Tuesday 9 February 2016

Inspired by Bottles Winner, Top Three and DTMSM

Hello everyone!  It's time to find out who our Winner, Top Three and Design Team Member's Special Mention are for Brenda's fantastic Inspired By Bottles challenge in January.

What a wonderful collection of bottle ideas we had for the last challenge - from altering bottles, adding mini bottles to projects, die-cut bottles, stamped bottles, even to using plastic bottles to cut and change into something completely different - so as you can imagine it's been very difficult choosing the Top 3 and the DTMSM, but here we go.


First of all, here is the winner of the Country View Crafts Prize Voucher, as selected by Mr Random Generator.

That's Dawn from Crafting Dawn Til Dusk with this beautiful dictionary page spread.

Congratulations, Dawn.  Your voucher and winner's badge will be with you very soon, and we hope you'll come and join us as a Guest Designer here at Country View Challenges in the future.


Now on to the Top Three, as chosen by Brenda, and in no particular order...
Brenda says: This little shadowbox has a selection of coloured mini bottles added to it and is a gift to the parents of a new born baby boy. The labels are so sweet and charming in the support the contents offer to the parents.

#16 Isle of Crafty Creations
Brenda says: I had difficulty choosing one of the altered bottles but this has been brilliantly and masterfully modified and disguised from a slimline, clear bottle to a chunky, textured, brightly coloured delight.

Brenda says: Die-cuts are always a great way to add texture and dimension to a project and these little painted acetate bottles add to the layering of different elements perfectly.


And finally to our Design Team Member's Special Mention...

Brenda says: The post for this project is labelled 'Bottle- what bottle?' and it really had me intrigued as for the life of me I couldn't see a bottle on the card but there is a beautiful butterfly made from a plastic bottle and covered with gesso and scrapbook paper. Such a great idea.


Congratulations to all our winners.  Your badges will be on the way to you shortly, and we hope you'll display them with pride.  Don't forget, if you'd like to take a closer look at any of the projects, you can click on the links to visit the blogs.

And thank you again to everyone who played along - fantastic creations all round.  We hope you'll come and join in with us on Sue's wonderful Make Your Own Background challenge.  There's fresh inspiration all month here at Country View Challenges, and another prize voucher on offer from Country View Crafts, not to mention the honour of being one of our special selections.

See you soon!
Alison and the CVC team x