Friday, 20 June 2014

Perfume Bottle Vase

Hi, I've been saving up the empty bottles from my favourite perfume.
I love the shape and thought it'd be perfect as a small vase. I coloured it with alcohol inks and blending solution.
I then had to make some flowers and greenery to match! 

I'm linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is anything goes.

I die cut my tattered flowers from watercolour paper and coloured them with distress inks.
The leaves are cut from scraps and snippets of green cardstock with a couple of Memory Box dies.
 So I'm visiting the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Enjoy the rest of your week, thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Irene said...

A beautiful vase with gorgeous colours, and what a brilliant idea. Your vase and flowers match perfectly.
Thank you so much for your get well wishes. If you would like me to send you a packet
of paper nibs, please let me know your address. If you send me a message I WILL NOT publish it I promise.


Di said...

Oh my word Cathy, this really is gorgeous! What a great idea.

Hugs, Di xx

Crafty Lark said...

I also love perfume bottles Cathy, love how you have used this one. Thank you for the inspiration, I now have a good reason for keeping my collection, lol. Flora xx

Unknown said...

beautiful flowers. love the color combination you have used. love it.

Bonnie said...

What a clever and beautiful vase, Cathy! And the hand made flowers are so pretty in it!

Diane said...

Very clever and pretty design Cathy.

Hugs Diane

Sue - said...

Brilliant idea and so very effective!

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous vase, Cathy ... love the swirly, inked look ... so pretty! Anita :)

rachel said...

so pretty - love this xx

Mrs A. said...

Now busy trying to decant my perfume bottle into a cup so I can use the empty bottle! Lol. A great result with the inks and blending solution. Thank you for your kind words.
Hugs Mrs A.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Cathy - I'll have mine in purples please....... Mxxxx

Karen Mead said...

Your flowers in the vase look fantastic Cathy and your perfume bottle is so pretty too! Very clever idea and your flowers will keep forever - hugs xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an absolutely original idea for our "Anything Goes" challenge! It was so refreshing to see such a unique and lovely creation. I have to commend your alcohol ink skills- those colors were stunning and blended so beautifully! And then you took it to a whole other level by adding flowers! They are stunning and I love how you saw the potential in an empty perfume bottle. It's a wonderful transformation and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Brenda in IN said...

This is stunning and a great idea. Love your flowers and the vase is gorgeous. What a good recycle idea too!