17 July 2011

Creating a bit of a scene :)

Good morning! I hope your weekend is going well. We are in the middle of a very relaxing weekend where we haven't done very much at all. I love these weekends after a busy week. Mind you, considering I am a SAHM, I think if we did this every weekend I might go a teeny bit nuts, but every so often it is great to just do nothing.

So... my little project that I am sharing with you today.... I'm not going to mince words here - I absolutely, 100%, unashamedly stole this idea off my good bloggie buddy, the very talented and lovely Ms Jane. When I saw her altered jar in her post HERE I thought to myself - I wanna do that. hehehe. So sorry Jane, I copied, I am a copy cat ;) But thank you for the inspiration Hunny! haha.

The challenge this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges is to "Create a scene" - hence my title ;) I thought Jane's jar idea was a fantastic way to show off a few gorgeous little Tildas and some garden scenery.  The two cuties above are new to me. They were a giftie from my good friend Kellie :) Thanks Hun, I inked them up as fast as I could!

So the other night we had spagetti bol, I saved my jar from my tomato base and gave it a good wash. The jar is a strange shape, it is tapered towards the top so I thought it would give my little project a fun edge... but it just turned out to be a bit of a pain to decorate :S I gave the jar a bit of a shabby look with some gesso first then wrapped some cheesecloth around it, cut my strip of pretty Prima paper and punched and inked the edges and stuck it over the cheesecloth and got to work choosing my Tilda's

I stamped the cute flowers all around the patterned paper and water coloured them. I was surprised how well that worked. I've only ever coloured on patterned paper with Copics before so this was just a but if an experiment. There are 5 different Tilda's from various collections and of course, it wouldn't be complete without one of Tilda's little birdies :)
My original idea for my jar was to store my watercolouring brushes... but now its finished, I don't know... I am considering using it as a little vase in my family area for a posy of roses or even for a small indoor plant, even though I am a bit of a failure at indoor plants haha, I might try and find a fake one.

So! There you have it. My altered jar. Thanks again Jane for the awesome inspiration. I think I want a couple more of these :) I'll have to start saving my jars in all different sizes.

I would like to enter my jar into some challenges too....

Thanks for your visit. I will be back tomorrow with something else to share :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

23 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it!
    hugs Yvonne

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  2. Gorgeous Kylie, What a lovely idea xx Love all the garden scene xx

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  3. It looks gorgeous Kylie. I collected myself a lot of jars but never came round to do anything with them. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the idea and think I might copy the talented Jane as well :) Your colouring is amazing and glad to see you likie the stamps :)

    Hugs xx

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  5. this is just beautiful Kylie, what a beautiful gift this would make. Your colouring and attention to detail is amazing.
    Hugs xo

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  6. A very gorgeous scene at that Kylie!!

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  7. Wow Kylie, how stunning. This must have taken you ages to put together, it's a little work of art :)

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  8. so cool what a fab idea x
    hugs
    Suzie qx

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  9. OMGOSH this looks so beautiful!! I love how you popped all the different Tilda's around the outside, I think it would look stunning with some flowers in it!! even some fake ones!!! I love it Babes!!
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  10. This is so wonderful Kylie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  11. Hiya Kylie. This is wonderful. xxxperfection xxx
    love Debbie xx

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  12. Wowzer Kylie!! Gorgeous!! I just love your design with all the Tilda's going around the outside!! Your coloring is perfection too!! You are amazing!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  13. Gorgeous Kylie, so lovely.
    Hugs Astrid

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  14. Lovely again Kylie ...what's in a name hey....not Kylie Pop diva ...our
    Kylie Craft diva

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  15. Oh my goodness!! This is absolulty stunning! Such a lovely jar and so many pretty details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!

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  16. WOW....beautifully matched Tildas and colored fantastically!!!!!!Love this wonderful creation!

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  17. Such a breathtaking project Kylie!
    The colouring and the details are so lovely.
    Wonderful job.
    Hugs, Swantje

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  18. This is gorgeous! I may have to copy you & Jane and make one or myself :)

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  19. Beautiful project. The colous are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.
    Bev x

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  20. This is realy gorgeous, lovely colouring and flowers.
    hugs Janny

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  21. Wow, gorgeous creation Kylie, just stunning!
    Helen x

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  22. hello kylie!
    lovely cration...and you know?? I have project for this week! Whooo-hoooo!!! is passed so much time from the last time which I have join!
    ....and more time last my top5 winning!!!
    LOL
    you are so amazing, great job and love the colors!
    thank you for the comment on my blog, you are sooo sweet!

    hugs xx

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  23. Love, Love, Love it! What a lot of colouring!
    But look at the result. Stunning.
    Mel

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