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Monday, 6 July 2015

A Calico Apothecary

Hello all!  I hope you enjoyed those New PaperArtsy Hot Picks releases... and don't forget there are more new stamps every night this week over at PaperArtsy.  (There's also my July Tim tag to catch up on if you blinked and missed it!)

I've always enjoyed playing with the Hot Picks glass bottle images, as well as trying to create a glassy effect with the Lynne Perrella stained glass stamps, so you can imagine my delight when Calico Craft Parts came up with a whole sheet of tiny Apothecary Bottles in their line of Mini Wood Shapes.  Here's a sneak peek of what I created using them...


If you'd like to see more, do hop over to the Calico Craft Parts Blog and see how I set about trying to give the wood shapes a touch of glossy glassiness!  And it's all on one small ATC.

It's a bit busy here at the moment, but I will be picking a Candy Winner soon.  In the meantime I hope you all have a wonderful week and I'll see you out there in Craftyblogland.

The sign outside the shop said Apothecary, which meant that the shop was owned by a sort of early chemist, who would give you herbs and things until you got better or at least stopped getting any worse.
Terry Pratchett

40 comments:

Ruth said...

Hopefully left a comment on Calico blog...might show up later..Stunning glassy green and blue bottles! Ruth x

Inky and Quirky said...

Looking good Alison, off for a nose!
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Marci said...

You have been very creative recently. I love your ATC, it is stunning!

Marci said...

You have been very creative recently. I love your ATC, it is stunning!

Meggymay said...

This looks an interesting piece, off for a better look.
Yvonne xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Alison, just been to visit. Those colours are gorgeous, and I love the glossy finish on the bottles and the crackle in the backdrop. Tracy x

Lisa said...

It's gorgeous! Loved seeing the before and after on the blog! :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh boy, looks amazing Alison! I shall go over and take a peek right after I look in on your Tim tag! hugs :)

Georgie C said...

Loving that sentiment - off I go xx

Kelly Neis said...

Love the finishes and colors! The sentiment is true to me, that is what artists do, we have a lot of crazy things to express. lol
Hugs Kelly

Mrs.B said...

Those bottles look fabulous and so does the crackle background. It's a great sentiment too.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Those bottles look fabulous and so does the crackle background. It's a great sentiment too.
Avril xx

Helen said...

ooh. loving the apothecary bottles!

Chrissy said...

Awesome Alison..love how the project is only ATC as it looks so much bigger until you see it all..love the little bottles and colours and the crackle background..fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Oh, yummy crackles !!! I go and hop !
Corrie x

rachel said...

looking wonderful - off to see more xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Oooooooooooooohhhhh I love the effect of those mini bottles.
Wishes
Lynne

Amanda said...

Love what you've done with those mini bottles it all looks fabulous!
Love
Amanda x

Sue said...

Alison this is gorgeous, I've always loved your bottles and these are real stunners xx

Terry said...

Gorgeous as can be, Alison! I love those beautiful rich bottles and fabulous crackle! Hugs!

Redanne said...

I have been over for a look, it is stunning! Love those gorgeous blue bottles... Anne x

craftimamma said...

Wow, just look at that fabulous crackle not to mention the lovely bottles!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lynn Price said...

Love these - left the details over at Calico Craft! xxx Lynn

Astrid Maclean said...

Crackle looks very cool! Off for a closer look and waving hi from the other end of the world....

craftytrog said...

Fab bottle art. :-) xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

I love the contrast of the (fabulous) crackle on the background and the high shine of your apothecary bottles. I'd call that a happy accident. Lx

Cestina said...

Hmm I wonder if the new 24th scale Tudor house should be an apothecary's shop? Are they small enough?

Excellent work :-)
xx

Candy C said...

Alison, once again you have knocked it out if the park! Love the beautifully crackled background! Those apothecary Bottkes with their deep jewel tones and glossy finish look awesome against the crackle. You do Paper Artsy proud!

Deborah said...

Those bottles look amazing, Alison. off to look at the whole thing......

Anita Houston said...

WOW...you totally transformed these to look awesome from their raw form! Gorgeous coloration!

JackieP Neal said...

Alison, I was just over and left some blog love for you there! Once again you knock my socks off- incredibly gorgeous!! I too have had one or two times the crackle did not work- I was still happy with the look in spite of this-
hugsxo

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Alison! Love all the crackled detail!

Inkypinkycraft said...

love that crackle, the gorgeous blues and greens you do so well and of course your glorious bottles x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! That is such wonderful crackle! I'm just off to check it out some more. xxx

Coco said...

A wonderful ATC, I love all these blittle ottles and the shades of paints you used + interference light + crackle on some of them, so beautiful!! :) Hugs xxx

Heather said...

A stunning ATC Alison, I superb crackle background and I just love those beautiful bottles!!

hugs
Heather xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Mmmm! Crackle! I have to go and look even though it is bedtime!! Chrisx

Gio said...

Even this little snippet looks gorgeous, going there and have a proper look! :-)

Shari Trumbull said...

How FUN, Alison!! Who would have guessed that these little bottles are wood shapes! They are too darn cute and this mixed-media piece is delightful! XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That looks amazing, off to take a closer look!