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Friday 4 November 2011

Love potion for the altered poison bottle at stampotique

Hey there bloggers,
Well here I am again with an altered item, which is something far from the norm for me, not sure about the results but I enjoyed the journey!!
So here is my love potion, my entry for the altered poison bottle at stampotique:

I started with a plain cider bottle ( liked the shape , tipped the cider away..yucky stuff to me!) and then needed a stopper and happened across this light bulb...my eureka moment!! I don't do big eureka moments...!!!, but it  seemed to make a great stopper.
I coloured the outside of the bottle by dripping alcohol inks down and over the light bulb.
 I then set about making the potion, you cannot see it clearly until shaken, but i used water coloured with alcohol inks, fine glitter and olive oil, when shaken the blobs float around and I liked that!!!
The labels were made from sticky ellipse tape (usually for masking), they were coloured with DI in tumbled glass, broken china and dusty concord.I the stamped the heart collage in dusty concord and spritzed, when dry I added rubons for letters and hearts on a string in black soot.
The ingredients label was to cover the bar code on the bottle and made in the same way, and i did some handwriting, oh my gosh!!
please excuse the rubbish photo...not my forte..it says handmade for you with love..ingredients, my heart, my soul, my love..
The tag itself was a small tag coloured in same way, this little chappie,(who I love!!)the 3-d hearts are from the stampotique door.. I added and rub ons and stones to add a bit of something!?

I wound paper string around neck and secured the light bulb, I hope!!!!, and dripped wax down the bottle..
All in all it was a real change for me and is okay, but hop across and see the designers , there are some stunners!!! @ http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.blogspot.com/

I am entering this for the following competitions:
altered poison bottle @ http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.blogspot.com/
anything but a card @ http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2011/11/fbc-71-nov-prize-challenge.html

Thanks for stopping by, your kindness and comments makes my day, which is feeling a bit mojoless and flat at the moment,
have a great inky day
hugs trace x


  1. How can you possibly say that you are mojoless? This is terrific. Have seen a couple of other altered bottle on blogs and wondered what was going on. Love how you filled yours. Would never have thought of using oil and glitter. Bit late for WOYWW commenting as the storms last night chucked me off the internet. The television signal wasn't much better either. Glad I posted this post. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Fantastic use of the alcohol inks on the bottle! What a serendipity moment finding the lightbulb! Exquisite. Thanks for playing at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. Hope to see you again.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  3. your bottle is fantastic! love the sentiment ! so adorable! thanks for sharing your creation at Stampotique Designer's Challenge

  4. The colors you used of alcohol inks are incredible and I love the image and sentiment you put on the front of your love potion ;-) Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  5. This is seriously cool, I really love it. Congrats on such a great project and thanks for sharing with cooking it up with katie

  6. So cute and fabulous! Love the colours. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

  7. Beautiful bottle and colours - love the top of it and the blue potion inside.

  8. Wow this is one of a kind for sure . Love how you dripped the alcohol inks down the side and how creative to use a light bulb for the stopper. Love it !!!!!

  9. Funny and beautiful bottle! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 41.

  10. OMW!!!! Trace how did i miss this one! Well words fail me, this is truly amazing! Love it! Judy x

  11. The blue colour is wonderful, and the light bulb is pure genius! I can't believe you threw the cider away ... I think I would have forced it down LOL! I think your mojo is well and truly present and correct! Thanks for joining the challenge, Kate

  12. I love this! What a FUN and very IMPRESSIVE project! Take a bow!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Anything Goes with Blog Candy" challenge.
    Warm Hugs,

  13. Fabulous, absolutely fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at the "Anything Goes" challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs.


  14. WOW! Your altered bottle is GORJUSS! I agree with Kate.. your mojo is certainly present and correct!! I love the blue glass and as for your light bulb.. BRILLIANT! Enjoy your bottle!

    Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

  15. Love the colours and a great piece of work


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