Wednesday, 27 May 2015

2015 #10 Message in a Bottle {by Bracken Sparkes}

2015 Theme 10: Bottles

Hi Guys, My name is Bracken and I'm 14 years old and been arty for over four years. 

I experiment with all types of art and craft and love messing about with colour under the name ArtymeB!.. My Nana was a HUGE influence on me from the word GO and has continued to be very supportive in my many ventures. 

I chose this theme because there are SO many different variations you can use with a bottle to get a pleasing result...like your own little message in a bottle!




Paint the entire box frame with Chalk using a flat paintbrush avoiding the glass. In the roof of the frame and an inch in from the right (approx)  fix a mini screw eye.


Onto a slab of Heavy Grey-White Board distress with Ranger Distress Ink almost the whole board (leaving a white space in the middle) with Squeezed Lemonade then again with Spiced Marmalade layered around the sides and then with a smidge of barn boor..this time only on the edges.


Using Jet Black Archival Ink, stamp the large flower head from ELB 16 and a sentiment from EEV 10 onto the board and flick watered down Tango also. Paint the flower in this order with watered down...Yellow SubmarineTangoAutumn Fire and London Bus. The watery green paints used were... SageHey PestoTinned PeasHyde ParkGuacamole and Limelight.

ELB 16
EEV 10

Cover the flower petals head in a thick layer of Glossy Accents and allow to dry.


On the cork of a mini glass vial, twist in a mini screw eye and attach a jump ring along with a length of chain. Fill the bottle with small black beads and stick a sign with 'seeds' (Dovecraft mini alphabet set) onto the bottle. Fasten the chain and vile with another mini jump ring to the screw eye mentioned in Step 1.


Finally glue the completed board to the frame. 

Thanks, Bracken.
Blog... ArtymeB
Pinterest... Bracken Sparkes

This is just wonderful Bracken, and it is a real treat for us to have you joining us. Your attention to detail is superb. Seeing someone so young entering the craft world and enjoying it so much  is so encouraging to us. Adding this little bottle to a framed piece is a brilliant touch, a really great way to add dimension and interest. 


We would love you to join in with challenge #10: Bottles If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE. 

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Bottles link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, June 7th, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

32 comments:

Clare Lloyd said...

Fabulous project.

JoFY said...

Bracken! clever chickie!! great project - well done you!! xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Congratulations Bracken! A wonderful project with fabulous detail! What a great idea to add the bottle of "seeds" to the pic! Love it!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Love it! The little bottle of seeds is such a lovely touch. A really lovely Home Decor project and you presented it so beautifully too. Lx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great home decor item. The plain frame is perfect with the warm colours and the little bottle draws the eye,

Lucy x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

This is lovely! The white frame really highlights the warm colours & the little bottle is so cute.

Keren Baker said...

Congrats on a fab project- I love the tiny vial of seeds-

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a great project! I love the colours you've chosen and how you've used Lin's lovely stamp! That little bottle is such an original addition. Lovely to have you here! Can't wait to see more of your work. xxx

Helen said...

This is absolutely stunning, Bracken! Love the glossy petals and the tiny bottle is so sweet.

Sarah B said...

A gorgeous project - the little bottle is a fab idea - can't wait to see more of your work xx

Miriam said...

Such a fabulous project. Just love the colours and the lay out

Ruth said...

Wow, what a fabulous project Bracken, gorgeous creation! Ruth x

Mike S said...

Well done Bracken so proud of you. We hope that your love of art and craft lead you on to great things in the future!!
Love from Mum and Dad

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous project Bracken!
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful make! A young talent in the making...

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Well done Bracken! Fabulous project! ~Leandra

Anneke said...

Wow Bracken, you're very talented! Awesome project!

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous project Bracken and a piece of home decor anyone would be proud to display. Leaving the frame plain white (instead of being tempted to decorate it as I probably would have .... and spoiled it) is inspired as it emphasises your lovely artwork and the little seed bottle is such a neat idea!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

rachel said...

om word Bracken - I can't believe your age - its amazing that you can create such wonderful art with such tender years - you go girl - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

Jane Castle said...

Wow Bracken this is fab, love the warm colours and the bottle on a chain is superb x

happyDiane said...

A great piece, that will make a wonderful gift!

catiecuddles said...

Beautiful project and so inspiring. You are a real talent! Well done!
Catherine x

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

This is really gorgeous! I love your choise of colours, so warm and summery and vibrant! Really cool idea with the mini glass bottle with seeds.
Love this!

Susan Battensby said...

Wow, this is so pretty, well done Bracken, great project.

Deb Bradley said...

Fabulous project Debbs xx

JackieP Neal said...

Simply Fabulous!!!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous! Loving these stamps and a great idea using the seed beads in the bottle.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Ellen Vargo said...

Awesome job! Love the project and great use for my sentiment stamp. You're very talented!

Wanda Hentges said...

A wonderful project, Bracken!!!!!!!!!!! Just beautiful!!!!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Gorgeous project!! Great idea of the little bottle and beautiful Lin's image. I love it!! xx

Coco said...

A great great project Bracken!!! Hope you will continue in the future, you have a lot of talent!!! and a great sense of details, and that's a very good sign I think. :D xx

Joy Sparkes said...

Bracken, super project. I am so proud of what you have achieved. Love you, Nana.

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