Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Upcycled Starbuck's Bottle


Hello and welcome!  I'm so happy you stopped by today.  I will have two posts and two samples to share this morning.  First, a new challenge from Frilly and Funkie and then a monthly blog hop for Artistic Outpost.    Anita Houston is our hostess this fortnight and she wants us to create a project with at least two items that are repurposed or recycled.  For my project, I used a Starbuck's bottle to create a pretty, vintage style bottle.  I also repurposed some gorgeous vintage lace given to me as a RAK by my friend Marcy Kaminski.  I've been saving that precious lace for just the right project.
I used lots of yummy vintage style embellies on this project, starting with Tim Holtz Terminology Tissue Wrap that I wrapped around the main body as a base.  That was followed by two vintage images that I printed and cut out.  I painted the brown cap with gesso and then scraped a little off so it looks worn and then glued the lace around the top edge using Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium Matte.  Using some bronze tone chain from my jewelry making supplies, I strung two chains around the neck.
The first one holds a couple of baubles I made from crystal beads and bead caps, plus I strung a couple of charms from one of the charm sets sold at the Funkie Junkie boutique.  On the other chain, I strung a key hole from the Idea-ology Locket Keys set.  It was originally silver but that didn't match so I altered it with a bit of Expresso alcohol ink mixed with gold mixitive. Love the way it looks now!  I used a Trinket Pin to hold a scrap of hand dyed Venise lace and a Wire Pin to hold a gold glass glittered heart.
Around the top I made use of the scrap of Venise lace I used for the dying/painting tutorial I did last week (click here if you didn't already catch it over at Frilly and Funkie).  I used two large filigree metal corner pieces to embellish the sides.  They bend easily and I formed them to the curve of the glass and glued on with Multi Medium Matte.  I held them in place with a rubber band until fully dry.  And lastly, I added a couple of hand dyed rosebuds and some flowers that I made using the Tattered Flowers Decorative Strip die.  They were cut from white CS, colored with Tattered Rose Distress Stain and given a bit of glimmer with Perfect Pearls Biscotti mist - love that stuff!

That about wraps it up for the Frilly and Funkie challenge.  Do't forget our Friday Focus was Venise lace and appliques and they are still 15% off through midnight ET on Thursday.  Hope to have you playing along with us this fortnight with your repurposed/recycled project!








Challenges Entered:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes


Supplies Used From the Funkie Junkie Boutique

20 comments:

Leigh said...

Oh my goodness, this is just beautiful. I love all that yummy stash you've used on this recycled bottle. Fabulous.

Katy said...

This is awesome!!

eva said...

I like it very.I also love to decorate the bottle

Rita said...

Linda, you know how much I love this. Its still fascinates me just looking at it. I will do my best to recyle something for this challenge. Have a Great Day.

Forgot to say Your card is fantastic, love the stamps you have used. Hugs Rita xxxx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous Linda ! I love all the detail and the lace is just amazing ! Sue C x

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, you would never know there was a bottle under there

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning Linda, I love your use of the filigree corners and beautiful. Intake images. Your use of lace is stunning and works beautifully here. Love the embellishments especially the heart. So good to have you joining along with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Thanks Linda. Tracy x x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Ooh I hate it when it just changes the text for you that is VINTAGE images. Tracy x

Sid said...

Fantastic bottle !!

Candy C said...

Hey Linda!!! What a cool bottle! You did a wonderful job of disguising an old bottle and making it look old! haha Seriously, this bottle is so full of wonderful elements and textures. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Linda! This is such a totally cool mix of contrasting textures... I love it! All that metal against the lace is total eye candy. And it's great to know those filigree pieces are so bendable. Great project!

Gillian .... said...

Hi Linda, good to see you back at SSS&S with another stunning project, the gold glitter heart is seriously scrummy as is all the lace. x

ellen vargo said...

Hey Linda!! Good to see you back with SSS&S! Your bottle project is absolutely gorgeous, and that chunky glitter heart is *stunning* !!! Thanks for joining in! Best of luck with your new Challenge blog! Ellen :)

Terry said...

Linda, this is one great way to recycle! Love this altered bottle with all the lovely embellisments! The gold glass glittered heart is such a great finish!

Anita Houston said...

Is that my name on that bottle??? LOL!!! Ok seriously...there has to be about $25 worth of stash on this very vintage and frilly beauty! This is crazy cool! I love it! It belongs on the front table of a madame's house just full of money! Linda...this is so fun and beautiful!!!

iReneM said...

A stunning and totally exquisite makeover. I love every detail.
x

Tammy Roberts said...

WOW... Linda, these little jars are simply divine! Just gorgeous I say!

Teresa Kline said...

this is awesome Linda, so many details, I adore the look, so vintage and beautiful!

enjoy *~*

MarcyK924 said...

I LOVE when you do bottles - such eye candy! SO happy that lace found a good home! I can't stop staring at it! Hugs, Marcy

annie said...

Linda, this is awesome. Love your style and work of art. Thank you for visiting my new blog, and I am new to all of this...Luv, Annie ♥

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