Monday, May 2, 2016

Aurora Wings Challenge #28

New challenge starts today at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.. Theme for this one is 'Vintage'..

I decided to make an altered pocket watch *sounds vintage isn't it*.. Because this one is relative small (with diameter around 4cm) it takes a bit long time for me to choose the image.. but finally I choose Steampunk Girl with Doll which you can find here.. colouring her with copic marker.. 

This image is my first Aurora Wings image.. but until today I still have no courage to colour her.. I think this is one of the most intricate image from Mitzi.. and now I must colouring her in very small size... wuff wuff hope I didn't ruin her beauty..

After the colouring done, I put some crackle paint over the image.. 

I paint the pocket watch with red ochre acrylic paint.. after dried add some coarse texture gel.. then re-paint again with red ochre.. after all dried I put some gear dies cut out on the back of the watch.. then add some gold acrylic paint here and there.. 

Put the image inside the pocket watch.. add some tiny gears, handwriting, brads, charms, beads and chain.. and taraaa... here's my new pocket watch.. :D

Back side of the watch.. 

And here's a closer look at the cute image.. 

Euuww.. perhaps it is more steampunk than vintage.. but I think steampunk also vintage isn't it? *or am I wrong?* :D

Materials and tools:
* Prima Marketing's Mechanical - Finnabair Clocks
* Cheery Lynn Design's Gear (set of 9) dies
* Reeves' Acrylic paint and Coarse Texture Gel
* Ranger Distress Crackle Paint (Clear Rock Candy)
* Vintage brads and chain tassel from Tim Holtz' Idea-ology
* Tiny gears and small gear, chain, beads, pearl from my stash.. 

I think I will add another chain to make this a steampunk necklace *wink*

Don't forget to join our challenge.. It runs for 2 weeks start from today.. And a very good chance to win some awesome images from Mitzi :D

Thank you so much for stopping by today.. Also thank you for leaving your sweet comment.. I really appreciate that *mwach*... Soooo... till the next post then... cyaaa.. <3


Entering this one at:

Left of Centre : #128 - LOC (steampunk) - (2/3)
Altered Eclectics : May Anything Goes 
Rhedd's Creative Spirit : May Anything Goes
Mixed Media World : #13 - Get in Gear
Create and Inspire : #44 - Anything Goes (3/3)
SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk : Anything Goes (1/3)
The Dark Attic : #1 - Anything Goes (1/3)
613 Avenue : #174 - Anything Goes (3/3)
Love To Create : #9 - Anything Goes 
A Beautiful Mess : #2 - Anything Goes (1/3)


  1. Oh RoRa, this is totally amazing! Such gorgeous coloring, especially on such a small scale and the finish on the watch and extra Steampunk elements are fabulous! What wonderful vintage project. Love, love, LOVE! xxD

  2. Love your colouring and the sweet project you made, it is awesome, lots of hugs, Marion

  3. Wow, this is amazing and how on earth did you manage to colour on such a small scale with all that detail. Stunning x

  4. I LOVE steampunk, so I was thrilled to see this project from you for the 'vintage' challenge. This is definitely one of my most intricate images to date, and you managed to color it beautifully at such a small size. Amazing! Love all the details you put together for this tiny marvel of a project. Thank you so much for this fantastic inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xxx

  5. Amazing - something i would definitely love to purchase

  6. Gorgeous! I love this and want to alter a pocket watch now! Very inspiring. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  7. RoRa your project is perfect for the Left of Center Challenge this week - it is mixed media and left of center...good luck! Wendy (DT)

  8. Wow! I love all your details with the watch parts and also how you have even decorated the back! Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics, Jane DT x

  9. This is simply awesome... no words have nailed it very well..Thank you so much for joining us at A Beautiful Mess.

  10. Wow, this is gorgeous! You're coloring is beautiful and I love the gears. Thanks for sharing with us at LOC challenges.

  11. How do you do it!!?? This is stunning just like all your other projects!! You perfected the vintage look on this!! Amazing is all I have to say!!

  12. Beautiful work, Aurora! I love working with clocks and watches and your design is quite inspirational! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us here at Altered Eclectics!
    Chana, DT

  13. Love,love,love your pocket have given it so much detail and really is gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  14. Awesome colouring with the copic markers - and the pocket watch frame looks so cool! Wow!
    Thank you for sharing your fab steampunk project with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  15. Hi, a stunning project, fabulous colouring. Thank you for joining us with our first challenge at The Dark Attic Challenges.

    Hugs Erin xx

  16. I adore this piece! What a brilliant idea, especially with the theme you chose. Your color and texture is exquisite. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Wow, this is beautiful and I think your colouring is great. This has so many lovely little features it's hard to say what I like best...all of it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.