Sunday, 6 April 2014

Craft Stamper April Challenge Take it Make it


On Friday I noticed Craft Stamper had a Take it Make it challenge starting for April and I thought I might have a wee go at this one, seeing it is an age since I took part in a challenge.

The theme was BOTTLES....................Okay at this point I thought maybe next month.....................I then hopped over to Hels Sheridan blog to see her take on the challenge as Hels is part of the DT. If you have time pop over and have a look see at what Hels created.

 Hels had changed a bottle using Wendy Vecchi Embossing paste, this set the little cogs in my brain working and I was back in the game again.

I set about changing a couple of small bottles with the said Embossing paste. I had no real idea what I was doing or really how it was going to turn out. I have to be honest once the bottles were dried I really like how they had turned out.  I will definitely do this technique again.

To give the bling look I was after I set about the bottles once the embossing paste had dried with Treasure Gold in two different colours. (Thanks Hels for the tip on how to change the look of the bottles).

I made the flowers using Wendy Vecchi CFA , Tim Holtz Material and finally cut them out with the middle sized Tattered Flower die.

So great I thought, I have the makings of something, but what am I going to put it on?
 Then I remembered that I had brought for a workshop a few MDF mini tables. They didn't sell, so out one of them came from the box........brilliant...........Now what!!!!!!!
I recently discovered gilding flakes, yes I know slow on the uptake............  They create such a fab and unique look each and every time you use them and you never quite know what you are going to end up with as a design.
  I covered the top of the table with the flakes and the around the edge of the table I used Treasure Gold once again.

Now as it is a Crafter Stamper challenge it has to include a tad of stamping!
  I coloured the legs of the table with distress paint and then stamped one of Tim's ATC size stamps as the wood grain, not looking to shabby I thought? 

Finally I stamped a label with my favourite word and tied it with Jute around the neck of the largest bottle,  added a few roses, job done!

I hope you like my creation and thank you to Craft Stamper for the challenge.  Why not head over and have a look at the amazing art that has been created for the challenge  by the team.

Thank you for stopping by, take and see you next time.

Sue x