Friday, April 04, 2014

Craft Stamper Make It,Take It Challenge - Bottles

This month's challenge at Craft Stamper Make It, Take It is all about bottles.  Altered bottles, wine bottle tags, cards with bottle image stamps, bottle wraps, whatever you can think of, as long as your project relates to bottles and includes stamping.

Several years ago there was a little craze for altering small bottles (these ones are about 2 inches high) and I have some left over, but they are in a safe place.  Very safe.  I've no idea where.  So I borrowed some from my friend Elsa until I find my stash.  You need to prep your bottle by washing it in washing up liquid and removing all trace of any sticky labels, then rinse and dry it thoroughly.

I sponged on Jaquard Lumiere metallic paints, starting with Olive at the bottom then Pearl Blue, then Opal White around the top.  It dries really quickly.  Then I smeared some Indigo Blu Flitter Glu around the bottom of the bottle then stuck some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel and heated it to set.

The butterfly stamps and dies are Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes and the butterfly word is from STAMPlorations MOM Subway Art Builders - Unconditional Love.  I wrapped some blue wire around the neck to finish off.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog challenge and take a look at what the rest of the Design Team have made, and join in to win!


I had the pleasure of meeting up with some of my Make It, Take It teamies at Port Sunlight on Saturday:

Linda, me, Nikki, Elizabeth
I was very restrained.  I didn't get anything on my list, but didn't go home empty-handed either :)

I'll be back next Friday with a card featuring bottle images.


  1. Hi Shirley, your little altered bottle is adorable .... I love the colours.
    It was so nice to meet you, and Elizabeth at Port Sunny, looks like you had a great time, your stash looks fab.
    Have a lovely weekend ..... hugs Linda xx

  2. What an Awesome project Shirley!!! So Pretty with the bottle and butterflies.

  3. This project looks beautiful, especially the colors on the bottles :) n those butterflies :)

  4. Gorgeous bottle Shirley, great to meet up with and the other girls. Topped up my stash nicely as well. Elizabeth xxx

  5. Very clever creation Shirley. Love the sign and butterflies. Take bow. You deserve it.

  6. This little bottle is stunning, Shirley ... such gorgeous colours and I love the embossing enamel at the bottom! Looks as though you had fun with your teamies ... 'restrained' shopping is always good! Anita :)

  7. Wonderful Spring type bottle! Love the butterflies. It is so nice you girls were able to get together. I'm jealous!

  8. Look at you girls out shopping!!! It is great to see your faces :) I would never have thought of putting the lumiere paints on glass...I must give that a go. A tastefully gorgeous make Shirley.
    Dot x

  9. Cool, trendy, awesome, beautiful colors and amazing technique.

    Another pretty picture of your crafting place better to meet than in a craft supply store!!!

  10. Gorgeous, I absolutely LOVE your bottle - so creative!

  11. Adoreable, looove your bottle and so happy you all had a chance to meet up Shirley!
    Big hugs

  12. The first thing that entered my head when I saw your altered bottle? Oh my goodness that's absolutely gorgeous!! And it is!! ;)

  13. This is really sweet, a cute little bottle, love the colours. It was great to meet you at Port Sunlight, and Elizabeth, and catch up with Lindy Lou and Susan. I still didn't buy anything! xx