Find the Time - Altered Art

Hello my friends. I am here today to share with you my very first altered art clip board. I have been wanting to make one of these for a while and Michael's had this covered clip board on sale, so thought it was calling out to me.

I love how this turned out, so let me show you what I did.

I started with this clip board. It was covered when I purchased it, so I had a great canvas to start with.

Before I started to alter it, I brushed the board with some Gesso to give it a more faded look.
I then used my Mini Harlequin stencil from So Suzy Stamps along with some texture paste to add some dimension to it. I also added some Tim Holtz ticket washi tape and glued it down with some Mod Podge.

You may be able to see some blues and pinks on the burlap, I added Broken China and Victorian Velvet Distress Stain and then used Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress paint to give the stenciled area some color.

From there it was just a matter of finding pieces of ephemera, and embellishments to bring it together. I must say this Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die has certainly been earning it's keep. I LOVE it and use it often. Well worth the purchase!

I found the roses over at Ephemera's Vintage Garden. You can sign up and get a freebie emailed to you every Friday. Another great find! The BLISS ticket is from Tim Holtz' idea-ology collection called Adage Tickets.

Then finished it off with some letter chip board and another Tim Holtz embellishment called Plaquettes.

I created this to enter it into the challenge over at A Vintage Journey, but hopefully I will find a few more to enter it into as well. I am also linking up to Becca's Birthday Link Up givaway! She has created a mood board and challenged us to use items on it to create a project. One of her favorites is textured cards and teals. I have lots of texture in this piece and did throw in some teal distress stain.

Here is her mood board. Hopefully you can play along. She has some fabulous prize!

This was a lot of fun to create, I think I will have to do a few more!

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  1. Wow fabulous clipboard, love the design and very pretty colours. Great embellishments. A job well done and thanks for sharing with us for our challenge at Dream Valley. We hope you will come back and join us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  2. Oh my! What a brilliant idea with the clipboard and it came out beautiful. I like all the little embellishments you added to it. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion. Have a wonderful week and hope you will join us again next week. Good luck Monica! - Christina, GDT

  3. This is gorgeous!!! I love how you added the stenciling and the beautiful embellishments too!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

  4. Well you and I BOTH love how this turned out! You're so good at doing distressed projects!! I am in awe of this piece of decor and the fabulous burlap clipboard. AWESOME! Thank you SOOOO much for playing along in my birthday blog bash!! If there's any chance you could share the mood board in the post, I would love it!

    1. I just added the mood board! Thanks for popping over to check out my project.

    2. Thank you so much dearheart - also if you're still looking for other challenges to enter - STAMPlorations July challenge is stamps and distressing. :)

  5. What a wonderful project and it's so gorgeous too.Just love how you've built up the layers and such beautiful details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  6. Very nice, Monica ~ love it!
    ~ Evelyn

  7. Your clipboard is Superb. I love all your textures and beautiful collaged layout, stunning. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
    Julie xx

  8. LOVELY layers on this project! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

  9. Beauitful project! Love the flowers and mix of textures. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  10. LOve what you did with the clip board, such lovely colours and texture.
    Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations. :)

  11. What a beautiful clipboard! Love how you've altered it. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x


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