Tuesday, July 3, 2012

SDC57: Out of the Box-Stampotique Stamps Only (6/27-7/10/12) 5 p.m. E.T.

Stampotique has a new challenge, "Thinking outside of the box".  Instead of a card I chose to make a tag based on the current Tempting Template in the June issue of The Stampers' Sampler.  In that magazine they had a template that looks like a perfume bottle.  So I made an ocean themed bottle with a mermaid inside.
First I traced the template onto watercolor paper and cut it out.  I colored the paper with Ranger's Distress Ink, I used Broken China and Wild Honey and then activated the inks with a spray of water.  This was followed with a quick dry from my heat gun.  I stamped the image of Smushallaum with Ranger's black Archival Ink.  I colored in the image with Copic ink pens.  I had some scraps of paper left over that had been sprayed with Dyan Reaveley's Dylusion sprays in Cut Grass and Vibrant Turquoise.  I used a Hexagon punch in several sizes and glued this on the stopper portion of the bottle.  I had a dimensional flower from K&Co that I attached to the center of the stopper.  Underneath that I used 5 deep green self adhesive pearls from Queen and Co.  I stuck a tiny sliver of mesh under the pearls and then added a green polka dot bow.  The phrase Sunshine & Seashells was a self adhesive tag from a sheet of cardstock beach stickers made by Paper House Productions.  And there we have our summer beach memory...a mermaid in a bottle.

14 comments:

  1. Wowsers Your mermaid is just gorgeous !! Stunning piece. Pollyx

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  2. beautiful bottle you made!

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  3. like your perfum bottle, it looks like the mermaid really swims in it, great

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  4. Love the bottle, great colors! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

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  5. This is beautiful, I love her hair! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique.

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  6. I love what you made! :D The colors conjure magic thoughts for me and my memories of the sea!~ :D

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  7. What a wonderful idea and awesome colours! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

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  8. This is gorgeous Renee, it really looks like you have bottled a mermaid x

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  9. What a wonderful project Renee, love that idea. Fab colours too. Michelle x

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  10. Great idea, Love your mermaids hair!

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  11. Beautiful bottle. I love the sparkle ♥
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  12. How cool, that's a fabulous project.

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  13. She's fabulous.... love that hair!

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