Thursday, January 1, 2015

Design Team Project

Happy New Year Everyone...I hope you have a wonderful 2015.

Over at Rhedd's Towers we have a new design team, also a change to our rules & challenges.
I'm really excited to have the new teamies on board, as well as keeping Sammy Jean on as admin.
We will now be featuring one of our teamies to blog mid month with a tutorial on how they made it,or some other technique they would like to share with you.
Do pop over and have a look at the new challenge, which you can find here Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge
The design team have created some wonderful projects for your inspiration.

For my design team project I altered a bottle. They were room fragrances, you know the type with the oil and sticks, in fact I bought 2 as they were so nice,they lasted 18months would you believe and the fragrance lasted until the very end....they were quite expensive, but as it turned out,well worth the money and I ended up with 2 bottles to play with.
The bottles are such a fabulous shape so I altered one as my first project for 2015.

This is what I started with, although as I progressed I replaced some items.
The image of this gorgeous lady was printed on to image transfer paper, which I then ironed on to'll see in the photo below how lovely this turned out, it has a canvas effect...something I didn't expect.
I padded the back of the image with another layer of muslin and some white felt, I wanted to keep the image fairly flat. Then I pulled a few threads around the image to distress it a little.

I started to cover the middle of the bottle with hessian, some linen and some lace before adding the image. 

For the embellishing, I added the flower, beads and ribbons, securing them in place with hot melt glue....then I added a beautiful stick pin that had been sent to me in a swap some time ago.

I had originally planned to use a glass stopper for the top, but it just didn't look right, I needed it to be a bit more dramatic, so I found a cream porcelain drawer knob that I had in my stash and it fitted just perfectly.
I would love to see you over on the challenge can find it here Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge


Sammy said...

This is just stunning Sandie, and the drawer knob is the perfect finishing touch! Love it!
Happy new year! x

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Sandie
What a beautiful piece of work, l especially like the 'dangle' on the left and
D the lace, oh! And the picture...........oh! Lol, I love it

Rupa S said...

I love anything Vintage and this one is just sooo BEAUTIFUL! Love the image and the dangling on the bottle...what a makeover!
Glad to be a part of your team, Sandie. Big hugs.