Bottles Collage Happy Mail

This card was sent to a friend who needed some "happy mail" as she is undergoing treatment for cancer. The image is a new christmas gift stamp, made by Inkadinkadoo, stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with watercolour pencils. Unfortunately while painting the last bottle, the paint bled a bit outside the margins because the area was still wet from doing the pale blue background.  I was going to throw it out and start again, but decided to cut a bottle using Tim Holtz mini die and create an aged pottery style container with crackle glaze to cover the 'boo, boo'.  Even though the last bottle looks like an "odd man out", I decided to go with it.

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Each bottle was given a coat of crystal glaze, and little embellishments;  wine cork and wire on the green one; wire art on centre of blue one and micro beads on centre of flowers;  flowers, brown pearl & leaves along with wire art on neck of yellow one; micro beads on centre of flower,and wire around neck of pink one; flower, brad & leaves along with twine on crackle glaze bottle.

The image is layered on striped paper cut with a semi-circle border punch, along with a flourish in upper corner, beige crocheted lace, and a spellbinders ribbon label popped up with foam tape

I had a Facebook note from my friend yesterday. She has it on display with some tulips on her sideboard. I was glad it made her happy!

Thanks for visiting.

Jan. 8, 2016


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  1. Love Love Love your card Sharon. So very pretty, I'm sure this will brighten your friends day.
    Julie x

  2. What a beautiful card, Sharon! The attention to detail is fantastic. I would never have guessed the bottle you added didn't belong to the group if you hadn't mentioned it. So nice to brighten your friend's day.

  3. What a kind and thoughtful gesture Sharon, I am sure this will put a smile on her face! A beautiful card! My best wishes to your friend for a complete recovery. hugs :)

  4. This is really amazing. I am pretty sure it put a little bit of joy to your friend. Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

  5. A gorgeous card Sharon, a lovely design with lovely colours........your image is adorable with beautifully colours and lovely details.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Beautiful card .... those coloured bottles look so pretty. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ..... Linda xx