Thursday, 7 October 2010

Taming the Dragon - Altered Container

I've been hoarding these empty Soap & Glory pots for a while despite the sarky comments from DH who seems to think that my keeping 100's of tiny scraps of paper, empty pots and jars, loo rolls etc. are the signs of me losing my marbles! So to keep him of my back I thought I should try and use some of the stuff.

This is something different for me, but I really got a buzz from the whole project and will definately be making more projects using recycled items! There are a couple of things I'd do differently, but on the whole I'm quite pleased with the outcome.

The dragon has been coloured with Promarkers. He's then been decoupaged and stickled. Glossy Accents have been applied to his eyes, teeth and claws. The pot and gems have been coloured with alcohol inks.

Sizzix Bigshot
Nestabilities - large circles
Ink Blender

Image - Delicious Doodles
Alcohol Inks
Empty Pot
Adhesive Gemstones

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times - Anything but a card
The Artistic Stamper - Layers
The Creative Cottage - Bling
Fab 'n' Funky - Use a digi
Penny's Paper Crafty - Circles
A Spoonful of Sugar - Sparkle & Shine
Digital Tuesday - Ribbon, Button or Bling
Passion for Promarkers - Recycled
The Stampman - Altered


  1. what a fabulous way of recycling the little pot . i love the colours
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  2. Oh that is gorgeous - love the image & colours xx

  3. Gorgeous project and brilliant recycling Claire. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  4. Fab project, what a great transformation ! Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  5. Beautiful. You would never have thought it started life as a pink pot. I love to see things recycled x

  6. Wow super project, love the image and fab colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Fab N funky....Karen x

  7. Hi Claire, what a stunning transformation. Love the dragon and your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for joining in with our recycling challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  8. Wow this is beautiful, love the colours x

  9. Lovely recycled piece :)
    xoxo Sioux

  10. Fabulou recycling hun! Love my image there all glistening and glossy, fab job!

  11. Lovely box, what a great idea, the dragon looks really good

  12. Wow this is fabulous, such a great idea and your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n' Funky...hugs Shelly x

  13. fantastic dragon, beautiful pot

  14. Fabby creation, love that dragon image! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week over at MAWTT, hugs Heidi xxx

  15. What a great project Claire, Im amazed as Im really not daring enough to give this sort of thing a go yet I know I should!

    Congrats also on your blog award!

    Keryn x

  16. Fantastic hun, just love the dragon & this whole idea of changing something, must keep my eyes open for something I can alter!!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
    Good Luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  17. Wow! This is truly stunning! It looks like a work of art! I'm so impressed! Thanks so much for playing the DTC this week!

  18. This is fab I love the image you have used

  19. oooh likey!!...what a fab idea :0)..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

  20. Oh this is brilliant, I love what you have done and the image is great, thanks for joining in with anything but a card on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  21. Wow, fabulous!! Gorgeous colouring!! Love Soap and Glory too!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliexx

  22. Just love this Claire, the alcohol inks look amazing and the dragon is gorgeous.
    Thankyou for sharing this with us for the Anything Goes Challenge at MAWTT.
    Luv Brenda xxxxx

  23. Such a fab project. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week. Good Luck.
    Hugs, Anja

  24. Great use of recycled stuff - I also tend to hoard containers and you've inspired me to get to and use some of them - thanks x
    Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  25. very creative! :)
    Thanks for playing the Digital Tuesday Challenge!

  26. Such a fab project. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  27. Hi Claire,
    Are you sure that's the same pot? It looks amazing! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  28. This is gorgeous Claire! Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with our Circles Challenge at Penny's!


  29. Wow - fantastic, you'd never know it was a Soap and Glory pot in it's previous life, good job done there Claire!

  30. Great altering.. love it! and thank you for joining in at ASTC :))
    P.S. I keep all boxes and tins .. just have to find time to alter them!! lol

  31. Fab altered art.. loving your colouring too :O)) Thanks for playing at the AS CT challenge x


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