Altered Salsa Jar

I've been working on getting this jar all done up and decorated for the past few days.
Normally I just wash out our salsa or spaghetti jars and throw them in the recycle, but I decided to try and do something with this one.

So I pulled out my white acrylic paint and started adding layers.  Using spray paint probably would have been better and prettier, but the acrylic was what I had on hand and was faster/less messy.
Because it's all white, my camera had a little trouble taking good I apologize for that.
I have no idea what I'm going to use this jar for yet, but I knew that I wanted to use this fun Genie image from Saturated Canary.  I bought this stamp sometime around May and still haven't inked it decided it was time!
I colored it in with my ShinHan markers and layered it onto a scallop cut oval.  I was a little sketchy about the skin color at seemed really yellow and made her look like she had jaundice.  But once I got all the other colors added to the image, that yellow was muted out.  I loved coloring her hair pink!  It's a bit brighter than I was expecting, but it still looks super awesome!!

I added a heart shaped doily behind the frame just for some added sweetness.  Then used a Martha Stewart Lace Edge punch to make my border for around the jar. Layered that with some pink leopard print paper (of course!) and 2 layers of coordinating ribbon, which I also made a nice big bow with.
For the top, I cut out a scallop circle and layered on the genie bottle from the stamp set.  I've added some kaleidoscope embossing powder to both the top and the image for some extra sparkle.  The stamped sentiment says "May all your wishes come true."  I tried to make it look like it was in a smoke cloud with my chalks, but that didn't turn out too well...
Then just added some pearls around the image and it was done!  And I love it :)

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
    7 Kids College Fund #86-Anything Goes
    Charisma Cardz #43-Anything but Cards
    Inky Impressions #133-Dies and Punches
    Loves Rubberstamps #77-Anything Goes
    Saturated Canary #55-Alter It

Thanks for stopping by!! <3


  1. What a wonderful project ! Your coloring on your character is perfect. Bravo ! It's successful !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    See you soon !
    Hugs from France.

  2. Lovely decorated pretty. Thanks for joining us on the Saturated Canary Challenge.

  3. wow love this emily.fabulous recycling and your sc image and colouring are stunning :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Gorgeous salsa jar, Emily! Love seeing items altered! Your image and coloring are fabulous! Love all your die cuts and sentiment! So glad you shared with us at 7 Kids College Fund! Oh, and I just became your newest follower! Whoop whoop! :)
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  5. What a creative and fun idea to alter your salsa jar! I love the genie in a bottle theme and the image is so adorable too. Fabulous job with this! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  6. So lovely! Love your coloring! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

  7. Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at