Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Desk Clock and notepad with Acrylic Frame

Tic Tock Tic Tock.....
For quite sometime I wanted to make a small clock but I was not sure where to get the inner workings of the clock . Just couple of days back I found a clock repair shop , there they had the clock mechanism for Rs.100 . I was planning to do a video tutorial or at least a picture tutorial, but I was so impatient to see the end result which was worth it.

Materials Used
Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets                       
Spellbinders Standard Small Circles
Spellbinders Ribbon Banner
Acrylic Frame 5" x 7"
Sticky notepad                                                 
Darice Steam Punk embossing folder
Satin Ribbon
Clock inner working
Tim holtz vintage photo distress inkpad

Step by Step Instruction

  • Die cut sprightly sprocket from copper cardstock and stuck the shapes to the circle (spellbinders small circle die). For the small gears I added a brad.
  • Once the glue dries apply 2 coats of Mod Podge Gloss Finish.
  • With the embossing folder emboss white cardstock . 
  • I used a cotton ball to color the card with distress inkpad , layer by layer I built the color to match the copper card .
  • Trimmed a dark brown shimmer card to 5"x 7" to fit the acrylic frame
  • Stuck the embossed card on top of the brown card and then inserted it into the frame
  • Tie a brown ribbon to the frame
  • For the label diecut from a white card , color it with the inkpad and stamp the wording
  • Using foam dots I stuck the label to the frame
  • For the pen holder I took 2" x 4" brown card , wrapped around pen and stuck it to the notepad (3"x 3")
  • At last the clock , once the mod podge dried I stuck the clock working to the shape. For easy battery change I used a strip of magnet on the clock and the frame.


  1. Wow..this is pretty awesome. i love this.


  2. Replies
    1. Thanks nana for letting me post my project on your blog for the challenge

  3. Awesome creation dear :) love the idea :)

  4. Wow this is fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  5. What a fabulous project! I love how you made the clock with the sprocket dies. Looks amazing. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  6. Love the vintage earthy feel of the whole project and it's certainly is a very innovative project! Well Done! Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Sizzix Tutorial Challenge. All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

  7. Beautiful..
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  8. Such a nice vintage work you have shown here anuja
    Thankyou for playing along with at Crafters Corner

  9. Very pretty steampunk project. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you at this week's challenge.

  10. Anuja your project is very beautiful and innovative ..But I am sorry to say it does not qualify for our current challenge at Crafter's Corner as you have back linked it ..Your post was done on 31st july where as our challenge went live on the 1st of august ..Please do read the challenge rules properly before submitting your entries as it really saddens us to disqualify your work.

    - Hussena.

  11. Awesome project, thank you for joining us over at MIM. Hugs Kerry x