I am the world's worst blogger!! OMG...I totally missed putting up my second post for my GDT spot at Gauche Alchemy!! Ugh....I feel horrible!! I guess the good news is, I finally remembered!
I have to say, that I had so much fun, playing with the Happy Housewife Kit! It's jammed packed with all kinds of vintage ephemera!! And I want to thank Chrissy and Maggi, for asking me to do a Guest Gig!!! They really got me thinking outside of the box!! Challenging, and oh so much fun!!
A Spoonful of Sugar
I had this bottle...ok, first I drank what was in the bottle, washed and dried it, and saved it for a special project! I had been thinking something along the lines of an 'I Dream of Jeannie' bottle, when I first started, but I also wanted to incorporate the wooden spoon. You gotta love it, when an idea pops in your head.....and it did! The song 'A Spoonful of Sugar' from Mary Poppins, jumped right in there....and so I decided this was going to be a 'medicine' bottle!
I gessoed the entire bottle, then glued down the lace at the neck, and some naked cardboard in strategic spots. Ok, so it's not a great pic, but, while that was drying, I made the finial for the top, using baubles and metal pieces from my stash. I also added a few more bits and pieces, here and there.
The squiggles were totally inspired by Vivian at Contadina K......love her work!! Following her tutorials, I hot glued the squiggles, all over the base. Then, I put on one more coat of gesso. And then the fun began........using my fave sprays....Lindy's Stamp Gang, I started spraying all over the bottle. I used Rusty Lantern Lime, Steel Shimmer, Steampunk Sepia, Time Travel Teal and Shabby Turbine Teal....all from Limor's new set Industrial Chic. I did heat set a bit, but I have to confess, that I was afraid the bottle would break, so I allowed it time to air dry, before adding some Vintage Photo Distress Ink, in strategic places, to grunge it up a bit.
I layered the S&H Green Stamps over the cardboard, and then added some of the stamps from the 1937 envelope (love!!) that was included in the kit. Typed my title, glued it on, and added a couple of Prima metal pieces on the ends. I finished the bottle by spraying the lace, and one of the velvet flowers. Next I layered them, and tied the spoon on. The little brad is from my stash.
Seriously, if you want something different, and you're ready to play with some awesome goodies....you need to check out the Gauche Alchemy kits!!! And hop on over to the blog, and check out some over the top projects from the Design Team!!!!