Monday, June 27, 2011

I'd like to be...under the sea

As promised; "Now for something completely different"
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge this fortnight is "Altered Food Containers".  While some may not consider a wine bottle a "food container" some - like me - do, lol.
I can't remember the name of the wine, it was something like Glass Mountain, and suffice to say, I have painted many of these bottles over the years...I only bought it for the bottle (yeah, right!) the same company bought out a red and gold coloured bottle, but I don't have so many of those gathering dust in the shed!!
I used Jo Sonja paints and Glass and Tile Medium, the bottle wasn't too slick to start with so I didn't have much trouble getting the paint to stick.  I saw the pattern used on a plate and added some details and adapted it to the bottle.
My husband had some family over from England recently, I painted the bottle for the parents, a photo frame for the little girl (Grace) and the trinket box with the crab on for Dan the Man!!  I used patterns from Susan Pirone's fabulous book Splash! for the frame and box.
My husband's niece went swimming with dolphins for her birthday while she was here; in fact the entire time they were here the whole family were in the water, so the gift seemed appropriate - they seemed to like it, anyway.  I had a cute photo of the little ones at the beach, so I gave them that for in the frame.
Anyway, that's about it; just thought I'd "share", and when I saw this challenge theme, and that it didn't have to be papercraft I thought I'd enter.
Fab'n'Funky Challenges has Summer Loving as its challenge theme - and it as it can be any craft project, I'm entering there too.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee



Melly said...

What a great altered food container! This is just amazing! You are very talented indeed!
Thanks for playing along with Crafty Cardmakers
Hugs Melly xx

Vicky said...

They are all fantastic are sooooo clever hun..!

hugs Vicky xx

Donna Mosley said...

Absolutely amazing Donna, love your stunning artwork.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Oh WOW Donna, these are absolutely stunning. Love love love them! Lisa x

PS Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers :o)

Shelby Goolsby said...

These are gorgeous!! I can't believe all of the detail you added to the bottle and what an adorable frame and box.

Brenda said...

Once again you amaze me with your talent. I can't believe you can paint so well on a bottle!! Amazing creations! I love them all!!

debby4000 said...

Amazing project Donna but my fave is that beautiful bottle.

Jennifer said...

Love your fab summer creations!! Thanks for playing at Fab'n'Funky xx Jenny xx

Katie said...

These are amazing! Such a cool idea to paint on those bottles and the end result is simply stunning...thanks for the inspiration :)
xx Katie