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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Stencil Sunday September Challenge

Good afternoon all.

Another month gone by and it's time once again to inspire you for our September mixed media Stencil Sunday challenge at STAMPlorations. It was great to see so many entries in August. I have an altered bottle to share with you today.

The bottle originally contained a very nice smoothie drink and the plastic label came clean off leaving me a lovely blank canvas. I started by painting all over with Vintage Lace Fresco Finish  paint which is an opaque acrylic. Once I was happy with the coverage and everything was dry I stippled over with a translucent paint in Limelight. My paper was leftover from a previous project and as I'd use the limelight paint in it, it matched perfectly...it also fitted perfectly!The top of the bottle was stamped using archival ink and a stamp from the Artsy Border Makers set.


I stamped the Subway Art Builders Create stamp onto tissue with black archival and cut out and attached two of the sentiments with gel medium.  I added lace, flowers and beads from my stash to finish.

Products used:

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. Linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

 Looking forward to seeing all your creations.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see what my team mates have produced, you won't be disappointed!

Challenges entered:
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent - anything goes (must recycle)
Decorate to Celebrate - anything goes


  1. This looks fabulous and love the design.
    Linda xxx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous work Carol! I am hoping to get my desk cleared at some point so that I can create with my new Stamplorations stamps and stencils. I hate my messy craft room right now and I know it's going to take me a long time to get it organised and properly sorted! Have a good day Karen x

  3. Fabulous altered bottle Carol, love your painting, Kate x

  4. love how you decorated that bottle - beautiful home decor piece

  5. This is fabulous Carol, lovely colours and pretty details.

  6. Oh Carol I always like to see your altered art projects, recycling at it's best.
    I love the colour combo you have used this time, just my colours!

    Have a super Monday.
    Hugs Erika. x

  7. What an amazing transformation Carol I do admire these projects made by crafters there are a lot of this thing going around and I enjoy looking and seeing the techniques used to create such a wonderful item, superb work.
    lorraine x

  8. You really are so clever with your altered art Carol. I love this, what a transformation! Michelle x

  9. Fantasticalered bottle Carol! I love the colour!
    Great attention to detail too!
    Dawn xx


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