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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Compendium of Curiosities #30 - Rusty the Robot-tle

You may feel, after reading this, that I have gone a little bit bonkers!  I have had an empty bottle sitting in my craft room for ages and when I saw the challenge at CC3C this time, I just saw a robot....... yes really....

Please meet Rusty the Robot-tle!

Rusty was created using the Faux Cracked Glass technique which can be found on Page 54 of Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities III.  If you have not seen what the Curiosity Crew have made for this Challenge then please do pop over to Linda Ledbetter's Blog where you will see some fantastic inspiration.

As this is an even numbered challenge, the sponsor is the wonderful Linda Coughlin from The Funkie Junkie who is offering one randomly selected individual a $25 voucher to spend in her on-line store.  In addition to that Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi are offering a very generous prize of lots of Tim goodies to one person selected as the Curiosity Crew's favourite.
Whilst I cannot share the technique with you I can show you some of the materials I used to create my robot-tle.
A view of the bottle once the technique has been applied.
The head was created using one of Eileen Hull's Artist Trading Blocks which was then covered with corrugated card from Tim Holtz Textured Surfaces and coloured using Gathered Twigs and Rusty Hinge Distress Paint mixed together with a little Black Soot DP and some Caramel Alcohol Ink. The eyes are made from Tim's Idea-ology mini gears and the mouth and ears from some cardboard cogs from my stash.  His 'hair' is made with twisted rusty wire, also from my stash.
The shoulders and legs were created with some left over corrugated card, coloured in the same way as the head.  The 'body' cogs are again Tim Holtz Idea-ology range.  The word band has been coloured using Rusty Hinge Distress Paint.

This is the second of my DT makes for Inspiration Emporium this month and I used products from there to create my project.  If you do shop there and use my code Redanne you will receive a 10% discount off your whole order.

I hope that Rusty gave you a little smile, I think I was channeling my inner child when I had this idea!  Thanks for looking and hope to see again on Friday with a special post....
Hugs, Anne xxx




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50 comments:

  1. Oh Anne, your Robot-tle is fabulous. Who wouldn't fall in love with Rusty - he is adorable.
    Toni xx

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  2. I love this little guy!!!! Great way of re-cycling the bottle .... simply genius! xx

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  3. Oh my gosh so nice to meet Rusty, he's a very cute Robot-le! I love the saying he is holding too. Just a gorgeous little creation!! x

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  4. oh Anne - you've not gone crazy at all - this is just adorable - i sense a win on the cards here - a really wonderful creation! Love it to bits! Brilliant work Anne - you are soooo very clever xx

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  5. Wow Anne this is sooo much fun! A wee bit bonkers for you. Love the crackle.

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  6. Love him! Just gorgeous and you are so very CLEVER! x

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  7. I think Rusty is fantastic. You have a most wonderful imagination Anne {{Hugs}} xxx

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  8. Wow, Anne, this Rusty is so darn clever! Love the colors you used in the technique and all his little details! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

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  9. Anne...Rusty is adorable..clever and wow...how in the heck...did your mind come up with this??? CLEVER is an understatement!!! What a fabulously imaginative piece! You go girl!!! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  10. Oh Boy! Your Robot-le is a show stopper! Sure to make heads turn..what a brilliant creation Anne. I love every bit of his rusty look!

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  11. I am in love! Anne he is utterly amazing and totally gorgeous xx what a wonderful make ! hugs x

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  12. This is amazing Anne... I too have fallen in love with Rusty The Robot-tle xxx

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  13. I love him Anne!!! Rusty should have his own Disney Pixar movie!!! Who else would turn a square bottle into such a fun character - you're a genius! Jenny xxx

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  14. Anne this is so adorable and quirky. I love it !! A

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  15. A winner for me! He is absolutely adorable. I do not know how you think all these things up but you always come up trumps!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  16. OMG Anne, what an amazing creation!! So cool and adorable and sweet at the same time... stunning effects on all the surfaces, another genius project that truly deserves to be a winner!!!

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  17. Yes, he did make me smile! Your robot-tle is amazing Anne. The design is wonderful and I love the wording.
    hugs Sue xx

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  18. Mr Rusty Ro- Bottle is adorable and so cute looking Anne. Made me smile as soon as I hopped over here. Each one of the techniques used on him is amazing. Thanks for giving me my first laugh of the day. x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  19. If this is what you create while channelling your inner child, then you need to do that more often as he is adorable! I can quite see how you thought of him when the bottle was on your desk! Great take on the challenge!

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  20. Brilliant Anne....I adore him, one of my favourite creations of yours, genius work...can you tell I just love him.....heavenly rusty quirkiness. Hugs Ruth xx

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  21. Love this Anne, what a fantastic idea and what a brilliant way to use Eileen's die combined with the bottle. Love your rusting and your use of corrugated card. The technique looks fabulous. Love it. Tracy x

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  22. He certainly made me smile! Fab work!

