Hello all, I have been vacant from posting due to school...(blech) but now I am free! I just finished my last two courses that qualify me for my AA degree (only took me forever to get to this point), so I am so excited to be finished with that portion of school.
Now on to some fun stuff! I have made a lantern for Halloween and Fall, so I thought I would stick with the theme and make one for Christmas to give to my sister since she doesn't have much in the way of Christmas decorations. I took these pictures with the tealight led, but I gave her a color changing light too, so she can swith it up. My nephew (he's 7) took a look at both and decided he liked the color changing light the best, and wanted to put it in his room...I guess they can share.
I will start by crediting Mod Paperie with the idea project she posted, hers is totally awesome and her details are ridiculous (in a totally awesome way of course)!!!
As for the lantern, I used Make The Cut! to import my files and I created the lantern like so...
I opened a rectangle in the shapes library.
Then I resized it to make it long and slender using the arrows.
I duplicated it once I was happy with it.
Next I put them in place on my lantern.
To weld it together I just selected over all of the layers, right clicked my mouse, selected Shape Magic and then Weld.
Then I just repeated this for the three decorative sides.
Side note...it's easier to just duplicate the rectangles 6xs so you don't have to keep resizing.
To make the wreath I made the sprig from the 3-D Wintergreens kit and then shaped it into a circle and hot glued the end. It had a bare spot where I attached it, so I used the bow and holly/berries to cover that up.
I used my only copic marker C3 Cool Gray No. 3 to shadow the "snow" on the top of the lantern and to shadow the letters in Christmas Blessings.
One more little project...
This is a match box, also from Crisp Days of Fall, was a container to hold some candy as a stocking stuffer for my nephew.
I live in Florida and I am an artist/scrapbooker/cardmaker/crafter...basically I love making things, especially creative fun sparkly things. I come from a hefty family of 11, my mom and dad, 7 sisters and baby brother. All but 1 of us were born in Germany, and I spent a total of 11 years there growing up. I know what you're thinking...military family, but no, my dad worked as an electrical engineer for the Government and they had him stationed over there several different times. While I was in Germany I got the chance to tour some near by sites such as Paris, Amsterdam, The Czech Republic, London and The Neuschwanstein Castle as well as Bavaria and tons of German towns. I am blessed to have had such a cultural life and now that I have been in America for 14 years (We moved to Oklahoma when I was 15) I can really appreciate the convience that this country offers. I love discovering other blogsites, so if you stop by my blog drop me a comment with your blog link and I'll be sure to check out your page.