Wow, this is my 50th blog post already and I have to say that it has been a lot of fun joining the world of crafty bloggers. So much talent, inspiration, lovely new people and my blog list is huge.
Anyway, I had an unexpected evening at home last night as the once a month Stampin'Up card class run by my friend was cancelled. Well this opportunity to craft didn't pass me by as all week I have wanted to take part in the Out of a Hat Creations challenge 27 to 'Decorate a Bottle or Jar'. I already had a glass swing-top bottle which I found at my Dad's house about a year ago but I've never come up with the idea of what to do with it...until last night that is!
I started by covering the bottle with different size strips of Ranger metal foil tape, this was my first time using this product and I have to admit that I didn't try the rivet markings this time but instead just made line marks across the joints. Next I covered the metal tape with black Adirondack acrylic paint and once it had dried a little I removed some of the paint again using kitchen roll to get an aged and distressed look. Finally I covered the metal tape with Rock Candy and left it to dry. I embellished the bottle by adding a thin strip of metal round the neck in order to give a clean finish to the top of the metal foil tape, added Tim Holtz film strip with a black stone at each end and a Tim Holtz timepiece with 2 spinners as my main focal point. I decided that my bottle looked unfinished so I tied 3 pieces of ribbon to one side of the swing mechanism, stamped a Dylusions spider on to shrink plastic and attached it to the other side. I then attached another piece of ribbon around the top of the bottle neck. To finish my project I thought the Stampotique face would look brilliant, I also stamped the appropriate spooky date and covered both pieces in rock candy crackle paint. Once the 2 pieces were dry I attached them to a kebab stick which I had painted black. I stood the stick in the bottle holding it in place with a piece of black netting.
I am also going to enter this piece into the following monthly challenges that I participate in:
Inspiration Emporium Spooktacular Decorations
Happy Daze Design Team Something Wicked This Way Comes