Monday, November 28, 2011

Gecko Galz Christmas Bottle Trinket

Hello Friends!  I am so glad today was not a work day.  I had plenty of time to play.  I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp and Show some stars and the Simon Says Stamp some tags.  I was also inspired by Gerri's Challenge at the Flying Unicorn to create something with a bottle.  I will also share this with the Make it Monday blog.
I started off with one of my son's tiny maple syrup bottles he has been collecting.  I used Graphic Fairy and Gecko Gals image and digital stamps to create my collaged tickets.  I also added a little fringe like fibers.  Here is a close up of my star and ticket tags!
I was inspired by Maggi's to create something that looked like heavy metal.  So I used a timmy die, prima pattern stamp, stazon in jet black,embossing folder and some alcohol inks.  I just LOVE how it turned out!  
Added some Gecko galz paper to the edge of the cap, filled in the top with glue, brown glitter and a vintage antique button.  You can see the curly ques of my wire...I love wire!
Here is a close up of the left side :0)
The Christmas Exhibition is from the Graphic Fairy, you can get the Santa image there or at my friend Sandi's blog.  She has great images from her collection too.  Another antique button, and some white glitter around my ticket.  
Here is a close up of the right hand side of the bottle.
I used the same prima stamp on my tiny punched flower.  The Angel is a Gecko Galz image as well as the Christmas Holly.  The key is a brad which I just broke off the back and glued on.  I inked all my pieces with Ranger's vintage photo distress ink.
Some White glitter outlines the ticket on the front of the bottle, and a seed bead is what I used for the center of my flower.
One last look at the whole little bottle.  I have filled it with strips of dark tan music paper..also by Gecko Galz.  I will have to photo that later :-)  Too tired.
Hope you have a great day!


  1. Wow Heather, this is gorgeous! Love your star, I had a similar idea this morning but couldn't find my metal pieces! UGH Sticky note! :)

  2. Now isn't that just the sweetest little bottle! So many tricks you have included :) Love the new holiday images on your sign off too! Hugs,

  3. Beautiful...This is such a good idea. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Such a beautiful bottle Heather, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. What a gorgeous little bottle - so much detail!

  6. Wow Heather, this is so the christmasy feeling on your blog !!!

  7. Whoa.... WOW... Heather, this is vintage, shabby, grungy personified! Absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Awesome!

    Ellen :)

  8. Hi Heather. Really neat altered bottle. It really does look like a vintage, shabby treasure from days gone by! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  9. Heather, it's adorable and so creative with the metal looking top! Love all the little details!

  10. Ooh wow!! So much detail to such a little piece - it's fantastic! I love the different elements you used - the star look great and the image is neat too!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

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  11. Anonymous8:21 AM

    OOOhhhh...very pretty. You got a snow day???? Lucky. You know Christmas is coming wink wink. Just sayin. : ) Huggs and love from your BFF!!!

  12. Anonymous11:09 AM

    So attractive - love it! (via Graphics Fairy)

  13. Wow, Heather, this is gorgeous! Hard to believe that was once just a maple syrup jar!!! Bravo!

  14. Wow, this project totally ROCKS! I am positively drooling here. Love what you did with the metal work on the star and that fab use of the Graphics Fairy image! You have inspired me - wondering where I can find a cool little bottle to give this a try!

    So happy you have you joining in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  15. LOVE! The altered bottle is fabulous! Your metal work is amazing. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather