Saturday, October 16, 2010

October Friends of WMS Blog Waltz

Hey everybody! I'm so excited to be playing in my first Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz! This month the theme is Autumn/Harvest creations. If you'd like to check out all the participating blogs, you can find the links HERE.

For my project I decided to do another luminaria like the one I did last year.

The embellishing on the opposite sides is the same. Here's one design:

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And the other design:

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I redid the file with Make the Cut, adjusting the oval cut out to fit with the stamp I used from Very Vintage Labels No. 4. I stamped the image 4 times, cut them all out with the corresponding Nesties die, and hand cut out the insides of each. I inked all the inside and outside edges of each piece, glued a little leaf print vellum to the backs and added glitter over the thin outer line of the image.

I glued all the images to the box base and then did all the embellishing. The flowers are from Prima and I added a flattened bead cap sprayed with Memories Mist (so they wouldn't be so bright silver) and a 1/4" brown cardstock punch to each. The leaves are also Prima, the branch punch is McGill and the bitty rhinestones are from eBay. For the other side, I hand dyed seam binding with several colors of Distress reinkers and added a button tied with rustic twine.

I also changed the cutting file so that I could use 2 sheets of this 6x6 patterned paper I really like that I found in my stash. The final alteration was an insert I made to hold the votive candle in place. It keeps the candle right in the center of the box even if you move it around. You can see it here:

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Here's how it looks with the candle turned on:

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Other Challenges: I hope you like it and have fun with the rest of the Waltz!

35 comments:

Emilia said...

THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!! Great inspiration!!!

Shirley said...

This is such a beautifull Candle box Maureen and the Autumnal colours are perfect for our challnge this week at Kaboodledoodles. Thank you for playing along in our challenge and we hope to see you next time.

Shirley

Jill said...

What a beautiful project, just love it. The colours are so gorgeous and thanks for sharing it at Kaboodledoodles this week - hope you can join us next week. Jill

Sue W said...

What a beautiful project!!!

Mummylade said...

what a wonderful project! Thank you so much for joining the bingo challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.

Antje said...

What a wonderful project - lovely lantern!Great inspiration!!

Debgem said...

This is so pretty - and looks beautiful when the candle is alight. Fab!

Bonnie said...

Love all the gorgeous fall colours! and what a beautiful project! Stunning really - thanks for waltzing with us this month!

Pauline said...

Super gorgeous, the colours and the little flowers are perfect.

Karen B. said...

So so pretty! And so refreshing to see something other than a card on this hop! Love the cut out shapes.

Sue C said...

This is so beautiful Maureen, thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

**Farrah** said...

Oh my gosh! This is so lovely!! Great job!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous luminaria Maureen! Love how you framed the windows! Thanks for showing us how it looks lit up & for the inspiration!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is so pretty--it looks just beautiful with the candle inside!

Chris L.

Kelly S. said...

HOLY MOLY that is an AWESOME project! I love how you used the nesties and the coordinating WMS sets...fabulous colors, tooo!

Belinda said...

Maureen, this is just lovely! The flowers are just the perfect touch and that ribbon is just divine!

Fleur said...

Oh my word, this is stunning. Absolutly beautiful
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Claire Brennan said...

This is gorgeous Maureen! beautifully made!! Thank you so much for joining us!

Pat said...

So pretty! Love all the details.

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful project! love the colors and the framings!

Monique said...

Absolutely gorgeous.. I am going to have to save this in the favs..file...Love this :)

Cassie_lu said...

what a stunning project and great use of the label. this would look lovely in any tablescape

Benzi said...

Wow! This is an awesome project and beautifully created. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week.

marsha said...

What a stunning luminaria! I love your design and beautiful fall colors! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Pixie Dust Studio Challenge! Hope you will join us again next week for another exciting challenge!
Hugs,
Marsha
PDS DT

Lisa Petrella said...

What a GORGEOUS project!! Thanks for the inspiration! Maybe I'll make some of these for the holidays!!!!

carole said...

Great project, I love it. Now you need to make some for Xmas !!!!!
:-D

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh my, but this is spectacular. Such beautiful colors and I love that you can enjoy the beauty of it for a long time as a piece of home decor. Awesome job with this hop!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hey there Maureen! So nice to see you here at Waltzingmouse!!! And of course, you never disappoint with your amazing creations. This luminaria is pure loveliness!!! You are too clever, dear girl.

I hope this is just the first of many waltzes.

Hugs!
Lisa

Heather Jensen said...

This is amazing Maureen. Love the frames for windows. Lots of inspiration here. :)

Sue D said...

fabulous project!

Mike Wong said...

So elegant. Nice job.

RubyM:) said...

THIS IS BEYOND GORGEOUS I'M GONNA HAVE TO GIVE THIS PROJECT A TRY.The colors are simply stunning.Great take on the flowers and thanks for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE,RubyM:)

Ren-Yi said...

very adorable. i love the luminaries but haver never tried my hand at one. now i'm eager to try! love the pictures with it in action! :D

Sandy Ang said...

Such a beautiful lantern !

Wendy J. said...

This is totally GORGEOUS! I love it!