Monday, February 24, 2014

Glass Etching-BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, hope your Monday is off to a great start. As you know if it is Monday, then it is time for a new BBTB2 challenge! Our talent design team sister Maureen is host this week and she has chosen for us to use any Cricut die cut as a stencil. I decided to use the Gypsy font and George and Basic Shapes cartridge dies for my stencils. I am using a glass jar that is left over from a candle we burned. Yep, I save all my nice glass candle jars to reuse! Some kitchen jars as well, lol. They come in handy at times. I got my monogram from Gypsy font in the B, S, and L. I  made the L bigger than the B and S as I was going for a monogrammed look. I arranged them to my liking and then took an oval outline from George and placed around the BLS. I welded it all together and then cut it out of contact paper. After doing my weeding, I placed my images on the jar with the help of transfer paper. Put my etching cream on and let it do it's thing. Washed it off and this is what I ending up with after taking the stencil off. I made some brown sugar scrub and placed in my jar, it now sits in my bathroom for me to use. I liked it, but DS came out with the jar wanting to know what it was, he thought it was ear wax! Say What?!!! Where would I get a jar of ear wax, silly guy! Someone wasn't using their noodle on that one! Hubby wanted to know what I was making so I told him brown sugar scrub and then he wanted to know what I would use it for. He was thinking along the lines of baking. Uh, sorry but no. lol Can you tell he is spoil when it comes to goodies to eat?! Not sure if this is what will stay in the jar, but whatever I put in it will look great! Now let me tell you my design team sisters have amazing projects to share with you, so go over to BBTB2 and check them out. Then pick out a Cricut die cut that you would like to use as a stencil and get crafty, then link up with us! You know we love when you get your craft on. Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I was up too. It was a lovely visit and I hope you will come back again soon. Crafty hugs, Brenda



20 comments:

Sandi said...

I love the look of glass etching, lovely container, hugs

jimlynn said...

Brenda, this is wonderful! Cute idea and if I had a Cricut would probably have something like this on everything in the house. Like that oval around the initials too.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one that says "say what?" to my hubby! Yep, men really can be from Mars at times! LOL!!!
Love your project!
Lynn

Lisa said...

Wow, the etching looks amazing!! What a fancy way to dress up the container!! It looks fabulous!! Have a great week :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jayne said...

Love the etching on your 'ear wax' container...rofl!!I just loved reading your write up Brenda, so funny! How come you're not on the BBTB2 blog?
Hugs
Jayne x

Mollie said...

Your glass looks great!!! I didn't see your picture on the BBTB2 blog, but we definitely had the same mojo for this challenge!!! GREAT minds think alike right? Have a fabulous week!!!

Emily

Tina Campbell said...

Wow gorgeious:) A woman of many talents I have yet to tackle something like that, looks good :)

Caroline said...

What a pretty jar. This font is so pretty to use for the monogram! I like the circle around the monogram, too.

Carol L said...

This is such a beautiful creation and isn't it great that you can personalize something like glass for gift giving?! Well done!

MaryH said...

Very classy & I love the monogram in the oval. Great recycle on your candle jar, turning it into something pretty & functional too! If I knew how to use the cricut & do all this welding stuff....oh well. TFS MM

Sharon said...

Your etched jar is most awesome Brenda!!! Love the story about your son thinking it has ear wax in it!!! And hubby wanting baked goodies!! Funny! I remember my stepmother had a jar shaped like this that she kept q-tips in. Great way to reuse a candle jar!!! :)

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

What a fabulous project .. .. love the ear wax comment LOL!!!

I save all my little jars too .. you just never know when they might come in handy (and boxes, and tins .. oh gosh .. .. I save too much!)

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Sheila H said...

Your etching looks quite elegant on that beautiful glass jar. Hats off to you!

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh sis I love this!! Your etched jar is gorgeous and because it is monogrammed and personalized for you, it is all that much more special. One question, how on earth did you get your jar to look brand spiffy new??? You burned a candle in it so what happened to all that wax and any black soot from the fire burning?
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, this is a keeper. What a great use of a recycled jar. Your etching came out perfect!

Pam MacKay said...

Wow your etched glass jar looks so elegant! Beautiful job!

Jaren said...

Love the monogrammed look!! Great project!

moknowsall said...

Great project, I wouldn't have guessed it was from a candle. Funny story

Maureen

Ana C said...

Hi!Brenda I'm a follower now!

scrappymo! said...

Monograms are so in style...and so is glass etching!
Great project!

D- said...

This turned out wonderfully.
I haven't tried glass etching yet.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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