Friday, 6 August 2010

A pint a day keeps the Stamper at Play!

It's the *Boss* here ( that's Hels nickname for me!) , getting to play for the first time on what is technically the Creative Team's blog! I have been reading all your comments and am so glad everyone likes what is going on!
I thought I would have a little play with the new bottle stamp, and used a piece of mountboard as base which is actually an orangey red, so no inking there! I stamped up the dogstooth background in black archival ( I actually never use any other ink...hangs her head in shame, and slinks away.....), and taking the bottle stamp inked it in ..black archival. I used a mixture of orange and yellow distress inks to colour it up, with the minutest blue in the middle.
The words are computer generated and distress inked too.


I found these wonderful unused milk bottle tops in an antique shop, and just had to have them. I alcohol inked the top, and actually I poured the ink over it so I didn't crush it with the felt tool, mind you if you look closely , it did get crushed a little... Finally I added the drinking straw, orange , of course, and glued it all together. A smattering of rock candy crackle paint on the bottle and the words finished it off.


I also, as the Boss! lol, come bearing gifts, and if you become a follower, and add a comment to this post there is this wonderful candy for you to win! If you add this to your sidebar of your blog, you can be in with another chance, so that is THREE chances to win!


The comments will close on Monday.
Good Luck, and look out for the Minx tomorrow :)))
Happy Creating
Jennie

33 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

Love it Jennie, so inventive using those bottle tops, great find and I love the colours of the bottle, in fact I just love the bottle. Adding the straw is just that final touch it needs, very inventive and I love the creativity. Added the candy to my side bar. Tracy x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is way kewl Jen, luv the colors, and the straw, the bottle has so many ideas floating around. I'll get the thingies on my sidebar as soon as I figger out how to!

Sandra said...

thanks for the inspiration and fun!
Sandra

Rosemary said...

I wish I could get some of your inspiration from everyday things. Love this project.

Lynn Stevens said...

What cool milk bottle caps. I've never seen metal ones before, only cardboard types. And what a creative way you used them too.

Hels Sheridan said...

Coolio bottle... and lurve the bottle top... archival ink? Pah, I be a StaZon kinda gal LOL Fabby candy :O) Oh and if you have got a Pina Colada, can I have a slurp please??

Sid said...

Fab piece Jenny, those milk bottle foils no longer exist, but it looks super !!

Helen said...

Love that bottle stamp, I sense some shopping coming on, lol. I will add the candy picture to my blog when I get home as I am at work and I can't get it to do it here. I follow already. Love those bottle tops - Pevensey, Sussex right?

Joanne said...

I think Google and Blogger have been playing tricks 'cos I became a follower at the onset but just had a look and I'm not there - I am now.
My bottle stamp arrived yesterday from yourself and it's 'tops' - get that - bottle tops!! Oh dear sorry.
Luv Joanne xx

Anikraft said...

Nice candy, id love a chance of winning. Already a follower and enjoying the new challenge. Off to add the candy to my sidebar now!
Anika xxx

Lisa said...

lovely! I´m in for the candy and followed the three steps... =)

Glennis said...

This is just stunning, Jennie - the colours really 'pop'
Thanks for the chance of winning this yummy candy

inge said...

Hello Jennie,

who saved this vintage bottles and put them as treasures in the second hand shop ? Must have been someone like us...:)

Nice use you made of it on your card. I also like the bottle with the different colors and the crackle paint on it.

I would love to win some of these bottlecaps, not mentioning one of your stamps :)

greetings from belgium
Inge

Stampersue said...

Great project Jennie - I love the colours. The milk bottle tops were a great find.

Super Candy - will add to my blog as soon as I can but I have become a follower.

Stampersue

Minxy said...

another fab use for that jar.. and what a cool bottle top find, the 2 go together perfectly

janeyc49@blogspot.com said...

How cool is that ! brilliant. Love the colours Jennie.

Netty said...

The milk bottle top does it for me Jenny, that is really cool, love it. Annette x

Claire said...

What a stunner! I love that bottle,such a versatile stamp. The bottle cap is fab. Off to pop a link on my sidebar
Claire xx

My name is CINDY...... said...

Love the bottle that is so different! Takes me back to school days when we used to get little bottles of milk at playtime.... OK yes I am VERY old. Put me in for the candy - I'm following but find those die bar additions a little challenging lol...

Malwina said...

thanks for the chance to win!

Piddawinkle said...

that is great so creative

Denise said...

I am already a follower! Love your new bottle stamp. You are so creative :)

Alison said...

This is brilliant Jennie, what a great find those bottle tops were! I love the colours you used too! xx

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love this! And the chance to win those items? Oh yes, love that as WELL! *smiles*

I'm having a give-away on my blog as well. Won't you stop by when you get a chance this weekend?

Have an art-filled weekend!!

Heather x said...

Oh the possibilities of that jar/bottle! Love what you have created Jennie.....so cool!
Thanks for the chance to win hun :0) I will put a link on my sidebar.
*hugs* Heather x

p.s I am already a follower.

Ally said...

Wow, what a lovely piece and a great idea too. Great inspiration!

Esther said...

I'm loving the Creative Teams' blog, what fantastic inspiration and now a chacne to win candy...what more could we ask !!
Esther x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Really need that bottle stamp....fab piece of Artwork. I love it. Off to add the candy to my blog!

xx

Chrissie said...

Great piece Jennie,already a follower,would love to win your candy
Chrissie x

smarcoux said...

Jennie love your work and a chance for a free giveaway .. bonus.
Sandy

Tigs said...

What a find! Looking forward to seeing more inspiration on your blog.

Baseret said...

Beautiful card!! The inking on the jar is gorgeous!

Elaine said...

Love the use of the bottle top. I keep getting strange looks for buying odd things, but you never know when these things will come in handy!!