Monday, 25 April 2011

How would you use a bottlecap?

The challenge this week on Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight is to use bottlecaps on your creation - well that was a real challenge for me and way out of my comfort zone. First I had to go and fish a bottlecap out of the waste bin and clean it up but then I really struggled to come up with an idea of how to use it!

I ended up making a tag, for which I started with pearlised card and coloured it all over with distress inks, sprayed it with glimmer mist and then stamped a few images and words directly onto the card. I then stamped the main Paperartsy image on a piece of white cardstock, coloured it with Promarkers and trimmed it close to the lines. After sticking it to the card I printed out the face and coloured it again and punched it with a 1" circle punch which fitted inside the bottlecap, I finished it off with Glossy Accents and stuck it on to the figure with some fibre strands attached behind it to resemble hair. The tag was finished off with some distressed multi coloured ribbon.

My project is entered for the following challenges:
Sparkles Forum - Anything goes
Paper Sundaes - Use at least 2 from: Sparkle, Pearls, Die Cuts and the Colour Yellow!  
Ellephantastic - Anything but square  
Simply Create -  Time to rock the metal
Moving Along With The Times - Recycle (the bottlecap)
Stamp Insanity - Use metal


Lisa Jane said...

oh what a fun card - i love the use of that bottle cap.. so much fun
Thanks for joining our recycled challenge at MAWTT
Lisa x

Josephine said...

So inventive! Great use of the bottle top, and a great card.

jackid said...

Jenni I love what you have created for the challenge this time very clever idea it's fab
Jacki xx

Paula said...

I love what youve created using the bottle top - thank you so much for taking the time to be a part of my first challenge on CCM

gillyflower said...

this is so quirky just love it brilliant idea
gill x

Liz, said...

Brilliant and imaginative, love it.

liz x

* Shaz * said...

Lovely tag, thank you for joining us at SFC this week good luck in the draw x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Jenni, WOW thi sis super I love it, Thanks for playing on MAWTT and Ellephantastic this week, Hazelxo

Jill said...

What an imaginative use of a bottle cap! Thanks for playing at Ellephantastic. Jill

Jack said...

Just absolutely brilliant! I love this. xx

Crafting Gill said...

great tag thanks for joining us at SFc good luck
GIll xx

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous tag Jenni, I love the design, the colours and the use of the bottle top.
Glad you could recycle something for Earth Day and join in our challenge at MAWTT as well.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Marjo said...

Very clever Jenni, love your tag design. Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create.

Bunches of hugs, Marjo

Lin said...

Your's is my favourite bottlecap design. I love how you have made his head out of the cap. Perfect.

Lin xx

Ellephantastic said...

Thank you for taking the time to join our challenge this month over at Ellephantastic. Your tag is lovely.

Lesley said...

Great tag, love the way you used the bottle cap for the face! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

Tip Top said...

Great idea to use a bottle cap! Thanks for joining in with the Simply Create challenge - hope you can join us again next time!

Shana said...

Wow! Love the bottle cap! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

Rose said...

love love love your use of the bottle cap!!
so glad you joined us on Simply Create for our "METAL" challenge :)