Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This Little Light of Mine...

Hello Friends & Followers!  I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend and took a moment to reflect upon and thank everyone who has sacrificed to insure our freedom and how much we have to be grateful for, I know I did.  Sorry my posts have been so few & far between lately - we've been packing to prepare for a move and all the 'fun' things that accompany one!

I am featured on the Newton's Nook Blog today with a little luminary I created using an electric tea light and the lamp image from 'Around the House':

Isn't it a cute way to 'bright up' someone's day?  It's really easy too!  I simply stamped the lamp image on a sheet of navy cardstock (wanted something dark for the greatest contrast) and cut out the shade with a craft knife.  I stamped it a second time on some patterned paper and paper-pieced the base on, and then stamped the image a third time on vellum and colored in the chevrons using some alcohol markers (I let them dry overnight).  I cut around the lamp image, leaving a rim to tape into place on the back side of the navy cardstock and wrapped it around an electric tea light and - VOILA!!  Homemade luminary!  Oh yeah, I added a little glitter glue to the 'pull switch' as well, so it would show up against the navy background.  See how easy that was?  I hope you like it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

~ Crafty Math Chick


Rosy Newlun said...

Woooo SUPER sweet! You are "brilliant" - yeah, we knew that already :) I just love it. Thanks for explaining how you made it!!!

Samantha Mann said...

eek!! this is so genius!! i LOOOOOOVE the lamp on a luminary!! and the colors are fabbie!!! i LOVE seeing what you have up your sleeve! it's always unexpected and incredible!