Wednesday, 17 September 2008

In My Pocket.......There Is A Bottle Cap

Morning Peeps,

Thank you to all of you who joined in with the last challenge - and a big congrats to Calv for having a certain Mr Holtz visit his Blog :O)) *am not at all jealous, reallly!!!*

This week the new theme is Bottle Cap. As usual, you need to make your Pocket to the dimensions on the template (below) and hide your Bottle Cap inside the flap of your Pocket.

You can decorate your Pocket however you like and it is a "free" theme this week which means you can let your imagination run riot and make whatever you like :O))

For my entry I used Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Dusty Concord and blended them together using a Blending Tool. The Distress Inks are available from The Artistic Stamper. The stamping of the main image inside was masked before I coloured the card, then I simply painted in the dress and postmark etc using a waterbrush and distress re-inkers.

I added a little BottleCap to the inside - it is one of the "bought" ones instead of my usual ones that I nick of the top of Grim's beer bottles. LOL The reason for using a bought one is that they are slightly flattened on the edges so they are easier to conceal. I stamped the little girl image onto Rustic Gem paper and then cut out and popped into the Bottle Cap. I added Glossy Accents all over the top of the paper insert and let it dry. I then ran a gold Krylon around the edge of the Bottle Cap just to make the colour co-ordinate better.

I have a set of "Inchie" stamps, that have the main image I used, in minature, so I used this on a piece of 1" square stampbord, scratched it a little bit to define it and then added this to the front of the Pocket.

Do you like my new "binding" stamp that I used on the top and inside of the Pocket? I love it! I have been wanting something like this for a while now and when I saw it on Scrapz the other day, I just had to be nawty and buy it :O)) It is from River City Rubber Works and the other stamps I used are from Lost Coast Designs, Catslife Press and Penny Black.

Thanks for looking and please remember to add a post on here along with a link to the place you are showing your entry for this week.

Have a good day pain has been really bad the past few days which is why I haven't had chance to be here much :O(( However, I am planning to make my Sunday Stamper entry later today, so will update that post soon....if you haven't joined in the Sunday Stamper before, please have a peep at the post below this one and see if it takes your fancy...the rules for this are soooo simple - all you need to do is make something that has stamping on it that fits in with the theme!


Hels x


Jennie said...

love the pocket especially the saying ;) x

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful pocket love the colours and stamps gorgeous xx

Andrea said...

what a beautiful pocket, colours are fab and love the stamps Hels xx

The Crimson Moon said...

Gorgeous work hels!

Liz x

Liverpool Lou said...

It's lovely Hels, the colours look lovely and yes the 'binding' stamp is great
Anne xx

Angie C said...

Stunning pocket Hels, love your binding stamp!!

I've half done mine - it's just drying so hopefully I'll be able to post it tomorrow :-)

Linda Elbourne said...

A lovely pocket Hels and you have just reminded me ... I have that binding stamp too ... have n't used it yet though **LOL**

Angie C said...

I've put my pocket on my blog - hope you likey

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous pocket as usual Hels xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pocket Hels, love all the stamps you've used! Sorry to hear the pain's still really bad, hope it gets sorted soon! xx

Ann said...

Gorgeous pocket Hels xxx

* Shaz * said...

have done mine now :0))

Carol said...

Hi Hels
Hope you're feeling a tad better today
I made a pocket for the challenge - my bottle cap is a bit pants - lol

The pocket card is Here>

Calv said...

I love the dusty concord Hels, it's my fave colour from blending at the mo and looks great on this pocket. Love that binding stamp, gives a lot or realism to the pocket.

Hels said...

:O)) thanks for joining in peeps...hav paid you a visit and left you messages xx

Craftyideas said...

Have put my pocket in my blog Sorry I am a bit late but couldnt find a bottle cap! xx

Sue said...

Love your pocket, Hels :)
Finally made a pocket of my own. Tis on my blog. x

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