Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Be Inspired #58- Festival of Lights Premier

Our Cuttlebug Challenge this week is to create something with lights. My favorite part of the holidays are the lights: hanging from eaves, candles lit in windows, or bushes and trees strung with lights. I also like lighting candles in my home all year long; occasionally at dinner or when I have a chance to soak in the bath tub...I light candles and turn out the lights. The lantern I made for today's post will be displayed in my craft room. My lantern has a wood base and a small light bulb in the center. First I stamped a dragonfly and floral image in various inks on mulberry paper. Then I covered 4 chipboard frames with the stamped mulberry paper. I used my crop-a-dile and jump rings to join the four sides.

Come back tomorrow for my tutorial on Gifts From the Kitchen. I have a few quick and easy gifts to showcase tomorrow :)

Welcome to our first ever Festival of Lights from the fabulous team at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!

The party kicked off over on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog with a map of the participating Design Team , if you get lost on the way no worries, just check the DT off the map.

In addition to the fabulous projects, we have decided to make this party the most fun ever, by hiding 2 treasures along the hop!

Two selected Designers will draw a random winner from the comments left on her blog in the hop, but it wouldn’t be a treasure hunt if you knew which blog is hiding the treasure, right?

The winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps!

You will also get a free year subscription to Technique Junkie Sponsored by Pat Huntoon.

So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win, and add the Cuttlebug blinkie to your blog!! (Click here to download a list of all 16 DT.
P.S. the more comments you leave the better chances you have at winning :) Leave me comment before you hop away :)

100 comments:

Shantaie said...

Hi June, the way you constructed your lantern with jump rings is so different, very cool design!
Im sure you will enjoy it...just dont try to craft by candlelight *giggle* That could lead to a bandaid!

Nathalia Castellon said...

This is so soft and elegant June! Beautiful work and I love the use of mulberry paper...it adds such a perfect dimension and texture!

Ingrid said...

Beautiful lantern, June. Very elegant!

xoxo

1heart4stamping said...

Oh what a beautiful lantern! You did a fabulous job making this. Congratulations for another great idea and project!!

Cindy said...

Wonderful creation, June!! Another one that I bet is even more fantastic in real life!! Beautiful!

2muchpaper said...

Great project and the lantern is beautiful! How fitting for the theme.

Crazie Kat said...

You light up our life! Another beautiful idea!

Windy Hills said...

OMG, what a fabulous lantern and pretty lights. Go girl!

Wanda said...

OHHHH this is beautiful.. I just absoutley love it. Thanks for sharing

Kay Sibley said...

This lantern will look so elegant and soft in any room. Very creative, June! I'm so impressed with how you put this together! ♥♥ Kay

Brittney said...

This is so pretty and creative. TFS

Beth said...

June this is gorgeous I love that you used the mulberry paper really adds to the elegance of your light another one on my to-do list.

Terry said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love your lantern.

Elaine A said...

June -

This is very elegant looking. I also like that it can be used year round. I a love the play of light on the mulberry paper. Wonderful project.

Elaine Allen

MrsETaylor said...

The luminaries are just beautiful. Thank you for the eye candy and the inspiration

Terrie B x said...

`Stunningly beautiful` June just like you:)TFI
Enjoy the rest of your Day:)xxx

Jessie said...

So elegant, love it!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your lantern. Great idea.

Vicky Gould said...

Oh my, that is sooo petty! Great project!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is sooo amazing, beautiful work!

enjoy *~*

Liz said...

Just love it

Kim Etherington said...

Very soft and pretty!

Crea Grea said...

Beautiful. Very inspiring this light!

Diana said...

This is another beautiful project. Love the papers and the way you tied it all together. I will be checking back in tomorrow to see what else you are doing.
Thank you for being a part of this great hop.
dj_enns@yahoo.com

http://whatwasoldisnewagain.blogspot.com said...

June,
Dragons and flowers ---mmmm some of my favorite things. Luminaries have fascinated me forever. GREAT JOB.
Myrna

Laurie Marmon said...

very pretty. love the elegance of this piece.

alienanessa said...

Holy moses, that's the coolest!!! Love love love this lantern!!! =)

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful lantern you have made. Great idea and wonderful work. Thanks for sharing. Phyllis M.

Jenn K said...

What a beautiful project!!

- - Sheryl - - said...

wow - that is something I would love to try.
Love dragonflies too can't wait to see what you have for tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your lantern idea. Will return to see your tutorial. smg
smgunderscoregdpathotmaildotcom

CherylP said...

I love your lantern! Thanks for sharing your idea.

ladyobie said...

This has to be my favorite project in the hop. I love the rings you used on the corners.

Carla said...

Great project, well done!

Whimcees said...

This is inspired! Lovely!

Barbara Diane

Loz (Aus) said...

This is simply elegant!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Jana Eubank said...

Love, love, LOVE the lacing up the corners!:D

iluvmybugs said...

What a fabulous design for a lantern...love how you used the jump rings to put the panels together!!! TFS

Terry

dj1952 said...

Your light is so elegant. It must look very pretty when it is lit up.

TFS,

dj1952

Jamilie said...

