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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

More Art With Heart - Choose Your Own Theme

While I was looking out some older dies for my DT pieces for Eileen Hull's Art With Heart - Choose Your Own Theme challenge (see previous post) I found a wonderful flower die called Flower Layers w/Heart Petals and set about making a couple of projects, just for fun, using Eileen's dies and the DecoArt products.

 My first project is an altered perfume bottle.
I attached some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap to some thin card, die cut the flower shapes, painted them with DecoArt Pyrole Red and Cobalt Blue Hue Media Fluid acrylic paints on both sides.
I added some seed beads to the centre of the flowers, once assembled.  I coated the empty perfume bottle with matte Multi Medium.
The bottle was painted with the Pyrole Red Media Fluid Acrylic, a layer of Weathered Wood Crackle Medium was applied and once dry, a layer of Carbon Black was applied.
This close-up shows the wonderful crackle and the sentiment which is Tim Holtz small talk.  I love using flowers for small home decor pieces and these Eileen Hull flowers look beautiful with their heart shaped petals.
I love wrapping gifts for friends - here I wrapped a little gift box and then attached three flowers which had been painted in Cobalt Teal Hue Media Fluid Acrylic.  Again, I applied seed beads to the middle of the flowers.
Another close-up - I wanted to show that with three simple layers of petals you can make a wonderfully dimensional flower.  I added three flowers to the top of my box.

Thanks for looking, I hope you will join in the challenge HERE, there is a fabulous prize on offer for a lucky winner!

Hugs, Anne xx

31 comments:

  1. Wow that perfume bottle looks fantastic Anne . Your flowers are stunning. A wonderful combination. Tracy x

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  2. absolutely beautiful work anne - I am now singing along that song - for me from Cinderella! Lol! Love it all - hugs rachel x

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  3. What a fabulously altered perfume bottle . Love the crackle and those flowers are lush on both the perfume bottle and the gift . Yet again you offer up so much creative inspiration - thankyou xx

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  4. You are really rocking this painting lark. Love how you painted the bottle, the finish is superb. Great flowers on the top too - so nice to see those bead centres.
    See you soon.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  5. Great project Anne. Love how you have recycled the bottle and the flowers are beautiful x

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  6. These are so beautiful Anne. The layered flowers are stunning, I love the colours and the seed beads added to the centres look so effective.
    hugs Sue xx

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  7. Two beautiful projects Anne. The bottle looks stunning in black & red and I love the teal colour of the gift=box.
    Toni xx

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  8. Oh Anne that first box transformation is a stunner! Chinese lacquerwork eat your heart out! I can well see why you love these flower dies. Jenny x

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  9. Oops stunning Anne with the black and red crackle and flowers are wonderful. Nikki x

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  10. Gorgeous projects Anne .... I love the altered perfume bottle, those flowers look amazing! xx

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  11. Wow Anne, your creativity just blows my mind...an altered perfume bottle..genius!! The red and black crackle is both vintage and elegant at the same time, love it!! I do adore those flowers and the subtle musical note pattern under the colours adds a wonderful flair!! The gift box is beautiful too! hugs :)

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  12. Stunning project Anne! You really transformed that box into a work of art! Those blossoms are amazing!

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  13. Well I had to do a double take a I didn't realise it was a perfume bottle! A wonderful transformation Anne - it is just so fabulously chic and romantic. Love your wonderful flowers. Jennie x

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  14. I'm glad it's not just me who saves perfume bottles - I even bought my DH some small bottles of aftershave so I could create some mini poison bottles. Very sad I know!! Anyway love your crackle painting and those flowers are gorgeous!! Elaine xx

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  15. What a creative use of that perfume bottle Anne! who would ever guess that was a bottle! Your big blooms really pack a punch on both of your projects - How fun to receive this package with the beautiful blue bloom on top! a gift in itself!! Julia xx

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  16. INCREDIBLE Anne. Both are so lovely but the perfume bottle is just STUNNINGLY LOVELY. What fabulous inspirations.... j.

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  17. Beautiful use of your perfume bottle Anne with gorgeous flowers. Chris just came down with an empty aftershave bottle for me to alter at the weekend. On the list to be decorated.
    Hugs, Julie xx

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  18. Gorgeous flowers, superb altered bottle and the gift is beautiful. Love it all. :D xox

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  19. Goodness gracious! Anne I thought that was a REAL wooden box. What an extraordinary glass bottle that is . Obviously I have never had any Prada perfume!!! Or Prada anything for that matter. When is a bottle not a bottle? When it is a box of course!! Fantastic and your flowers are beautiful!
    Sandy xx

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  20. The flowers are gorgeous, but the way you altered the perfume bottle is brilliant! Gorgeous!

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  21. You transformed that perfume bottle like a magician, Annie! It is a remarkable! And those flowers are truly beautiful! The texture, color, and dimension really are stunning!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  22. Anne, those flowers are totally gorgeous! The altered box is a treasure and I have to tell you the gift box is too pretty to open! Both are spectacular! Happy Weekend! Hugs!

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  23. I am astonished as when I looked at the first photograph I thought it was wood! I can hardly believe this was a perfume bottle - an incredible transformation and those flowers are gorgeous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. Such drama - what an amazing piece of upcycling... the flowers are absolutely fabulous!
    Alison xx

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  25. Gorgeous Anne, beautiful flowers and stunning colours, love how you've incorporated the recycled items too!

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  26. What a fabulous makeover! It looks great. Xx

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  27. Hi Anne!! Oh, such fabulous blooms and LOVE your altered perfume bottle!! And there you go with those wonderful seed bead flower centers!! Simply gorgeous flowers!! The present is too pretty to open!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  28. Snap - that prada bottle is on my dressing table too! Absolutely luscious and decadent work makes for one fantastic transformation. All the flowers look wonderful, especially with those seed beads. Nicola x

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  29. Stunning transformation Anne! Chrisx

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous! And the gift wrap alone is a gift.... I'm sure it was very well received.

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  31. Beautiful project Anne, love the flowers..an amazing transformation, hugs Carole Z X

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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