I wasn't really sure how to make a beating heart but into my head popped the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz who was given a clockwork heart and so I've made my version of that! The cogs, heart and frame of the Studio 490 pocket watch Art Part all had metal tape on them with Alcohol Ink over the top and two layers of clear UTEE. The base of the pocket watch was painted white, had Vintage Photo Distress Ink rubbed over the top with Black Soot Distress Ink on the edges. I stamped the watch face over the top and then added a layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint. Once that was dry (as in the photo) I added the frame and then filled in the clock face with a layer of Glossy Accents.
They were all attached to some garden wire that I fashioned into a tag shape (with a little sari ribbon tied to the top too!). I added Alcohol Ink to the frame first giving it an aged patina but I'm not sure you can see this in the photos so you'll just have to trust me! I couldn't decide if the clock should have hands or not... I decided that if it's a weathered timepiece then they have probably fallen off...!!!
The words are from Tim Holtz' Chit Chat stickers but the word 'Mechanical' is part of a PaperArtsy stamp.
I really enjoyed this challenge and hope that you feel inspired to play along too!