Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bottled Up

Still  playing  with  my  'stuff',  and  this  time  it's  bottles.


These  little  things  can  become  very  addictive--kind  of  like  ATC's.   It  doesn't  take  much  because  they're  so  small,  and  when  you  have  so  much  'fodder'  like  I  do,  the  possibilities  are  endless.    And  they're  all  inside  of  this  fun  shadowbox--



And  then  I  added  a  little  variation  with  this  next  one--I  threw  a  salt  (or  maybe  pepper?)  shaker  into  the  mix.


I  knew  when  I  saw  that  lone  salt  shaker  last  year  at  a  garage  sale  that  I  could  use  it  for  something.    It's  now  the  body  of  my  Frida-like  doll.    The  bottle  is  attached  to  it  underneath--I  covered  it  with  text  pages.    And  love  those  little  watch  part  vials  too.    And  I  put  her  in  another  garage  sale  find--a  wooden  cheese  box--


How  fun!

And  this  next  one  is  my  favorite--


No  bottles  in  this  one--this  time  I  got  out  my  stash  of  children's  blocks---and  believe  me--I  have  a  lot!   I  can  never  pass  these  things  up  when  I  see  them.  

And  look  at  these  fun  birds--


I  knew  that  I  wanted  to  put  birds  in  here,  but  I  wanted  a  little  something  different.   So  I  took  a  regular  craft  store  bird  and  covered  it  bits  and  pieces  of  dictionary  pages--


....just  the  look  that  I  was  looking  for.   You  can  use  any  kind  of  thin  paper  like  tissue  or  telephone  book  pages  also--it's  so  easy.

So  these  past  3  pieces  were  made  from  what  I  like  to  call  my  scavenger  hunt.   I  would  get  an  idea  in  my  head,  and  then  the  biggest  challenge  was  to  try  and   remember  where  I  had  everything.   It   was  actually  kind  of  fun,  because  I've  found  other  things  that  have  given  me  other  ideas  for  other  pieces--like  putting  a jigsaw  puzzle  together!



32 comments:

Sharon Tomlinson said...

You are amazing! Love the little salt shaker girl. I could come play with you.

WendyK said...

These are all fabulous, love the bottles, and the block idea. They all work really well.

Buffy said...

All of them are just beautiful. You have alot of stuff to play with lol !!!

Janet Ghio said...

These are great!! You must have quite the stash!!

Becca said...

So cool Diane! Love the birds, and how you decorate the bottles...amazing!

Gloria said...

Nice Diane. Love the newspaper and phonebook idea. You really have a knack for doing boxes. I love them all. I'm trying to learn this craft but it's not an easy one for me. You are just too crafty.:) Have a wonderful day.

Janine said...

Diane, everything you touch is turned to magic! Love what you did with the bottles and those birds! Love, love your work!

Rebeca Trevino said...

these are beautiful! love the salt shaker girl! she looks so fancy!
but i especially love the the blocks and birds. right up my alley!
girl you rock!

NatashaMay said...

I'm always amazed with what you come up with. :) Love that family canvas. Birdies are totally adorable! :)

Karen said...

Very inspiring! Love your work!

Anesha said...

Wow, amazing creations!!

Kristin said...

Oh . . . that inspires me! I have a broken bird that I want to play with after seeing this (oh, that sounds bad, but you're following I'm sure) LOVE the family piece too - the blocks are the best! xoxo

Michele said...

You are amazing. I would be to spend a day inside your imagination ..... :)

Michele said...

Ack! Autocorrect!!
*i would love to spend a day in your imagination...*

Kathy said...

I think we need a picture of the room that spawned these beauties. I would love to see how you store/organize all those little bits and pieces. I do okay with keeping mine organized but I'm always looking for new ideas. Store by color...? by size?... by original purpose?... It is always a work in progress.

Cameron said...

You always have this energy of fun in all your pieces! What an amazing stash you must have! I bet I could spend days there in awe and wonder going through your finds!!!

Emelie said...

Yes I want to come and play also the same day Sharon comes, I will bring stuff for more of these beautiful creations. I think I can stayover night also. LOL

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Absolutely fabulous, Diane!!! And I just adore what you did with the wee birds. :) I've been trying so hard to find them - haven't seen them lately. I would love to create a few, too. :) Hope you have a great weekend!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Ohhh, I love that family piece!! So pretty and I love how you used the blocks. :) Isn't it funny to find all the different things you can cover with paper too!?

Ellie said...

WOW! I am in love with your salt shaker angel.

SIMPLY GORGEOUS!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh WOW, Diane. I am truly impressed. I had heard bottles were the big thing again, but these are delightful. I love the frozen Charlotte the best, but I also like the children's blocks. Not sure where you find them, because I look for them EVERYWHERE I go, and never find any. Nicely done using yo8ur imagination and some awesome bits and pieces.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze and delight. Wonderful - all of it!!

Tammie Lee said...

today I truly understand the "where are they" predicament.... i am doing my taxes!

so wonderful to see your treasures turned into more treasures.

sharon said...

You do this soooo well! That salt shaker girl alone is over the top FANTASTIC!

J. Beaudet said...

Wow! These are amazing Diane! There's so much texture and so much to devour! Have a great weekend:)
Jenniferxx

Deb Harvey said...

What fun!!! I love your Frida doll and the birds...they are so wonderful! Beautiful work!

Healing Woman said...

These are all very unusual Diane. Very different from some of your other work. I love the idea that you continue to explore in many types of mediums and always seem to come up with winners. The bottles are fabulous as is the block feature.

Rosie said...

I love them all - but my favourite is the one with the bottles! And what a great idea for making birdies too ...

Bren said...

Can I just say, you amaze me! The combination of things that you come up with creatively is such a delight. More wonderful pieces, love them

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic!

Heather said...

Fantastic!!! I adore those birds!!! What a great idea!

rachel awes said...

the birdies! the birdies!
i love that project/+ so
timely w/spring...they
are singing as i type!
+ how delightful are
your bottles. all
joy-contained. xox

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