Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Plum of a Thanksgiving

We are going to my husband's brother's in Vermont for Thanksgiving this year and I wanted to bring along some thank you gifts. I bought this plain glass bottle Warm Apple Pie Fragrance Diffuser thinking that I would decorate it somehow. Today's Ways to Use It challenge on Split Coast was to use purple on a project and the Moxie Fab World challenge this week is to Capture the Essence of Plum so these two challenges were my inspiration for my decorating colors. I colored this wonderful fruit image by Waltzingmouse Stamps with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and Gamsol, cut it with an oval Nestability and layered it to a scalloped oval Nestability. I wrapped a band of dotted designer paper around the bottle that I punched with an EK Success scalloped lacey punch. I layered a piece of Plum Pudding satin ribbon over the band.

I tied a piece of Plum Pudding saddle stitched ribbon arond the neck of the bottle. The sentiment, also from the Peace & Plenty Waltzingmouse set, is punched with a Labels Trio Spellbinders die. To give the image a little dimension - I attached a few dew drops to the grapes and the pumpkin.
I think this will look quite decorative on a side table for the Thanksgiving season don't you? ..... and it smells like apple pie - what more could you want!?!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Peace and Plenty
Paper: white, plum pudding - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Plum Pudding - PTI
Accessories: sponge, Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, Gamsol, oval & Scalloped oval nestabilities, tag trio Spellbinders, Satin & Saddlestitched Plum Pudding Ribbon - PTI, scalloped EK Success punch, scor tape, dew drops, foam dimensionals, glue dots, Frangrance Diffuser.

17 comments:

Sandy in Epping said...

Julia,
You made a very pretty change to a plain old bottle, AND you used two of my favorite companies to accomplish this. Surprising how the purple fits right in with the Fall colors, too. Got to put this idea away for future use; thanks for the great bit of inspiration.

Busym1 said...

It 's beautiful! Hugs, michelle

Cheryl said...

Wonderful gift! You filled the challenges perfectly and your result is beautiful!
(May I come to Vermont??)LOL

Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) said...

Julia, what a super gift you have created. Congrats on being on the Waltzingmouse Stamps dt too, I don't know which rock I have been living under lol!!!

TesaB said...

What a lovely gift, really creative idea and it's simply beautiful!!! GREAT colors!

ANAT S said...

Wonderful project!!

beautiful gift

love the colors

jdmommy said...

What a great idea........it looks beautiful, and I'll bet it smells fattening and delicious!!

chelemom said...

Love this idea!!! Beautiful job!

Claire Brennan said...

This is gorgeous Julia! I love purple and the orange is th perfect contrast. Fab idea for this wee bottle!!

Sharli said...

What a wonderful idea! I would love something like that - better get to work!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This turned out wonderful! I would love to get this gift!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Now that is very cool!! I love this idea!! HUGS

Anne said...

Julia this is amazing and as always, so creative! What a great idea for a Thank you gift, a lovely gift with a personal touch. They are going to love it!!

Bogner's said...

What a great idea! Love the look and what a great way to incorporate purple!

Deanna said...

So pretty Julia!

Winter said...

What a great idea! :)

Cath said...

Hey Julia! Thanks for entering the Moxie Fab World Plum Crazy! challenge!--and Thanksgiving in Vermont? How perfect is that?