Love Potion #9

Gung hay fat choy and Happy Monday, especially to all you little monkeys out there! My Chinese birth sign is an Ox which is appropriate really given all the lugging about of heavy boxes that I do in the line of duty. Today I am off on my work travels once again and it’s destination Hull. Storm Imogen promises to throw some extra fun into the mix as we unload the van later today. To keep my spirits up, I shall focus on the number of steps I am accruing whilst I go about my work over the next couple of days. I might even reward myself with a tasty little treat from a well known supplier of doughnuts that has a stall in Hull, so it’s not all bad.


We’re halfway through our “Love is in the Air,” challenge over at Crafty Boots and we are loving the entries we have had so far. I’ve created a little love potion to share with you today:


I cut the bottle from chipboard using the largest of Tim Holtz’ Apothecary Bottles die and gave it a coat of gesso. Then I added the fancy trellis which is another die cut, this time from the Mixed Media thinlets collection. I also added a few punched hearts. Everything was given another coat of gesso and then I added some soft purple, rubbing the paint on with my finger so I could vary the depth easily.


To decorate the neck of the bottle I’ve used muslin, silver bullion wire and some little “crystal” beads. The stopper is another bead from my stash.



The lovely vintage label is from the Gecko Galz Love Potion #9 kit.


I am also sharing this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog for their “Fanstastic Plastic” challenge. (In case you haven’t guessed, those little crystals are in fact plastic, as is the heart stopper!).

Thanks for buzzing by.



Love Potion #9 — 10 Comments

  1. Lisette it’s great to see a 2nd submission from you! Your apothecary bottle is a gem; elegant and chic. Fab take on our theme! Thanks you for joining us twice this week at CCCB!

  2. How cute is your apothecary bottle with all the delightful goodies you add. Love the purple and how you gave it so much texture. A winner by Lisette as can be expected from you. You are such a talented creator gal. I love every post you give us.
    Today hubs set up a pulley mechanism for me to help stretch my shoulder and arm. Am having heck of a time with it. This is hardest part after surgery, getting the darn things to work right. My range of motion is not what is expected at this point after surgery so am getting some really painful stuff going on at physical therapy. Today after using pulley at p/t it seemed to help so thought having one at home would be good idea. Was easy to set up so can go into my sewing room and it’s out of way.
    Hope all is well with you. How’s your hubs doing in his retirement?? Is he going stir crazy yet? Not too easy in winter to be penned in. Talk to you soon, happy week Watch out for those donuts tho. I know my hubs gets cranky after while not being able to work outside and to escape being with each other 24/7, eeek.. .

    • Thank you. Don’t over do it with the pulley exercises šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ Mr Beez loves retirement but it makes going to work really tough for me – so a doughnut is the only answer!!!

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