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

14 comments:

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.

luv
irene
xxxx

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

Crafter Fatimah Hayat said...

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

Maudieroff Roffey said...

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

Karen M 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!