Apr 4, 2014

"Bottles"

"Bottles"
is the theme at The Craft Stamper this time around!



There are some great ideas in the April issue of the magazine and
~ who knew you could come up with such a gorgeous range of ideas for the humble glass!

I went all out for this challenge!
Bought a bottle of wine (only for the bottle, of course)...
Changed my mind and decided that I needed a shaped bottle!
So, back to the bottle shop for another bottle of wine...
Damn - the label I made didn't fit!


Yep, you guessed it, back to the bottle shop for another bottle of wine!




This is the finished label.
I found an old grape stamp from Inkadinkadoo, masked it and then added
an arch stamp from The Artistic Stamper "architecture" set.
Then masked this as well and added some ivy, a stamp from Hero Arts.



For the colouring I've used distress inks in wild honey, dusty concord and peeled paint.
Spattered a little water...and added some crackle stamping.

On the bottle itself I've stamped a couple of regal looking stamps from Stampers Anonymous with Versamark and then gold embossed them.
TIP:  It is best to use stamps that aren't wood mounted for this bit
 as it is difficult to use on a curved surface.


As there was a metal bit on the neck of this bottle I just covered it with some twine,
and added a cork disk, using the same grape stamp that was used on the label
- done on shrink plastic.
I read somewhere that if you colour before you shrink that the colour is more intense...it seemed to work.

TIP:  when you go to flatted the shrink plastic after heating, it is probably best to not use a 
paper back book - with a paper pamphlet underneath.
(the paper comes off! lol)

The team has come up with some very different ideas and thoughts
 to inspire you!
I hope you are inspired with these ideas and decided to join in the fun at The Craft Stamper!


Enjoy! (hiccup)



14 comments:

deeps said...

thats a lot of things bottled in it...

Linda said...

Sounds like you enjoyed this challenge - hic!
Great job on the label and I love the gold embossing on the actual bottle. The cork disc is a nice little touch too! Have a great weekend ..... hugs Linda xx

brenda said...

Just popping in with a quick hello as still computer-less so having to beg and borrow a few moments here and there, fingers crossed everything will be back to normal next week.

B x

ElizabethR said...

Dot I love it, have finally emptied the interesting bottle in our cupboard, not sure if I'm using it or not, so still researching!!!!! Cheers Elizabeth xxx

shirley-bee said...

Wow! Love the label and the embossing on the bottle - and the cork disc is fab. And I so admire your dedication to research ;)

Renee said...

This turned out really cute! Love the embossing on the bottle.

Meggymay said...

Super wine label, love the name of the wine.
Yvonne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, stunning!! Love this gorgeous bottle!!

Suzanne K said...

Very creative Dot. TFS xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Stands out in the crowd Dot.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Tracy said...

Really beautiful Dot, love your label!!
Big hugs
Tracy
xoxox

Nikki Killinger said...

Love it Dot, Looks like it could be an actual make of wine - I'd buy it! xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great idea. Beautiful lable.

Mrs.B said...

Love the label!
Avril xx