Saturday, June 6, 2015

Faux Cracked Glass

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the 30th CC3 Challenge - only 4 more to go!  I don't know about you, but I don't want the challenges to end - they are too much fun!

This time around the Challenge is sponsored by the lovely Linda at The Funkie Junkie who has a $25.00 gift certificate to use in her store to one randomly selected winner!  Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Tim and Mario also have yet another fabulous prize package for the winner of this "Cracked Glass" challenge!  Remember, you have to play to win - that's not hard, is it?  You will love this challenge!

Without further ado, here is the project I created for this 30th challenge:


I have had this frame laying around for quite awhile.  I knew that I would find just the right project for it and this is it!  I apologize for not taking e a photo of the frame before I started decorating it.  The only thing on the frame to begin with was the wood mat and the netting on the bottom and right sides with the starfish and a couple of shells.

I added everything else to the frame, including the focus of this challenge, the bottles.  Here is a close up of the bottles after the technique was applied:



I created a small tied "letter" to place in one of the bottles and poured some sand into the second bottle.  I also used the technique for a third tiny bottle which I placed on the right side of the frame in the netting:



I die cut several seahorses and a sand dollar to add to the frame mat.  I thought it would be fun to use Tims technique used on his July 2014 tag as it was a bit similar in some ways to the faux cracked glass.  You can see the sea horse in the above photo as well.

Here is the seahorse on the opposite side.  Both of them are wrapped around sea grass and coral created with Tim's Sizzix alterations Spring Greenery dies:


I created the picture to place in the frame by using B Line Designs' wonderful The Charlotte stamp.  I colored the sails with Antique Linen Distress Ink, the ship body with Gathered Twigs and the water with Faded Jeans using a watercolor technique.  Then I pulled out my colored pencils and added detail to the water, then creating my own "ocean" all the way down to the bottom.  I used chalks and a stencil to add clouds to the top.  

I stamped B Line's Captain Ron on a scrap of cream card stock and colored him with my pencils as well.  The image was cut out and adhered to the top of the glass using foam tape.

I also added some netting on the upper and left hand sides of the frame to balance the composition.  The netting was a bit dark, so my Antique Linen Distress Paint came to the rescue!  Worked like a charm to lighten up the color!

To finish the piece I adhered the bottles to the frame along with a larger scalloped shell at the bottom. I die cut the word "expedition" from Tim's Sizzix Thinlits Adventure set and glued it to the top of the wood mat.

To join us for this challenge, head on over to Page 54 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III book - still available here.  Then create your own piece of faux cracked glass and enter it.  Linda Ledbetter has all the info on how to play along with us on her site here.  Make sure to read the rules and have fun!

Happy creating!
Susan


37 comments :

  1. Susan...your piece is absolutely beautiful. Your cracked vials are so cute and the technique looks awesome on them! Love the little letter curled up in the one vial. Those little details are amazing. The B Line stamps are lovely and you've colored them so perfectly for this piece. Love the netting! That really completes this frame and compliments Tim's die cuts. Great project!

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  2. So many fun details in your ocean scene. The faux cracked glass bottles and the seahorses are the perfect touch. I especially like the note in the bottle.

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  3. This is a stunning piece! I love it...fun details and so well put together...a nautical treasure for sure! Love you girly!

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  4. what a wonderful nautical theme on this transformed frame! love the netting, the sweet cracked glass bottles, the captain and the ship in the background!

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  5. This is great, Susan! Those little vials are just the thing to enhance your nautical theme. The little rolled up note and sand in the bottles are a nice touch. Sweet!

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  6. Great little altered bottles, and LOVE your theme! Everything in this is so wonderful...great scene too!

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  7. My very first thing was to hunt for the message in the bottle and you didn't disappoint me Susan. I really adore this INCREDIBLE creation - it has such a wonderful story to imagine. You did a fabulous job - makes me want to go find one of my inspirational romance books. Just WONDERFUL. j.

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  8. Oh yeah! This sea creation is spectacular! So many yummy elements and textures. Love the little bottles and the messages. Hehe! Wonderful make! ~Niki

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece!!! It's actually what my own idea was going to be. (& might still be since I love the ocean & it IS summer- the perfect addition for an outside item on the new deck part...but we'll see what I come up with...) I have tried NOT commenting until my own entry is done, just to stay away from same ideas and try to go outside my usual comfort zones. That gives me a chance to really CREATE!! But, I do love anything ocean- themed, and that makes your project a FAVIE of mine!!! Hoping to relaunch the boat and getting back out on the water might help me think along this theme, too. ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŠ I'm a water gurl through and through!!! Very SWEET work on this!!!!

