Tuesday, 3 August 2010

On The Bottle...

... I got my new stamps this morning so had to have a little play with them... the bottle stamp is just FAB isn't it? It comes plain and SteamPunky too :O))




I altered a wooden frame, painting it with Traditional Tan paint, covering this with Rock Candy Cracklepaint and then using Mini Misters with Perfect Pearls and Re-inkers mixed with water, to make a colouration for the background... The bottle was stamped onto a piece of mountboard, coloured with Tumbled Glass and then painted with Rock Candy Crackle. Once this had dried, I smudged some Inka Gold over the top of the crackles to make them look...erm.. more crackled!




The flowers are made from Flower Power, Flower Fever and the new Flower Blooms plates, stamped onto Grungepaper and coloured with Distress Inks, then I used some backgrounds to overstamp a pattern onto them. They were then all curled up and stuck together with some little strips of Grungepaper behind them to make stems.. then popped into the bottle.




The centre was made using card, Distress Inks and a couple of Tim Holtz collection stamps... and then I added some Glossy Accents to highlight words... finally, I added a little golden chain (from a Jamboree Bag) and stamped some of Tim's butterflies onto Grungepaper, added Enamel Accents for the bodies and popped them onto the frame. Oh and then colour I used for the butterflies is Broken China. Thanks for looking... have you had chance to play at the Something Old, Something New challenge yet??? It is open til August 31st and there is some delish Candy up for grabs too! TTFN

Hels x

19 comments:

Tess said...

As I said before...love it, love it, love it.....

Cardarian said...

Love your bottle - vase and the flowers in it are lovely!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Tracy Evans said...

Yummy. Think that bottle will be my next order, I love it. So much detail Hels, and the crackle looks fab. Great piece. Tracy x

Kathy Eddy said...

Lovely as always Hels!

whyducks said...

Love this it is really lovely art x

Minxy said...

looking grand missus

Jennie said...

What a luverly bunch of flowers :)) love how you have used the bottle

Julia Dunnit said...

It's a fab piece Hels. Yeah, that bottle jar is gonna be very useful..and oh - a jamboree bag? exactly how old is your stash?!!

Piddawinkle said...

ooh yes back from my internetless week at mums, will be putting this challenge on my to do list, great blog :)

ellen said...

As always - LOVE your work - this is no exception! That bottle is super cool - may have to get it :)
Hugs, Els. xxx

wwilloww said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!

Sid said...

Fab stamps used in a fab way !!

Helen said...

Love it here too! I thought though, with a whole new blog to play on, you may use different paint.... rofl.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

You already know I think it's fab Hels but forgot to say the flowers are lush and look fantastic in the bottle ;-)
Anne xx

Cynthia a.k.a. Cynnie said...

This is a fun piece...love the quote too!

Lori said...

LOVE IT!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Anything that comes in a bottle is good! And yours does have a clear liquid in it, right! Luv the piece, and the flowers, gotta' get me some bottles, the ideas are pouring out.

Alison said...

Absolutely gorgeous frame Hels! Love the new stamps & the colours!

Alison x

Doone said...

lovely work, I really like your colour and texture cominations and the way the eye is drawn to the text - It reminded me of one of my favorite quotes:

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship...(Louisa May Alcott)