project for our new challenge at We Do Doobadoo and this time around our theme is 'Something Masculine'. As always you don't have to use Dutch Doobadoo products to join in and our lucky winner will receive some gorgeous Doobadoo goodies so I hope you're going to play along with us.

I've altered an MDF clock blank for my DT project. You may notice that it isn't a finished clock, that's because I can't find any clock mechanisms anywhere, I'm sure there is a black hole in my craft room lol. Anyway I began with a coat of Maimeri Gesso, then added lots of texture with Maimeri Light Modelling Paste and some of my favourite Dutch Doobadoo stencils (I used Metal 2 and Barbed Wire). Once that was dry I glued on some of the Kraft Art Stars and Arrows. and then gave the whole thing a coat of black acrylic paint. I used Maimeri Acrylic paints in Deep Gold, Light Gold and Bronze (the bronze is my favourite colour ever, its gorgeous. I also blended in a little green here and there and then once it was dry I dry brushed black here and there too.

For the inside i used a piece of greyboard and primed with Maimeri White Gesso and added some more texture with a Dutch Doobadoo burlap stencil and more Light Modelling Paste. Next I added a coat of Platinim White Maimeri Acrylic, and mixed in some PanPastels. The stamps are all from Chocolate Baroque, stamped with Potting Soil Archival onto tissue, coloured with distress markers and attached to the project with Maimeri Mat Gel medium. The letters were die cuts, again painted with Maimeri acrylics. To finish off I've added some highlights with some Treasure Gold.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Artistic Stamper: Autumn Colours
Aud Sentiments: for the men in our life
Divas by Design: anything but a card
Rhedd's Creative Spirit: Anything Mixed Media
STAMPlorations: Stamps and markers
The Mirror Crack'd: anything goes mixed media

Have a lovely crafty day folks, thanks for visiting and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Hiya amazing teamie, I just love your Vintage Clock, it is absolutely fabulous and such a great idea. Love it hugs Terry xxxx

  2. Gorgeous creation! beautiful textures on this piece! xx

  3. Wow Claire! This is amazing! I love the textures and the wonderful colour palette! Fantastic masculine project! Love it! I have two of those black holes, one in my craft room and one in the laundry room! lol hugs :)

  4. Looks really great Claire and I can imagine it with the clock workings on it.

    Sue xx

  5. Wowza Claire! This looks like a watch rescued from a sunken ship with the colors and texture, the little "creatures" that have attached themselves and the missing hands... LOVE it to pieces! Thank you for sharing your delightful project & your creativity at our house!
    Challenge #89 - Anything Goes
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
    RubberMAD (

  6. I love your clock Claire. Stunning creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

  7. Awesome creation Claire. Time has really flown so much the hands has whirled off. Lol!!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Divas by Design.
    Cathy DT Member

  8. Yet another stunning project. Love how everything just works together and each time I look, there is something else to catch my eye. Did have a little giggle at the missing clock parts as I am the same although I have some hands, not the mechanism. x x x

  9. What a fabulous creation, just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Creations challenge. Barb

  10. Fabulous pocket watch! Love the texture, colour and gorgeous images.

    Thanks so much for joining in and supporting our first ever challenge.

    The Mirror Crack'd

  11. This was a cool clock :)

    Thank you for participating in our 1sth challenge ever Anything goes at The Mirror Crack'd challenge blog. Hope to see you back again.

    Ma :)
    The Mirror Crack'd DT

  12. Stunning altered clock. Love all gorgeous texture and colors.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Artistic stamper this month.

  13. aren't men awkward! but you've nailed it! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  14. I hope you find those clock hands, it looks great without them though. Lots of lovely texture on there. Thank you for joining us at TMR.

  15. This is fab - such attention to detail - thanks for sharing this week in TMR - Jacqueline xx

  16. This is just lovely. Great texture too. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  17. Awesome altered clock - hope fully you find the parts to finish it! Thanks for joining in at STAMPLorations!

  18. I really like your clock (hope you find the hands!) - great colours and texture. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!


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