Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lisa’s Bottle Class

Class Samples

Back in November I was lucky enough to be one of 6 gals to take a class at Cottage Panache with my buddy Lisa of Tattered & Tarnished. There were just 6 of us in this class & we had so much fun creating together. I had been eager to learn about using the wax on these bottle. Of course so many of you know that Lisa was published in Somerset for these little jewels (these in the photo were our class samples).Lisa Class supplies

Above you will find sweet Lisa the day of the class holding another of her creations. And the photo next to that is the class kit. She had a hand written card for each of us & had decorated that beautiful match box with a Madonna & Child.


Inside each kit was little snippets of wonder. And then she let us play in her “stash” of goodies to pick other things we wanted to use. Let’s look at a few of the bottles.Closeup of Charolette's Bottle A close up of my friend Charlotte's bottle is above. And then another sweet friend Jan made the lovely below. Jan is sooooooo funny & is the angel that fixed the most amazing 4 hour champagne holiday lunch for Cami & I. Oh how much fun is it to find someone who knows “HOW TO DO LUNCH”! She is a very talented gal & a little birdie told me she just might be working up a class to submit to Paper Cowgirls Art Retreat! IF ONLY SHE WOULD BLOG MORE!!!!! Don’t you love the vintage image she chose & the black millenary?Jans Bottle collage

Next is Linda’s bottle. So light in color compared to Jan’s. Again, the elements are wonderful & what really make the bottles shine! Lisa has an amazing treasure stash.Lindas Bottle collage

And Lori’s bottle. The crystal elements really made this one shine. Love the glass ring as well as the chandi crystal backed with sheet music.DSC02974

Below you can see that Tonda used an old watch & just wired it to the chandi crystal.

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Love the paint chipping off the door knob here.DSC02983

And here is mine…My Bottle

An old porcelain door knob for the top. Wonderful printed image (an old document)on linen fabric drapes the bottle, vintage tulle, an old watch works, black velvet leaf with an OLD rhinestone button. The little silver tray with the resin bobble of the two sisters. The words… FOR THE LOVE OF SISTERS. I had plans for this little project.Linda, Char,Jan & Charolette's Bottles

Class Line Up (I would have more/better photos but, my camera battery chose this moment to die).Lori Tonda & Linda's Bottles

You can see Lisa’s post about the class HERE.

Sandy's Christmas Bottle

Above is the finished bottle with the photo provided by Sandy. Sandy had sooooooooooo wanted to come to this class but, since she had just been here from California the month before her boss was not seeing the humor in her need. Since I have no relationship with my only sibling & she has nosiblings… we adopted each other. What could be more appropriate as a Christmas gift for her? I added the little Frozen Charlotte doll & sent it off with LOVE! I hope you enjoyed the little peek into class. THANKS LISA!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such beautiful, creative pieces, Charlene! The class must have been so much fun!

Maija said...

Your bottle, and those of the other girls are just stunning!! I love crafting days with girlfriends
You have many sisters now all your gal pals here in blogland!! Joy and Karen and I were talking on Friday about how much we adore you!! They are so excited to see you at the Round Top!!!!

Robin Thomas said...

Oh! These just make me want to slap ya'll!

I must come to one of Lisa's classes!

They are simply the best bottles I have ever seen.

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love all bottles! You have attended some of the most wonderful classes in the last year!


Leaping Frog Design's said...

Oh Oh Oh!!! Thank you!!!! These fantastic bottles are on my to do wish list for this year. I am in bliss. These are soo beautiful. Thank you dearie for sharing today!!! (They kind of gave me a fit of the giggles they are so beautiful)

Blondie's Journal said...

The bottles are just stunning, Charlene...I love how you use knobs to cap them off! Again, you must have had a ball at Lisa's class. Her blog sounds familiar...I have to check out the link!

Hope all is well with you. It's a balmy 19 degrees here and the snow is starting!


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Charlene!!! I wish SO BAD that I could have been there with all of you girls...each and every one of your bottles are so GORGEOUS!!! I love that you used the teeny silver tray on yours ~ I hope that your new year is off to a wonderful start Charlene!! hugs and love, Dawn

Karen Valentine said...

Oh you are killing me!!!! I would have given my right arm to be there!!!! I have loved the altered bottles from the first time I saw them 2 years ago!!! I have my stash of bottles, and one of these days I'm gonna do it!! I can see a whole collection of them in a cabinet!

I am counting the days until Round Top now!!!! 67, 66, 65....

Holly Loves Art said...

These are so wonderful! I would love a class like this. Thanks for sharing! I hope you're havinga wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see you in March. It is coming quickly and it won't be long.
Big hugs,

Honey Lamb and I said...

Charlene these are absolutely gorgeous!!!! I see that you are heading back to California!!! Yea for you!!!

Tina said...

The bottles are so beautiful Charlene. I can imagine how much fun you all had at the class.
xo Tina

mo said...

Hi Charlene, Wow! These bottles are awsome! I love how each bottle is completely different from the others...showing the individual creativity of each artist. They are beautiful and wonderful treasures made with love. Sincerely, thank you for sharing with us such a wonderful post. *hugs*

Monica said...

GOSH Charlene! They are amazingly beautiful!!!!!! Must try to make one!!!!
Why don't you choose FOCUS? Focus on decisions, focus on different techniques... and on and on. This could allow many interestion possibilities, I believe!
Hugs my friend! Love to you two, girls!;))
Monica and Kim xoxo

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

sigh, much prettier than any of mine ... I shoulda taken that class ! Maybe at papercowgirls......

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

Your Pieces are GORGEOUS! How Much fun you all Had! You are so Lucky to have Wonderful Artists That Close to you so you can Attend Classes! That is so Wonderful and I Bet So Much!!
Happy Monday Friend!
Hugs Jill

Lisa said...

Great post girl! The bottles you all made that day were amazing. You guys didn't need a class at all, pros all of you! I'll bet Sandy loved that bottle. It's been a long time. We need to do lunch, hum that champagne one sounds good right about now. Lisa

Anonymous said...

Your bottle and all the others are gorgeous! Wish I had the opportunity to take a class in that. You could post a tutorial! So it would be like I am at a class! Love those pics of the frozen Niagra Falls! Wonder if they called that "Global Warming" one hundred years ago!

Jan Hennings said...

I just love these beauties!

Alisa Noble said...


Andrea said...

WOW!! Those are gorgeous!! Would love to take a class like that. I have a thing for bottles:)

Beth Leintz said...

Those bottles are just wonderful-I'd love to take a class from Lisa

I can only imagine how much fun you all had playing and creating together.

And what a sweet present for your "sister" Sandy.

Unknown said...

You're so lucky to be taking that class. All the bottles are gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by with such sweet, sweet comments :)

Sandy xxo

Sarah said...

Wow!! All I can say is gorgeous!! Each bottle is beautiful and very inspiring!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Charlene,
all the bottles are to die for!! Love them. Thanks for sharing.
The class must have been so much fun!
Have a wonderful weekend.
XO Marie

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