Wednesday 15 June 2011

Shabby Chic Bottle

Hi |Everyone

I still haven't got my main PC back so today I have had to load PhotoShop Elements and start again with this post (the original is sitting in Windows Live Writer on the hard disk of the other machine).

Anyway today it is the next challenge for Divas by Design and for this next fortnight we want you to show us anything but a card.

I have wanted to alter a bottle for ages and so I had a go. Can you recognise the bottle (only if you like coffee!!!!!)? I will tell you at the end of the post.

The photos show the changes made. You can see I have used paint - and I used the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paint - lace, ribbon, net, string, buttons, beads, a key, a link from a belt and a metal butterfly with some chain.

The bottle painted with 2 layers of paint and crackle glaze between them. All by PaperArtsy.

The top was painted with the PaperArtsy gold paint.

Did you guess the bottle? It is one that had Gingerbread syrup in it that I love in coffee. The same as you can get in Costas.

So show us what you are making at the moment that isn't a card for your chance to win a prize from Crafty pad and we will come and leave you some love.

Before I finish I had a fabulous morning meeting up with another blogging friend. Irene lives very close to me and is sister in law to Shirley who I met up with a few weeks ago. She is encouraging me to start some classes so I am definitely going to set something up. Thanks Irene for your support and advice.

Take care everyone and thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Kathyk said...

FAB project, your bottle looks FABULOUS - likeing the sound of the ginger syrup too!


Netty said...

Terrific altered bottle, love it. Annette x

Irene said...

Brenda, so love the bottle, a fantastic creation. bless your heart. you are such a sweetheart, so enjoyed meeting you and thanks for the coffee and chat. Really glad, you are serious about the classes.
Irene x

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, love the bottle - it's tres chic and so somehow (don't know why) makes me think of Paris! Sarah

Lisa Jane said...

wow the bottle looks fab and wouldnt have looked out of place at Beths art college this evening. I love the cream and gold
Lisa x

Juls said...

oooooooooooh wow!!! I love this so so much!!!! Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

I would never have thought have altering a bootle Brenda, this is truly stunning work. So much detail & texture. xx

Sue B said...

Ooh love this! What a lovely idea to jazz up a bottle. Love all the textures and little details!

Hugs Sue xx

Stampin Lucy said...

You have such a talent. Your art is amazing and I could never make things look at shabby chic as you do...I am in awe!! This is stunningly gorgeous!

Dorothy said...

Totally awesome!!

Jen said...

Wow! I would never thought to alter old bottle!! These are beautiful!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda this is one awesome looking creation to think that it was just a white bottle and you have worked your magic and created this wonderful item, absolutely beautiful.
Lorraine x

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a lovely altered bottle. So many amazing layers and details! just love it. take care, gerri