onsdag 6 februari 2013

Creative moments

I really have had that this time, creative moments I mean This nothing I do every day, well to be honest I have never made one before. A few months back I was setting the challenges for my team over at the Paper Shelter and I must have been in a bad mood, as I sat the challenge "Alter something". So that's the challenge this week over at the Paper Shelter, however, I started to feel bad about the hard challenge but I still wanted it to be a "real" challenge, so I added "or a card with at least three (3) folds". It seems to be a little easier, but my own skills when it comes to complicated folds of card is non, so I stuck to the altering part.

First of all, sorry for the bad pictures, it seems to be impossible for me to take good picture of this. But I have plenty of them, so take all of them and use your imagination and put one picture in your head. LoLThis is what I made. A wine bottle holder to put on your table when having guest or as a gift to someone you're visiting. I loved making this and has already started to think about how I can adapt it for different bottles and jars. Perfect gifts for kids teachers, well, maybe not a wine bottle but something else. Maybe a luxury olive oil or something like that. Future will tell. Sorry, I'm going of the road again. Feeling a bit chatty and a little nervous I guess. Don't know why, it just is like that.

So where is your image you ask, after all the Paper Shelter is known for their digital images. The truth is that I have not used one for this project. Instead I have used one of the paper packs that also is provided by the Paper Shelter. This one is called Victorian Beauty. There is also an image called the same thing matching this paper pack perfectly. The set is in rich wonderful colours that feels really romantic.

After a lot of folding and cutting and gluing everything together. I kind of waited a day to let it all settle so I could see that it was good enough to use and then I started my decoration spree. First adding a lace to the bottom of the holder, and then a full row of roses over that and some leaves here and there. Then I thought it all looked to pale so raiding my flower stash I found some stunning really dark red roses model small and then it got together a lot better.

Then my friends, I left the whole thing for weeks as I wasn't too happy about it and then suddenly it's time to have the project ready! Ops! Well, some fancy oval comes to rescue with a little saying printed from the computer "Two things get better with time, a good wine and friendship". Some antique linen distress ink and then glue it to the holder. A few swirls from Prima in the ends of the tag some more flowers to match it all up.

Finally finished! Not really, it felt a bit naked on the top. Found some pearl string laying around from my Vintage love card, posted Monday. And the brilliant idea of gluing that to the top of the holder was born. I am sooo pleased with how that turned out. Not much but the perfect detail. And then I made some kind of decoration with some matching flowers to put around the neck of the bottle. It's not very practical as you have to remove it while poring but it looks nice.

Ok, I better stop now. Just one more thing, I have not come up with the pattern of this holder. I found some inspiration from here, and then adjusted it to suit me. I hope you take the time to play with us over at the Paper Shelter this week even if the challenge is, well a bit of a challenge with the theme of  "Alter something, or make a card with at least three folds". I am really looking forward to see what you come up with. And I think I need to have a challenge like this again, around December or something like that when people need special gifts for family and friends. LoL But maybe you can make something for Valentines day?

As always we have our gift voucher up for grabs worth $30 if you play with the TPS brand, otherwise you have the chance of winning three digis of your choice. That's nice too. Do take a look at Veronica's lovely paper packs as they are truly amazing and worth a lot more attention than the get.

Oh, and there will be a DT call going up on Sunday for those of you that are interested. Take the chance to become one of our team members!

I see you around!

Love n hugs

Challenges for the bottle holder
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Bunny Zoes - Anything goes
My Grafico - Anything goes
Through the Craftroom door - Anything goes
Pile it on Challenges - Fancy folds (hope this count, it has lots of folds to it, and it ends up quite fancy:))

9 kommentarer:

Annelie sa...

Wow så läckert! Och vilket vackert papper!
Ha en fin dag :-)
Kram Annelie

Veronica Atanacio sa...

OMG! OMG! So this was what you were doing!! ;o) Impressive... What can I say. What you've done screams "excellent taste" everywhere! Terrific work here!

Eileen sa...

Smiling at how long this one took Marie, but it was worth the effort it looks really beautiful. Love your papers and design
Eileen x

Nannieflash sa...

Hi Marie, oh wow will pop across to your house to share that bottle, stunning design and I love your colour choice to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Stamping in Pink sa...

Stunning, absolutely stunning. Never had much luck with altering but will try at some point. This will make a beautiful gift for someone very special. Hope you are well and not suffering too much sweetie hugs Karen x

Tracey Sabella sa...

What an amazing project. So many wonderful details and I love them all. I would have never known this was a difficult challenge for you. ~ Blessings, Tracey


Desire Fourie sa...

Oh wow, I would definitely rather let this bottle of wine mature for a while, as it is too beautiful to open.
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Tracey sa...

This is beautiful Marie & would make a wonderful present :)

Inkypinkydelights sa...

Oh Marie, what a lovely read! I love how you describe how you came about making this lovely creation and how it materialised along the way. I think it is fabulous! You have so inpsired me and I am off to see your Tutorial now! Judy x