Friday, February 1, 2008

Bottle collage

I was inspired by ideas with bottles from my friend Rhea at Sweetnshabbyroses to create these bottle collages. These are vintage bottles dug from the earth. If there is a cap it's rusted, and the show their age with mineral deposits.
I used vintage dictionary pages , as I love the color of them. Bits and scraps are added on and soon you have a story.

To the top of each bottle I added a tag and various baubles including some of my handmade plastic charms.


They can be found on ebay or etsy. From Feb. 1st thru the 3rd, with any etsy or ebay purchase, I'll include 2 free greeting cards or tags . My choice. Thanks!








18 comments:

Susan Tuttle said...

I love what you've done to these old bottles - they are so precious!

Susan

Anne F. said...

Oh Karen, I love those bottles you have done a wonderful job.

Fete et Fleur said...

Oh my dear you are quite talented! Thank you for the invite. I have enjoyed perusing you lovelies!

Hugs! Nancy

The Feathered Nest said...

Karen, these are just gorgeous!!! I love your collage work on the bottles, and the fact that the bottles are old, is the best. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I love your artwork! xxoo, Dawn

LW said...

I love them, you did a wonderful job.

lovely blog...

Louise

Jerusalem said...

Those are great and so inspiring! Might have to try my hand at some soon!

celestina marie said...

Karen, I love what you did with the bottles. They are awesome!
HUGS,
Celestina
La Rea Rose

Lori said...

Karen, those are so very darling, you did a wonderful job on these sweet creations!!!

Joy~The Vintage Rabbit~ said...

Hi Karen...thanks for your blog address! I love it!! I am definately going to add you to my favorite! Have a Beautiful Day! Smiles...joy....

Sassafras & LuLu said...

Hello,
I am new to your site via/ abitofpinkheaven...Love your collages on the last post you did. Looks like spring to me, very pretty color choices.
Me? I have been workin on some swaps and just finished my 3rd. Getting back into crafting and LOVING it and the many creative and inspiring gals out here,
come visit me some time...
carol

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Karen, I simply love this idea! I will be doing something kind of like this with my new product line for my roses. Beautiful job, I adore your work!

Hugs,
Amy

sue said...

You're bottle collages are wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my blog, come again sometime!

Amy Wagner said...

I love these!!! Bottles are so cool aren't they?!
Amy

vickie said...

Karen, the bottles are fantastic! I love them.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely adorable bottles, Karen! I really really love them!

Sure do miss all you girls! Tell everyone I said hi & that Mother is slowly starting to improve!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Karen ~ It's so nice to meet you ~ I'm so glad you found me so I could find you! I love your collaged bottles! I have some that I've been working on too, just to give them a new life, you know? These are just beautiful....I'll definitely return! xxoo, Dawn

heidi said...

lovely these are!

Sarah said...

Loving your bottles! I'm seeing everyone make things with them. I think I'm gonna need to find me some old bottles. Just found your blog. Can't wait to read more!
Be back soon to visit.
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/