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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Altered Bottle

Good morning all.

We had a visit from this little cheeky chap yesterday...decided to help itself to Freya's food whilst she went for a walk....she was not amused when she got back!!

I don't know how many of you are like me and have dozens of articles queued up waiting to be altered/upcycled....I see so many lovely things done by others and look at my blank canvases and feel a bit daunted! However I saw this little bottle in Lora's bedroom the other day and decided to half inch it when she wasn't looking!! It's only about 5" high so an easy size to start with.
Typically being in senior moment mode yesterday when I started the altering I forgot to take a before picture but it started life as a jelly bean jar from a hotel mini bar. This is what it looks like now.

First I painted with Gesso, then Vintage Lace acrylic paint from Paper Artsy, I've then added some gold gilding to age it. The decoupage is a very old one from Anna Griffin...one of my very first craft buys! Ribbon, raffia, bows, button, fan and pearl are all from my stash.

Challenges entered:
Try it on Tuesday - use your stash (decoupage)
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
Altered Eclectics - anything goes
TokBobok - mixed media


  1. Funny little creature eating the food, well you did leave it out lol...

    Fabulous creation, love it, the colours and image used are just beautiful...dad's lockdown is due to Influenza so he is apparently happy and eating so all good...
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  2. This is beautiful Carol, I love the vintage feel - I bet Lora wants it back now!

  3. Fabulous work Carol - I have so many of those bits that I need to play with and I'm a bit nervous of knowing where to start too Karen x

  4. How very pretty! You've taken a plain candy jar and made something very vintage & lovely. How beautiful it's going to look sitting on a young lady's dresser or some appropriate place. Love the gold gilding and those flowers are lovely. Good JOB! TFS

  5. Carol, you have done a beautiful job here, has such a lovely vintage feel to it, love it. Have loads I could do to, just never seem to get round to putting my stamp on them! Carolxx

  6. Absolutely Stunning Carol. I bet Lora was pleased with it too. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. What a great job Carol its lovely you have certainly made it look vintage huggles Sue xx

  8. Oh! Wow! Carol I just LOVE what you have done with the bottle.
    Yes!! I have loads I keep saying I will alter ...... Mmmm!! sometime maybe sometime!!
    Right cheeky little "chappy" stealing the food, saved him foraging though.

    Patricia xx

  9. very vintage, thank you for joining us at TIOT, we hope to see you again soon.EE

  10. Wow and more wows. This is lovely. So vintage looking . I know the feeling of having lots stacked up just waiting for me to recycle/upcycle.
    Next week maybe!! Hugs Mrs A.

  11. You have created such a lovely bottle and you have such a cute little but hungry guest. Pure Freya ;-) xx Bianca

  12. Your altered bottle is fab. I too save canvas and boxes to alter but am not so good at the follow through.
    You have followed through and created a wonderful altered bottle. I love the way you did the top cap too!

  13. How cool great idea brill colours so pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at scribble & scrap today

    Tracey dt

  14. A work of art Carol! Gosh you have done a wonderful job with an old bottle. I save lots of things too but do I use them, hell no!!! Michelle x

  15. another beauty of a project. The bottle is far more interesting now. TDF over at Altered Eclectics this month x

  16. Great project. The idea is very interesting. Good luck. TokBobok


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