Sunday, 4 May 2014

PaperArtsy #3UP week challenge.

Goodmorning All,

This week over on the PaperArtsy Blog as you will know from my previous post, it has been the end of semester #3UP week when Leandra devises a special challenge for lucky random applicants.  I was one of those lucky enough to be drawn from the hat which resulted in my JoFY mirror but today I have a little altered bottle for which I took inspiration from Cazz's altered box and my friend Helen's hanging piece on the very first night of the week which was using mainly products designed by the lovely Lin Brown..  If you haven't already been keeping an eye on the PaperArtsy Blog all week I would recommend a visit as the inspiration from PaperArtsy fans throughout the week has been phenomenal.

As I am very short of time today I won't give a blow by blow account of what I did but will just show a series of pics from the original 'bare' bottle as I found it in the charity shop through to the finished jobbie! Originally I started this bottle to enter another challenge which I ran out of time for so I decided to change my idea completely to play with the #3UPpers.


When I found the bottle it had some awful gold embossing all over it and it took me ages to melt it & get it off, lol!
 

It was worth it to get this awesome crackle from PaperArtsy Fresco paints and their crackle glaze.
 







Close up of the crackle, stencilling and painted Grunge Paste.

If I'd had more time I would have done some shrink leaves and probably shrunk the butterfly too as the original images onto card are a tad too big for the bottle but never mind, it was still fun to do.

Right, I must dash to do my link up. Till next time.......

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

21 comments:

Helen said...

Lesley, this is gorgeous!! Given what you've gone through this week I think it's a marvel that you got it done at all. I really love the crackle underneath all those fabulous stencils and GP layers.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! Lesley, you clever person! This is stunning! I am bowled over by that Crackle! I love this work of art as much as your fabulous mirror! Gorgeous and inventive! Julie Ann xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

It's so beautiful Lesley. What a transformation. Bet that it did you good to switch off into the craft world for a while. Well done, it's gorgeous. Xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another stunning project Lesley, I can't beleive that the bottle started out clear. I love the crackle effect and the stenciling on the outside.

Sue xx

Suzi B said...

Oh Lesley this is stunning... you are soo clever..
Suzi B x

sam21ski said...

Blimey Lesley, you're on a mission!!

Love how your bottle crackled, it looks fabulous as does the stencilling and the grunge paste.

Great make Lesley xxx

sam21ski said...

Blimey Lesley, you're on a mission!!

Love how your bottle crackled, it looks fabulous as does the stencilling and the grunge paste.

Great make Lesley xxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Great project. Beautiful texture and colours. I love the Grunge Paste on the crackle xx

Emma said...

Love the effect that you have made on the bottle!

Lin said...

this is beautiful Lesley..that crackle looks fab..so pretty. I am so glad you got time to play along this week xxx

Aquarius said...

You've totally transformed that plain bottle and the finished result is fabulous - love it.

Rebecca said...

Cool Lesley love the colour scheme too
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Paula Whittaker said...

What a cool project....looks fab!

isisimaginings.com said...

Completely & utterly stunning. I'm so pleased you managed to finish it in time, especially with everything that's been going on in your life this week. Well done!

Emma Dawson said...

Ooh, such beautiful crackle. What a wonderful project.

Emma x

veronica said...

super result Lesley, and some gorgeous crackle - fantastic difference from the original!
Hope everything settles down for
you, you could do with a break
xxxx

Christine B. said...

Super project Lesley, you've made something so plain into a thing of beauty. Your so talented. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the crackle effect on the glass and the flowers are lovely! Fab job!

Paula (PEP) said...

The crackle looks rather spectacular & I love the soft muted colours you used for the bottle. The butterfly made me chuckle for your positioning is superb - he/she looks just as if he's peeking round the bottle to see what flowers he can see to feed on!.
Paula (PEP)

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh Lesley, I adore it, it is so special,

Lucy x

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous, Lesley - I just love the crackly finish on this and lovely pastel colours.

I also spotted over at isisimaginings that it's your birthday some time around now - so many happy returns to you!
Alison x