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.