Joy Jar ♥

Happy Saturday to you!  I wanted to pop in and share an altered jar I re purposed today with lots of vintage items.. ***Warning- picture heavy!***  I sat down to work on this and was determined to complete it in under an hour but not even close.  I guess some days you have the creative flow and others not.  I tried many different items because I am trying to destash as much as possible.  This jar will be filled to the brim with lots of goodies for the recipient.  :-) 

I began this jar by cutting a strip of canvas that I stamped with various images from Pink Paislee and then sprayed with Delphinium Glimmer Mist. (See picture below for better detail) I added the fabric strip to a vintage piece of lace that I dyed orange but it never seemed to take the deep orange color I had hoped for.  I am glad now because it worked perfectly with this project.  :-)  I used a vintage button card  layered with a tiny piece of purple vinyl(also vintage)  and a fish image that was highlighted with a brass library bracket.  I tied a piece of Martha Stewart purple seam binding with brown twine and a white button. 

The thin flora and fauna strip of paper is from Making Memories.  It's wrapped around the middle of the canvas to create more dimension and add some printed texture.  I created the rosette from a vintage account ledger  I picked up in Paris this summer. 

I added a small gummed tab with the word "joy" cut out that was stapled to the vintage button card.  The velvet leaf is Making Memories and the printed flower is from Prima. 

The velvet leaf is Prima paired with a Recollections purple rose and two cream flowers. 
 For the jar top, I added a green ruffle trim around the edges and a punched a large scallop from a piece of Daisy d's paper I have long cherished.  I added a label that I stamped on the canvas.  I kept this simple to not take away from the jar front. 

I really love creating altered art pieces and especially love it when I can use vintage goodies!  Thank you for stopping by and having a great weekend!

Challenges I would like to enter my card in:
Berry 71 bleu: january altered something
Challenge Up Your Life: #60 BINGO flowers, lace, and purple
One Stop Craft: #164 Distressing and lace/ribbon/flowers
Simon Says Stamps and Show: Something Old and Something New (vintage supplies-ledger, purple vinyl, gummed tabs, and button card, something new: flowers, leaves, label, and canvas)


Annette Allen

Beautiful detail...I love everything about it...


Wow this is really beautiful Amy!! I love all your wonderful vintage elements.

Julie Tucker-Wolek

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors! :):):):):):):):):):):)


Wow!! This is so lovely ... what a beautiful gift for some lucky person ... the jar is a gift in itself!


Great jar. Love the lavender and green together, and all the vintage embellies. Hugs


Wow Amy - this is stunning. Love the color combo - amazing.
Doreen xx


This is beyond fabulous! Would make a wonderful birthday gift for someone {wink}!

June Houck

Wow wow wow, Amy, if there were a sound barrier for crafting, you just busted it! Perfect in every gorgeous detail.


Oh My Gosh Amy! Divine! What A Splendid Piece Of Art Work! You Are One Talented Lady and it Shows! Hugs,Tee

Amy E

This is just stunning!!!! I absolutely LOVE it!


This is just GORGEOUS! !


Amy your jar is sooo `beautiful` !
`Happy New Year` to you and yours my `friend` :) xxx
Thanks for always stopping by and leaving me such sweet comments!!lotsa loves xxx


A very beautiful and creative piece - love your vivid colours, layers and embellishments. It looks just fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Sarah.

Jan Hennings

Your joy is gorgeous!

Audrey Pettit

This is STUNNING, Amy! Absolutely right up my vintage-loving alley! Your color combo and collection of goodies on here is completely amazing!


Hi Amy,

So nice to meet you!! This jar is so amazing! Love how you layered the trims and dyed trim worked out well! Awesome job! Thanks for joining the challenge at berry71bleu.


This is so worth the effort, attention and time. Wow Amy; you really have outdone yourself! I love it; love the strip you glimmer misted and paired up with that gorgeous piece of soft-orange lace. In fact love the tags too. Gorgeous color combo; stunning result!
Have a great week!

Maria Matter

gorgeous Amy!!!
love all the elements you added!


It's great to have you playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month with your creative and stunning jar :)
xoxo Sioux


Wow, what a gorgeous project! Wonderful details, great jar!
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!


Lovely work! Great colors, thank you for joining ua at Berry 71 challenge!

Michelle H.

Very pretty! Thank you for joining in on the Berry 71 Bleu challenge!!

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