Friday 20 August 2021

Ten green bottles

Ruth is setting the challenge for us at Daring Cardmakers this week and she'd like to see bottles - any sort, any quantity!

I decided to go not only for 10 green bottles but the wall as well! The bottles (eight of them) are all in a row on one stamp but I decided it would be fun to have them a bit more random so I cut them out individually.

The current challenge at Let's Squash It wants us to emboss something other than paper or card to include on our cards so my wall is made of the metal from a tomato paste tube, I painted it with gesso and then wiped back to leave white "mortar" and slightly glamorous bricks! Gel glue is pretty much essential here as the 3D embossing folder leaves such a deeply textured impression you need something that will stick securely despite all the cragginess.

Hot Picks 1109 (Paper Artsy)
Letter It range Birthday (Ranger)

Bristol board

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Pitch Black)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Tomato paste tube
Brickwork 3D embossing folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Copic markers
Pinflair glue gel
Black fineliner

Thanks for stopping by!



Dotty Jo said...

What a fabulous creation! I love the bottles against your 'glamorous' wall - bravo you. Thanks for joining us at Let's Squash It! Jo x

Jane Willis said...

What an amazing piece of upcycling, how satisfying it must be to create something so stunning out of household "rubbish". It makes a perfect background for your green bottles. That's an awful lot of gin, to produce so many empties!
Guest Designer at Let's Squash It

Wavejumper said...

I keep seeing these great uses of a tomato paste tube! I don't get it that way. Mine comes in a can.

This has a wonderful look to it. Feels rich.

hugs Margot

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow Joanne - absolutely adore your brick wall and bottles! So fun with that sentiment too and I love the doodles around!!

ionabunny said...

Your glam wall is awesome and I love all the bottles. Empties one assumes LOL. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz