Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Poison Bottles and More....

Hi everybody, I had a nice time staying with my friend, but it's still nice to be back home again, and have all my crafty things waiting for me. And there's no bed like one's own bed....
Yesterday I had fun making more decorations for Halloween. I altered 2 bottles which I can use for condiments. For the large one, I cut a label from TH's Halloween Resist Block, which I distressed with some barn-door red. I threaded some ball chain into a little skull to hang round the bottle neck. I went to my neighbour to ask if she had a wine-cork for the stopper, but she didn't have any, so I had to sacrifice myself, and open a bottle of red wine - just to get the cork, of course. But I have to admit that the wine boosted my crafting spirits.... No, I didn't drink it all! The hand on the top was from a back-scratcher that recently broke. I gave it 2 coats of white acrylic paint, which I heat-bubbled, and then distressed with distress inks in red and blue to give a little atmosphere. The smaller bottle has a label from the Graphics Fairy (thanks!), a skull, and a little booklet with evil recipes. As I had no stopper for the bottle, I fixed 2 skeleton arms together to make a *plug* for the bottle neck. They were great fun to make, and I am wondering if my guests will dare to use the condiments in them....







The journal pages were made on Sunday, with all the scraps that were once again littering my table, made into a rather haphazard collage.





So, I think that was enough for today. Have a good day you all, take good care of yourselves, and thanks for visiting!

32 comments:

  1. Fabulous bottles, Valerie! The journal pages are a glorious collage.

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  2. Glad you had fun with your friend but tis true.... theres no place like home :)

    Scary altered bottles.... I have to say I'd have to think twice about trying anything inside!!!!

    Fun jouranling pages.... i love the 'haphazard' style..... it feels good to get busy glueing down stuff from your desk.

    Have a great day.

    Karen

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  3. Lovely bottles, and love the colourful journal pages. But I don't think I would use anything out of those bottles either! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. This is going to be one spooktackular halloween party Valerie with all the little eliments you have been making :)

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  5. I must say I'm hooked on your deadly bottles of condiments! Such a great idea and they really look spookie. Love the hand idea! Great journal collages as well, Valerie. Hope you have another great creative day. hugs, Donna

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  6. Fab-u-lous bottles Valerie. Love them! Great collage pages too. Have a good day! xx

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  7. You're all ready for the Halloween, I see. Love the bottles you altered. They have that sinister feel to them. :) And poor wine had to be sacrifed for the occasion. I bet you feel really bad about it. :)))

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  8. Natasha, I have always been prepared to sacrifice myself for the good of others....

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  9. Lovely that you're home again and still as imaginative as ever. :)
    Great bottles and I do admire you sacrificing yourself for your art...having to drink red wine! lol
    I adore the randomness of your journal pages...wonder what I've got floating about on my table?
    Hugs xx

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  10. Brilliant bottles the bubbled acrylic on the hand is really effective and the little bottle creepy! XOXO Zoe

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  11. Hi Valerie. Wow! fab altered bottles. Well worth the sacrifice! lol! Love your journal pages. I really like the collage style of these. So much to look at.
    Have a lovely day.
    Florence x

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  12. beautiful journal pages and love...love the Halloween decor!

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  13. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! the bottles! too fun!

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  14. Those bottles are fantastic! What great toppers you have created!

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  15. Love those altered spooky bottles as well as the journal page collages! What a mind!

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  16. First of all thankyou Valerie, I thrilled to bits with the gorgeous packet and fabulous contents that arrived here today.
    Love your altered bottles, sounds like it will be a great party. The journal pages are great collages. Yvonne x

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  17. The altered bottles have to be one my favourite Hallowe'en creations from you.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. LOVE those bottles, and I have to be honest - I would definitely NOT taste whatever is inside!!

    Best bit on those collaged pages? The man with the fruit on his head, you gotta love him!

    xx

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  19. Valerie, your source for creativity is constantly refilled. Your bottles are fabulous and I love the smaller one with the skeleton hands in the stopper.

    Hugs,
    C

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  20. Love your bottles and journal collage pages. Yes, being home is always where the heart is. Take care Miss Creativity.

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  21. These are awesome Val! So good of you to "take one for the team", so to speak and open that wine so we could marvel at your art.

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  22. The poison bottles are terrific! And I love what you have done with the scraps, this is such a cool idea.

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  23. Valerie love your dastardly creepy bottles, do you think you where a witch in a former life ( a white witch of course ) You love Halloween so much. Wish I was back home to celebrate it the Greeks don't do Halloween . Great journal pages with lots to see and admire.

    Marie

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  24. Welcome home! Scary bottles and nice journal pages.

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  25. Those bottles look amazing, I especially love the one with the two little skeleton arms sticking out, fab work
    Lindsay xx

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  26. Val those bottles are amazing. Spooktacular girl.
    Love the haphazard collage, sometimes those are the best when you don't have to think about it and just let it happen.
    Take care friend.
    Lesley

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  27. Welcome home! Those bottles are awesome.

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  28. Those are great. I bet your house is really fun for Halloween!

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  29. Oh my those Poison bottles look so real excellent work ;0) Dxx

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  30. Your bottles are wonderful! Love the hands... so fun!

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