Monday, June 28, 2010

Waltzingmouse Day 1 - Sneak Peek: Balm of Friendship

Welcome to the first day of the Design Team Sneak Peeks for the Waltzingmouse July release! Claire has created 6 new sets for us this month - and just wait until you see them!!!

Today I am using stamps from two of the new sets - Rescue Remedies and Victorian Fripperie (don't you just love that name!?!)

I started out with this pump bottle of body lotion that I picked up at a discount store - notice it's colorful modern label!

Using stamps from Rescue Remedies and Victorian Fripperie I transformed this modern day bottle into a vintage style gift that any lady would love to have sitting on her bureau or bedside table!This wonderful vintage label (from Rescue Remedies) is designed to look like an old medicine bottle label - There are 5 labels in this fun set! AND they fit in the Labels Four Nestabilities - whoo hoo!!
I stamped a panel of the Victorian Fripperie background stamp to wrap around the bottle. I added a pretty lace ribbon along the top edge. Everything is sponged in Ranger Tea Die Ink. Most of the edges have been distressed.
I found a great tutorial for these vintage look flowers - each flower is made from a piece of card stock cut with a flower die that you crease and fold and crumple until the layers start separating. Then you fold up each petal till you like how it looks and add a brad to the center. Easy peasy and they look so wonderful don't they?!

Now you really need to check out what new stamps Claire and these other DT members are spotlighting today! Please stop by tomorrow and I'll have another sneak peek for you!
Julia (me!)
Carly (please welcome our new DT member!)
Edna (please welcome our July Guest DT member!)

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Victorian Fripperie, Rescue Remedies (to be released 7/1)
Paper: Rustic White, Hibiscus Burst - PTI, DP - Webster Pagers Collection Combo Pack/Lullaby Lane & Life Portraits
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tead Die and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.
Accessories: Flower dies- PTI, Basic Grey Enamel Brads, Ranger Distresser, lace - Ellen Hutson LLC, sponge, foam dimensionals, Scor Tape, Label Four Nestabilities, Prisma Leaf, corner rounder.

40 comments:

Eveline said...

I would love to have a bottle like this on my desk. Lovely.
Eveline.

Ann said...

I lovely way to dress up a simple gift Julia. This set is definitely going to be a favourite for teacher gifts this year! Luckily I've two in the family. I've been making Lisa's paper poppies/flowers too - isn't it a fantastic technique!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julia, and oh so clever!!! You never cease to delight! And thanks for the link to the flower tutorial. I must try that one!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great job Julie, I love the vintage feel you gave to this bottle, the lace and paper lace around the bottle make for lots of interest!

Cheryl said...

How gorgeously vintage! Love your wonderful color choices and distressing! Super, Julia!!

Claire Brennan said...

This is perfect Julia, it's exactly what I had in my head when I was designing these!!! you're a star! Thank you!

Holly Saveur said...

Oh this is so lovely.
Wished I got it as a present.

Ingrid Danvers said...

It's gorgeous, Julia. Great idea to give the pump bottle a make-over. The stamp set is perfect for projects like this one.

Lynn Mercurio said...

FANTASTIC Julia...love the vintage look you have created with the label and lace embellishments. Fabulous!!

Bonnie said...

I LOVE it Julia! How beautiful really - that paper flower is gorgeous-thanks for the tutorial! Only an A-1 crafter could have done this - you are fabulous my friend!

Kelly S. said...

Yup you were right! LOVE this new set! Can't even believe how you transformed that little bottle of lotion...so gorgeous! Amazing stamping and embellishing, Julia!

Laurel said...

Wow, I love this!

Lory (Loryquilt) said...

This work is fantastic! The colors, the background and the flower are absolutely spectacular! Brava Ciao Lory

Chriss Blagrave said...

So beautiful Julia! Love these new labels and that Victorian Fripperie that you wrapped the bottle with is just perfect!

Helen said...

Oh wow, what a transformation. Just so beautiful. Would make such a special gift for someone. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your creations for this release-loving it so far!!

Jen said...

Definitely an improvement over the previous label. Nicely done.
Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous!!!! I love every detail and these new stamps are brilliant!! I can't wait to get my hands on these!! Such a pretty vintagey project!! Love it!
:)Kathy

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful vintage label cover for the lotion.

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Julia,So beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Heather said...

I love fixing up bottles like this and this new stamp set will make it a breeze!
Thanks for the heads up on the flower, as well. Soo cute!

Carly said...

Julia, this is perfectly fabulous! I love the distressing and those beautiful paper flowers. Gorgeous work! Hugs, Carly

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is beautiful, Julia! I love your adorned bottle. What great images and embellishing.

Rosemary said...

just gorgeous!

anya said...

Wow, Julia! This is so beautiful! I really love how you cut out the lace border image - what a super inspiring idea. Just perfect!

Crystal said...

AWW Julia what a fabulous idea girl, I need this on my desk!! Thanks for always inspiring me!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Just perfect, love absolutely everything about this project!

Janine said...

This is just gorgeous!!!

Jenn Copeland said...

Truly gorgeous! The transformation to this bottle is amazing! Very well done!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Well, Julia, you just sold me on this set! What a gorgeous label and looks so great with the floral embellishments!

maryr917 said...

love the transplant that you performed on this bottle julia-it is gor-juss!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Julia...You should go into marketing lotions...your label and dressing on the lotion bottle are FABULOUS!!!! Boy, would that look great sitting on my Victorian dresser!!!!!

Helen L. said...

What a beautiful job customizing the lotion bottle: I'd love to receive a gift done so beautifully:)!!!!
thanks for sharing!

Lynne Phelps said...

Wow, you are right about taking something from common-place to show-stopping! What a lovely and personal gift! Beautiful.

Leigh said...

What a fabulous transformation. Love those stamps.

Betty Wright said...

Just beautiful, Julia! Love the warm, vintage style with this one! Fantastic wrap design, too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Julia! What a great way to transform a bottle! I love your Vintage version!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh My Gosh! I just love this project. Who wouldn't want such a pretty bottle. It's gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

Wow, 37 comments....I can see why! This is LOVELY! Can't wait to see them all!

LaurieJ said...

This is gorgeous, Julia! I would love to have someone present me with this as a lovely gift. You are an inspiration.

Peggy said...

Beautiful vintage label! The details on this are exquisite!