The background is gorgeous. And the butterflies are beautiful too. What a great gift idea.
So pretty and what a speciall gift!
Wow Anne, such a fantastic project! Both the jar and the card are absolutely gorgeous. The background is so vibrant and the stamping great. Love the butterflies and that you repeated the sentiment. And the lid of the jar is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!
How do I love this? Let me count the ways... You had me at the jar, Anne! This is sooo what I adore--stamping used to transform the everyday 'trash' into true treasure.
Couple of other uses for your goodie jar...
Put a battery tealight in it for a warm glow. (if the jar were glass, you could use a real wax tealight nestled in sand or salt to hold).
Take a short string of lights & place in the jar. Fill with potpourri as you go. The lights will glow thru the potpourri. If you use non-LED lights the heat will cause the potpourri to give off scent. The heat generated will not melt the plastic or cause the potpourri to burn. But treat it like an open flame--don't leave it unattended.
I learned the technique of using lightweight spackling compound directly from Ten Seconds Studio!
Anne, love this project. Amazing job blending the many colors.
And I so appreciate that you took the time to provide the 'how-to'. I've often wondered how to keep the metal in shape. genius! TFS
Project - Upcycled Autumn Goodie Jar & Matching Card
posted 09/25/12 at 04:07 PM
Galleries: Stamping, Cardmaking
The goodie jar is made from a recycled plastic rice container. The background is made from 90# cold-pressed watercolor paper colored with Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks. Fiskars Sunburst border punch.
I stamped music from Hero Arts CG279 Musical Clef cling set onto the background using Tea Dye Distress Ink. Next I stamped a long botanical grass or willow image from Hero Arts CL428 Earth Flowers using Wild Honey Distress Ink. Then I stamped a spiky fern leaf from Hero Arts CL457 Real Leaves using Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. The “You are someone special” sentiment is from Hero Arts CL578 Good Friends and is stamped using Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
The butterflies are from Hero Arts CL383 Antique Engravings and are stamped on Glossy Paper using Ranger Archival Ink in jet black. Then they were colored using Spiced Marmalade (orange), Mustard Seed (yellow), and Shabby Shutters (green) Distress Inks. Next, I spread a layer of Crystal Stickles glitter glue over top of the butterflies. This gives them a lot of shine and sparkle! The butterflies are attached to the goodie jar and matching card using foam squares for dimension.
The lid of the goodie jar is made from a thin sheet of craft aluminum and has been embossed with a sunflower design. Once embossed, the reverse side was filled with DAP lightweight spackling compound to keep its shape. Then the metal was trimmed with titanium scissors. Next, the lid was altered with lemonade, peach bellini, and terra cotta alcohol inks from Ranger. It is attached to the original plastic lid using Glossy Accents as glue. I adhered natural colored lace from Blumenthal Lansing Company all the way around the top of the lid using 1" glue lines from Glue Dots.
Photo 1: Jar & Matching Card
Photo 2: Embossed Metal Lid
Photo 3: Close-up of Butterfly on Jar
Photo 4: Jar with Goodies Inside!
Photo 5: Jar & Card showing shine on butterflies
Photo 6: Card by itself
You can also see this project at Flickr, here:
Thanks for looking! :-)
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