Craft-Room Challenge - Use something Wooden

Hello! Esther is off on her hols we have swapped!  Which means it's my turn again to
select our challenge theme at Craft-Room Challenge.   First let me say Thank you for everyone who joined in with Hazel's trees and leaves challenge a fabulous collection of entries.   Poor Hazel has the unenviable task of selecting her top 3 from them all.

We have another New Sponsor this time The MDF Man no banner but go and take a look at all the goodies he has ready and waiting for altering.   He has given us a selection of his Cogs as a prize for one lucky person drawn at random.   When I saw the stand at a local craft show I had to get a selection of goodies to try, here I've used the 12" framed cogs and some of the cogs from a set similar to the one in our prize.

'Altering' this was great fun.   I first painted everything with white Gesso on one side and Black on the other.   Next a layer of PVA glue and while that was wet orange acrylic paint.  Texture paste and crackle paste over the top of it all Patina Glimmer Mist.   Various sheets of metal run through the big shot with floral dies, a Tando clock face sprayed with more Glimmer Mist.    Everything laid out and layered with the extra addition of lace and lace bows.   A long spindle clock mechanism fitted through the pre-drilled hole in the base piece and hands fitted.    The hands are actually to long for the clock to work so before this goes up in my new kitchen another shorter set will have to be found.

I just love doing this sort of thing, do you?   Go on make something using and or featuring real wood and share it with us at Craft-Room challenge, the random draw could be yours.  Just spend a moment if you would checking our rules.

Following a number of sites for Challenges for Days checking the rules is routine and I've done just that with these.

Altered Eclectics - Always anything Goes provided it is an altered something.
My Time to Craft - Autumnal Colours
Ali-Craft - Autumn, for me this shrikes Autumn think its the colours and distressing
Inspire me Fridays - Always Anything Goes
Crafts 2 challenge you - Month's theme Texture, Fortnight challenge Show us your Style.  Oh come on this is 100% me!
Paper Crafting Journey - Flowers


  1. Fabulous project, I think you enjoyed every minute doing this. Gorgeous!

  2. What a brilliant project!

    Thanks for sharing with us at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

  3. Just stunning. Love the beautiful autumn colouring and all the textures. Thanks for letting me know about the real wood issue, I will try and delete my entry. Apologies for the inconvenience.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. Your clock is amazing Zoe, the colours are beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. That's a terrific clock Zoe :) can tell you enjoyed making it :)
    Von ♥

  6. This is beautiful.
    Thank you for joining in My Time To Craft challenge, good luck x

  7. This is a fab creation. Thanks for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future monthly challenges
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  8. This is going to look fab in your kitchen - I think you ought to show us when it is in place !! I don't normally do 'altering' other than the odd journal cover but was so pleased with how my letter rack turned out I might give it another go..thanks for the great challenge, and for swapping..Esther xx

  9. A great project Zoe, love all the colours, just right for the autumn challenge

    Thank you for sharing with us on the ali-craft blog challenge

    Ali x

  10. Amazing alteration, love the contrast of the cool silver with the rich warm tones ....suz x

  11. Brilliant theme Zoe, and this clock is just too Fab- love all the texture and the metal flowers - how awesome this is going to look on your new kitchen wall :-) Debi x

  12. Beautiful card! Love the design! Thanks for joining s at PCJ! HUgsxx

  13. Gorgeous altered art. Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics September challenge.

  14. Lovely project - so much detail to admire! Thank you for joining in with the September Country View Crafts challenge - we really appreciate it!

  15. Stunning work thanks for playing at C2CU hugs Rebekah xx


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