Monday, March 5, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Bottle it

Hello Everybody! Thank you for playing along with our last Challenge! The winners will be announced this Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your winning week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Your Bottles! If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create something with a bottle anywhere on your work... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! Before you start take a look at what the Design Team came up with...
Tracy's vintage bottle began with a technique from Wendy Vecchi using Glue N' Seal and Clear Rock Candy adding into the mix plenty of butterscotch Alcohol Ink. No bottle is complete without flowers and here they come in the form of Tattered Florals cut from vintage paper and coloured with Distress Ink wild honey. A little more interest has been added with Idea-Ology Foliage and Ornate Plate.

Candy employed Wendy Vecchi's Faux Crazed Glass Technique to create these beautiful shabby chic bottles.  Matte Glue N Seal followed by Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint gives that beautiful crazed effect.  Add some Ranger Archival Ink to create colored glass.  Platinum Stickles, Distress Inks, dainty flowers, Glimmer Mist Sprays and some Ideaology elements really add to their charm.
After some great advice Terry created a card with the fabulous Wendy Vecchi stamps. She adorned Bottle Caps with images and words, used Aged Mahogany Ink and Crackle Distress Paint on her heart and placed a tiny love letter in a Vial Lots of Crackle Distress Paint, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo inks are used on the background, along with Wendy Vecchi Art Part leaves, all finished off with a wonderful Just Flutterby Butterfly.
Ellen took a trip to Studio 490 this week, using Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts to create a piece of wall art. She used these Art Parts: flourish frame, queens and crowns, jar, flower, and scissors; She covered the frame and the base with Basic Grey paper, stamped the Studio 490 script stamp on the frame, finishing with some idea-ology pen nibs and vintage buttons.
Lynne obviously doesn't know the difference between a bottle and a jar, they are both made outta glass right???!??! she had an idea in her mind of a luminary and just couldn't shake it so she ran with it....Using Wendy Vecchi's AMAZING technique she created the flower and fir sprigs using Clearly for Art ~ WhiteOut, Glue and Seal, Distress Crackle Paint ~ Rock Candy and a generous portion of Alcohol Inks. She cut her flowers using the Mini Tattered Floral and the sprigs from the Tattered Pinecone.
With *bottle it* at this week's theme, Nancy chose to use Graphic 45's An ABC Primer as a starting point.  She stamped the little girl image from Primer 1 Cling Stamp Set and then colored her in with Copic Markers before popping her up on the tag. Thinking *reading, writing and 'rithmetic, Nancy bottled one of  Tim Holtz Idea-ology pen nibs and then added an Idea-ology Memo Pin with a stamp image from An ABC Primer.
The infamous JPG perfume bottle was a mannequin waiting to happen! Sarah altered her bottle with Pool Alcohol ink, clothed her in Tissue Tape adding colour with Red Pepper Color Wash and Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain. Tattered Leaves wings, Idea-ology and a stand created from old clock parts complete her 'Mademoiselle'. 
Dan decided to dig out his supply of Lucky Squirrel clear shrink plastic to complete the cover of his funky mini-journal.  After stamping the All Bottled Up stamp with black Archival ink, he coloured them with Promarkers, shrank them and then added some Claudine Hellmuth white paint behind the bottle tops.  He stamped the Memory Box blank ticket onto kraft cardstock, mounted it on the cover and then added the bottles and beads strung onto gold wire.
I went for the whole bottled Pixie Dust thang this week ... Lots of Delicious Studio 490 background and flower stamps; Tim Holtz Stamps; Art Parts and Idea-Ology. The roof is made using Grungepaper cut with Tim Holtz's On The Edge Scallop die. The Pixie Dust is captured in a Corked Vial and no house is complete without a few Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Backed Canvas Butterflies die cut using a Movers and Shapers Die and a Dylusion's Spider!
Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work...Just click on their names! We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme! Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is once again giving away a $50 gift voucher!
The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday, 11th March 2012 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made!


  1. it's an excellent idea. But DT has done all idea works.
    I joke I'm sure I could find one
    Congratulations for all of them for their projects.

  2. Stunning projects! They are all so beautiful I shouldn't select any as my favourites, but The mannequin & the notebook cover are really excellent.

  3. You've done some fantastic bottels, but my favourite is Candy Cowel shabby shic bottes, I love them!

  4. Brilliant ideas by the design team! Interesting Challenge! Will definitely need to think about this one for awhile!

  5. WOW!!

    What a great way to start the day...
    a little coffee & LOTS of AMAZING ART!!!

    It's such a thrill for me to see what others create, using my products. Today I'm totally blown away!


    ps...I'll be adding a link to my blog post today to share your art with my blog friends.

  6. Fun, fun, fun! Just bought the bottles and had a great time making this--no blog, but I posted it in my flickr group with your link.

  7. Wow!!! Thank so everyone with your generous and supportive comments! I think I speak for all of our DT when I say that we LOVE making projects for our challenge blog! We love creating anything from cards to intricate dimensional art. We hope to inspire you, educate you on how to use products and encourage you to experiment with your own creativity! <3 Candy

  8. Woww Ditto Candy on that. Thank you so much everyone for your very sweet comments. Hugs Terry xxxxx and lets create and make ART.xxxx

  9. I love this weeks challenge! It was instant inspiration! Loving what people have posted so far... will continue to look back throughout the week.

  10. Great DT inspiration... liked this one

  11. WoWzA, such fabulous inspiration from the DT! Simply amazing!

    Thank you for a fun challenge!!

  12. Lovely work DT...but my best this week was Dan's dress amazing!

  13. Wonderful bottle DT creations. Instead of having to think outside the box the challenge made us think inside the bottle. I'm fond of my daughter's artwork and of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow so I figured why not combine the two and put a Pirate ship in a bottle.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. Yes you got us hitting the bottle on this one! Fabulous challenge and DT work!

  15. Gorgeous creations by the design team and a fabulous challenge!! Thank you!!
    Hazel xx

  16. Thanks for the great inspiration and the challenge.


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