Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer Lantern

Hello peeps,

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  We used ours to catch up on outdoor projects and the weather was beautiful, so we could not have picked a better weekend.

Well, I have been hard at work creating another project for the challenge over at Stamp with Fun for my second week as guest designer.  I have had a lot of fun as GDT, and want to extend a huge thank you to Andrea and the gals over there for inviting me to play along with them.  On to the challenge - this week we would love to see your creations following this recipe - 3 papers, lace and flowers.  Here is my inspiration piece:
It is not very often that I am completely happy with how a project turned out, but this one I absolutely love to bits!  I used one of my new Tildas from the Summer Memories collection (best one yet!), and paired with these sea foam green papers - it just takes me away to a warm evening overlooking a beach with a cool ocean breeze.

To make the walls, I cut chip board into strips 1/4, 1/2 and 1 inch (yes I am Canadian, but my ruler is not :o)) wide.  I then glued the pieces together for each wall, painted them white, inked the edges with antique linen DI and covered them with the papers.  I then glued the walls together - except for the back one which is attached with hinges and closes with a little latch.
The hinges were painted white with snow cap mixative - just throw them in a small baggy with a few drops and shake it up.  The roof was made with 260g (see, I am Canadian) bristol board which was much easier to cut than the chip board :) and then covered with paper.  Thin wooden crafting sticks hold the two tiers together and lace was wrapped around them.

Here are a couple more angles:
And one with the lights out:

Other supplies:
Papers - roof and base are from MME (one of the lost and founds from last summer) and walls are Fancy Pants Designs from the Lilac House collection
Stamp - Magnolia stamped with black Stazon on 300g hot pressed water colour paper and coloured with DI (pine needles, rusty hinge, antique linen, peacock feathers (my favourite!) tumbled glass, tattered rose, frayed burlap) and watercolour pencil for skin tone
Other - feather from my mother's stash, green lace from my stash, cream lace is from Kaiser, all flowers are white flowers from Pretty Petals and were coloured with DI, decorative base made with Spellbinders Parisian Accents dies and I think that is all!

I would also like to enter this project in these challenges:

Tilda's Town - water fun
Midweek Magnolias - romantic and chic (and they are having a DT call for anyone interested)
Top Tip Tuesday - dig out the old (I've had the papers for a year, the plain chip board for at least two and the Kaiser lace is about a year old too.)  My tip is for quickly colouring metal bits and pieces - my hinges and clasp were originally gold, but I wanted them white to go with a more shabby look.  So, I took a tiny baggy (with a sealing top) and placed them in along with a few drop of Adirondack snow cap mixative and mixed it all up.  Carefully remove from bag and allow to dry.
I'm also linking up to the Make it Monday linky party where it is always anything goes!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please do stop by Stamp with Fun to see the beautiful creations the DT and other GDT have made and we hope you will have time to join in with us!  Thanks for any comments you have time to leave, I love reading them and will be catching up shortly on visiting everyone back.  I love to see what my visitors are up to.

Have a great week!




Loz said...

WOW!!! This is stunning. Is there a tutorial on this fantastic lantern??? I saw this on MIM..Loz


Wow Dawn a stunning and gorgeous creation just love this !!
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Margaret said...

Dawn this is just gorgeous. Does it take long to make?
Saw it on MIM.
Margaret M

Andrea said...

I love your beautiful latern - so genial! You worked so clean - just a beautiful, unique work from you!
Thank you, that you were our guest DT!
I hope I see you from time to time with us!
Very big hug

onecraftymama said...

Ab-so-LUTE-ly amazing, Dawn! Wow. Just, WOW.

Tina Makuc said...

Great lantern Dawn!!!
Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town Challenges!!
Have a great day!!
Hugs, Tina

Suzi said...

This is so pretty Dawn, I love the lantern and your pretty embellies with that sweet Tilda. Fabulous project. Thank you for sharing with us over at Midweek Magnolias, good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

Chana said...

This is awesome! I,too, hope that there is a tutorial! Found you at MIM! Chana (I'm #34)


Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is amazing. I love the cute image and the colors you've used. I saw it on Make it Monday.

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a mindblowing project so glad I popped over from MIM
Cheers from Bangalore, India

Barbara said...

Hi Dawn, Your work is a Masterpiece. I just love the Tilda image, the lantern design and the soft colors. It is just beautiful. Saw your post on MIM and had to stop for a visit. So glad I did. Have a wonderful week. Hugs

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is stunning...I can't imagine how much work went into this but it is beautiful! I saw your card at Make It Monday!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I forgot to tell you I am now a follower of your lovely blog!

Kristina said...

OMG! What a fabulous project! Words really cant even describe how beautiful and creative this is. I am truly amazed how you have constructed this little house! Terrific job!
I saw this on MIM.

Shirley-anne said...

Dawn , this project is totally a work of an artist . It is beautiful and I hope many will see and appreciate it in real life .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Bonnie Brown said...

How gorgeous!! Love the hard work that went into this beautiful creation!! I am MIM #97.

Helen said...

I love 3D creations and I just had to stop by from Make it Monday to check out yours summer lantern. Love it!

Rene said...

Dawn this is gorgeous!!! What a fabulous project with a stunning image (love Key Largo Tilda!)! Thank you SO much for linking up at Tilda's Town this week and good luck!
Rene :D

Lisa M said...

I'm completely tripping over my tongue here..I'm not sure I can form the words to say how amazing this looks! What an OUTSTANDING project Dawn..REALLY, REALLY beautiful and I love that it lights up! :D You most certainly did capture the essence of sitting on a, so, stinkin' adorable.: :)

Thank you for joining our linky party at Make It Monday and for playing along in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday! Excellent tip you shared too. :)
Lisa xx

Tonya H said...

WOW! This is so stunning. It is so creatived. I love the colors and of course Tilda. Amazing job!!
I visited via Make It Monday linky party. Thanks for sharing.

tilly's crafts said...

what a stunning project - its gorgeous! saw it on MIM
Kim x

Anne said...

Oh My!! This is just incredible! What a fantastic creation - I love useful art and this is just wonderful. Thank you sooo much for sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias :o) xx

Michelle said...

Hi Dawn

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful!! And such great instructions.

I have featured your beautiful lantern on my Pink Paper Paradise facebook page.

Unfortunately facebook made it very difficult so I wasn't able to link a nice big photo for you as I normally would.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous Dawn! love this Tilda and your project designing! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town challenges! Thanks for playing!

Joey said...

Dawn this is AMAZING, fantastic detail and love the image. Joey x

Renee said...

Oh my Dawn, this is stunning! Love the "lights out" shot!

Ann Marie Governale said...

Hi Dawn:
Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog and becoming a follower. I am now YOUR newest follower... just glanced around your blog and WOW!Your cards are beautiful and the latern is a work of art!! So glad our paths crossed!! Have a great day! xxx Ann Marie

Elaine said...

How beautiful is this Dawn well done Hugs Elaine

Deneen said...

WOW, beautiful, great work! Beautifully decorated as well. Thanks for joining the Dig Out The Old Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely perfect,,,,,,you really are very talented my friend,,,,,OMG.