Monday, 4 October 2010


The theme this time over at the stamp man challenges blog is ALTERED
head over their to read all the details,

I love the theme this week it's right up my street,
I have decided to make a shadow box,
with the theme of time, as I have so many stamps relating to this,
I don't seem to be able to resist a clock or time piece stamp,
they just jump off the shelf & into my basket LOL,

the stamps I have used are from various different manufacturers
(sorry it's just to many to list)
I cut a piece of card to fit the frame,
then chopped it up into stamp able sized pieces, stamped all the images,
& then blended the edges of each piece,
I then stuck it all back together on another piece of card,
& it was ready to embellish.
the images have all been inked up with walnut stain distress ink
(I think it is slightly softer than using something like archival ink)
I then blended with brushed corduroy & peeled paint,
I used an old watch including the strap & some bit's & bob's from my stash,
I used mica sprays to colour the frame (I lost track on the colours
I just kept spraying different ones until I was happy with it) 
then went over it with the walnut ink straight from the pad to age it a bit,
all the embellishments have been stuck on with
either glossy accents or silicone glue.

here is a picture of what the shadow box looked like before I altered it,
(It was a steel at 50p from a boot sale)

hope you like it,
it was relatively easy to make, & not to TIME consuming,
(get it...time ....LOL)

I would also like to welcome the two new followers to my blog,
so a big welcome to sweetcraf-teachic & sarah_engels_greer,
it always frills me to thing people like my blog enough to follow it.
That's me for today, I'm off to link it all up,
Back soon Kat x.


  1. your shadow box is fantastic all those clock's go together so well
    Janet x

  2. Love this, Kat!!
    I've a shadow box I keep wanting to create with ... some day,I'll get there! *lol*

  3. Awesome project! must have taken you some time (sorry couldnt resist!) really nicely done!

    Thank You for playing The Stampman altered challenge x

  4. Thank you for sharing. I love time. I guess it is because my whole life has been wrapped around a schedule. I love the shadow box and all else you have done. I look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

    Have a sunny day!
    Linda M


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