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Friday, March 2, 2012

Altered Little Bottle


Another fabulously fun MAMA (Marie Antoinette Mail Art) swap!  For this one we were assigned a partner and we altered a miniature bottle.  My bottle was purchased from Alpha Stamps.  I added rinestones and lace and some vintage embellishments.  This fleur-de-lis piece is from an old earring.  I love the way it offers a french feel to the bottle, and I had so much fun with the black and aqua color palette. Aqua seems to be my new favorite color! And as usual, I find when I leave my comfort zone and try something new for a swap I always end up really loving the creative process.  I am now looking forward to working on more bottles. Thank you so much Laura Carson for hosting such a wonderful swap!

And a very Happy Pink Saturday to the visitors from Beverly's Saturday link party.

27 comments:

Ira Huberts said...

How utterly delightful Marti! You couldn't have done a finer altering job!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Very cute! Love aqua too!!

JoAnne said...

Beautiful Marti!

Marydon said...

Marti, this bottle is absolutely fabulous.

I hope you will pop by to help us bring 'angel love' for a young girl who is sick.

Thank you.
Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
Marydon

All Ways Designing said...

Just gorgeous! Happy PINKness Day!

Jan

Teena said...

this looks like a really pretty bottle, well done on the revamp <3

Jeanie said...

I love altering bottles. I went so nuts at Christmas, I couldn't stop! Love the blue -- very pretty Marti!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous bottle.
Happy pink saturday

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh how beautiful, Marti! You really do wonderful work - love the tiny bottle and what a fun swap.
xo Nancy (aqua is my favorite color, too!)

lynne said...

Happy Pink Saturday
The bottle is gorgeous but it is how you altered it, absolutely stunning.
Wishes
Lynne

Cathy said...

Hi Marti,

Great job on the altered bottle. Don't you just love playing with little bits and bobs and turning them into something fun and so pretty. Love it.

HPS,

Cathy

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

That bottle is divine! Well done Marti.

Happy Pink Saturday,
Judy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love that aqua and black and your bottle is just fabulous. You know....I think I have that same earring in my stash, only mine is just silver and black. I hunt for old interesting pieces of jewelry to use on my journals. HPS :)

Mina said...

Oh Marti, this is so stunning! I love the colors.

momto8 said...

wow..just beautiful! I have just started hearing about swaps...what a fun way to go to the mailbox!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

DearHelenHartman said...

So, so pretty. It looks positively magical.

Michele said...

marti this is just lovely! happy pink saturday! xo

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh wow - that's very pretty! Love it!
Hugs, Cindy

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a gorgeous altered bottle. I love how beautifully it is created. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

Charmingdesigns said...

its just beautiful!! Aqua is fast becoming my favorite color too

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
It is always nice to see what each lovely lady is up to...and the creativity that flows...I pray that you all have a blessed week !
Please come by my blog anytime...I love having you!
God Bless......Kandy

Jacqueline said...

Oh, now I want to try making something wonderful like this! What an incredibly beautiful bottle. I love aqua too and it was so fun to hear my 7 year old granddaughter say that it was her favorite color! Happy Pink Saturday.

Jenny Woolf said...

That bottle is crying out for some wonderful perfume to go in it. Have you tried mixing your own perfume? it is such fun!

mercedesscott said...

Marti - I'm loving this gorgeous bottle! How perfect is that fleur-de-lis ?!? The colors you've used are beautiful; they are a nice change from all the pink we usually use for MAMA projects (lol). Happy Sunday!

debi huntsman said...

Marti, your bottle is stunning! I love the beautiful color palette you used, and the fleur-de-lis is perfect. Love the stopper too!

Linda M. said...

Hope you had a Happy Pink Saturday. I love the altered bottle. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Your Craft Book said...

What a beautiful little perfume bottle. I love the colors of the stones, it will look very pretty on a dresser, Maureen