Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jan Bianchi Faux Roses CC#3C

Wow, here we are already into the #3rd challenge for the Compodium
Curiosity Challenges hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter and the #CC Crew. 
This challenge is on Faux Roses which can be found on page 65 of Tim's new
book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III. This challenge is also being
sponsored by the Inspiration Emporium. And there will be a generous gift
for the winner from Tim and Mario.

I used a Tim Holtz Clock which I altered. I used Dina Wakely's Gesso.
Recollections Spray Ink Yellow Shimmer & Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mustard,
and Gold. I used a sheet of Once Upon A Time paper I had from Graphic 45.
The small lamp inside is from Tim Holtz Mini Lamp.
I used Once Upon a Springtime by G45 that I had been saving.
I had cut the rabbit figures, fairies, and small figure about the top of clock.
I burnt the edges on the small posting that reads, Once Upon a Springtime. 
The face of the clock on the backing I download as a freebie.
I added green moss to the bottom of the inside of the clock.
I used Kraft-Core Shattered Collection papers for my roses and foliage.
I also used Crinoline for the added layer on the foliage to add dimension.
They were colored with a variation of Tim Holtz Distress Paints.
Rangers Embossing Antiquities Frosted Crystal with Distress Stickles Dry Glitter
was also used on the roses.
I used Black Soot Distress Paint of the edges of the Bunnies and Fairies.
Sand Paper, and Dina Wakely's Crackle Texture Paste.
And of course I used the Tattered Pinecone Die Cut from Tim Holtz
for my roses. Have to say, I loved making them.
The little blue bird emblellish and butterfly I had.
The theme was for a fun whimscal feel to the piece.
Matte Modge Podge.

Enjoy the Journey!



  1. This is so incredibly clever and inventive Jan. I love the way you have hidden the light at the back of the clock for all the little bunnies to listen to their bed time stories to. Beautiful flowers too. They coordinate perfectly. Jenny x

  2. What a clever project, Jan! I love the way you added color to the used beautiful colors. the scene you created is darling with the G45 papers and the roses turned out beautifully!

  3. Oh my creative word lady!!! This is a designer's dream! Love the whole rabbity scene, and the lantern makes this extra special! Gorgeous roses and foliage too! Just a delight to see this!!! You rock! Thanks so much for playing along in our rosy challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  4. Oh I love this pad of paper.... so very inspiring and what you have created is also so very creatively done and with such love... I love it... all of it... very nice and vintage with a wispy touch of spring... Love it... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  5. This is sooooo cute! Love the bunnies! Also love your freebie clock image. You have inspired me to decorate my blank clock! I'm having "clock block" and have no ideas. Love your project!

  6. Thank you to all for the lovely comments. Appreciated. Enjoy.

  7. I just had to let you know, this is absolutely wonderful! I love Peter Rabbit anyway, but when you incorporate him into this lovely! This is just fabulous! Just Stunning! :D

  8. This is amazing! Love love love what you did with the clock!!! This is a lovely piece that you created!!! WOW! Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with CC3CC!

  9. What a wonderful little scene you created inside this clock! love the little lit lamp - the Peter Rabbit family and beautiful cluster of tea roses! SO sweet!

  10. Very cool! I love your descriptions. Love the clock concept. Adorable little creatures!

  11. What a wonderful, whimsical clock this is and your roses are the perfect touch.

  12. Jan...your assemblage clock is fantastic! The creamy shabby finish you've given to the silvery metal looks amazing.I so love how you've incorporated Tim's faux tea roses into your design. The Once Upon A Springtime papers from G45 was such a lovely collection. I love your Peter Rabbit theme. Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  13. Gorgeous altered clock! I love the way you altered the shiny metallic look. The tea roses are perfect with the Beatrix Potter images. So pretty.