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Monday, June 13, 2016

Altered Floral Bee Hive Bottle

Winner at Card and Scrap
Winner and Top 3 Pick at Quick Quotes
Winner at Country View Crafts

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Hazelnut

Welcome to my stop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop! grab a cup of coffee and get ready for some fun inspiration with the current monthly ribbon kit! this is my last post as a member of the Design Team. Bonnie is one of the most gracious people I have had the opportunity to work for. thank you, Bonnie, for your kindness!

now you have probably arrived here from GINNY'S most fabulous blog. if at any time you lose your way along the hop, you can always head over to the RRR main blog for the complete list. you'll also want to stop by there at the end for a chance to win your very own ribbon kit!

as soon as I saw the maize honeycomb satin ribbon, I knew I wanted to create something with a bee theme, but wasn't sure what. then I was inspired by this beautiful altered bottle with the adorable bee skep on top, and got busy making my own.

I created the bee skep on top with the 4 mm twisted hemp rope. I wanted to keep the natural color rather than coloring it, as was done in the inspiration bottle.

the bottle took a bit of preparation, first getting a coat of gesso to get it ready for several coats of different shades of acrylic paints. stamping was done with black Staz-on ink and Prima chalk inks. stamps are from Heidi Grace and SU!   honeycomb stencil is by Studio Calico.

pretty little bee charms were inked with alcohol re-inkers and Staz-on to give them a bit of age. straw sunflowers are from my stash and go so perfectly with the overall feel of the bottle. Tim Holtz distress crackle paints in 2 shades were painted over the bottle in small areas to help give an aged look.

maize taffeta ribbon from the club kit was distressed with several shades of ink and tied into a big fluffy bow along with the honeycomb satin, moss mini ric rac, and brown burlap string.

if you would like to see more detailed photos, just click on the pic. it will take you to a larger photo. I'm probably going to send this to my MIL for her upcoming birthday. I think she will like it! :)

now head on over to CHERYL'S beautiful blog for more inspiration! be sure to leave her a comment to let her know how much you love what she has made for you. :)

thanks so much for stopping by! y'all are the best!

Country View Crafts - crackle
Anything But Cute Mixed Media - birds and bees
Crafty Addicts - anything goes/summertime
Classic DT Open Ch - anything goes
Crafting From the Heart - anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - photo inspiration
Dragonfly Dreams - say it with flowers
Eclectic Elapu - midsummer
Fashionable Stamping - beautiful blooms (stamps by SU! and Heidi Grace)
Left of Center - stenciling (honeycomb stencil)
Penny Black - flower power with stamping
Altered Eclectics - anything altered mixed media goes
Card and Scrap - altered
Let's Craft and Create - hearts and/or flowers
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Allsorts - fancy bows and ribbons
Creative Corner - shabby
Incy Wincy - alter something
Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media - texture
Quick Quotes - upcycle


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

This BEE likes the Bee theme of your creation. Bee-utiful altered bottle. Like the honeycombs & especially like the Bees. There is a challenge at Anything But Cute Mixed Media The Birds & The Bees that you could enter this in. Please let them know I sent you. Have a Bee-utiful day!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Bonnie Garby said...

This is such a cool altered bottle Jennifer. I love it. It was a pleasure top have you on the RRR team and you will be missed!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

How fun is this? Love the creative use of ribbons and flowers!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this project with the bee theme running throughout - so many fabulous details.

Deborah Adams said...

OMG!! This is just so stunning! Seriously I am in love wit this bottle you created. Your MIL will just love this beautiful piece of home decor. And the ribbons around the top are perfect for this piece of art you created. Beautiful Jennifer. We will miss you.

brenda said...

A pretty creation and lovely ribbons, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Corrie Herriman said...

A great project ! Thanks for joining us over at Country Craft Challenges !
Corrie x

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Gorgeous project. It screams summer. Love all of your elements. TFS

Line said...

Oh, so beautiful.♥
Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
Hugs Line.

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

This is beautiful, cool bottle. Great projekt!
Thanks for sharing at FSC.
Greeting Carola

Graciela Noemi Cedres said...

lovely, thanks for play with us at card and scrap
DT Graciela

Judy said...

Great project Jennifer. I love the altered bottle with the bee theme. Thanks for sharing with us.

Deborah said...

This altered bottle is gorgeous every single detail just so and well thought out tfs.

christi said...

this is such a cute décor piece.

D.Ann C said...

