Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Altered Project: Upcycled Glass Bottles


Little Yellow Bicycle has teamed up with Tim Holtz Ranger Ink for "A Naturals Evolution Campaign". From March 4th-March 15th our design team will be sharing projects done with our gorgeous Naturals collection, Clear Stamps, and Tim Holtz Ranger Inks.

I am no expert on stamping so I have to say I was a bit intimidated by the wonderful Tim Holtz products I received. Once I started experimenting and getting inky though, I had a blast and fell in love.

So what did I create for this swap? A decorative set of upcycled glass bottles. These bottles are from Hobby Lobby. They come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes so you can choose whatever combo appeals to you. They're also really affordable, especially with a 50% off sale. This trio was only $5.50.



I started by wrapping each bottle with a band of burlap fabric. I then wound Little Yellow Bicycle's jute over the burlap. Don't you love all of the texture from the burlap, jute, canvas and felt?

Now it was time for the stamping! I used Little Yellow Bicycle's new clear stamps (the Everyday set) to repeatedly stamp some of the smaller words onto the Naturals canvas flower petals (using Ranger Ink's Archival Ink in Jet Black). I also used Tim Holtz Distress Stain on the edge of the burlap leaves to give them some depth.



As a finishing touch, I stamped some of the larger words from the Everyday set onto white cardstock. I cut the words out and adhered one to each bottle.



In order to draw the eye up to the top of the bottles, I used Tim Holtz Ideology memo pins — one to hold a canvas sentiment atop the yellow bottle and another holds a sticker on the blue bottle (both embellishments are from the Just Because collection). I didn't want all three bottles to have exactly the same embellishments, so I coiled copper wire around the neck of the smallest bottle, then topped it off with a felt bird from the Naturals collection.



For someone who has not done much stamping, I have to say how much I love the Ranger Ink Archival Ink pads...the colors are true and vibrant, the drying time is quick, quick, quick and the final stamped image is complete and flawless. The Distress Stains were perfect for adding a bit of color to the burlap leaves on my project, and the memo pins were perfect for adding a little finishing touch.

Little Yellow Bicycle's new stamps are available at some local scrapbooking stores and at Hobby Lobby. The Naturals collection can be found at some local scrapbooking stores and at Michaels.

How would you like a chance to win some of these wonderful new products? We're giving away a big box of Naturals on both Friday, March 8th and March 15th. We'll also be giving away one set of stamps each day of this swap (March 4th-15th) on each of our social sites: Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Blog - http://littleyellowbicycle.typepad.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LittleYellowBicycle
Instagram - http://instagram.com/lovemylyb
Twitter - https://twitter.com/lovemylyb


Be sure to check it all out. You won't be disappointed. 

If you'd like a chance to win some Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals from me, take a look at yesterday's blog post. :)

Linking up to:
Blooming Homestead's Crafty Tuesday 3/5/13 and



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30 comments:

  1. awesome job!!!!! you rocked the natural collection!!

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  2. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! These are GORGEOUS Lisa!! I am IN LOVEEEEEEEEE!!!

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  3. These are gorgeous!!!! Love the colours of the bottles! Awesome project!!!

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  4. Ah! I love these!
    They are absolutely adorable. So bright and fun!
    I've pinned you. ;)

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  5. What wonderful altered bottles!!!! Love what you've done with them!

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  6. they look awesome girl! Watch out you could get hooked on this type of crafting:):)

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  7. Those are so cute! I love the effect of the stamping on the flower...and the memo pins - to be honest I've seen those and didn't "get" them but they are perfect for projects like this! And I think the little bluebird is my favorite:)

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  8. they are soooo adorable. I love the fun colors!!

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  9. What an adorable set of bottles. I love the colors and all the details you added.
    KC

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up at Real Family Fun.
      KC

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  10. Oh Lisa - I LOVE these! The colors are so fun and springy.
    TFS!

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  11. Awesome projects! I really love how these turned out. The bottle colors are gorgeous! :)

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  12. Morning, Lisa! Those are just adorable!! :) I love the bird sticking out of the top - just makes it even cuter. Great job!

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  13. Beautiful project! Love the glass colors!

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  14. Love this project! Loving those brightly colored bottles and how you incorporated the stamped sentiments!

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  15. Love the colors. Can't wait for spring.

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  16. WOW! These look so fantastic!

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  17. Oh WOW Lisa!!!! Love this!!!!! So bright and cheerful!

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  18. These are beautiful!!! Love the colors and such fun designs!

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  19. So nice. The yellow bottle is my favorite.

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  20. Such a great idea Lisa! Loving the stamped flowers! Thanks for the idea!

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  21. such a fun project :)
    Love the layering and texture :)

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  22. Lisa these are so amazingly cool! So creative!

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  23. I really like what you did great idea
    Thanks,
    Teri

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  24. Lisa your upcycled bottles are fabulous, I love your focal flower in the centre and the burlap is fabulous, adds so much texture and interest. I love the lettering and that sweet little bird looks fabulous perched on top. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

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  25. wonderful,love your bright colours. i agree with Tracy, the burlap adds great dimension

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