Thinking outside the box with Graphic 45 !!

French Country Clock - Graphic 45 

Hop over to the Graphic 45 blog today (after 1pm GMT) to see three out of the box creations by Denise, Susan and me.  We've come up with some unique designs using our imagination and a whole host of techniques to get you thinking outside the box too!!.  Denise has made a Curiosity Shoppe keeper, Susan a Tropical Travelogue altered cabinet and my project is a little french clock (above) made from the new French country papers.  

click below to see a 3d view of this cute little clock

Supplies used for this project 
Graphic 45 
3 x 5 Matchbook Box 
French Country 12 x 12 papers
A La Carte
Bonne Appetit
Deja Vu
Metal Hinges - Staples

Other supplies  
2mm Chipboard sheet 
Clock Template from House of Zandra
Black Acrylic Paint
Matte Medium
 Glossy Accents
Tacky Glue
Clock Face Print
Crackle Effect Stamp - IndigoBlu
Vintage Photo and Black Soot
Distress Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives
3d foam squares


  1. Clare, once again it's lovely! I was looking through your gallery and would love to learn how to make a zig zag mini album. Do you think you would be able to do a tutorial on how to make one, at least the basics? I can't tell if the pages are individual ones or one long one cut at angles.
    Oh by the way..my Chillingsworth Manor album turned out beautifully! Very easy to follow your tutorial! Next up for me will be the Grapic 45 ABC Primer album you made. Not the recent one in the box with the zig zag album.
    But I still want to learn to make a zig zag album. Getting the paper for the G45 ABC was almost impossible since it is just about GONE!!!!
    Thank you and have a lovely weekend.

  2. wow what a wonderful creation off to get a better look

  3. Morning Clare, WOW, this clock is stunning, just been to G45's Blog and seen the gorgeous projects, you are all so clever. Like Sieglinde above, I am going to try doing the Let's Make ABC Primer album, your tutorial on YouTube was fantastic, I could watch you all day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Clare, this is spectacular! The shape of this clock is so graceful. I love the see through window and all the distressing. One of the things I so appreciate about your work is the way you create your own embellishements. For those of us who don't have unlimited funds, it's very inspiring. I also love your You Tube channel.

  5. Gorgeous, I'm waiting for my French Country to arrive. Can't wait!