How cool is that?!!

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create Challenges blog and good luck !
Maryvonne DT Member

Chana Harris said...

Love your bottle, Jennifer! I work with bottles all the time and I have found that using chalk paint is easier. With chalk paint if I want a green bottle, I can skip the gesso and just use green paint. The finish is also better.

I will have to "borrow" some ideas from this project. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!

Chrissy said...

WOW!!..Fabulous altered bottle Jennifer...just wonderful.
Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Classic Design Team Open Challenge..
[Chrissy DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Gail said...

This is a fantastic project! Love that bee! niCe creation! TFS

Edwina said...

Wow! This bottle is so beautiful. I love the bee theme. I like these ribbons too. I think I am, a ribbon addict. I seem to buy 2 sets most months. The thing is I do use it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Teresa said...

Love the Bee theme. What a great project! tjigo

Annette Stapylton said...

Fabulous ~ Love it.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful display here and love that bow, it's pretty and thanks for sharing in our current hope to see you next challenge.xx[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Jill said...

What a beautiful bottle! I love all the color, and how you put everything together. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Ava Gavloski said...

great summer decor, nice showcasing of RRR

Bad Kitty said...

love it!
so pretty!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Jane said...

What a fun bottle Jennifer....such lovely colours and textures. It's perfect for our crackle challenge over at Country View. Thanks for joining in with the fun x
Jane DT

Sandy said...

Very Cool! Love this. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges.
Sandy, DT

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous!!! Love this project ♥

Sara Barker said...

What a precious altered bottle! Love those ribbons! Thank you for joining our Birds and The Bees challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Karen Letchworth said...

I know that if I was a bee, I would sure enjoy living in a bee hive that's this cute. You are one of the most creative artists I know, and your creativity takes you to places my mind never thinks of. I'm such a creature of habit, and I tend to create the same things over and over again. So I really respect your creativity. Great job, my friend. Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations. I'm Guest Designing for them for this challenge. Also, hhhhmmmmmmm.......I'll forgive you for now, but - you've forgotten to link up at Word Art Wednesday so I hope you will swing by and play along with us. You know how much I LOVE having you join us. You're also most welcome to link up at CropStop. Have a blessed week, my friend.
Karen Letchworth
Guest Designer, Cupcake Inspirations
Word Art Wednesday
CropStop -

Cheryl Walker said...

Absolutely Beautiful bottle!!! I have wanted to decorate one of my fancy alcohol bottles that I have, but just haven't set aside the time to do so! Beautiful job, love the way this turned out!!!

Nancy Hill said...

Beautiful colors with this bottle. Love the way it turned out.

Denise Bryant said...

Love this pretty color combo... perfect for your fun creation!

Lisa J said...

This is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Dragonfly Dreams

Linby said...

What great and intricate creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Sherri said...

that's very cool

Jane Royston said...

Fab bottle! I love the theme and colour scheme, so summery. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) X

raven said...

A beautiful creation. I love everything about it. Thankyou so much for sharing with us at LOC. Good Luck...Genny DT xxx I hope that you will share more of your work with us

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Super creation, love the design! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Addicts!
Hugs Donna (DT)

Vintagehandmade said...

What a beautiful altered bottle! Love the colors and that awesome bee on the top! So many wonderful details to look at! Thank you so much for joining in our The Birds and The Bees challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT x

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous ! Thanks for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Ellibelle said...

Such a creative design Jennifer. Beautifully done, great way to use the rope and ribbon.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

Therese Engström said...

Wonderful creation <3
Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges.
Hugs from Therese, DT

Golden Goddess Designs said...

just a gorgeous project! you rocked it!

thanks for sharing with us at Quick Quotes this month!


Kathi's Creations said...

Loved your project, it's beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at Quick quotes.

Susan said...

Fabulous mixed media and great texture! Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

Kristyn Mcinnes said...

wonderful creation love all the detail... thanku for joining us @classic design team open challenge #3
DT - Kristyn -

Naki said...

Oh wow, how gorgeous is this!? I could never make something like this myself! lol I absolutely love this!! Thanks for sharing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

Laurian said...

Fabulous project!
Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu!!

Laurian DT

Team Clark said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! So perfect for our challenge and beautifully designed! Thanks a million for sharing your art with Anything But Cute. Hugs, Autumn

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun and creative piece of art. I love it and such a great way to recycle. I'm going away with a smile on face!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x