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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Red Red Wine, Quirky style.

Monica and I came up with this challenge, based on the brand new images supplied by our sponsor - Crackerbox Palace.
 I thought I would make a bottle shaped card, so I printed two bottles side by side, flipping one of them so they matched. I coloured them with with Promarkers.
I wanted a real shine so I printed them again on acetate. I spent ages trying to colour the acetate with green alcohol ink, then with some of my ancient glass paints, and finally with Promarkers. I couldn't get a smooth all over colour effect so I gave up on that, and left it clear. I printed the bottles again on parchment to cut out the lables for the bottle which had the words and grapes image also from our sponsor. The acetate went on top of the coloured image and the parchment lable was cut out to go on top. I added some foil which was in the recycling and came from my favourite chocolate, so I have a nice chocolatey scented wine bottle haha. After sticking the foil to the front bottle I cut a tag and stamped it with a Debbi Moore stamp. I was trying to avoid the pink look, and in real life the bottle looks much darker, I think the acetate under the lights made it lighter!

 The card needed lining inside to hide the markers from the other side, so I printed the two bottles again on parchment, this time I added the two funny sentiments from our sponsor, including the funny tick list!

 The back of the bottle, and I used the wine glass here, the glossy accents I used (because I didn't have a printed acetate glass the right size) are not yet dry, so again I will take another photo and replace this one.

This is a photo taken against the black outside of the photo studio in an attempt to capture the colours better!

So the challenge - well we want anything wine related, or wine colours, should be easy enough! Hop on over to Quirky Crafts to see more examples and join in.

Also don't forget I have blog candy for you, extended to 30th September. See the post pinned to the top of my blog to enter.

I have entered the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
Cute card Thursday - anything goes
Divas by Design - Happy Birthday (Wed)
Graphit Markers - transparent effects (5th Sept)


  1. What a nice way to say Happy Birthday. Really great idea to make the card in the wine bottle shape. The sayings on the inside and the glass on the back are perfect. Great job!

  2. Great card - it's nice to see something different :o)
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Graph It Markers.

  3. Cool idea, thanks for joining in with us at Graph'It Marker Challenge. Yvonne (DT)

  4. Great work. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

  5. Great card....thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week
    Wendy xx


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