Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tick Tock - Skeletons and Skulls

The Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Challenge #10 is the Assemblage Clock. Linda Ledbettter at Studio L3 hosts the challenges; you can visit her site and take a look.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring this challenge and giving a $25 gift certificate.

The assemblage clock project comes from p.33 of Tim's book and the rules state you must have a copy of his book to enter the challenge.   

Here's a look at my project:

Since I love, love Halloween, it just made sense to create something I could use for the spookiest day of the year.

The background was cut from the Laboratories Paper Stash. 

Here's the background before going into the clock shell. You can see the details a little better here. 

A filmstrip was added with images of ghosts from the past. Texture paste was used with the Halloween stencil THS027. The spider from CMS198 was stamped and embossed. One of the crossbones was dabbed with white distress paint then added to the background.

Can you see the rest of the tiny crossbones lying on the bottom? A few of the skulls are raising their heads trying to look out.

Here's a side pic of the clock, now you can see the detail in the tissue tape and the trim added from the Industrious Stickers.

For the ribbon on top, I used Tim's paper string. I cut some of the loops and unraveled the string then added a token that had been painted white and rubbed off. The handle, feet and black cat were painted with distress ink then glittered with black soot distress glitter.

The skeleton's hands were cut from the same sheet of paper as the body and added to the outside with a little glossy accents and more tissue tape. You can see he is holding a ghostly image of himself framed from Industrious Stickers. The mini lantern is just too cute and perfect for Halloween.

Thanks for the challenge - Judy.

CCC#3 Challenge 10 Assemblage Clock


  1. Wonderful clock Judy! LOVE the skeleton....especially holding out his arm. Beautifully done. Karen.x

  2. This is SO spooky fun with the skeleton arms sticking out of the clock! love the little skulls in the bottom and wonderful bunch of strings tied on the top!

  3. How cool is this!?!? Love the collage you created on the inside backing, and that wonderful tissue tape exterior. The arms are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C, Judy.

  4. I love you clock, especially those little skulls and cross bones at the front. The entire assemblage is so Spooky cool! Great details!

  5. Love your spooky clock, the skeleton looks fabulous in the background . Love the tissue tape around the outside of the clock too. Tracy x

  6. Judy, Judy, Judy! I love your clock! It's so original and spooky fun! LOVE the exterior! That tissue wrap looks amazing and I love the images you've used. It also gives this a steampunk look. Your clock interior is wicked fun, too! Love the skeleton, the spider and skulls. But I also love the addition of the clock to carry through with the steampunk influence. The lantern also gives a spooky glow. :) The added arms is such a clever idea. The with the black and white ribbons and Spooky Philosophy tag at the top are perfect ways to finish this off! Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C and big congrats on being one of Tim's August Tag winners, too! <3 Candy

  7. WAY COOL!!! Love the sides and the spooky feel! The arm is awesome too! Thank you so much for joining us in the Assemblage Clock challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  8. This is so spookified and total Halloween delight! Love each detail and how you covered the outer clock.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C!

  9. I Love your Assemblage Clock, Judy! I just had to pop over after looking at all of the CC3er's...I better get my clock in soon! Time is ticking ;) Fab clock--looks like a winner to me :) XOXO-Shari T.

  10. So cool how your clock is so different, altering the outside like that is genius... love your spooktacular clock! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

  11. What a great assemblage!! I just love the lantern hanging on the outside and the little pile of skulls & bones at the inside bottom of your clock is a perfect detail. Well, well done, Judy. Fabulous.