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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wedding Affaire Lamp Shade

For our big Wedding Affaire on Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot  I chose to make Crystal Goblet Lamp Shades. I first made the pattern in the shape and length that I want the shade to be. I used velumn to for the shade it self. To hold the ends of the shade together I used Tear-ific tape. It really holds well. Using the heart Cuttlebug Folder I dry embossed the heart in the middle of the shade. I made the cross hatch with using the pergamano technique. The K is cut out of Core'dinations gemstone with the Jasmine cartridge. I sanded the K to give it a softer look. The cute little butterflies are cut out of the Core'dinations pearls paper.

I used the MS Pop Up Butterfly punch. They are the "cast off" pieces which left me a wonderful border for latter use. (LOL) I found this wonderful lace with pearls weaved through it at Joann's in the material section. Using the Tear-ific tape I laid it all a long the bottom of the shade then placed the lace over tape. I then cut the little pearls out of the lace and used them in the middle of my butterflies. If you use real candles you will want to spray a retardant on the paper so it won't catch on fire. I found it here. If you use battery operated candles it will be fine. To finish it off I added a pretty little bow around the base of the Goblet. Hope this inspires you to try one. If you would like to get the pattern for my shade. Please send me a message.  I'll be out of town untill Tuesday June 22, but I'll get it right to you when I get back!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Be Inspired #87 Paint

This week challenge was to use paint.  I had so much fun with this one.  I used a cardboard container that held my favorite beverage!  I painted it with white acrylic paint.  It took about four coats to cover the red on the box.  The boarder was made with the MS punch.  The cute little image is from Dustin Pike.  I colored it using Bic Markers.  The wooden frame is the die cut and embossing folder for the Cuttlebug.  Then to top everything off I used the wooden cut on the Pooh Font cartridge.  I can hardly wait for our picnic!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Be Inspired #86

This week challenge was with color.  All the beautiful colors reminded me of summer flowers.  I used stickles on the edges to make it sparkle.  I'm sending it to a very special friend that needs a pick me up!