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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


  1. Wow, this is so pretty! I love the effect of the paint inside the bottle and that bottle you found was perfect. Beautiful touches with lace and beads. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  2. Lovely shaped bottle and so pretty, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

  3. If only bottles were full of butterflies! Such a beautiful and brightly colored bottle, thanks so much for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  4. Oh, this turned out so pretty, Mandi! Love the colors you chose! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. Love this Mandi, beautiful colours! The bottle is great too, I think you need more to alter! Thank you for playing along this month with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge!

  6. This is so pretty .... beautiful colours. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge .... good luck! Linda x

  7. Wow, I love how the painted inside allows the bottle and its lettering detail to shine. And I love how you've decorated - makes me think Tea Room. I can just see a whole shelf full in different pastel shades in a lovely Tea Room! Thanks for joining us at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!

  8. Truly stunning and magical Mandi !!
    So glad you joined us over at craft stamper for the Take it, Make it challenge.

  9. Fantastically sweet! Thank you for participating in the Craft Stamper challenge!

  10. Stunning altered bottle, Love the soft blue & the papers are perfect...Gorgeous butterflies... Thank you so much for joining us at Altered Eclectics Challenge... Hugs May x x

  11. A beautiful entry in to our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...
    Love the delicate paper and embellishing x

  12. Beautiful! And the colour is just gorgeous! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  13. thanks for joining us at crafty calendar - our new challenge starts this Saturday! Hope to see you back - Kimberly DT


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