Monday, December 8, 2008

Vellum Votive Shade

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What a wonderful New Technique challenge today on Split Coast! We made a vellum wine glass votive shade. You can see the pattern for this here. (it's an adobe file). Most people made winter themed shades but I went with a touch of spring for some reason!?!?!
I used my Martha Stewart flower punch and the leaves from Stampin Up's Bodacious Bouquet to decorate my shade. I added a red dew drop to the center of each flower. I colored the petals with Real Red reinker and my aquapainter and I stamped the leaves with Kiwi Kiss. The vellum is Stampin Up cardstock so it's a little stiffer than regular vellum. I used a flickering battery operated votive that I got at Michaels for inside my glass. You can see the 'flame' peeking out behind the flower! It looks so pretty with the lights out!


This is such a simple technique that really makes a wonderful table or mantel decoration for any holiday - you can see all the other wonderful vellum shades here.

Today we were frigidly cold here in MA - it was 9 degrees when I left for work and didn't get much above 20 all day - and when the wind hit me it went right through my winter coat, gloves and scarf!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Bodacious Bouquet: SU
Paper: vellum card stock: SU
Ink: Real Red, Kiwi Kiss: SU
Accessories: Martha Stewart Flower Punch, tacky tape, dew drops

12 comments:

mochamama said...

Julia, wow!!! I had to take a closer look I couldn't believe that was velum and a wine glass!! It's beautiful!

Velta said...

What a great idea!!! Never would I have thought of this one in a million years...Just lovely Girl :)

Jennifer Meyer said...

This is beautiful Julia, what a gorgeous design!

Have a wonderful week and stay warm...

Jennifer :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous Julia!! Love the sweet flowers!! Your shade is fantastic!!

Bev said...

What a neat challenge-just saw Kittie's in the Winter theme and yours is so pretty in the Spring colors.

One4Joy said...

very pretty, Julia. I like the dimension you created with the flowers. Well done!!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wow how pretty! These would make great gifts!

dpkennedy said...

How cute! These would make such pretty gifts! Try to stay warm!! Yikes!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow wow, so pretty.

Shirley said...

How pretty and great choice! Spring is on its way of course~

Sunshine said...

Another cute project from you. Makes me think Sping is on the way, but looking outside, there is a little snow falling. Thanks for a little "Spring"....Sunshine(whitepuppy mammaw)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love the spring colors and flowers - and I love your green wine glass!!!
hugs, Jami