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Monday, June 21, 2010

A Simple Project Day...

This is a simple project that I have waited a long time to do!  I love artwork that is whimsical!  About two years ago I found an old mantel clock at a garage sale.  It was unusable with the interior in pieces, and I decide to part it out for projects.  I took the old case and painted it black with a distressed finish...

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, but was unable to find the graphics I was looking for!  Enter The Graphics Fairy with this wonderful man in the moon graphic !  It was exactly what I had been searching for- he had real personality!  I printed it out on heavy cardstock, cut it out , and glued it onto a black mat board circle cut to fit the inside rim.

I used black mat board as I knew the moon face would be a little smaller than the opening, and would look more seamless with a black surround.    I pushed the completed moon face through the back door of the clock case and pressed it up to the front edge...

That's it!  I just love this guy...look at him on a mantel...

or a cabinet...

or on the table with candlesticks...

Imagine him at Halloween...

He was worth waiting for...

Thank you Karen at  The Graphics Fairy !

I am linking up with  The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday
and   The Boardwalk Bragfest
Until next time...


  1. Wow, wow, wow! What fantastic creativity! I love it - it's perfect & yay for Graphics Fairy!

    Thanks for sharing! Thanks for inspiring!


  2. Very cool Linda...
    I also love that graphic...
    Nice job...Perfect for that clock face.
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  3. That is such a unique idea. I love it. I'm headed over to check out the Graphics Fairy right now.

  4. Yes I saw this graphic and grabbed it too, but still haven't done anything creative with it like you have! That looks really cool!

  5. Oh my goodness... I love it...It did look scary when you dimmed the lights for Halloween! LOVE the whimsy. Lezlee

  6. Linda, I adore your clock case transformation! Of course, I adore man in the moon, filigree moon, etc! You really did a great job. ~ Angela

  7. That is AWESOME Linda, I love that idea!!~ Cool Mr. Moon face, and yes I thought of Halloween too....

  8. Wow--that is fantastic!!! Brilliant idea and it looks gorgeous!!!
    Cindy Adkins

  9. He is so cute, in a creepy kind of way!

  10. This is stunning! I have wanted to play with this moon guy ever since Karen put him up but have had other projects I've had to get done. This is the week for me and the moon man!

  11. The moon graphic is PERFECT for the clock face! So glad your talented eye saw it! I must admit that I am borrowing your idea! I have signed up to follow your blog. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations!


  12. Wonderfull Linda,
    love that face,too, he looks so kind, and sweet,---when not indark at Halloween :)
    Huhs, Dorthe

  13. Linda, you have the best ideas! I love that mischevious looking man in the moon. The clock body was the perfect place for him to work his magic - and you yours.

  14. That is soooo funny and I guess he could be a little scary, too.

  15. Linda, this is SO creative! Well done!


  16. How adorable! Don't you just love that graphic fairy? Love your cherry wallpaper too. Mimi

  17. AWESOME....Linda!!!
    Things just come together at the right time.
    Deb :)

  18. Oh wow Linda, I'm blown away!!! He's adorable! What a great eye you have!! I will definitely be out looking for wooden clock cases between now and Halloween, I have just got to make one for myself! Thanks so much for linking him up for Brag Monday.

  19. Another great project! Perfect for that graphic.

  20. I love what you did and I'm so glad you found the perfect image. Karen is so awesome and so are you and your moon guy. :)

  21. Linda,
    What a creative use of a vintage find and graphics! Good job! Thanks for visiting me and commenting! I appreciate the encouragement!

  22. Gosh, you are so talented, Linda!
    Can't wait to meet you at the Junk Bonanza this fall and see all of the lovely things that you will be offering! xx Suzanne

  23. Linda,
    You are positively amazing!!
    Where do you come up with these great ideas???

  24. wow Linda
    you're not only very talented but also very imaginative! I love the clock face ,it's so quirky !

    Have a great day!
    xx Flaviana

  25. Linda, this may be simple, but it is outstanding! SO MUCH FUN! It is very striking, and I love it!

  26. Such a creative idea, thanks for sharing

  27. Linda, that's amazing!
    You are just so clever.
    Enjoy your day!

  28. Karen has the best pictures! The one you used for that clock is just ideal.

  29. OK...I LOVE this!!!!
    I see old broken clocks, but would NEVER have thought about doing this, so creative my friend.
    Thanks so much for sharing & yes...I think I will have to try & make one of my own.

  30. It's just wonderful!
    I love whimsy, too! :-)

  31. I love The Graphics Fairy and I love this project! This is just too cute. Should send this one to a magazine.

  32. How cute is he? Very! What a great idea to transform an old clock Linda...thanks for sharing!

  33. I'm so glad you linked this piece to the Boardwalk Bragfest. This guy sure has quite the personality!

  34. Too cute! What a brilliant idea. So simple, so appealing! I have one of those too.... hmmmm now you've got me thinking! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  35. That is really creative. Its funny how your mind works when it sees something and right away you know what you want to do with it. I wouldn't have thought of that, but I really like it!
    Thanks for stopping by as well.

  36. oh Linda! he's awesome....

    i hope you've taken the time to name him! hehe.....

    Mr. Luna

    great job!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  37. I have had a clock that looks like yours, for 26 years now. No one likes the 'gong' so it's been off for the passt 20 years! I'm going to do this.. so cute!!
    Thank you for your visit and comment on my 'light fixture'.. it was so easy to do!

  38. OH, is he ever fun!! I would love him at Halloween! Great idea! Love, Julie

  39. You did such a great job! This will look fantastic at Halloween!

  40. How CUTE is this???? What a great idea! I love it!

  41. I just love this. So clever!

  42. That is one of the coolest art pieces I've seen in a long while; BRAVO!

  43. Hi Linda, This so cool and whimsical. I also found an old clock case, a rectangular one and the opening where the clock face used to be has a glass covering. I was going to add a clock face onto the glass but after seeing your project I will remove the glass. I am so glad i found your blog over at the Graphics Fairy searching for clock faces. I love your Etsy shop too but because I am in South Africa the shipping cost is often too high:(



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