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  10. You've created such a neat nautical scene! So many cool details - my favorite is the message in the cracked bottle. Fabulous!

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  11. Those little bottles are absolutely perfect in your nautical themed shadow box frame. The netting is great, the stamping and coloring too. What a great piece, Susan!

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  12. AHOY! & OMG! This is soooo wonderful, Susan! :) You took me straight to my childhood when the family outings would include regular visits to the many Marine Museums in San Pedro CA, and seeing exhibits and displays, just like this!! Salvaged glass bottles, old fishing nets of all sizes, the photos of the Sea Captains and their ships! AMAZING & SOOOO FUN!! XOXO-Shari

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  13. Your crackled bottles are gorgeous! I love the note inside! It's so clever how you doctored up an existing frame and made it into an adventure! Beautiful!

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  14. Love all the elements of this marine scene, it seems to smell like the ocean breeze!

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  15. Oh my this is stunning! I adore the aged bottles - so many details, what a delight!

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  16. B Line! Gotta get some of those stamps!

    Your composition is so evocative os a New England sea to me (despite the fact that I have never been to New England 8-( ). And my wish lust for product just grew again!

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  17. Great use of all the little jars. They look perfect for your shadow box. Ahoy Captain!

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  18. Woow, you've created such an amazing nautical scene with so many fantastic elements to look at! A breathtaking piece of art! Love how you used the faux cracked glass technique on your bottles! Awesome!
    Branka x

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  19. Wow! This would look amazing in my bathroom!

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  20. Susan, this is a favorite of mine! I love the window box sailing scene and those bottles rock! I had to pin this baby! Happy Weekend!

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  21. You created the most wonderful setting for the Captain, I love the seahorses, the netting looks fantastic and those clouds in the sky are perfect! Anne x

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  22. A wonderful creation with all your embellishments including the little letter and amazing netting! X

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  23. What a great theme to have, I love the thought of the message in the bottle.

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  24. What a great seaside scene! Love those little seahorses with their tales wrapped around the seaweed! Your Faux Cracked Glass technique is just perfect! Love the tiny bottle! Hugs!

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  25. Hi Susan, love your framed piece, the genlteman fisherman looks fantastic surrounded by your layered elements. Love the seahorse and the natural elements you added to your design. The Faux Cracked glass looks fabulous. Tracy x

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  26. What cute little bottles and your letter inside the big one is priceless. I love the way you used the frame you had hanging about...we all have things like that...well I can relate!

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  27. I Super Love this frame!! Such nice textures, and that tiny bottle is so cool! I love how it's hanging in the net...

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  28. Oh Susan, this is definitely one of my favorite projects this week. They are all beautiful, but your still more, you have created a perfect composition, the smell of the sea came up to me, adorable fishing nets and bottles altered with the message, you have not left anything to chance, really work amazing!

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  29. The sea - my favourite theme and soo beautiful, many thanks for this great inspiration!

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  30. Love, love, love your frame ! The bottles came out great ... I like your additions to the bottles ... WOW ... so clever !

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  31. Every time I come to your pretty blog and see your picture, I think to myself, "Oh, this is the lady who makes the amazing projects about her family!" Okay, maybe that sailor isn't a family member, but wow did your frame turn out great! The bottles are especially wonderful; they do look like they've floated up from the sea! This is a treasure, thanks for sharing.

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  32. Hi, I love all the sea related embellishments. Your picture tells a story. The faux glass is part of that, I want to know who wrote the letter? Jan x

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  33. This piece looks great, the glass and the seahorses. I love making those seahorses using that technique.

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  34. Susan, I love the nautical theme! The scroll in one bottle and the sand in the other is such a nice touch. Lovely!

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  35. this is so wonderful! I reallllly love the theme. =)

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  36. This is a fabulous scene - so many wonderful details including the cracked glass. Thanks!

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  37. I love the nautical scene you created in your frame. The technique on the bottles is amazing...so many details. Such great ideas!

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