Sunday, 6 April 2014

Craft Stamper April Challenge Take it Make it


On Friday I noticed Craft Stamper had a Take it Make it challenge starting for April and I thought I might have a wee go at this one, seeing it is an age since I took part in a challenge.

The theme was BOTTLES....................Okay at this point I thought maybe next month.....................I then hopped over to Hels Sheridan blog to see her take on the challenge as Hels is part of the DT. If you have time pop over and have a look see at what Hels created.

 Hels had changed a bottle using Wendy Vecchi Embossing paste, this set the little cogs in my brain working and I was back in the game again.

I set about changing a couple of small bottles with the said Embossing paste. I had no real idea what I was doing or really how it was going to turn out. I have to be honest once the bottles were dried I really like how they had turned out.  I will definitely do this technique again.

To give the bling look I was after I set about the bottles once the embossing paste had dried with Treasure Gold in two different colours. (Thanks Hels for the tip on how to change the look of the bottles).

I made the flowers using Wendy Vecchi CFA , Tim Holtz Material and finally cut them out with the middle sized Tattered Flower die.

So great I thought, I have the makings of something, but what am I going to put it on?
 Then I remembered that I had brought for a workshop a few MDF mini tables. They didn't sell, so out one of them came from the box........brilliant...........Now what!!!!!!!
I recently discovered gilding flakes, yes I know slow on the uptake............  They create such a fab and unique look each and every time you use them and you never quite know what you are going to end up with as a design.
  I covered the top of the table with the flakes and the around the edge of the table I used Treasure Gold once again.

Now as it is a Crafter Stamper challenge it has to include a tad of stamping!
  I coloured the legs of the table with distress paint and then stamped one of Tim's ATC size stamps as the wood grain, not looking to shabby I thought? 

Finally I stamped a label with my favourite word and tied it with Jute around the neck of the largest bottle,  added a few roses, job done!

I hope you like my creation and thank you to Craft Stamper for the challenge.  Why not head over and have a look at the amazing art that has been created for the challenge  by the team.

Thank you for stopping by, take and see you next time.

Sue x


  1. Superb Sue! Love the way you've taken altering bottles that step further. Jenny x

  2. absolutely brilliant Sue - this is inspired - love it to bits!!!! Hugs rachel xx

  3. The bottles are lovely and only enhanced by the other beautiful additions. Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.
    Renee xx

  4. Fab project Sue, a real piece of art! Suz (surrey crafts) xxx

  5. I think I am lost for words! Your bottles are superb and those flowers are 'to die for' gorgeous. The little table was inspired and I am pleased to see that you have fallen under the spell of gilding flakes - they can be quite addictive! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Great project the bottles look fab, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

  7. You have achieved the most beautiful effects on these bottles...and the marbled look of the table is a perfect match.
    Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge this month.
    Dot x

  8. Wow Sue, this is a fab project, the texture on the bottles is gorgeous. Debbie xx

  9. Loved Hels project and yours is stunning, great take on the challenge and I loooove it Sue!
    Thank you for joining in the fun over at Craft Stampers Take it Make it challenge, good luck.
    Tracy xxx

  10. Awesome! LOVE the texture on these bottles! Thanks for joining Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge with your brilliant make ! Claudia x

  11. Very fancy creation, made with so much fantasy. Fabulous!

  12. Fabulous project! I love the texture on the bottles, and the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge!

  13. Great project Sue, love the bottles! Genius idea for stamping woodgrain onto MDF, looks brilliant! Thank you for playing along this month with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge!

  14. Love your project and the table too wow you were busy :) Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

  15. Wow! These are fabulous ...... I love how you've changed the look of the bottles and the little table is just gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  16. Absolutely captivating and inspiring project with so many great parts and details! Love the textures and painty layers! Thank you for participating in the Craft Stamper challenge!

  17. Stunning and very creative project Sue!

  18. Congratulations on your win over at Craft Stamper Sue!! Yay! Hugs, Anne x

  19. Congrats Sue (:o) Well done! You don't know it, but your project was the inspiration for my little bottles. Thank you (:o)