Sunday, 18 October 2009

Sunday Stamper - Week 75 - Message In A Bottle

Morning Stampers...

Thank you to all of you who have joined in with the challenge last week and if you posted after Thursday evening, apologies for not yet visiting...I am away at the Artsy Crafts weekend...did I mention that already? :O))

The theme this week is a double one - Messages & Bottles. I have done both for my entry, altering a bottle and leaving a little message in the neck of it. Poor Grim was forced to drink a whole bottle of beer for me to get this fab bottle...not that he needed much arm twisting LOL

To alter the bottle, I took lots of lengths of ribbon and lace and beaded fringing and sewed them together (for those who know me, yes, I actually got a needle and thread out) but after plenty of finger pricking, I gave up and used the Tim Holtz Mini Fastener ROFL

I made a little message for the bottle neck, using Grungepaper, Distress Inks and a Tim Holtz sentiment stamp. I love the look of this, it actually could be a cork....such is the nature of Grungepaper. The little tag is actually from the packaging of the Grungepaper, I have been keeping all of these .. how fab, they already have an eyelet set into them!

Next, I made 7 Grungepaper roses....blimey, this took ages and my stock of Grunge is now sadly depleted...need some more :O)) The roses were made using the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Dimensional Rose stamp and Distress Inks in a variety of colours. Once assembled, I made some stalks for the roses, twisting wire and then colouring it with Precious Metal paint. I added some little silver cups under the roses to make them look neat in the bottle.

To join in with the challenge, all you need to do is make anything arty, include some stamping and the theme and then leave a little comment for me with a link to the place you are showing your art.

Thanks for looking, I won't go on about the great time I am having at the Artsy Crafts weekend ... wouldn't want to make you green :O))

Hels x


Joy said...

Great way of using those gorgeous roses xx

Jennie said...

love the them.. means I can make anything? lol hope you are inky and messy..
Hugs xx

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Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sweet Grim...he is so obliging! Great project and am luvin' those roses GF! Can't wait to see what you did while away having fun.

JeanFB said...

So pretty, Hels - you are the queen of roses!

Lynn Stevens said...

Hels I hope you had a Grand time on your weekend away getting inky!!!!.Love your bottle and flowers.Poor grim having to drink that beer! It just so happens my post fits your theme this week. I just posted several bottles I did for Halloween. You can find it here trashtotreasureart be sure and sign up for my little giveaway while your there!

Shazza said...

fabulous stuff Hels, I adore the roses. Tries making one with Stitchels but I couldn't get the petals to bend so it looks a bit sad! Hope you are having a ball

Andrea said...

great piece of art Hels, love the roses and hope me doing just a message on the front of a card will be ok as blogging it later xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Well GF, I finally had time to play in your challenge and have posted mine

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