November 13, 2009

Saturday's Workout -- Finally!







I'd been wanting to participate in Saturday's Workout all week. The challenge was to alter a bottle. I couldn't find a bottle initially and then when I did I was uninspired. It was also a very busy week getting ready for my first craft fair next weekend. But last night as I finished a Diet Snapple I noticed the unusual design on the bottle and thought how this was too pretty to just throw away. And that's how I arrived at this altered bottle. Which is just barely making it in time for the challenge, but that's okay.
Details: I altered this very easily by taping a portion of the bottle at the top and bottom that I didn't want to cover with alcohol ink. Then I applied some plum, blue and green alcohol ink which didn't turn out well. When I tried to take it off with the blending solution the glass just left a black color behind it. So I went with that and added some brown alcohol ink, creating a black and brown color scheme for the middle instead. I then removed the tape and added gold sticky-backed lace on the bottom and a gold rim around the top of the alcohol ink border. I had some gold stick-on embellishments from Prima which we got on the cruise, so I added four of them towards the top. Finally, I added a beaded embellishment which came with a ribbon on top that fit exactly around the opening at the top of the bottle. Added a gold ribbon and that was it!

16 comments:

Nancy said...

VERY cool! So ... how'd you do the altering?

I've just awarded you the "Over the Top" blog award on my blog! :o) Now it's your turn to pass it on...

Jacqueline said...

Well, I must say first of all it looks very festive! It would look beautiful as a decorative piece Christmas time!

Lori said...

Very nice! Love the color scheme!

Sandy said...

OMG Louise this is incredible.
Absolutely amazing design. I love it.

Thanks Louise for your wonderful work to SaWo.

Nancy said...

Wow, this is exquisite! I love those happy accidents that result in beauty. I can picture it with winter berries on thin branches.

ScrappyPam said...

It's gorgeous!!

Sarah said...

That is the prettiest Snapple bottle that I have ever seen!

Ink- said...

beautiful bottle! Did you save the lid?

Paula said...

wow - what a wonderfully altered bottle.

penny4thoughts said...

The alcohol ink on your bottle looks great! -Also love that somebody else can ponder throughout the week on a challenge waiting for inspiration to hit - not that I know anything about that..... ;-)

Donelda said...

wow, for an "accidental" start this turned out beautifully!!

Rein said...

This is beautiful Louise!

glitterangel said...

It's gorgeous, I love the warm colours.

Lynn Stevens said...

Snapple never looked so good! You should send them the picture you may end up desiging a Christmas bottle!!!

Barb said...

Luv your "new" blog look! This bottle is amazing!

prashant said...

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