Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Creations by AR - Enchanted Lantern - April Template New Release DT Blog Hop

 (Note:  if you are looking for my WMS sneak peek please click here:)

Welcome to the Creations by AR Design Team April Release Blog hop!   Adela has created a beautiful Enchanted Lantern Template that is available for you to purchase and download today!   See the details on how you could win this template below.

I've got lots of pictures of my lantern to show you today.  I am SO happy with the way this came out - just like I envisioned it in my mind's eye! (it doesn't always work out that way!)
I used the open panel piece for my lantern - Adela includes 3 options with her template.  I wanted to use pictures in the 'glass' areas of the lantern - so I sized some photos to fit (1.5" wide, 2.25" high) and printed them on vellum paper in sepia ink so light would show through them.
I used brushed silver card stock for my lantern.  After I put the pieces together I wanted to give my lantern a weathered look so I sponged over the silver with Ranger Distress Stain in Forest Moss.  Then I brushed the surfaces with Ranger Crackle Paint in Frayed Burlap.
Above you can see the battery tea light I placed inside and you can see how I taped the vellum picture panels on the inside - just a piece of Scotch tape at the top and bottom of the photo panels to hold them in place.  I used a piece of silver floral wire I had in my stash for the handle.
I thought you might like to see the 3 separate pieces Adela designed to create this sweet  lantern.  They fit together wonderfully.  All of her templates come in 3 forms - PDF to print and cut out, SVG and  DXF to use with cutting machines (like the Silhouette Cameo which is what I use)

The pictures are of my adorable little grandnephew, James - who will be 2 in May

 Here you can get an idea of how the tea light glows through the vellum
Now - lets go check out the lanterns of the other Design Team members!  Leave a comment at each blog for a chance to win ! (see below)

PRIZE Details:

What you can win -  the Enchanted Lantern Template

HOW TO WIN:

• Leave comments on each DT blog

AR Facebook:

AR Paper Craft Planet Group:


 Comments accepted until Friday, April 19 (12:00 noon EST)

One random winner will be announced April 20th at   Creations by AR Blog:


Lantern:
Paper:  brushed silver card stock, vellum  - Stampin Up
Accessories:  Forest Moss Ranger Distress Stain,  Frayed Burlap Ranger Crackle Paint, florest wire - Joann's, Enchanted Lantern Template - Creations by AR, Scotch Tape, ScorTape, photo computer printed in Sepia ink on vellum paper, battery tea light, Silhouette Cameo.

42 comments:

Terri said...

How creative to add pictures. Love it

Liana Miranda said...

MARAVILHOSA

Parece UMA lanterna de ferro, envelhecido pela ação de tempo. Dá vontade de ter uma ...

Amei. Parabéns pelo lindo trabalho!

LynB said...

Julia - The weathered look is fabulous! You nailed the luminary look - I was thinking of that too but I love yours.

Lenoria said...

This is such a sweet idea!

Patti J said...

Julia, LOVE your lantern! What a wonderful idea, using the photos - you are SO creative! Hugs...

Annette said...

Julia this is amazing.. what an awesome idea and really looks awesome.. love it

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Stunning Julia!!! I love how you did the panels and printed the pictures on vellum (another technique on my to-do list) I bet your grandnephews will love to see themselves being shone thru the light:-)

Lori said...

This is lovely!! I had a similar idea for my next one...

Craftingfuntime said...

Love it!!!!!

AnnaMu said...

Wow, Such lovley lanterns. They are perfekt to use anywere. Love your idea with the photos.

Riet said...

So beautiful.


Hugs Riet.xx

lynneatw said...

I love this lantern template. It is so cute.

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! This is really amazing Julia!! Love the realistic look of it!! :)

Lisa said...

What a wonderful way to display the photos. Love it.

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful. Love the picture idea.

disneylisa said...

Using it to display photos is a fabulous "twist".

Jak Heath said...

So clever touse it as a photograph luminar, brilliant.

Linda said...

What a beautiful creation
hugs Linda

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, this is amazing, Julia.

Queen Bea Scraps said...

I love your lantern and your imagination, just beautiful!

handmadeheartfelt said...

Great techniques, Julia. First off, the distressing makes this look even more fantastic! And the velum with sepia toned pictures~brillant!

I prefer WordPress said...

I'm so pleasantly stunned. Each of you so far has just blown this project outa the water. Here is no exception. You did such a rockin great job on this, holy moses!!!

TYJ419 said...

Wow - - love your spin on this. The pictures look great in it and love the patina. It's just wonderful!!

mbcutter said...

I love your use of pictures in place of the glass. The transparency is gorgeous when lite.

Sue Dean said...

It was hard to believe that this is made from cardstock, loved it!

paintedlady89 said...

This is such a wonderful ides!
What a fabulous gift this would also make!
Hugs,
Gigi

Carmen Mitchell said...

Love this template. The possibilities are endless!
Love the photos...

Tethered2Home said...

I love that idea ... what a beautiful gift that would make.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun idea. I love this.

sue morris said...

Hi Julia! What a GREAT idea and what a treasure! Absolutely love this idea!

ike said...

Totally stunning - that's brilliant :-)
IKE x

Pam said...

This is fabulous!

sandmar15 said...

What a fantastic idea. I just love it.

Susan B. said...

It is a darling idea - great different use for the template. You all are so creative. Love it.

Lynne said...

I never would have thought to print the pictures on vellum. Wonderful results

Queen Mary said...

LOVE it! My niece used the same Gospel reading at her wedding that I had chosen for my own -- she didn't know that -- it is the one about not putting your light under a bushel basket; she had lanterns on all the tables! This is a perfect gift! I don't think I'll wait to hope I win it -- I'm getting it now!

Dianne said...

WOOHOO look at all your visitor awesome. The lantern is GORGEOUS... James is too cute perfect for this setting, thanks for sharing...

shamela said...

Wow your lantern is stunning...great idea adding the pics ...now why didnt i think of that ....i should get out of his box...lol

Ellen said...

Holy Julia! What an awesome lantern! What a fab keepsake you have created!

Sue from Oregon said...

What very cool finish you added to your lantern Julia. Love the photo finish!!!!

Terry said...

Love the way you used the pictures! Just lovely!

Adela Rossol said...

Very, very clever! Julia, this blew me away!