My lovely blogland friends

Saturday, 6 October 2012

A new challenge over at NMW Challenges

Hellooooo, a spooky new challenge is starting over at No Matter Which Challenges, and this time we want to see your Halloween project or if you don't celebrate Halloween then you can use halloween colours . Before I tell you about my project, I'd better apologise for the dreadful photos, I'm a terrible photographer at the best of times but the light has been awful here so these are worse than usual lol.

Our sponsor is the lovely Joanna Sheen and our lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher for Joanna's online shop

I've created an altered bottle, I get plenty of these thanks to my son and his friends having a few drinks before they go out or while they watch the football. This one has been painted with black gesso and then I experimented with creating a background on tissue paper with twinking H2os, the stamps are all from the new Chocolate Baroque Halloween stamps and they have been embossed with black EP which acts a resist when you apply the H2os. I added lots of paint and left it overnight to dry as the tissue paper is very fragile when its damp. Once it was dry I attached it to the bottle and with matte multi medium. It was a bit tricky to get in on and the tissue is a bit wrinkled in places but hopefully that adds to the spooky look. Here's another view so you can see the rest of the stamping:

I've added lots of ribbon, trim, buttons, flowers, some black crinkly packaging 'stuff'  and a bottlecap with a stamped cobweb in the centre. I made a little witches hat from black card for the top of the bottle.

I'm entering my altered bottle in the following challenges:
Art with no Boundaries: Autumn/Halloween
Craft us Crazy: Halloween or anything goes
Decorate to celebrate: Halloween party
Hooked on Craft: Halloween
Partytime Tuesday: Frightfully scary
Poodles Parlour: Halloween

Thanks for visiting today, do check out my lovely teamies blogs if you've got a minute as their projects are stunning as always
Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx


  1. this is fabulous Claire. I love those colours and great detailing


  2. A great piece Claire, very fitting for Halloween.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  3. Stunning creation Claire, such fabulous stamping, love it. Hugs Suzanne xx

  4. Really imaginative and amazing project Claire. Love your tissue background and the witches hat especially.
    Beryl xx

  5. this is really beautiful thank you for joining us at decorate to celebrate.

  6. what a stunning project, hugs, Marion

  7. This is so creative. I really love the colors and what a clever idea to stamp over the tissue paper background. Really does add a spooky touch. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

  8. Wow! this is gorgeous Claire! what beautiful colours… it's a fab Halloween bottle! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  9. Awesome project Claire. Great way to repurpose. Hugs, Velma

  10. Love, Love, Love your bottle of Halloween elixir. So many great details. You did a great job with the tissue paper and the H2O's. Always look forward to seeing your entries at Art With No Boundaries.

  11. Beautiful, love the vibrant colors. Thanks for linking up with DTC. Would love to have you also join
    MCC Challenge #1 - The gh'oul times!

    Hugs Nana DT
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  12. Oh, I just love your altered bottle! I love that you used black gesso and the Twinkling H2Os on the tissue! So creative! It is a wonderful project! Thank you for sharing this with us at Hooked on Craft!


  13. oh what a brilliant altered bottle .. i love those colours
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my In the Dark challenge
    Lisa x

  14. How cool is this! I have got to make one of these! Love the idea and love your piece! Thank you for playing along with us at MAWTT :)

  15. WOW! awesome project!!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

  16. Claire, this is so FABULOUS!! I love to alter bottles too -- And it looks like you had lots of fun with this one!! I'll definitely have to try some new techniques now!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Big hugs,
    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  17. I love your Halloween bottle.great colours and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at AWNB
    Paula DT

  18. Thanks for joining the Party Time Tuesday Challenge this week.


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