Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Happy Daze June Guest - Altered Bottle

I've often mentioned on here that I buy all sorts of interesting goodies from Happy Daze. It's the main online shop I use as it sells all the unusual bits and pieces for altered art that are hard to find, and is also the UK stockist of one of my favourite stamp ranges from the US, Artistic Outpost. I've also mentioned how much I have been inspired by the Design Team, for example with the clasp handbags they got me into. I follow their blog postings regularly as I really admire this particular DT who make such original and varied items.

So you can imagine my delight when they asked me to be their June guest! To be asked to be a part of something you admire is such a lovely feeling. I have been asked to make three items over the course of the month, and today's is an altered bottle, which started life as a bubble bath bottle. My wonderful best friend, Elaine, bought me this bubble bath as she thought I would like to decorate the bottle afterwards - this was such a thoughtful gift as she is not a crafter herself, but she takes an interest in what I do and understands me!

You can see the finished bottle and how I made it here.

The bottle at the painted stage:-

I enjoyed making this project more than anything I have made since our flood. I was so excited about the invitation, it motivated and lifted my spirits. So thank you very much, Happy Daze, for asking me!


  1. It's great to have you with us at Happy Daze Lucy and your bottle is absolutely gorgeous. A true inspiration :o)
    Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

  2. Hi Lucy, just popped over after seeing your lovely perfume bottle on the Happy Daze blog, fantastic altering, and beautiful stamping. xx

  3. Your a great addition to us all this month at happy daze, and I love this bottle Lucy, and it's nice to have friends who think like that. x

  4. Congrats on being the guest of honour this month, Lucy. That's one beautiful bottle - off to look at it on the HD blog!

  5. Loving your altered bottle Lucy, welcome to Happy Daze, xx

  6. A fabulous and inspired piece Lucy. I love the soft colour and the items you have added, very inspirational.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  7. Great way to transform a bottle !!

  8. Beautifully done Lucy :)
    Hope your keeping well
    Hugs Von x♥x

  9. This is so beautiful Lucy.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. Congratulations Lucy on your GD role, definitely deserved.
    This bottle is beautiful, gorgeous shades and stamping.

  11. I have been so busy and nervous that I almost missed this! Lucy, first off - CONGRATULATIONS and so deserved! This altered bottle is just gorgeous and I will so have to see how you put this together! Enjoy!

  12. I really, really love this. Who would have thought you could make something so pretty from a simple bottle. It is inspiring and I can't wait to try out some of the techniques you've applied to it. Well done Lucy it's so pretty x