This is awesome!

creativearts said...

Great project! Love the way you made your lantern.

Tamrah T. said...

BEAUTIFUL! and wonderfully easy to make. I LOVE your use of texture in the mulberry with stamping floral and dragonfly images. Really enjoyed this project!

Marie said...

Very impressive what a cool table decoration

Scrap2day said...

Wow...this is stunning! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration over the year!

luccialtman said...

Beautiful idea! Thank you for sharing!!

Jeri said...

Love the color of your luminery. It's nice to have something besides red and green all the time.

Leonie Castro said...

cute lantern will try this in the future. scrapaliciousleo@gmail.com

Donna said...

Quite like the jump ring idea!

dawnie mc said...

very very pretty. love this a lot.

Dayna said...

Very pretty latern, love the color of it. Thanks for sharing.

jamie said...

such a pretty lantern

Kristin G. said...

Wow, I love the ring detail on the sides.

mgcreative said...

great light there :)

mary said...

I have seen where something similar is made to fit on the Febreze square lit scent thingy. Anything that gives off light works. I am glad that there are those battery lit tea lights now. They are much safer when using paper.

khunter47 said...

Stunning lantern. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

SMK said...

oooh beautiful dear! your hard work really shows!

*Kelly* said...

Great idea to use the jump rings! Beautiful job!
bowserka@gmail.com

lauren said...

oooooooooooooooh! now see *THAT* is coooooooool. i totally love what you've done here, june! ♥

Elizabeth's Craft Creations said...

I love your luminary ! I love the lights at Christmas !! Thank you for the great ideas on your blog !!

Karen said...

Stunning work Meda! Love your beautiful project!!

Hugs,
Karen

Cindylu2u said...

What a beautiful lantern loved how you used the jump rings on it!! Thanks

lavendarrose29 said...

I am just boggled at all the different takes on lights this weekend. What a talented group of ladies.

Stephanie said...

This one is really elegant and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your luminary!
thanks for sharing.
Ana
abalcarcel409@aol.com

ters said...

Wow that is pretty. This is my first blog hop and it's fun to see what all you talented people have made. Thank you.

teresa

ters said...

Joy like Mel's dyearama from July 09

Debbie said...

Very nice and elegant looking. Thanks.

mekei said...

this is really something!

Lynn B said...

Very elegant!

chriswooten57 said...

love it, gets me in the holiday spirits.

thanks for sharing with us

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

berg4 said...

Elegant lantern - I hope it helps when soaking in the tub

DeniseB said...

Beautiful project for the Festival of Lights. Thanks for sharing it with us!
DeniseB

Leslie Hanna said...

72 comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You rock! You are so famous now!

What a cool use of mulberry papers!

mswillie said...

love this!!! very unique!!
Tina
twilliams7570@charter.net

dahlene said...

I love your candle lantern! It is soo cute and I love the materials that you used. Take care.

Jacqui said...

Beautiful lantern

Donna said...

What great ideas. I love hopping around and soaking up all the inspiration! Thanks!

Cassandra said...

Your Lantern is Wonderful!! I love all the stamped Dragonflies!! It is perfect for all year round!! I am having so much fun finding all the great projects on all the different blogs! Thank you for participating in this great blog hop!
Hugs!
Cassandra
cvansyckle@gmail.com

Rachel said...

what a pretty lantern!

Kay said...

thats an interesting way of keeping the lantern together :)

Carol said...

very pretty! thanks for sharing.

schnuti said...

Hi June,


it looks soooo elegant....I love it....thank you for the chance to win....;)


ILONA

CeeGee said...

Beautiful. I really enjoyed viewing your lantern.

Rosa said...

Just beautiful so elegant!

Brie said...

Beautiful!! I love how you used the jump rings to hold it together!!

KateB said...

may have to add one of these in the bath to encourage me to TRY and take a soak before the holidays! Live the tea & cookies goody post too even though I can't bake!

Carol said...

so very nice!
Carol<><

Stephanie said...

I love the look of an expensive latern, yet making it at home.
sbalow98@yahoo.com

beadz said...

This is stunning!
hugs,
Gini

Sharon said...

Your lantern is just beautiful! I just love the dragonfly and flowers you stamped on your paper. I just love this!!! :)

Ila said...

Wow!!...this lantern is Amazing and so Beautiful!!..Hugs, Ila

Maria said...

You did an awesome job on the lantern. It's beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.

Kim. said...

This is beautiful, love the way you used the jump rings to tie the sides very different and that this is something that could be used all year round.
Kim xXx

Helen F. said...

Absolutely lovey lantern, June. Fabulous job on the Festival project!

SusanC said...

Very pretty, I like the dragonflies. Thanks.

silvia said...

Gorgeous project!!

String Fling said...

A lovely project, thanks for sharing!

Charo said...

These projects are fabulous! thank you!

Michelle said...

Great project - thanks for sharing!

Meda said...

Wow! That is so elegant! At first I thought you have bought that gorgeous paper already printed. I will have to remember this project when I have some time. I have some beautiful floral mulberry paper that would make a great lantern. Thanks for the inspiration.