Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Butterflies in a Bottle


Hello Friends

I wanted to make another bottle for the take it make it challenge over at the Craft Stamper blog. Since I loved making the last once so much I thought I would enter another one with hours to spare before the challenge closes no pressure :)  I went with another butterfly theme :) I wanted to make floating butterflies so I used one of my favourite stamp sets called A Friend Loveth and some fishing line.  I stamped the images using Versafine Black Onyx and sponged some Spiced Marmalade Distress ink on to them. Once they were dry I cut them all out.

 


 Next I used fishing wire and glued both of the butterflies back to back to each other.  I then coloured the bottle lid with a black sharpie. I pierced a hole in the top with a cork screw, then fed the wire through the top and glued another small butterfly to the lid to hold down the wire.



Next for the sentiment at the bottom of the bottle I used another stamp called  Your Wings Exist I thought this sentiment was perfect for my project.

~ Your wings exist all you have to do is fly ~

 I cut each word out individually and pasted them around the bottom of the bottle with a another smaller butterfly.


 I initially put in some shredded paper for grass in the bottle but it did not look right. I did not have time to buy artificial grass so I decided to use real grass instead.


You know how much I love my butterflies so I was so pleased with the outcome of this project. I just LOVE it! It is so easy to make and would be a great project for children or adults who love butterflies :)



 Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you like my butterflies in a bottle :) xox

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Imagine Dream Fly - Bottle

Hello Friends

I decided to take part in another Take It, Make It over at the Craft Stamper blog. This month the challenge is to use a bottle. So I got really adventurous and decided to use a real glass bottle and not a stamped one. This is my very first time altering a bottle.  I did not have any bottles around so I had to go shopping for one. I was in the health food store and saw some fancy lemonade and I loved the shape and it had lettering just below the neck of the bottle that says botanically. It was perfect so I just had to have it.




I really had no idea what my theme was going to be until I bought the bottle then I knew I wanted to do something with flowers and butterflies :) I got the idea of actually colouring the bottle with acrylic paint from Pinterest. If I am honest I did not have high hopes of this working out. I have tried many things off of Pinterest and they have failed badly.  I had some paint on hand so I poured some turquoise acrylic paint in to my clean bottle and swirled it around. I LOVED the colour and how well the paint took to the inside of the glass. I let the excess drip out on to a paper towel. Then I actually used my hair dryer to speed up the drying of the paint inside of the bottle.



My next step was adding some decor. I have lovely vintage paper Kirby Teesdale Studio Paper Pack from Hobby lobby. I used that as my label then punched some butterflies in other coordinating papers. I used a stamp from Unity Stamp Company called Feather Flight. I stamped the sentiment straight on to the paper just above the flower border using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Next I added some lace and satin ribbon to the neck of the bottle. It was a very pink ribbon so I took my distress ink pad Tattered Rose and inked some of it to make it look aged.  It needed a little something extra so I added some mini pearls in a few spots to finish it off. I LOVE the way it turned out. So much so I want to alter another bottle soon :)
Before                                                                      After



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Grab Bag Winner

The winner chosen at random for the grab bag of Unity Stamps is Christina's Creations :) Please email me at  mandimance@hotmail.com with your mailing address :)  Thanks to everyone who left a comment.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Unity Be Inspired April


Hello Friends 

I am back with another post :) I just made a card for this months Be Inspired Challenge over at Unity. I love these colours but if I am honest I had no idea what to do with them. So I got out my Insightful Meadows stamp set and stamped an imaged with distress ink Worn Lipstick. The rest of the card came together after that. I used various colours of card stock to mount the flower image on to. Next I coloured clear gemstones to match the colour scheme. Finally I added a little ribbon to finish it off. I would never think of using all of these colours together but they are really pretty.  




Thanks for visiting xox

Challenges
Crafty Girlz
The Cheerful Stamp Pad
Love to Scrap 

Stamping on Stones



Hello Friends

I just got back from a trip to Maine oh how I LOVE the beach. Yes it was cold and we even got some snow, but it was just lovely to walk along the ocean and breathe in that salty air. It soothed my soul :) 

Anyway I took my journal with me and some of my stamps as I had planned on doing some art journaling. As you can see that did not happen.  I walked along the beach I thought that it would be fun to stamp on beach stones. 

So I took a few stones back to the hotel and stamped away. I only had my Memento ink with me and some Copics. It would have been better to use a different ink as the Memento got sucked right into the porous stone and what should have been a jet black colour was now a dark gray. I used the Wishing You Joy stamp from Unity. The trick to stamping on stones is to NOT use an acrylic block, you need the movement of the stamp as the stones are not completely flat. So I just held the edges of the stamp and just wrapped the stamp around the stone. Once the ink was dry I coloured them.

 I made 5 all in different colours but the red was the most striking. I returned them to the beach the next day and left them all in a little row to be washed up by the waves :)

I got up early to see the sunrise it was just lovely I could have stayed there forever  :) 

Tomorrow I am picking the winner for the grab bag of Unity Stamps. You still have time to if you want to enter go Here :)

Thanks for stopping by - Have a great weekend have a Happy Easter xox

Challenges
Friends With Flair

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Things Fall Apart



 Hello Friends

I am on a butterfly roll this week :) I could not sleep last night so I made this card. I wanted to get it on my blog before I leave for Maine for some beach time :)  The stamps are from Unity the larger butterfly is from the Here Today. Here Tomorrow stamp set. The smaller butterflies are from A Friend Loveth stamp set. The sentiment is a single sentiment called Fall Together this stamp is actually on sale this weekend for only $0.69 super cheap if you want to buy it .

  I water coloured the background a very light turquoise and then mounted it on to pink card then a white square card base. I then stamped lots of butterflies and water coloured them a light pink. Once they were dry I added pink glitter to all the butterflies and tiny turquoise gems. I then glued each butterfly only gluing the body to the card and pinching the wings. Finally I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

I hope you enjoy my card thanks for visiting xox

Oh I wanted to remind you I am doing a giveaway. A grab bag of Unity stamps if you want to enter head over to Here :) 


Challenges 
Card Concept - Add a Butterfly   - I was going for the freestyle collage look 



Friday, April 11, 2014

Giveaway! :)

Ok my lovely friends I am doing a giveaway :) I am cleaning out all my stamps to make room for new ones. I came across several grab bags that I had from Unity. So I decided to combine them and do a giveaway there are over 50 stamps in this lot a couple are duplicates.


 All you have to do is leave me a comment on this page telling me your favourite colours to craft with. I will choose a random winner next week on Sat 19th April  :)

Thank for stopping by xox