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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Making Magic at Anything But Cute





Hello all!  I'm very excited today to be able to invite you over to Anything But Cute to see my Guest Designer project for them.


I was delighted when Pamellia contacted me, but also a little daunted as the team there create such amazing work.  It was up to me to choose what to create, but I couldn't resist the beautiful moodboard for the Making Magic theme this month, and so that's what inspired my altered bottles.

They became green and gilded magic potion bottles... 

I'm only sharing a quick look here at Words and Pictures today, so f you'd like to see how they came to life, please hop over to Anything But Cute for the full details.  And I hope they might inspire you to play along there this month if you haven't already.







Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I've got some more exciting guest duties to share with you tomorrow, so I hope you'll be back soon!

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
W.B. Yeats

In a bit of serendipitous timing, I'd like to offer these up at Frilly and Funkie with A Touch of Gold.

42 comments:

Lauren Hatwell said...

How beautiful they are! Truly magical. I love the gold details against the blue. They must contain good magic. Lx

brenda said...

What beautifully transformed bottles Alison, the gold embossing shows up so nicely against the hues of blue and green.

B x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Alison, off to take a closer look x x x

Cec said...

FAB-U-LOUS!!! Loving the crackle and the shimmer. So glad you shared all the details with us at Anything But Cute.
Hugs!
Cec

JackieP Neal said...

These bottles truly are magical!! Love love love that color!!
xo

Terry said...

Alison, not only have you made magic, but beautiful magic! I love these altered bottles, so pretty! Can't wait to hear your surprise! Hugs!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Thes Altered bottles are just GORGEOUS! WOW Alison!!! Indeed magical!

Dorthe said...

How wonderful and truly witchy these are, really filled with magic, inside and out !! They are so beautiful, Alison.
Dorthe xxo

Julia Aston said...

These are lovely Alison! whonderful color and pretty stems - off to check out the 'how to'!! Julia xx

Sue said...

Ooh these are really beautiful Alison, definitely magical xx

Monika Gulyas said...

What a metamorphosis!!! They are breathtakingly beautiful!!! Wow!!!

Redanne said...

These bottles are so, so striking Alison, off to have a closer look! xxx

Helen said...

Amazing!! I really can't believe you ever feel daunted by anything - your work is always staggeringly good! Love the bottles. Did I say I liked them? lol...

Meggymay said...

Stunning make overs, off to read the whole post.
Yvonne xx

Sandy said...

You do amazing work Alison - and although I don't always comment, I have followed you for quite some time. These bottle are gorgeous - real collectors items. Who needs to collect old bottles when you can make these beauties!!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

OMG Alison they are OLD bottles!!!!!! Now I have to go back and read some more!
Sandy xx

Gio said...

These are stunning. The scrumptious colours and the thickness of crackle', amazing! Going there to have a better look!

rachel said...

these are absolutely beautiful Alison - I adore the colours - stunning - hugs rachel x

Amanda said...

These are beautiful Alison well worth more than a pound each now
Love
Amanda x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh! Aren't those bottles absolutely scrumptious!!! I love the gold on the gorgeous green and blue background. Soooo beautiful. -- ME

Deborah said...

Oh! these are so lovely, Alison. Your home must look amazing (and no doubt blue and green!)

Dee Adams said...

Fabulous bottles Alison, you are also a very talented lady. x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Thank you so much for being our spotlight artist at Anything But Cute this month. Your altered bottles are just stunning and I loved watching your process is such great detail!! A beautiful set of mixed media bottles!! Big hugs :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh so gorgeous! The gold looks great against your fabulous greens and blues! Chrisx

craftytrog said...

Absolutely exquisite Alison! xx

Anita Houston said...

Brilliant bottle alteration! LOVE LOVE LOVE that gold! Excellent texture too! You probably don't want to put flowers in them, but I think they would transform a dinner table to the moon with gorgeous white or yellow blooms in them!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a stunning altered bottles, Alison...so creative!!!
Hugs, Alie :-)

Nan G said...

Magical beauties Alison!

Buttons said...

Oh my goodness these truly are magical!!! I love how you've layered crackle with whimsical fauna. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks like such a magical project. I'm off to see in greater detail. x

Sue C said...

Beautiful Alison, off for a closer look!. Thanks too for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Paper Profusion said...

Congrats Alison on your gd slot - will pop over to see more... Nicola x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Alison, Congratulations on your GD role!
Gorgeous colours and crackle and the gold accents bring such a sense of decadence.
Wishes
Lynne

Pawsitively Creative said...

Holy Toledo Batman! These are magnifique with a BAM of Wowzers! So awesome sauce to see your process and the amazeballs transformation of these gorgeous bottles! You done good girl-stunning texture and the gold is fantabulous! Thanks so much for being our guest at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki

Marjie Kemper said...

These are just stunning, Alison. I pinned the other day but couldn't comment... wanted to swing back and share some love. They're gorgeous!

Hettie said...

I just adore these bottles Alison. The colours and textures look wonderful. How clever you are!
Hugs
xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Alison You did it again, great , amazing art bottles!!! I love the way you made such beauties!!! I surtainly would try it olso when I can find the materials here!!

Greetings
Maria

craftimamma said...

These are fantastic Alison! What a fabulous finish on these bottles. Must pop over for the details.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Alison, I can't believe that you would be daunted by anything, and these altered bottles are proof that of that!! These are beautiful!! XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Alison, saw your gorgeous bottles over at ABC, they are just beautiful! Fabulous techniques and exquisite attention to detail as always, thanks so much for sharing them. Deb xo

Ruth said...

Such beautiful bottles.....luscious! Congrats on ABc post. Ruth x

Nancy Dynes said...

Your altered bottles are over the top amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!!
Hugs,
Nancy