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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Apothecary Challenge

When Laura Carson of Artfully Musing and team designer for Alphastamps posted her Apothecary Challenge I thought why not. Boy what a challenge it was. It just kept growing and growing. Here is what I started with, a grape crate.
And this what I ended up with. My darling husband got right into the challenge also. He added shelves and this trim I found laying around. He figured out how to add some doors. I just had to have doors. I covered the inside of the crate with some flocked scrapbook paper.
Here it is with the doors shut.
I'm going to start out with this is a long post with many photos. There was just no way I could share and not really share... so here it is. I would love to hear what you think.. please leave me a comment when your through. There are two separate challenges. Both using items made from images Laura designed for Alphastamps. The first challenge was to create at least 3 potion bottle from her images. The other a much grander challenge was a apothecary cabinet. I started right in creating my potions bottles. It took awhile longer to come up with a cabinet. In her video Laura uses paper mache boxes. This was not the direction I wanted plus I wanted something compact and that I could close up when done and store.
This is where I will make this a little like Where's Waldo and let you search for potion bottles. My apothecary bottles from Laura's apothecary sheet are, Frog Slime, Sleeping Death Powder, Bottled Ghost, Rotten Pumpkin and Poison. In there I also have some glow in the dark dragon eyeballs, zombie fingers, werewolf fur, bottle blondes and much, much more.
I do like the creep factor.. so along with your search you will find cockroaches, spiders and webbing, a rat or two and a plate of brain.
Here are a few up close and personal pics of bottles.
And some more.
And one last one.. Here it is with the lights on. I can't finish this posting without stating after many failed attempts at photographing. I ended up taking most of these in night mode.
Please let me know what you think.


Peggy said...

OMG, Deb, you are back with a vengeance!!! What wonderful, cool, creepy art! I love it like crazy!

Anonymous said...

Love all the creepy potion bottles , admire your great imagination putting it all together and getting your husband involved adds to the fun. Very well done!


Kia Dallons said...

Absolutely charming! What fun!

Maggie said...

OMFREAKIN' HECK!!!! OVER THE TOP!!!!!!! OUTSTANDING!!! It is sooooooooo Flippin' cool!!!!!!!!! You da' bomb, woman!!! Made me go weak in the joints, it is so good to look at!

cathy said...

Wow, this is very elaborate. And spooky.

cmoh said...

Wow! You did a fabulous job and I love your stagging. I think my favorite is the sleeping death bottle, bright blue, just perfect!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us!


Christine Hansen said...

Deb - this is utterly fantastic! I am in AWE of all the coolio details! Well done!

Carmen Willis said...

You did an amazing job on your apothecary artwork. I really like everything you've done on this cabinet. It looks just like an old fashion pharmacy or druggist cabinet. I especially love the bottle of eyeballs and fingers. I would say your artwork is up there along with Laura Carson's beautiful apothecary cabinet. Great Job!

lizzie said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

Sandra said...

It is fa-bu-lous ! You and your husband have done a fantastic job ! I love the whole things you put on your jars :)

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!. There is just so much greatness to your apothecary that I could go on and on for days oohing and aahing over everything.
I love the fingers in the jar. The doors are perfect for it. Ooooh and a gumball machine. How cool is that!
I love all the different, fancy bottles and other fantastic elements you added, like the rats and brain.
WHERE did you find that hand on top of your apothecary? I want one!!!
Again, Fantabulous job.

Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous Halloween cabinet!!

Deb Moon said...

Your amazing cabinet is off the chart! Tons of spooky eye candy galore! I especially love the dragon eyeballs and the zombie fingers. High five ghoulfriend!

Deb Moon