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