Friday, 16 January 2009

BOTTLETOPS!!



This week we'd like to challenge you to use bottletops. As you can see here they're very versatile (although I confess to having only recently discovered them) ...

They make excellent frames - as in my assemblage where I used one on the back wall, and Linda used one to make this very pretty charm.

What I didn't realise at first is that they work better if you flatten them, so once I discovered I could do that in my Big Shot I was away! You can use alcohol inks to colour them, or metallic paints or permanent markers, there are endless possibilities. If you have a one inch circle punch this fits perfectly inside a bottletop!!
So over to you and can't wait to see the wonderful things you always come up with.

Give Me a Sign Showcase
Here are your fabulous signs - there was such a great response to this and it was very interesting to read your explanations. Thank you as always for joining in and providing such wonderful inspiration.

Sharon - http://magpiesarttreasurechest.blogspot.com/

Virginia - http://littlebookofme.blogspot.com/2009/01/awfully-big-art-adventurepeace.html

Sue - http://suesartstuff.blogspot.com/2009/01/awfully-big-art-adventure-give-me-sign.html
http://stampoasis.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-post_10.html

Sandy - http://stempelchaotin.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/awfully-big-art-adventure-give-me-a-sign/

Rosie - http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/give-me-a-sign

Nicky - http://thealteredinker.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-word.html

Nancy - http://neatcs.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/abaa/

Linda - http://lindavincent.blogspot.com/2009/01/word-challenge-and-soul-journal.html

Kimmie - http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com/2009/01/give-me-sign.html

Karen - http://karenscarryons.blogspot.com/2009/01/big-art-adventure-give-me-sign.html

19 comments:

Jaqi said...

These are both lovely examples , I cant wait to give these a go, I havent tried bottle tops before either , and I will meet the deadline alot quicker this week I promise. Thank you Jaqi xx

Lorraine said...

its great looking at the marvellous work everyone has created..I am a bit behind with all the challenges but have know got my creative mojo back so hope to join in with the bottletop one...time to drink some beer!! ha ha!

Karen said...

I have never worked with bottle tops but have a few saved. Great to know they flatten in the BS too, thanks! Will enjoy this one!

Awe...what amazing signs have been made....incredible work XXX

Ellen said...

what a beautiful selection of signs are made. very inspiring stuff.
I had made a bottletop bookmark the other day but have now added one to a tin I was making anyway.
you can see it here

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

So much inspiration and lots of great words too! I just was not in a place to select one word :)
I did get busy on a bottle cap creation, here it is:

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/abaa-bottle-caps/

Thank you for another wonderful challenge ladies....you ROCK!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Last February I made this clock as a workshop sample using bottle caps.
http://gotart4u.blogspot.com/2008/02/time-for-martinis-happy-hour-record.html

Written instructions for how to duplicate are included!

Jaqi said...

What a stunning collection . Also what a great start to the New Year to see so many joining in.
I think we are in for a great year , and Im looking forward to all the fantastic creations we will all be making. Jaqi

Chriss Rollins said...

a wonderful showcase of entries...sorry I didnt get the time to join in.

The bottle top challenge ...well Jessie will be pleased she made on on Wednesday...spooky!

Now 2weeks agao I tried to flatten bottle tops in my Bigshot... but they were very uneven and tried putting foam on to stop them sliding but still no good... chris and I lafffed..so come on rosy tell us how.I have 50 J2O bottle tops I saved from granddaughters birthday bash.Just wanting to be turned into art!!!

chriss x

Jendy said...

The bottle cap was super fun to make! You can see mine on my blog.
I also enjoyed the sign showcase... they are all fantastic.

Jendy.

Minx said...

Another great challenge, looking forward to seeing what everyone does :O)

Mines on my BLOG if ya wanna see :O)

crafty creations said...

Love the examples - fantastic

I too made an art doll

You can see mine here

Thanks for looking

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Wow, what a lovely bottlecap piece you made!!!
xoxo,
Kristin

Rosie said...

I love the showcase - so much eye-candy to see!

Here's my altered tin with a bottlecap ornament on the lid!

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/altered-tins/

Virginia said...

What wonderful examples and a fun challenge.
Mine is on My Blog
Thanks for looking.

Jaqi said...

Well I didnt do a good job im afraid.....my very basic bottletop effort can be found here
Im sorry everyone, guess this must be something i need to get more practice with, hehehe, Jaqi x

Jan said...

First time in this challenge and a bit of a rush I'm afraid but my entry is on my blog, thank you

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi You Two,

EEEE Gads here it is Friday and I haven't listed my bottle cap entry.

http://thejoyofnesting.blogspot.com/2009/01/rabs-scavenger-hunt.html

I use the bottle caps for my RABs (Random Acts of Beauty) They work perfectly easy to put together and small enough to leave in public places so they are found. :) Come by my blog and see what I mean.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

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Dawne said...

mines here