Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A bottle of Orange

Hello Everyone,
Thank you as always for your visit, I really appreciate it.
Today I am posting my entry for this months Indigo Blu forever 21 challenge which has the theme of Chocolate Orange which you can find Here.  I fancied doing something a bit different to a card and was inspired by a feature by Helen Chilton in this months Craft Stamper magazine who was showing how to decorate glass bottles. 
 I found this little bottle on a stall at a local fair last weekend and it had no stopper but I really liked the shape of it and thought it was perfect for this project. 

I started by stamping the Indigo Blu Poppy stamp onto tissue paper with Stayzon then painting the flowers from the back with acrylic paints.  I used matte medium to stick it to the bottle and left it to dry.

I used the hair from the Indigo Blu Juliet stamp to stamp all 4 sides of the bottle with versamark, then sprinkled gold embossing powder over it.

I stamped again over where I did the gold, again with the Juliet stamp but this time using flitter glu and gilding flakes this added a lovely collection of colours that complimented the colours of the flowers.

 I found a cheap wine bottle stopper that had been floating around the house for years and was never used as wine always seems to come with a screw cap these days so I claimed it.  I forgot to take a before photo, but it was just plain silver in colour which looked odd so I got to work colouring it with my alcohol inks orange & butterscotch.  The top was just a plain cube so I gave it some interest with a few small jewellery discs I had in my stash, and a beaded chain around the shank. 

I used more of the beaded chain wrapped around wire, and more jewellery pieces together with an inked ribbon to decorate the top of the bottle.
The little butterfly is the one that was an Indigo blu freebie in Craft Stamper sometime last year and was stamped on acetate with stayzon.  When it was dry I dabbed the back with flitter glue and rubbed gilding flakes over it. 

This picture shows another couple of small finishing touches, frantage in the centre of the flowers and a length of flower ribbon on the bottom.

I had better get a wiggle on now as I have a workshop tomorrow morning and have not completed the prep yet! one day I will be organised.

Mo x 


  1. Really stunning! Your painting of the image is gorgeous by any standards, but with the light coming through it they look even more amazing. Fabulous creation!
    Alison x

  2. Wow, this is such an amazing project Almo!! I absolutely love how you altered the bottle. Such a clever use of those stamps and the top looks wonderful too, really stunning all round!

  3. What an exquisite project! It is really impressive, so delicate and pretty with such clever and innovative use of materials and that stopper was a great finishing touch! Great work, Mo: I love, love, love it! Julie Ann xx

  4. I love it too! How clever of you to use all those techniques on the bottom, they look fabulous! What a wonderful transformation from a plain bottle. That poppy stamp is one of my all time favourites too. Hope you will bring this tomorrow as I would love to see it in real life. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Wow!!! What an absolutely stunning creation ..... I love it!! Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  6. That looks great, I have a little bottle I picked up in a charity shop earlier this year. Now I know what to do with it. Good luck with the indigoblu challenge. :-)

  7. Hi Mo, thanks for your kind comment. Your altered bottle is stunning, great use of those gorgeous stamps and I love the stopper too
    Claire xx

  8. Absolutely exquisite! I love it!

    :Lucy x

  9. Love how you have transformed this bottle, good luck with the challenge :-)

  10. Amazing work. Glad you could enter the chocolate orange challenge with your fab design
    P x

  11. What a superb transformation Mo! Love this bottle and your use of these stamps. Jenny x