A little metal and lace

Can you believe it - it's February! And I've got some fun news: it's my first DT post for Creative Artiste Challenge Blog!  So excited that they chose me to be on their team!

Creative Artiste is a mixed media challenge blog and their challenges are monthly and always ANYTHING GOES! They have great prizes so there's no reason not to join in the fun!  Without further ado, here's my maiden project for February's challenge!

I rescue glass bottles and jars - this was a salsa jar!  They make a great base for various mixed media techniques and looks. It can also be a challenge working with a slick and bulbous surface using crackle paste and art stones. I wanted something soft as far as color goes so white and rose gold coloring did the trick!  Metal trim and wire accents adds a little bit of masculinity but doesn't overpower it.

It's a little rustic and a little feminine with alot of character!  Perfect decor piece or gift for a bride-to-be!

So now it's your turn! Try getting a little out of your comfort zone with your project. You've got all month to get creative so let's see what you've got!

I'm also playing along at Through The Craft Room DoorSplashy Mix Challenges, and Scraps n Pieces!


  1. A wonderful debut piece for your new DT Cathy! Fabulous textures and soft colours. Welcome to the team xx

  2. Awesome love the textures looks very pretty xx

  3. You certainly have created an amazing piece here Cathy. Super soft colours. I bet you had so much fun with this beauty.

  4. Beautiful altered bottle, Cathy! I love the textures and colours

  5. Wow - gorgeous! Love all that texture on the bottle, and the tiny rose heart is adorable.
    Alison x

  6. Lovely altered coloured bottle. So pretty. Love the colours and textures. Judy

  7. Great altered art! I would've never guessed it was a salsa jar! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Splashy Mix Challenge this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
    SMC DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Splashy Mix Challenges

  8. Beautiful work. Love the texture and colours of your altered bottle. Thank you for joining us at Splashy Mix Challenges this month. Judy DT

  9. Such a beautiful jar and mazing textures! Thank you for playing along at SnP challenge.

  10. Loving all the textures on the bottle! Beautiful soft colours too!

  11. Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We would love to see some of your beautiful creations in one of our upcoming issues of Through The Craft Room Door Magazine! Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    Hugs & Craftiness,
    AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  12. Beautiful project !! Thank you very much for entering the challenge in Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    Hugs ,
    Claudia - DT TTCRD

  13. Love your rustic jar transformation! Thank you for joining Scraps n Pieces challenge.

  14. Congratulations on your appointment to the Creative Artiste DT! You are a perfect fit! Well done on your first contribution! I love the delicate colors and all that fantastic texture! What a sweet rose heart! Great transformation of an ordinary salsa jar!

  15. congratulations cathy and such a beautiful project with textures and colours. great take on our challenge moodboard. Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Splashy Mix Challenge.Hope to see you again


  16. This is super amazing! I love the contrast of metal and lace, very beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at Scraps N Pieces!


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