Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Gecko Galz August Customer Challenge - By the Shore

Hello, my friends!

Welcome back to a brand new Customer Challenge at Gecko Galz.
The fun August Challenge is:

By the Shore!

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I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I had with this project!
I always enjoy it when the pictures in my head come out in the photos on my blog! lol
The trick was figuring out how to do it! :o)

I was inspired to make this project when I saw the ship
 on the Sail Away Collage Sheet from Gecko Galz.

I began by looking through my stash of little bottles. 
This triangular glass bottle, with a cork stopper, was just perfect. 
It measures 3" tall to the neck, and each side is 2 1/4" wide. 
The glass is very thick, so the inside space is smaller.
I decided my ship would be best at 1 1/4" tall. 
All the other elements for this project came from the 
I determined the sizes I wanted them all to be, 
and then set them all to print then cut on my Cricut.

Everything is adhered to the inside of the bottle, except the twine.
This is the front:

On the top of the cork I added a punched circle, and a starfish from the kit.

This is the back of the bottle. 
For the back of the ship, I simple cut a mirror image.

This fun sign is one of the icons from the Sea Side Splendor Kit. 
It made me laugh, so I just had to add it!

This is a bit of a top-side view. 
Once everything was glued in place,
I added some small seashells, gold micro beads, and copper glitter.
I then put the cork in place and shook the bottle up.
You know what this does to the glitter, right?
So now it looks more beachy, and like there's sand in all the crevices.

The last thing I did was to wrap twine around the neck of the bottle
 and glue it in place. 
I hope you like my ship in a bottle as much as I enjoyed making it! :o)

Other Materials Used:
Glass bottle with cork stopper;
 Paper: Teal Cardstock;
Filler: Mini Seashells, Gold Micro Beads, Copper Glitter;
Adhesive: Glossy Accents;
Tools: Cricut Explore Air Machine, Tweezers, Skewer.

Gecko Galz Products Used:
Seaside Splendor Craft Kit - Coral, Shells, Sign

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Linking Up To:

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Head on over to the Gecko Galz blog and see all the other DT inspiration.
Then grab yourself some goodies from the Gecko Galz Shop,
and get in on the August Challenge.

You'll find all the details HERE.


  1. Wow this is oar-some! *tempted by bad boat puns, argh* This is such a work of art, what a super idea! Also, nice photos too, I really struggled at taking photos of my stuff in glass jars, but you've got it sorted, looks stunning :)

    Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

  2. OMG what amazing projects! AWESOME job and how clever of you to mirror image the ship for the back! YOU GO GIRL ... these are fabulous!! You are so talented!! Well done!

  3. An amazing piece of art, Nancy. Amazing how you fitted and glued all the images into such a tiny bottle. Wonderful! x

  4. This is just amazing and completely adorable Nancy! Love it!!!

  5. This is a great project Nancy!
    It is difficult to put all those elements inside the bottle, right?
    Love it!

  6. love it Nancy very cool idea xx

  7. AM-AZE-ING, WOW WOW WOW what a fabulous project.

  8. WOW fabulous project love it all and the hilarious sentiment---Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  9. GREAT PROJECT!!! It turned out beautiful & I love the little piece of humor!

  10. this is 100% brilliant Nancy! well done! xo

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Always Fun Challenges, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. Uhm yeah this is AMAZING! So fabulous! Very clever and creative! Display it proudly!


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