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Saturday, 5 September 2015

A moment in time! *

It is time for a new challenge over at The Mirror Crack'd and the theme for September is to make an Art Shrine.  I tell you I was at a loss for quite a while for this one but then out came my skellies and I knew where I was heading with this project.

I had an alarm clock that no longer worked so took all the innards out and got to work in altering it.

Once gessoed I mixed some really coarse texture paste with black and tan acrylic to give it a murky looking color. I used this inside and out then once dry I patina'd it using patina paint.  I used the same for my brass cauldron - knew it would come in handy at some point. I used a red oxide colour paint for the skellies and wiped with gold inka .   I layered bark (obtained this from a dead tree at work) inside at the bottom of the clock.  I sprayed some dried moss in reds and brown and poked it inbetween the bark.  Placed one skellie inside just chilling and one on the top with his legs crossed waving to passers by lol.

I filled the cauldron with smaller pieces of bark and some odd skellie parts. I filled the miniature bottles with moss and poured alcohol inks into them. It looks like hey are making magical potions using the cauldron and bottling them up lol.   Now for the copious amounts of pics.... sorry!

I do hope to see you over at The Mirror Crack'd for our latest challenge and that you will join in with the fun.  This challenge is being sponsored by Woodware giving you the chance to spend £12 in their store.

Hugz and love to you all

Elaine aka Ellapu xx


  1. Wow wow wow what a awesome scary creation you have made, you have done an amazing job with it...
    Thank you so much for joining our Challenge over at Creative Artiste this month and we hope to see you again soon...

    Rhonda (DT) xx

  2. LOVE your potion brewing skellies...such fun and clever use of the old alarm clock too...Esther xx

  3. A fabulously fun project. Your skellies are brilliant and the clock and cauldron look wonderful.
    Thank you for joining in with the September challenge at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog and good luck x

  4. Hi Elaine! Wow I love repurposed projects and this is just awesome! Thanks so much for joining my Green & Gold challenge this week.

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  5. Such a cool, fun project and it will look amazing as part of any Halloween decor! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :) x

  6. Wow, such great details, wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

  7. This looks like so much fun! What an upcycle and suck a spooktacular design. those skeletons are the perfect fit for your altered item. Awesome sauce! ~Niki

  8. So many different techniques and so much to look at !! Well done!! Thanks for joining us over at and good luck
    Kerry (DT)

    Thank you for joining into the fun at the We Love To Create Challenge BLog, Fabulous project wowzers love it xxx Hugs Terry and good luck

  10. WOW! That's pretty amazing, Elaine. <3
    hugs, Asha

  11. Wow this is amazing you've put in so much work, its awesome. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with An Attitude. Helen DT xx

  12. An amazing creation - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

  13. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  14. wow, you have put alot of work into your creation, it looks fantastic, thanks for joining our challenge
    Thank you so very much for joining in our challenge over at Creative Artiste...
    Hugs Debbie DT xx

    Creative Artiste Challenge Blog

  15. Hi Elaine, Just a quick reminder to be eligible to with the prize at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog you need to Follow us...

    Hugs Rhonda DT xx

  16. Now that's a completely alternative take on clock alteration! LOVE it! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  17. wow that's really scray :) thanks for taking part in Craft for the Craic challenge

  18. This is fantastic alteration!! love everything of it.. <3 Thank you for joining our #40 challenge at Artbymiran Challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and good luck at the draw... ;)


  19. Oh wow. That's amazing Elaine. Thank you for joining us over at Craft for the Craic.

  20. Amazing project, love your detailed photographs. Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

  21. This is so spooky and cool! Love your altered project! :)
    Thank you for joining Craft for the craic.
    Suchi DTxx


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Hugz Elaine xx


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