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)