Monday, September 21, 2009

Brag Monday with Karen @ The Graphics Fairy

I am so pleased to be able to join Karen @ The Graphics Fairy for her first Monday party....Brag Monday. I'm sure many of you have visited Karen's wonderful blog (she's a popular girl with 1385 followers at last count!) where she offers free downloads of some great graphics. Karen has generously offered to host a weekly party where we can brag about our projects using graphics that she has posted. Make a visit to Karen's blog and check out what people are creating (link above).

I wanted to alter some bottles as part of my Halloween decorating so I visited Karen's blog to see what Halloween graphics she had posted (everything is very neatly categorized). I found this fun graphic and knew it would be a great label on an altered bottle.


I gathered a couple of bottles, the graphic I downloaded from Karen, a page from an old book, some tea-stained cheese cloth, some buttons and some black paint and thread and I created these Halloween inspired altered bottles. They were easy to make and add some fun to my Halloween display.






Thanks again to Karen for posting these free graphics.

36 comments:

  1. Cute and Spooky! What a fun decoration!

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  2. Hi Jane,
    These bottles are fabulous!!! I love all of the embellishments you used, and the tea dyed cheesecloth is genius!!
    Thanks so much for participating in "Brag Monday" today, your amazing creation is very much appreciated!!
    Karen

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  3. Thanks for visiting today! I just scrolled through some of your old posts and I am totally WOWED by your Pottery Barn hook knock-off!

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  4. The bottles are really great Jane! I would love to make something like that. And thanks for the tip about The Graphics Fairy. I'm going to go visit right now!

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  5. Ok, why can't you live in Illinois so we could create together. You are sooo imaginative! I love them as well as everything you do! Im going to go check out her blog right now.
    Thanks,
    Michelle

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  6. Those bottles are so cool and I'm not usually into the Halloween stuff. Really creative and nicely done. Not your average DIY project. Thanks for visiting my blog and I am definitely signing up to be a follower. I hope we'll see each other around in blog land!

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  7. Very clever bottles! I love them for Halloween decor. Gotta love the goodies over at The Graphics Fairy!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  8. Very cool! I love the way you added the book pages to the label.

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  9. Ooo! Fabulous. I have some bottles handy, so I'm going to go create! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Hi Jane,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice compliment on the card I made with the Graphics fairy's image. I've been surfing your blog a bit and am quite impressed. At this point in my life, I am not into making projects like yours, but your wonderful creativity already has some wheels turning in my mind. I'll be retiring in a year or so and just might have time to start some vintage projects of my own. I'll definitely be a regular reader of your blog now that I have discovered it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Jane these are awesome. What a cute idea for Halloween! I love how you have them displayed on that old black book too. SPoooky!
    Hugs,
    June

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  13. Sorry! What I tried to say was....
    "Awesome deco fro Halloween!! I love the button detail!"

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  14. Those are so cool! Thanks for the introduction!

    I'm new to your blog. It's nice to meet you! :)
    I'm off to check out more!

    Roeshel

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  15. Way COOOOL! I love it! What a great Halloween craft!

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  16. You are so creative! These are great and I'll be visiting the Graphics Fairy ... thanks for sharing!!

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  17. Jane:
    I'd love some of your acorns! Please email me through my blog link so I can send you an address.
    Thanks again for visiting.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  18. Love the bottles...what a great Halloween display.

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  19. Jane,
    I need to talk to you. Can you send me an email to cindyc (at) kvnet (dot) org ???
    I'll then send you a reply.
    Thanks,
    Cindy

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  20. Cool bottles. I saw that graphic on her site but hadn't thought of anything to do with it yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. These are adorable...you are certainly a clever gal!!

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  22. I just printed the same graphics onto fabric and plan to COPY your idea, except I will put them on wine bottles, to cover the labels. I want to try to fray the edges of the fabric...what a great site you led me to...thanks for the inspiration!!

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  23. SO cute!! I have been wanting to do this, and had no idea about this blog. Yours turned out darling! Is that a extract bottle? :) I just saved one last night for this!

    Take care,
    Alyshia

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  24. OK I will go over. I'm going to go get my wire today to make some pumpkins.

    I just noticed you are from KC. I am too- although I live in Fl right now.

    We are going to be back in KC for a family wedding in a couple of weeks.

    Cheri

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  25. Those are so neat! I will have to check them out. Thanks for sharing~

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  26. Hi Jane,
    Just a quick note to let you know that my email has been down today also. As soon as I discovered it down and told hubby to work on it, I opened up your post which said yours was down also. Oh and your bottles...cute.
    Cindy

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  27. Hi Jane,

    Oh these bottles are great! Where did you find the bottles? thanks so much!

    Debbie dustbun55@aol.com

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  28. Hi Jane, thanks for stopping by my blog, I had to check yours out. I love the halloween bottle idea, I might use that too..lol
    Graphics Fairy does have some neat stuff...

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  29. Your Halloween bottles are wonderful! How very clever, and perfect for the upcoming spooky holiday!

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  30. Those are really great--love the wax seal too!

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  31. What a great idea! I've used Karen's wonderful graphics too. Your bottles came out so well. Take care, Martha

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  32. I love what you did with these- they are wonderful.

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