Sunday, 31 March 2013

Time Waits For No Man by Lynne Moncrieff



This week is the first of my DT projects for That’s Crafty. This is an exciting time for me and thrilled to be part of this amazing team.
It seemed appropriate to play with the theme of time, the notion of time slipping out of our grasp especially as this weekend saw the clocks change in the U.K. with B.S.T.

Tim Holtz Trinket Pin, Charm Clip and Mini Binder Clip
Tools:- craft knife, round nose pliers, heat gun and Crop-A-Dile


·       Gesso was applied to an oval plywood shape, heat setting before applying Paper Artsy Fresco Finish London Fog. Following instructions, I heat set before applying PaperArtsy Fresco Crackle Finish followed by PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Irish Cream.

·       Once dry, I randomly stamped the map from Oxford Impressions’ April In Paris with Archival Sepia before overstamping Time from Oxford Impressions’ Steampunk Works with StazOn Timber Brown. I then applied EcoGreen Crafts Aged Gold and Copper acrylics to the edge of the oval before laying to one side.

·       Distress Stain Antique Linen was applied to white cardstock, heat setting before stamping the man in pocket watch collage from Oxford Impressions’ Times Past with StazOn Timber Brown.  I cut out the image before applying Ranger Crackle Accents, leaving to dry.

·       PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Irish Cream was applied to another piece of white cardstock, onto which I stamped a top hat from Oxford Impressions’ Steampunk Works. Ranger Glossy Accents was applied.

·       Once the Glossy Accents was dry, silicone glue adhered the top hat to the man’s head. A Tim Holtz Trinket Pin attached the stamped pocket watch to a piece of cork before adhering to the oval shape.

·       PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Irish Cream was roughly applied to a Tim Holtz Mini Binder Clip, to which a vintage pen nib was added with silicone glue. Ribbon was threaded through the clip before attaching to the top of the oval.

·        Using the Crop-a-Dile, a hole was created at the bottom of the oval. Charms and a vintage key were attached to a Tim Holtz Charm Clip and jump rings. Round nose pliers were used to attach those. 


  1. Gorgeous project, Lynne - what a great image!
    Alison x

  2. So beautifully done, all that work on that little area, amazing my dear, thanks for sharing how you made it. Happy Easter..

  3. A lovely bit of vintage, Lynne. Love how you've used the binder clip. Happy Easter!

  4. The image in the pocket watch is wonderful, love the crackle finish over it and the addition of his top hat. A wonderful make Lynne.

  5. Fabulous image & such a wonderful idea to create a pocket watch... Love all the detail, Fabulous image & crackle effect... Hugs May x x x

  6. Stunning project Lynne. Love the background details and the main stamped image. Thank you for the How To as well. Brilliant inspiring make

    Annie x

  7. A fabulous piece Lynne, very appropriate for today! Great use of the clip for hanging!
    Alison xx

  8. Oh Lynne this is a triumph! So timeless and elegant. Love how you tackle more masculine pieces. Hugs, Jenny x

  9. Yes ,we lost an hour here too today, !!!!
    But what a most wonderful piece ,it is stunning- Lynne ,dear- and love the dangles, too.
    Hugs from Dorthe

  10. This is great, I love the cracked watch face,

    Lucy x

  11. Wonderful Lynne. I love everything about it. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

  12. This is gorgeous Lynne. Love the effects you have created.

  13. This is wonderful Lynne. I adore how you've made the frame and the masculine image is just shown to perfection in your creation. I love how you've displayed your art on a piece of vintage lace too.

  14. Time certainly does seem elusive ... here in the states we spring our clocks forward the beginning of March and are still trying to recover ... WHO has time to lose an hour LOL!
    This piece is fabulous in every detail ... great masculine flavor

  15. What a fabulous creation! Love your steampunk fellow and all the metal add-ons.

  16. This is fabulous Lynne, I love the crackle glaze and your masculine creations really are stunning.

    Maria x


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