Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tilda's Enchanted Garden (Altered Jar)

ETA: WOW!!! I Won all 4 challenges I entered with my Tilda's Enchanted Garden. Thanks to TOMIC, It's a Magnolia Challenge, MDUC and All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge!

Hi everyone,
I'm very excited to share this project with you today. I recycled my Recollections fabric flowers jar to create this little Enchanted Garden for my "Butterfly Tilda". I had a lot of fun with this creation and hope you enjoy it too!

I love recycling and when I bought the flowers I knew I was going to use this beautiful jar in one of my projects.

To create Tilda's Enchanted Garden I wanted to use the beautiful Tilda with 3 flowers but I also wanted her to be a butterfly. Well, I decided to make her own Butterfly Wings! I resized the digital stamp: Butterbies-Vanessablack from Hero Arts to fit Tilda.  I colored the wings with my Copics and applied a double coat of Glimmer Mist. Then I covered all the black areas with Black Diamond Stickles. Finally, to give the wings a shiny look,  I applied a thick layer of Glossy Accents... and Walla!

I used the following Copic markers to color Tilda: Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20. Dress and Socks: R89, R85, R83 and R81. Flowers: Y17, Y15, Y11 and Y000.  Shoes: E35, E31 and E53. All the little butterflies are colored with Copics too (using the same Reds and Yellows described above).

I decorated the glass with this gorgeous paper from My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found Two collection. The edge punch is from Martha Stewart Crafts and the pearl's strip was actually recycled from an old dress. Tilda's Enchanted Garden flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This week I'm entering these challenges:
TOMIC: Recycle something.
Magnolia Down Under Challenge: Butterflies.
It's a Magnolia Challenge: Pink, Butterflies and Flowers.
All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge: Stretch Your Imagination.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. WOW Paola your jar is totally STUNNING!!! I love the butteflies and the wings on Tilda! And your colouring is just perfect!
    Thank you for joining both TOMIC and MDUC this week.
    Hugs, Camilla

  2. Wow, I love it. Great colors. Thanks for joining us at It's a Magnolia.

  3. Tilda looks so gorgeous sitting in her enchanted garden. What an absolutely beautiful creation.

  4. Wooooow that is so gorgeous, super!!! Such lovely colors.
    Thank you for joining us at it's a Magnolia Challenge.

    Dear greets Marja.

  5. Oh WOW, this is just stunning. The butterfly-Tilda is so perfect.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MDUC this week.

  6. woow this is so BEAUTIFUL!
    greetings, Mandy

  7. This is so beautiful. Thank you for joining IAMC. Gr. Ineke

  8. wow prachtig gemaakt zeg

    Bedankt voor je deelname bij IAMC


  9. OMG! This is so wonderful!!!

  10. OMG, this is stunning... absolutely beautiful!! And your coloring is fantastic!!

    Great job and thanks for joining us at TOMIC!

  11. WOW WOW WOW this is gorgeous!! I love how you have glossed up Tilda's wings, and yep have to agree that jar is awesome and I love what you have done to it:-) Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us at MDUC this week:-)

  12. Ladies, Thank you for all your lovely comments!

  13. Stunning details on such an amazing recycling creation! I just had to follow you!
    Love Nicola xxx

  14. What a beautiful project!!! LOVE all of the flowers and butterflies.. Great project!!
    Thank you for sharing with us at MDUC this week.
    hugs, Janiel

  15. Congratulations!!
    Beautiful project.
    Justyna x

  16. hi paola!
    i just love your blog. so many beautiful and stunning creations. im a new follower cause i wouldnt wanna miss any of your fantastic makes.
    have a wonderful day!

  17. Hi Paola, Congratulations!!! you have win the top 5 and also guest design Tomic
    and realy you're Creation is sooo beautyful, I follow you're blog right now. I can wait to see you creation geust design card on tomic challenges Good luck!!

    Hugs maranda

  18. This is absolutely exquisite, Paola!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING GDT AT TOMIC with this gorgeous creation!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Gorgeous designing and coloring! love it! So glad you linked up to the All That Scraps Magnolia challenge! Thanks for playing!

  20. This is stunning. The coloring and the design is gorgeous!