OOh! Maria has set us such a great and unusual challenge over on the Stampotique Designers blog. Here's what Maria has to say:
"I have a new fun and creative challenge for you all this week. Are you ready for Halloween? Well, guess what? My challenge for you today is an: Altered poison bottle. I have a passion for sweet/spooky bottles and I would love to see your creations using Stampotique stamps.
WARNING: Don't Drink, that's Poison! Happy Halloween Stampotique-creatures!
I must admit that at first I just didn't get this! I couldn't really work out what a poison bottle was, but then I realised. Doh! It's any bottle at all, and you alter it and make it into a poison bottle. My little bottle was one of those air freshener bottles - you know - they have liquid at the bottom and reeds that stick out of the top to make the room smell good. You could use any bottle ... milk bottle, perfume bottle .. erm ... wine bottle (you must have plenty of those haha!)
I coloured Tetewea with Distress Ink and then cut out and added to the bottle with gel medium. I dripped melted wax around the edge to give it an old/sinister feel, and wrapped with rusted wire and waxed thread. I made a tag using Jo Capper-Sandon's 'FLY' word and aged it with the splatter stamp. I added it with a pin which was originally holding the price tag to a top I bought recently! I filled the bottle with water, washing-up liquid and a touch of red food colouring. If anyone drinks this it might make them fly!
Hope you will join us on this fun and unusual challenge; the details are all here on the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog, and you will see some fab examples from the DT to give you some ideas. As it's the second challenge of the month it is Stampotique stamps only please, and as always there is a $30 gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky winner.
Byeeee for now ..........