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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

So Sentimental - Craft-Room Challenge DT

Hi, I hope you're all well.  Milder weather seems to have arrived in our little corner of the UK, which is nice for a change!  It's time for a new theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and this time it's the turn of our very talented Mervi to choose our theme, and she has chosen

So Sentimental
 Mervi would like to see your text, script or messages clearly, 
but otherwise your creation can be anything self-made and new!


The entries into our "In the Library" challenge were gorgeous, by the way, and Debi will be back next Tuesday with her Top 3 and winner.

For this theme, I decided to decorate a large perfume bottle I'd picked up from Dunelm Mill last week.

I used some pre-printed tissue paper which I bought from Crafty Individuals, cut it to size, and gave it a couple of coats of watered down emulsion.  I then over-stamped it with the background stamp from TH Papillon set and a SU flourish, then adhered to the main body and the neck of the bottle with multi matte medium.  The sentiment on the front of the bottle is by Darkroom Door.

I added some lace, a beaded trim and narrow ribbon with a glue gun, and to the stopper of the bottle I added a ball chain with some charms: a key, a heart padlock, part of a recycled necklace, and a bezel with a CI stamped image and a metal corner encased in Ice Resin.  A little Paperartsy Metallic Glaze was painted onto the rim of the bottle, and also the bottom part of the stopper.


Our sponsor this fortnight is:

Tando Creative

manufacturers of fabulous chipboard and chipboard shapes.

We'd love it if you joined us, and if you'd like some more inspiration, please drop by the challenge and see the fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team.

Thank you for dropping by, a big hello to my new followers, and have a wonderful week!

Maria x


11 comments:

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Maria,
wow this fabulous, beautiful sample.
I just found a beautiful bottle too, thanks for this inspiration;-))m

Zoe Sanderson said...

Amazing what you can find at Dunelm Mill this bottle gave you a great base to work on and all your additions have made it into a lovely treasure. XOXO Zoe

Debi said...

This is just Delish Maz!!! Debi x

hazel said...

A stunning decorated bottle Maria, I love all the bits that you've used to decorate it.
xxx Hazel.

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Maria...you always have such wonderful ideas....adore it! Wishes, Suzanne xx

Karen Fury said...

once again you have made something beautiful out of something boring,....I love all your little additions and what a lovely sentiment! Wonderful as ever X

butterfly said...

Brilliant altered bottle - just wonderful... and one of my favourite quotes - I love this!
Alison x

Esther said...

HI Maz - wow what a stunning creation, what a fab idea ! Esther xx

Alexa said...

Lovely bottle and a great quote!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic idea, your altered bottles looks wonderful.

Pia S said...

What a beautifully decorated perfume bottle! The lace adds to the feminine, vintage feel of the bottle, and all the metal and beads are such perfect details!