Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Altered poison bottle!


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 ..........

30 comments:

  1. This is fab I love it and nice to see you back! Hope you are feeling bit brighter.great bottle love it, need to get my thinking cap on! Trace x

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  2. Love it.... She looks quite at home in there!

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  3. Lovely poison bottle! I have been bottle mad too, it really is fun making things like this! Valerie

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  4. FABULOUS project from you, love the method info too

    Kathyk

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  5. What a funny project. Great that you filled it with a possible poison too. Grin. A great little haloween project.

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  6. This looks so cool with the melted wax and the liquid inside-so awesome how it looks!

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  7. Fab bottle Kate, love your waxy finish too !!

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  8. A fun little bottle, what a great way to use your journaling techniques in a different way.

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  9. this is amazing, so cute and wacky...love it!!! :)

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  10. You see that stamp comes in very handy, where would you have been without it ... :-) Love your altered poison bottle!

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  11. i love your poison bottle!!!!!

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  12. what a clever challenge, love your take on it, and grrr threw one of those bottles away this weekend and the bins were collected today so there's no retrieving it, hmpfff

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  13. Great poison bottle. Tetewea is one of my favourite stamps. I love the wax falling down the bottle. Dianne.

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  14. love the attention to detail :)

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  15. This is fab, Kate!!! I couldn't believe it when I saw the challenge this morning....I put two gorgeous little bottles in the recycling bin yesterday (reluctantly, but I already have so much hoarded stuff!!!)....well, needless to say, I have rummaged and reclaimed them this morning ready to transform...I hope!!! x

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  16. Your poison bottle is fantastic, love the wax and rusted wire xx

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  17. Wonderful poison bottle! I love it.

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  18. love this and the wax is a great idea!

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  19. This is fab Kate, I love your rusty wire and thread around the bottle top x

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  20. ooooh wow... I love this bottle! What's in it? Dragon blood??

    xx Tessa

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  21. love your poison bottle darling xxxx

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  22. spooky..... love that bottle.

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  23. How cool, that's a fabulous bottle.

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  24. Hi Kate I don't celebrate-is that the right word- Halloween but I love your bottle and the technique you used. Glad you are up to crafting a little bit.xx

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  25. Fun take on the challenge and congratulations on the feature in Stampington (?) above.

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  26. this is a gorgeous altered bottle Kate - love to see your style infiltrating a new surface :) love the colours and the wax and wire around the top...

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