Monday, 5 March 2012

Bottles and beads

This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Bottle It!".  I knew I was going to use Wendy Vecchi's "all bottled up" stamp, but I thought I'd ring the changes by stamping it onto shrink plastic to make small embellishments.  Before I started, I had a vision in my head of them suspended from twisted wire with beads in it, so the end result is pretty much what I had envisaged.  I had thought at first that I might make a card, but in the end I decided to decorate this mini-journal :)

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

15 comments :

Emilie said...

It's gorgeous! Somehow I thought they were real bottle until I read your post. I love it!

Sid said...

Completely different, but brilliant !!

Julian said...

This looks wonderfully hand made in the best possible sense, like a precious thing that someone holds dear to their heart. There's so much texture and variation in material I just want to reach out and touch it! A very beautiful piece indeed.

Nancy Wethington said...

This is so creative and so *Dan-like*. At first I thought they were real bottles that you had wired on until I read your post. Brilliant coloring!

Candy C said...

Dan, your mini journal looks awesome! I love your bottles!! They are so colorful and I love how you wrapped them with the wire and added the beads! Really a cool project! <3 Candy

voodoo vixen said...

This is lovely Dan, those little shrinked bottles are fabby indeed!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Dan, I love the shrink plastic bottles and the beads are the perfect touch. Wonderful. Tracy x

Sarah said...

really fabulous and such a great idea...so life-like! Makes for a totally original and eye-catching cover - I love them a lot!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

What a great take on the bottle theme and I like how your idea works - usually my initial idea somehow changes into something else.

fatmonica said...

I love it!Those bottles look brilliant with the twisted wire.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

How fun and creative is this book cover?! Absolutely love it! Wish I could hold it in my hands and just study it!

Jules said...

This is brilliant Dan! It really does make you want to pick it up for a closer look

Glen said...

Ooo..this is different for you Dan. I like it - a lot. *Ü* Nice and colourful. TFS. ~Glen~

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Super cool card, Dan!! I really love how it's all 'wired' together and the bright colors are phenomenal!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

misteejay said...

What a great way to decorate a journal - those bottles look so real.

Toni xx

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