I hope that where ever you were for christmas you had a wonderful day, as I did with my family.
I'd like to share with you a lovely White Stardust Lantern that I've made at least 7 times for family and friends this Christmas, the template came from Sandra's Scrapsels it is a really lovely template and I have added my own slant on it.
The lantern template was cut twice from AC craft card on my Silhouette Cameo, I did this to give it a little more stability as I wanted to have lots of embellishing especially this time of the year, Christmas with lots of White except the Mini Tilda (Fairy Tale Collection) which I coloured Lilac with Copic markers.
I have used heaps of Puff White 3-D paint (Jones Tones) dusted with Snow white fine glitter dust (Ruby rock-it) I love watching the paint puff up its quite magical. I've used a La-La Land Christmas tree die dotted with white pearls, Joy Crafts Winter Wishes Snowflake die on the side with Ranger Stardust Stickles, Magnolia Doohickey Snowflake die also dotted with stardust stickles. The cute little Reindeer dies are from Impression Obsession which I think are just made for this. Oh and I added a pearl strip to the canopy too and plaited some fine silver cording to make the hanger for the top.
The scene I've used for the background is from Joanna Sheen Thomas Kinkade Christmas CD, which I printed onto photo paper and added stardust stickles to make it shine in the BATTERY candle light!
I have to say I was really pleased with the finished lantern and after making 7 (all slightly different) I had the assembly of them down to a fine art LOL.. Funny thing is I didn't make one for myself - oh well maybe next year!
I would like to enter the following Challenges:-
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Having said "next year" I wish you all a fantastic, Safe & Happy New Year for 2014 I hope it brings happiness and lots of crafting for us all.
Until next time, happy crafting,