Sunday, June 14, 2015

First CC3 Entry!

I have been wanting to join in the CC3 (Compendium of Curiosities 3) challenge blog and had to wait because I didn't have a book, BUT now I do!!! Yippee! So many wonderful techniques in there. Challenge #30 is all about the Faux Cracked Glass Technique. Here is what I came up with. My very first altered glass bottle. Bottles are hard to photograph!

"Open up your copy of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3 to page 54 for the instructions, and remember, no sharing them on your blog. This challenge is for those who have supported Tim by purchasing his book." I can't share the technique but I did have fun trying it. 

The Funkie Junkie Boutique is back to sponsor Challenge 30, and sweet Linda Coughlin, the Funkie Junkie herself, has a fabulous $25 shopping spree for one very lucky CC3Cer! How sweet would a shopping spree be!!! 


This is what I started with. My blank bottle looks so sad. 



So I did the technique and then added some alcohol inks (Pool and Rust) to get some color on my bottle. 


I wanted the bottle to look "pretty" because it hides Poison in it! I added some metal embellishments and the "poison" rub. I then added some keys on jute that I colored with Rust AI. Even the key at the bottom of the string has a warning skull and crossbone on it. Beware and drink at your own risk! 


The black band around the neck is made from and old necklace the I demolished and have used in numerous projects. 

Here is a side view, well if circles had sides. Haha! 


Here is a close up of the wonderful cracks that I finally achieved. I had to practice a bit first. :)

 The alcohol inks brought this bottle to life and reminds me, I need to get some more AI for my stash. 

Thanks for havin a lookey lou! Carpe Diem! ~Niki

I would like to share this altered bottle with these lovely challenges: 

Linda Ledbetters Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #30-Faux Cracked Glass Technique

Moo-Mania-Anything Goes Just scootin in under the wire. :) 

We Love 2 Create Challenge #12-Anything Mixed Media/Creative








33 comments:

  1. Niki your bottle is absolutely smashing - wonderful and did I tell you I much I love Halloween. You can celebrate Halloween any time of the year you know!!! Congratulations on a wonderful start with bottles - keep it up!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog - your comment really touched my heart and I know exactly what you mean.
    You know I will be back!
    Sandy xx

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    1. You are very welcome. We both know how it is, but it made us who we are today and that is a blessing in itself. A friend of mine would agree 100% about Halloween! She goes all out for it. I finally live in a neighborhood so I will get to decorate. Bwahahahaha! Hugz!

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  2. Gorgeous bottle!!! Love the fact it is holding poison :) what a fabulous way to store it!!! Lol! That would fit nicely for my year-round home decor:) I am into gargoyles and sculls, probably surprising considering the cards I make. Anyways, your bottle is stunning!! The winner in my book !!

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    1. Really? I never would have guessed about your home decor based home the soft, gorgeous, feminine cards you make! That is right up my alley with the gargoyles and such! I would love to make a dragon out of polymer clay! Maybe on the to do list! Hugz to you muffin!

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    2. Yes, very surprising, Samra! Note to self: cross bones, sculls for Samra!

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  3. Wow! This bottle is gorgeous! You found such an interesting one to start with and you turned it into a masterpiece! I love the colors you used for the bottle as well as all the beautiful embellishments - wonderful technique! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

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    1. The best part about the bottle (before the transformation) is it was 50% off! Score! I really like the shape and design on the bottom. Thank you Susan!

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  4. What amazing colours Niki and the way the light shines on and through it compliments them and the crackles even more even! Fab choice!! Good luck with your first CC3 entry hun xx

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    1. I think the bottle did most the work. Lol! Took some practice on the crackle but I got it, although there will lots more practicing! So many different crackle mediums/paste//paints to choose from! Hehe! Hugz to you muffin!

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  5. Hey Nikki, I am waiting for my book too, I understand your achievement here! This bottle is such a beauty ...I love the cracks and the the way you have embellished it. Hope to see more recipes from the book. Hugs.

