My Lovely Friends,

Thursday, 7 January 2016

A Time to Celebrate

Hi guys, I'm here today with my first project for this year for Tando Creative, it's a colour theme too so I have kept to those colours,

I drew around the champagne mask onto water colour paper then gave it a coating of modeling paste, spread thinly and quite smooth, while this dried I cut another small strip for a rim on the top of my bottle and also another top for the cork effect,
When the modeling paste had dried I painted the bottle with a mix of tinting base mixed with Prussian Blue Hue and painted the whole bottle with it,
After letting this dry i then added some stenciling with modeling paste through a distressed sequin mask here and there, I also put some crackle paste on the edges here and there too, at this stage i also added my extra rim layer cut from the water colour paper,
At this point I slightly shaped my bottle by bending it slightly in the center to give a bottle shape, 
When  dry I put a little  of the Prussian Blue Hue onto a wet wipe and swiped it over the top of the modeling paste working into the centre too,
I then made a label using my computer and distressed it with distress ink then added a star coloured with silver metallic fluid paint to finish it off,
For the top of the bottle I took some gilding flakes and placed them to one side to appear as what was left of the gold foil after the cork had popped!!
I attached some more stars which i had painted with silver fluid paint onto some craft wire, along with the cork which i had painted first with yellow oxide then when dry with some more of the gilding flakes,
If you fancy having a go with this or any of our challenges just click on the link at the top of the Tando Creative blog,

County View - Inspired by bottles
Anything but cute -  ring out the old, bring in the new ( bottle mask, mini stars,)

Here's the colour theme picture if you wish to join in with us,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx


Pamellia Johnson said...

Well Liz, you have started 2016 with a BANG!! This is just fabulous! I love all the metallics in the vibrant colours, you have really captured the spirit of New Years here!! The cork bit is my favourite, bravo to that!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge, you rocked it! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Beth Brovold said...

How FABULOUS Liz!! Your techniques are amazing...the bottle looks so real! You always come up with such unique and beautiful ideas! Have a wonderful day Liz!
Take care,

Gina Knott said...

WOW Liz this is amazing!! I also thought the bottle was real. You are so clever!
Gina xx

Redanne said...

Wow Liz, the beautiful bottle really does look like it has just 'popped' it's cork. I love how the bottle looks so realistic and the cork and stars on the wire is such a clever idea! I also love your photography with those beautiful twinkling stars, they look fabulous!

Thanks so much for joining in our 'Ring out the Old, Bring in the New' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

Carol S. said...

Brilliant project. Love the colours and texture. It looks so real! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sara Barker said...

Wow, this just shouts "Celebrate!!!"! It is hard to believe this is NOT a real bottle! Fantastic coloring and love that cork! Very cool project! Thank you for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Pawsitively Creative said...

Pop! I can hear the pop of the champs bottle opening at the stroke of midnight! Awesome sauce bottle and the cork and stars add such a festive air to this design. Those blues are crazy beautiful together and your sentiment is perfect! Fun fun fun here! Your new crafty supplies are showcased so nicely.

Thanks for joining in our "Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

Samra Leshinski said...

What a fun project Liz!!! Thank you so much for joining our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Candy said...

Wow, I love your project!! The colors are great, esp the gold foil and the cork.

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow, awesome! I love your decorated bottle! This can be an excellent decoration at any party or celebration! You created a perfect label :-)

Strangely Creative said...

Hi Liz! What a great project - I love what you have done here and I love the cork on the wire! Cx