Sunday 7 June 2015

Message in a bottle


Here is a little something I created today to join in with the current bottle theme over on the Paperartsy blog - to check out their blog just click HERE.

I used a Paperartsy Grey/White board base and added some Grunge Paste through a TCW stencil, then added Fresco paints in ice blue, sky, banana, bougainvillea and snowflake.

Added a bit of background script stamping (LPC028), some more stencilling with snowflake paint and then a bit more stamping (LPC028) in white:

I stamped the houses from the same Lynne Perella 028 set twice onto tissue and painted from behind using banana, bougainvillea, tikka and chartreuse before adding snowflake last.

Tore them out and added to the board using Prima soft matt gel. Added then sentiment from Lin Brown set ELB05 using black archival.

Now for the bottle - it is a tiny little thing I found with some little gem things in, so I transferred them to another container and stamped white script (LPC028 again) around the outside of the bottle. I added a piece of vintage French bookpaper inside as the 'messege in a bottle' and added the tiny black trim around it's neck.

I added an eyelet in the corner and attached the bottle to the project using the black beaded trim.

To give it a touch of glamour I went around with Tresure Gold in White Fire and Royal Amethyst, highlighting the grunge paste texture and also the edges.


And here's a quick pic of it in the sunshine, makes the colours look slightly different:

Thanks for looking,

Claire x









  1. Great idea, the quote is perfect for this.

  2. This is a wonderful piece Claire, love the idea.
    Avril xx

  3. This is lovely Claire, great way to incorporate the mini bottle xx

  4. Ooh Claire I LOVE this. It's fab! Lx

  5. Gorgeous painty layers to create that beautiful background, and I love the gold accents on the houses - brilliant!
    Alison xx