Hi there, Christmas has arrived in my little corner of the UK lol, Glenda has launched some amazing new Christmas stamps at Chocolate Baroque, so I've been busily getting into the Christmas spirit :-)
I love this stamp with the beautiful Christmas tree and the dog and cat silhouettes, isn't it fab? Its on the new 'Gift of Christmas' themeplate, which you can find here
I love to alter bottles and I thought this stamp would be perfect to create a little Christmas Spirit using an old Jim Beam bottle. Good job my son's mates all save me their bottles as I don't drink so I'd be stuck altering milk bottles lol. Anyway back to the details of my project. I painted the bottle with gesso (white where the snow is and around the neck and black gesso in between and left it to dry before giving it another coat. Next I brushed on some Multi medium matte over the white gesso and sprinkled with glamour dust for a little snowy sparkle.
To create the images I used pine needles distress ink and glimmer mists to colour some white card and then stamped the gorgeous silhouette and tree stamp four times and embossed with sparkly white embossing powder. Slight problem as I wanted the silhouettes to be black, fortunately my trusty promarkers came to the rescue and coloured the embossing beautifully. Next I cut the images out and added little dots of stickles for the fairy lights. I used multi medium to adhere the images on each side of the bottle. This pic shows the detail of the image a little better:
To finish off I added snow to the night sky using an Inksentials white pen and then added ribbon and lace around the top of the bottle. The lace was a bit tricky to position but a few blobs from my hot glue gun held it in place. The ribbon around the top has a border of holly leaves so I added a few little berries from my stash.
I'm entering my bottle in the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet: Scallops
My Mum's Craft Shop: Christmas
Totally gorjuss: lacey, lacey
Winter Wonderland: Ribbon and Lace
Thanks for popping by today