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    1. Isn't it hard to wait? I had the boom in my wish list for such a long time and finally was able to purchase it! Yippee! Can't wait to see what you create when you get yours. Hugz!

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  6. This is a fantastic alteration! Wow!
    Thank you for sharing with us at
    Moo Mania & More!
    oxo
    Susi

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    1. Why thank you kindly Susi! It was a fun project, except for waiting for the crackle to dry. Seemed like forever but it really wasn't bad. :)

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  7. Wow Doc, you really kicked some Tim Holtz technique butt with this one!! I really love the mix of colours, they grab the light in such an amazing way!! Great embellies, that key is fabulous and so is the big bronze trinket on the front!! This is the winner for sure!! Amazing job my friend! Hugs :)

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    1. The big bronze trinket was a wonderful find for a whopping $1.00! Score! I tried to take pictures with light behind the bottle but none turned out really good. Thanks Bubbles! Hugz to you muffin!

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  8. Love your bottle, fantastic colours, you go girl! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More with this lovely creation, hugs, Valerie

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  9. Good luck with your first CC3C entry, my dear! Your incredibly beautiful altered bottle is my favorite! What a perfect faux cracked glass technique! Awesome colour choice and great embellishments! BRAVO!
    Big hugs!
    Branka xxx

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    1. You warm my heart Branka-kins! Thank you so very much. I started the CC3 because of you and Sara and the book (of course). You are awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin!

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  10. I absolutely LOVE how your bottle turned out with the Faux Cracked Glass technique. The unique bottle was a great choice and the colors of alcohol inks are perfect for the feel. I'm so happy you finally joined us in the CC3 Challenge. We have only a few more left and I hope you'll continue. Well done!

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    1. I loved the shape of the bottle and the little details. It told me to buy it. Lol. Thank you kindly Annette!

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  11. Wow Niki! Your poison bottle is very "inviting" with all of it's color and beautifully done Faux Cracked Glass technique. I love the shape of the plain bottle. That really makes for a much more interesting piece. Your color choices are really good and your technique on the glass bottle looks fabulous. I also love all of your metal embellishments! They really finish things off beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Awww! Thank you Candy! The bottles shape is what made me choose the embellies and colors, if that makes sense. :)

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  12. Wow, Niki! You hit this completely out of the ball park and into the next state with your FIRST CC3C project! So fine!!! Love everything about it, and you have really mastered that techique and I will second everyone's vote for your bottle as a winner! Good luck! and you can come by anytime and help me with my Halloween decorations! I don't have any poison! Good Golly, Niki, I am ever so amazed! Sorry I'm late; I had 2 windows of time on my computer; our internet has been down for a couple of days. Luckily, I was able to finish my post early this morning. Thank you for your really generous comment on my blog. Hugs to you, Punkin'!

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    1. You made me smile so big right now Sara doll! You are so very sweet and kind. I can't decide between yours and Brankas makes for the winner. I hope everything is fixed with you internet. My laptop is on its last leg and the power cord to my lap top just caught fire, so I will only be able to use this until the power runs down. :( Huge hugz to you muffin!

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  13. Wonderful Niki, fabulous crackle effect! I don't have CC3 either, just got #1 so I've a way to go yet!

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    1. Oh the first one is awesome sauce as well. So much to try out, that is for sure! Hugz Deb!

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  14. YAY ... I'm so glad you got your book; you will LOVE it !!! Your bottle is fabulous !

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    1. I already do love it! I can't wait to try everything out. :)Thanks Rea'

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  15. Gorgeous! Yep...Your bottle is a stunning...the colors, the embellishments...what a great creation! Thank you for sharing and joining in at CC3C!

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    1. Of course Yvonne! I am more than happy to finally join in! Thank you dearie!

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  16. Niki, this is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your faux cracked glass with us at CC3C!

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    1. Thank you Marjie! I was a fun technique to try!

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