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Hello Friends!! Happy Sunday! I decided to work on altering a bottle and creating a matching card. I've been admiring the altered bottles I've seen in blog land and I decided to work on one my self. There are various styles and approaches to altering a bottle but I wanted to create mine in a vintage shabby chic style.
The bottle makes for a great home decor item that can be placed on a night stand or to decorate an end table. It can also be used as a container to hold embellishments, buttons, lace, prima flowers, beads, etc.
First of all I worked on a card to match the bottle using the same embellishments so they coordinate with one another. I used a vintage image that I found at Vintage Holiday Crafts. I cut a strip of fabric and stamped flowers and sentiments using my Unity Stamps. I used Tim Holtz distress ink as well as SU Buckaroo Blue to ink up the stamps. I then created a bow with lace and attached a tag to it.
I sewn together a fabric flower and added a pearl to the center and adhered it to the bow. Finally, I added a lucite flower bead with a pearl bead to the center and a rose button to embellish the card.
I basically created the same design to the bottle as my card using the exact same embellishments. The only thing that I didn't add to the card that is on the bottle is the stamped clothes pin. . .again using the same sentiment stamp that I used to decorate the fabric strip. I tied the fabric around the bottle and tied a bow with the lace and added the flower and tag like I did with the card.
I love stamping on clothes pins. . .they are such a fun way to decorate a plain ole' clothes pin! You can't really see it too well in the photo but I also added the lucite flower and rose button to the side of the clothes pin.
I added the same bird image to the bottle by just inserting it into the bottle. I didn't glue it into the bottle, it's just there. It's an easy way to decorate the inside of the bottle.
To decorate the bottle cap all I did was decoupage a circle designer paper and added the rose button to the center. I also added lace and beads around the side of the bottle cap.
I have plans to alter more bottles! It's really fun. I have a lot of fun ideas on how to decorate the bottles. I can't wait to alter another one! It's a great way to salvage a bottle . . .rather than throwing it away, it's an eco-friendly way to refurbish it and create something pretty out of it! Try it out. . it's really fun!
Anyway, that's it for today. I'm hoping I can work on another one this week!!
Hope you all have a fabulous Sunday!!!
Hello Friends! Happy Saturday! It's Crazy 4 Challenges time again! Gosh, the last time I made a card was on the last C4C . . .I'm seriously slacking when it comes to card making nowadays! Well, luckily if it weren't for C4C. . .I probably would not have made a card!
Well, this week Lynda challenged us again with a fun challenge and this week it's a sketch challenge. I haven't done one of those for quite a while now so it's a nice change! Yay! Be sure to stop by C4C and check out all the lovely cards the crazy gals created this week or stop by their individual blogs:
Hi Friends! A post! Wow! I haven't been blogging much, it seems but I have been crafting. I don't like posting projects that appear too similar to a previous post. I mean who wants to see a similar project but just in a different color or variation? I don't know, I just don't think you do. Well, I did create a pair of vintage inspired earrings and a few yo-yo fabric flowers yesterday. A little different. . .I've never created yo-yo flowers so this project was fun to make.
I really love vintage style jewelry! Although the beads and findings aren't vintage, they do have a touch of vintage flare to them with the antique brass flowers and pearls. The earrings are pretty dainty. ..measuring only 2.5" in length, I like how feminine they look. It's an understated accessory. When I wear necklaces, I don't like wearing bold or large earrings because it just feels like it's too much. I've seen women who wear large bold earrings with an ornate necklace and I don't know, I just think it starts to look a bit loud. . .sorry, I don't mean to offend anyone . . .it's just my taste. . .I don't like looking overly stated and overly accessorized.
I worked on a few yo-yo fabric flowers. I had to hand sew them. . .I tried to make them using the sewing machine and nope, it didn't work out too well. . . so hand sew it is. I have a ton of fabrics and haven't been quite in the mood to sew bags or aprons. I've been really lazy lately when it comes to sewing. I need to allot some time to work on sewing projects. . .it's not something you can do on the fly.
Here is another set that I created. I like mixing the crochet flowers with the yo-yo flowers. I think I'm going to work on more of them!
Anyway. . .I've been having terrible allergy attacks lately and today, I haven't sneezed yet so I better work on a few things before I start sneezing again. I can't craft when I'm having allergy attacks. . .it just makes me so miserable but right now, I'm okay. Yay!
I listed these items in my Etsy Shop: Inspired & Unscripted. Stop by my shop and check out the other items I've listed as well.
Hello Friends!! It's Crazy 4 Challenges time again and this week, Lynda challenged us to create a card using a twine, floss, or thread! Lil' Inker Designs is our sponsor this week and is offering a set of stamps for the winner! Yay! Hope you'll play along with us this week!
Hey Friends! It's that time again! It's Crazy 4 Challenges time and this week Lynda's challenge is to create a masculine card. Considering Father's Day is right around the corner, this is a perfect challenge. I don't make masculine cards too often. . .actually rarely. . .as a matter of fact, only when Father's Day comes along or it's my husband's birthday.
Stop by Crazy 4 Challenges and check out all the awesome masculine cards the crazy gals created or stop by their individual blogs:
Hi Friends! I made another pair of earrings!! Yay! I haven't created any jewelry for over a month and in the past few days I've been on the roll! It's really fun to see the end result of your hard work. It's very satisfying.
Anyway. . .a little info on this pair of earrings that I created. The heart bead is made of agate and the flowers are made of lucite. It took quite of time to put all the beads and flowers together but it's sort of therapeutic. It has a very dainty romantic look to it! I'm going to work on more earring and maybe the next one won't be pink! Hehe. . .I'm so into pink right now.
There are a total of 9 round beads and 4 lucite flowers and the one agate heart bead on each earring. I was having a bit of a problem putting together the finding and the beads together because of the size so I had to buy a magnifying glass lamp. Wow, it sure made a difference. The magnifying glass lamp made it so easy to see what I am doing!!!
I'm planning to make another set. Hopefully, I have enough of the same beads to create another one.
I listed this pair of earring in my Etsy store: Inspired & Unscripted
That's it for today! Hope you all have a wonderful Friday!
Hi Friends! I worked on a few more earrings. I love dainty earrings. . .soft and romantic. There's something very feminine about them. . .they're understated but still stand out. Creating for me is very random. One day, I'll love bold colors, the next day, pink, white, vanilla. Right now I'm in the soft color phase.
I won't go into the mechanics of the earrings. The components of the earrings are quite simple. I did use resin rose beads and a polished marble heart bead to create this pair of earrings. I used an antique bronze hook and findings to give it a more vintage appearance.
With this one, I used antique silver butterfly beads, vintage pearls and lucite flower bead. I'm waiting for a few bead caps that I purchased. Hopefully, they'll arrive soon so I can use them on the earrings. Bead caps give earrings a pretty vintage shabby chic look.
Anyway, I listed these earrings in my Etsy Shop: Inspired & Unscripted