Friday, 1 January 2016

A new year challenge at CVC

This is my second post for today so if you missed my new year's greeting and project for the new challenge at A Vintage Journey please take a look Here.

Our new theme at Country View Challenges was chosen by me and is -

I created a table decoration for my New Year's Eve party.


Life began as an old glass Starbucks caramel syrup bottle and I gave it a coat of matte medium glue and when dry a coat of rustic DecoArt chalky finish paint.


I added die-cuts and Tim Holtz industrious sticker borders ......


.... and then a coat of DecoArt black gesso.


Over this I dabbed DecoArt media gold acrylic paint and because it was too bright I dripped over prussian blue, but I couldn't achieve the effects I wanted so I ended up dabbing over a coat of black.


To give me the metallic effects back over the top of the black paint I brushed over treasure gold and treasure pewter and the patterns and raised areas came back to life.


To add just a little more zest I used a fine paintbrush with the gold acrylic and dry brushed the stars and the 2016 die-cuts.


Knowing that I wanted to use this as my New Years Eve party table decoration I used Tim's snowflake rosette die with silver, gold and glitter card making double snowflakes to go back to back over BBQ sticks.


After I had added some gold Christmas twigs with baubles on and set it on the table ......





 ..... it reminded me of fireworks and looked lovely once the party arrived and we had the Christmas lights on and candles lit.

Thanks for joining me for a second time today and over 2015, I have really appreciated you visits, comments and continuing support. If you are wondering if I have a new years resolution? I have just one  --------  and that is to try and get over to your blogs more often than I have this year. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon. And to those of you who follow me by email - thank you for taking the time to pop in and see what I have been creating and making. I regularly look on Blogger stats to see my page views and am staggered that I get between 300 and 700 page-views a day. That just blows my mind.

Wishing you peace, joy and happiness for 2016.

hugs Brenda xxxx



16 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

This new year decoration is awesome, Brenda!!! I just love the transformation of your bottle! xxx

butterfly said...

Just love all the gold and black layers building up to that fabulous patina. And it looks so fantastic as the table centrepiece - hope you had a great party!
Alison xx

A Pink said...

Fabulous altered bottle ! Brenda Love all the grungy tones. Equally fab snowflakes rosettes . A wonderful table decoration that I'm sure was a crowd pleaser .
Happy New Year x

hazel said...

Happy New Year Brenda, I love your decorated bottle, it must have looked wonderful on your table.
xxx Hazel.

2amscrapper said...

This is a great idea--looks stunning

jasann said...

Thank you so much for showing us this fabulous piece of work, it is beautiful!!!!!

Nan G said...

This is beautiful! Sorry I missed the party. ;) Wishing you a healthy and creative New Year.

rachel said...

This is awesome Brenda - I absolutely love it!!! Great step by step too - fabulous detail! Happy New Year to you! Hugs Rachel x

Buttons said...

What a fabulous way to emulate fireworks Brenda! Hope you all had a fantastic start to the year at the party. Happy New Year my friend! Jenny xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful alteration and just love how you have displayed it! xxx

Cheryl Johnson said...

What a wonderful table decoration. Oh the layers! It is beautiful. Happy New Year.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This really is amazing Brenda! Chrisx

Julia Aston said...

What a spectacular centerpiece for New Years Brenda! Your bottle looks wonderful with all of it's layers of paints/pastes/colors!! and the fun 'fireworks' exploding from it! Julia xx

Shirley said...

Love the bottle idea and definitely the snowflakes. Thank you!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Brenda, that is fabulous! Love the depth of colour you achieved with your multiple layers and how brilliant to use the die cuts and Industrious stickers. The snowflake rosettes look just like fireworks, what a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, all best wishes in 2016! Deb xo

Barbara Schiassi said...

I think this project is absolutely amazing! What a beautiful idea to alter a bottle! love this work! BArbarayaya