Thursday, February 7, 2013

Bottle Topper

I just love this bottle topper using Tsunami Rose's

I used Tim Holtz's Antiqued Bronze and 
Spun Sugar Distress Stains from Ranger Ink
to get just the "right" colors (and I love the metallic effect it gives my project).

I initially stamped a "Thank You" sentiment on this project,
 but after some thought, realized it
to be in French to go with the
 Parisian theme of the papers and embellishments. 

 Back to my Word documents....  after printing it
 I used an embossing pen to "trace" the word and added
 Recollections Opaque Ebony Powder.

A little more distressing and coloring to the edges prior to assembling. 
 The Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink is probably my #1 pad that I use.  
The effect on ANY color cardstock is amazing!

Showing embellishments prior to adding the sentiment

Close up of sentiment and embellishments

Challenges I am entering with this project are:

Tsunemi Rose Designs- Anything Goes #6

Catch The Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Darla's - # 48 - "My Style"
Challenges 4 Everybody #12 - Anything Goes
Forever Friends -  54 - Use Ribbon or Lace 
Bunny Zoe's - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #66 Anything Goes
Papertake Tie Up Your Loose Ends
Creative Craft Challenges2 - 2 - Bling It Up
Lady Anne's - 3rd - Anything Goes
Nanna Vic's (@ Lady Anne's) - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Blog - #113 Ribbons and Lace
The Play Date Cafe - PDCC168 - Be Our Valentine (Color Challenge)


  1. Ohhh... bottle toppers are the best! What a wonderful one you created! Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Darla's this week!

  2. This is an absolutely fabulous project! Great job and SO creative. Thank you so very much for sharing this in our challenge this week, and may God bless you!
    Come back soon, I love seeing your wonderful projects.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. This is a beautiful Bottle Topper and thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends Ribbon/Lace good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  4. Soo pretty! Thanks for joining in on our Challenge Wednesday :) ~Rhonda TRD DTL

  5. What a great idea! I love the papers you used and all the distressing...absolutely beautiful project. Thanks for sharing at the Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck and please do join us again.
    Bugaboo DT

  6. Wow, sieht dein Topper klasse aus. Danke fürs zeigen.
    Liebe Grüße, Anja

  7. This is perfect! Love all that distressing and love that tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

  8. Oh wow! This is amazing! I love all the colours and embellishment too :0)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Forever Friends challenge and good luck :0)
    Love Clairebears x

  9. Wow, what a great project! Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug this week.

  10. A fabulous project. Just love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends and good luck.

  11. Trudy
    Such a lovely project. I so like the whole french look. It is such an original.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful art work and we really appreciate you taking time to join our challenge.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  12. What a great project, its perfect!! Thanks so much for joining our January Bingo Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon!

  13. Great project, such a beautiful looking bottle as a gift. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon. Did you know NanaVic has a sale %50 off? NanaVic's
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  14. Great project you have created. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  15. Pretty bottle topper! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

  16. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck.

    Caz PPC DT x

  17. Your bottle topper is gorgeous - would be fabulous as a gift. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Lady Ann Stamp Challenge

  18. How fun! I love the distress stains you used--I only have darker colors but that gorgeous background has made me want to get a few lighter ones now! Thanks for playing along in The Play Date Cafe!

  19. So pretty! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge!!


  20. Like the wonderful Victorian looking bottle topper with all the embellishments. Like Tim Holtz products. Saw your comment of me at Victorine Originals Stamps.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"