Friday, August 22, 2014


Altered or Recycled is the theme for toady's new challenge beginning at Pattie's Creations.  The theme is a fun one, plus it's good for the environment.  I guess I did a combination of both:  I recycled this old container that used to house drink mixes in little tubs and I altered it using Pattie's Mr. Bookworm with Apple image.

Here is what the container looked like before it's transformation.  I started out by coloring the image with Copic markers and fussy cutting him out.  I also added a touch of glitter to his nose.

I've had the patterned cardstock for quite a while and though it would be perfect for my newly decorated pencil holder.  A little Washi tape finishes it off nicely.

You have two weeks to upload your Altered or Recycled project to Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.  Can't wait to see what you recycle and/or alter.


rachel said...

great make - I love it Anne xx

NanaConnie said...

What a fantastic re-do, Anne! I need three or four of these on my desk because I always have pencils strewn everywhere. Love the bookworm and the shine on his glasses. Am off to catch up on everything you've posted while I was gone. :-D

Linda Simpson said...

A fabulous idea Anne, loving the cute little bookworm.
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

My granddaughters would love something like this to keep their pens and pencils in - and I would too! Absolutely adorable!!!!! Great recycling.

Sandi said...

Anne - I LOVE this! This would make a perfect gift for a teacher. I can't help but smile when I see this image.
You are so good at coloring with copics, and also love the glossy look on his eyeglasses.
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Lisa said...

What an awesome recycle this is, Anne!! The worm is adorable - he makes me smile!! Love his sparkly nose!! Fun and fabulous!! Happy Friday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Ellis said...

How cute (AND PERFECT!) for a back to school goodie! Love the cute book worm and the darling pencil holder idea, Anne! hugs, de

Life of Pie Key Lime said...

I love this, what a great job you did. It's so cheerful.

Lena's Creations said...

Oh Anne, this is super cute, fun and useful! A real winner :-)
Lena’s Creations

Pattie G said...


What a clever idea! I love how you colored my "Bookworm" image and what a great idea to reuse something.

Pattie ♥

Gerlinde said...

So cute! Great coloring and great idea!

Tammy said...

Absolutely adorable, what a cute bookworm and delightful background!

April said...

This is so cute! Love it. Great job! xo

nwilliams6 said...

Super cute! Love this fun pencil holder! Darling image and great idea! Hugz!