Friday, 3 September 2010

I would like you to meet......

I would like to introduce you to my new friend Penny. Her full title is Mrs Penny Pennypot as she is my new penny jar!!! Penny started life as a bottle of lemonade. On a trip to Kew Gardens earlier this year, Mark and I had some lunch in the restaurant there and all the soft drinks came in these cute little bottles. Poor Mark carried an empty bottle around in his camera bag for me as I knew it would become something entirely different at a later date.
I started by changing the colour of the bottle. I knew I was going to use alcohol inks but I didn't want it to wear off so I coloured the inside. Simply squirt some ink inside the bottle and roll it around until it is all covered.

Penny's skirt and hair are made from Tim Holtz Grungepaper and coloured with Distress Ink. I used the direct to paper technique for a more intense colour.


The Grungepaper has been snipped with scissors to make a fringe and then I rolled a strip up to make a cork for the bottle which also became Penny's new hairdo!!!



So here she is in all her glory.


And a few close ups for you to get to know her better.


This girl just loves her jewellery! It's all made from Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy goodies.



Now she's showing off her layered skirt.


She just loves to show off her crown.






Now she's begging for my money!!!!!!

I made a little housey thing for her to live in, hope you like her new sewing room.



Okay, so that's Penny. I'm holiday next week, maybe I'll find Penny a boyfriend!!!!
Ooo and don't forget......classes go on sale at 10am tomorrow. I'm off to get my nails done.
Have a lovely weekend, Lin

36 comments:

penibear said...

She's lovely!! Alky ink on the inside - that's a brilliant way to colour the bottle.

Jane said...

Fantastic project & huge congratulations on becoming a member of Tim's DT

Linda Cain said...

Brilliant!

Hilda xx said...

I love her Lin - cant wait to see the boyfriend!!

kath said...

wow she is one stunning lady and can't wait to meet her beau...wonder what he will be called...hugs kath xxx

Helen said...

Brilliant!! I am off to Kew tomorrow, I must have a drink so I can grab me one of those fabulous bottles. And what a cracking idea to put the alcohol ink inside.
Both Penny and her house are just amazingly wonderful. Good luck with the classes sale tomorrow!

Doone said...

brilliant

Starla said...

This is just BRILLIANT!

Anonymous said...

You are so creative. Another lovely project. Have a nice holiday.
Margriet

Linda Elbourne said...

Alcohol ink on the inside of the bottle is pure genius ... LOVE Penny and I LOVE Penny's cubby hole even more! Can't wait to meet her tomorrow!

MrsETaylor said...

Oh My good graciousness THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing Penny with us.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

I absolutely love everything about this!

Carole said...

love this it's fantastic ...:)

Piddawinkle said...

Penny is gorgeous and i love her house so much, brill work as ever Lin, :)

Val said...

Wow - this is just fantastic!
Hugs
Valxx

She said...

Oh I love Penny and her new home! S x

Minxy said...

Ah Lin, Penny is just awesome, and i love her ickle house too, have a fab weekend and a lovely holiday too

Plume said...

I love your playfull spirit as is shown in Pennyu and her decor. great creation!

PeggyR said...

OMG I love what you did! Great project..

wendy vecchi said...

pure genius!

craftytrog said...

Penny is totally gorgeous Linda, & I love where she hangs out too! Thanks for sharing her with us! Hope you have a lovely break!
Alison x

Glen said...

WOW...that is beautiful Lin. I LOVE the colour and her little house where she will live. Please can you let me know where you got the mannequin? TFS. ~Glen~

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Ohhhh this is gorgeous!!! and I love her housey too :D
I'm working ona bottle but its a little bit scarier than this one LOL :D
Julie xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi, this is absolutely fabulous what a creative mind you have, no wonder you have become a member of TH's Team well done. Love Jo.xxx

Lynne K said...

Wow! She's gorgeous! So creative. And putting the ink on the inside - brilliant!

2amscrapper said...

I love Penny and her new home! I'd like to meet her boyfriend, too!

Chatterbox Chum said...

Penny is a brilliant idea - and the AI inside is genious!Could her boyfriend be called Bob I wonder:-) and her sister tuppence...i can see a whole family emerging - love the wee room too - you never cease to amaze and delight.

Artyjen said...

Don't know which I like best...Penny or her house....both great projects :)
xoxo Sioux

nikkib said...

This is the first time I have looked at your Blog and I love what you have made, esp the bottle..... You can be sure I'm going to add you my list of regular blogs...

Suze pointed me in the direction of your website as I'm looking for a meltpot and I thank her for putting me in touch with you... off for a browse of your website.

Anonymous said...

recurstoLove love love love love it!!!!!!!

DF - Heidi said...

totally inspired as ever an awesome project to envy

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous, love Penny, in fact every single element is creative genius!

Sarah

Karin said...

Fabulous idea putting the alky ink on the inside. Mrs Penny Pennypot looks stunning

Renee said...

Absolutely creative! Penny's home is a fitting tribute for her! I especially loved how you made your husband carry the bottle around because you could a potential project in it! SOOOOOO GREAT!!!!

Chelle said...

that is gorgeous..

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !!!! Penny is STUNNING !! love her skirt and fab hairdo ! :-)and her room too !! fantastic work Lin !! :-)

It was lovely to meet you at the CHA too :-)

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