We continue to show you another side of Little Yellow Bicycle by showcasing our Naturals collection and Clear Stamps with Tim Holtz inks, stains and paint from Ranger Ink. Our design team will share a simple and clever way to include our Naturals and Stamps into their everyday lives and we hope to inspire you to add some Naturals into your lives. Plus there are prizes, see the fine print at the end...
Today Lisa Swift shares her brilliant idea, but let's have her tell you all about it...
Upcycled Bottles by Lisa Swift
I am far from an expert on stamping, so I have to admit I was a bit intimidated by the wonderful products I received from Tim Holtz/Ranger. Once I started experimenting and getting inky though, I had a blast, fell in love and created a decorative set of upcycled glass bottles. I wrapped each bottle with a band of burlap and then wound some of the Jute Naturals over the burlap. The burlap and jute create such nice texture together.
For the canvas flowers, I used Little Yellow Bicycle's new clear stamps (the Everyday set) to repeatedly stamp some of the smaller words onto the flower petals (using Ranger Ink's Archival Ink in Jet Black). I also used Tim Holtz Distress Stain on the edge of the burlap leaves to give them some depth.
I stamped some of the larger words (also from the Everyday set) onto white cardstock, cut them out and added one to each bottle.
In order to draw the eye up to the top of the bottles I used Tim Holtz Ideology memo pins in the cork of the yellow bottle to hold a canvas sentiment (from the Just Because collection) and tucked another pin behind the burlap on the blue bottle to hold a sticker (from the Just Because collection). I didn't want all three bottles to have exactly the same embellishments, so my husband coiled some copper wire for me to use around the neck of the smallest bottle. The sturdy wire perch is the perfect spot for a felt bird (from the Naturals collection).
I have to say how much I loved the opportunity to play with Ranger's products. The Archival Ink pad colors are true and vibrant, the drying time is quick, quick, quick and the final stamped image is complete and flawless. The Distress Stains were perfect for adding a bit of color to the burlap leaves on my project, and the memo pins were great for a little finishing touch.
NA-JT20 Jute Pack - Bright
NA-BF50 Layered Burlap Flowers - Daisy
NA-BS20 Layered Burlap Stickers - Nature
NA-BS10 Layered Burlap Stickers - Tags
CSS-101 Cling Word Stamps - Everyday
JB-140 - Cardstock Stickers - Fresh Verse
JB-201 Canvas Stickers
Prizes: We are going to giveaway 2 big boxes of our Naturals on each Friday of the next two weeks (March 8th and 15th). Just leave a comment here on the blog and/or on our facebook (maybe do both just to be safe) to enter to win. Leave a comment each day and increase your chances.
AND we are giving away a set of stamps each day on each of our social sites: Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Leave a comment at each of those sites each day and increase your chances to win some of our amazing stamps.
Also, be sure to visit our friends at Ranger Ink on their facebook page. They made their goal of 10,000 fans, because our fans are AMAZING and helped push them over the mark. I bet they will be celebrating soon, so keep an eye on them...
Don't forget... to use all of the inspiration from our Design Team to enter our Naturals Contest. See details HERE.