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  23. Oh Anne, I think we all need a Rusty in our craft room, he is utterly adorable and made with so much care and cool techniques. Hope he is a winner.
    Julie xx

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  24. Oh my gosh Anne! what a cute and clever idea - LOVE Rusty! So wonderful in design and execution - I hope he is sitting on your craft table making you smile everyday!! Julia xx

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  25. TOTALLY and COMPLETELY INCREDIBLE. Makes me SMILE so BIG. Don't you just want to hug him???? And seriously??? Rusty the Robot-tle!??????? HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH. This little fella just MADE MY DAY. He's FABULOUS Anne. WOW WOW WOW. j.

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  26. Anne...what an imagination you have, girlfriend! This robot is adorable and what a fabulous use for the faux cracked glass technique! I love how your mind works! He is darling! Using the cracked glass bottle for the body was clever enough but then that head is over the top cool! Thanks so much for sharing your art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  27. Oh good grief Anne, I just love how your mind works! What a fantastic and creative project, and so much fun to boot! Your cracked glass technique really worked flawlessly here, and your corrugated head is just too fabulous!! You sure picked the perfect sentiment for your robot buddy!! I just love him!! hugs :)

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  28. This is fabulous Anne, very imaginative and we'll executed,

    Lucy x

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  29. OMG , Rusty is fabulous ! He's sporting a great cracked glass "suit" ... you ROCKED this !

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  30. I love your so cute Rusty! A perfect messenger of your imagination!

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  31. I think Rusty's going to go viral on Pinterest. He is FABULOUS! Love that you combined the glass and the ATB.... so many cool metals, too. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  32. Rusty is just adorable. Have to find a bottle like that and make one for my grandson. So adorable.

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  33. What a fun project Anne!, I love Rusty :-) he's got such a great expression on his face! I hope he's not lonely, maybe he could do with some other Rnbot-tle family members to keep him company?!
    Amy x

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  34. What a fun project Anne!, I love Rusty :-) he's got such a great expression on his face! I hope he's not lonely, maybe he could do with some other Rnbot-tle family members to keep him company?!
    Amy x

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  35. Hi Anne, you've got BP Mini Me really excited he says this is a girl robot and he really fancies her Lol! Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  36. Your inner child can come out and play any time, Annie! This is magnificent!! I just love the inside of your head!! Rusty looks like a museum toy made in olden days by a brilliant engineer/artist! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  37. This is a delightful make! Imagine that in the future real little robots will no doubt become rusty and forgotten!

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  38. Really Anne! The bottle alone is gorgeous and with your robot additions it is hysterical!!!! I love the way your mind works!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  39. Pure genius... Jaw well and truly dropped - this is inspired, Anne!
    Alison xx

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  40. Fabulous, Anne!! This is a winning project through & through! Such a clever, clever little robot!! You have not gone any bit of bonkers with this darling creation! I just love this!! In robot..Beep Beep, Boop Boop!! So FUN!! XOXO-Shari

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  41. That's so cool Anne. I have a bottle just like that but never seen it as a robottle such a cool idea and imaginative design. Xxx

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  42. Oh Girl you are rockin! Just love this! So fun and a genius creation. He really makes me smile, I think an electric shock must have curled his hair! Hats off to you Anne! Nicola x

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  43. Your inner child is just as creative as your outer one! Who but yourself could look at this bottle and see the Robot! How clever and how awesome. He really looks so rusty, and all the wonderful embellies you've selected, added so much personality. He just looks ready to start wobbling on his way, as robots do, and just entertaining everyone who gets in his path. You are just AWESOME! TFS & Hugs too.

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  44. You've blown me away here Anne! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Pinned!

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  45. Sorry I'm late visiting but I'm glad I got here. Rusty looks fab - no idea how you looked at that bottle and thought robot but it was inspired. Great techniques and attention to detail as ever!! Elaine xx

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  46. Oh my gosh, Anne, I LOVE this robottle. Your technique is perfect and the colors are amazing. Such a clever, whimsical piece!

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  47. Anne your creative imagination truly is boundless! Rusty Rocks big time n he more than made me smile !! Genius An absolute winner ! hugs x

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  48. I just saw this on Eileen's blog and I love it! You have so many amazing ideas... and this one all from a bottle! I had to pin it straightaway...Go Rusty! Hugs Carole Z X

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  49. I think this is an absolute masterpiece! I love your creativity, so different every time!You know range through many styles! I am totally in love with your robot! BArbarayaya

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  50. This robot is so cool! I love every rusty part of him! Great job!

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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