Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Time In A Bottle

I'm no Michelangelo, who saw things in a block of marble, but when my husband finished off a bottle of his favorite adult beverage, I saw this idea in the bottle. No, I hadn't been helping him finish it off when I started seeing things!
I've been intrigued by bottles and this one was both old looking and had a great shape and made a fun backdrop. Keeping with the "time" thing ( which is perfect since Mr. Chocolate loves watches and clocks so "time" is a theme in our house). 
I started out with the bottle, Mod Podged some sheet music and painter's masking tape around it:


You know how you get into a project and then you forget to take pictures? Yep. I went looking in my stash o stickers and found a sheet of time themed ones by Kelly Panacci, one of which I used for the focal and then fought with, I mean super glued, the copper K&CO frame to it. A couple of weeks ago, I bought a jar full of chandelier crystals at an antique shop ( used some of them on my bird cage) and made a "stopper" from one. Wrapped the top of the bottle w/ twine and a muslin scrap ( this is usually the kind of thing Mr. Chocolate asks "What made you do that?" and I answer "No clue, next question").

A couple of months ago I picked up a magical bag of watch parts so I pulled one out and glued it to one of the containers I picked up at the same time, and then glued that to the front of the bottle. I took another piece from the bag, put it in a bottle cap, filled it with "Diamond Glaze"  and once dry, glued that to the bottle. Last but not least, I inked a vellum tag with black and linen ink, used some more of the "time" stickers, and glued some small keys to the tag, attached a bead and tied it to the bottle
Now the funny part. I picked up the most recent copy of "Somerset Studio" and lo and behold, what do they have featured? A "Time In A Bottle" project. So clearly I'm not the only one with visions of time and bottles :)

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19 comments:

Rose said...

cute idea you have great imagination. i wouldn't have thought of this. have a good day.

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Amazing what you can do with a bottle, some sheet music and old watch parts. Great!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

VERY fun! The ephemera feel of the bottle is great. I'm totally in love with the tag. I've recently become facinated with the innerworking of clocks. I bought one over the weekend just because you could see the gears moving around inside. Amazing!!

Lori said...

Wow, this is REALLY Cool! I love it!

Christine said...

Nice! I just put a label on an empty "adult beverage" bottle a few weeks ago...hmmm ;) I love the mix of items that you used for it.

Steph @ Professors_Wife said...

Holy CROW this is so AWESOME! Great job! I don't even know what to say... so cool :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I've been collecting neat bottles so I can do just this thing! Love your combo of papers and items, very cool. I don't drink, but everyone I know who does knows that if they drink Patron tequila, the bottle is MINE!!

Lisa said...

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Rosemary said...

LOVE IT!!!
Great job!!!
Glad you like my new crowns!!
Chat with you again soon, meanwhile, have a wonderful day!!
Rosemary

Melissa said...

A wonderful idea!!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Very very cool. Well done!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Terrell said...

Love this!! You talented little lady :) So creative!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

AmyK said...

Can I borrow your imagination for a while? Haha. I love this; looks awesome.

Sheri@childmade.com said...

That is uber cool! I love everything about it, notably the recycled aspect, but especially the timepiece theme. Thanks for sharing! I've posted a link. Come join my link party sometime!

the cape on the corner said...

how very steampunk! what a great idea.

i am afraid following your blog back will make me very hungry, b/c i see all those posts about desserts, but you are so close to 200! so i will.

thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for choosing to follow me. yes, sorry, you actually are the last person in blogland, b/c i must have been the second to last! ha!

have a great weekend!

Bina Ross said...

lOVE THE mOD pODGE

Red Cat Cards said...

This is fantastic !!!

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Naturally Me Creations said...

What great ornaments for the house! So much nicer to display your own beauties! :)