Skip to main content

Winter Luminary

 
It's my first project of the New Year with Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!  I'm really excited this one is an Anything Goes Challenge.  Show off the stuff you've been making with your new Christmas stash!  Find your mojo and come play! 
 I made this very easy and pretty Winter Luminary.  If you're anything like me you're burnt out from months of creating.  So this is a perfect project to ease myself back in.

I cut the end of the vellum with the On The Edge Snow Flurries die.  Then I applied a little blue Perfect Pearls to the snow flurries for shimmer and a hint of color.
 
 
I cut a piece of vellum at 8x6.  I simply stamped the sleigh from the Deco Christmas stamp with Black StazOn. 
 
 
I stamped "It's a Wonderful Life" from the new Mini Handwritten Holidays.  We can sneak this stamp as a winter sentiment.

 
I have a Tall Trees stamp that I stamped again with black StazOn.  I avoided reloading the ink so it would look like the trees were in the distance.  Tape the edge with doubled sided tape.  A thin strip will do.

 
I have a big Costco bag full of these battery Tea Lights.  Perfect for these crafty projects.

 
I used the taller one so you could see the glow over the sleigh.

 
This quick project took me 10 minutes to make.  It would be great for any occasion and so pretty with a few lined up on a mantle or table.  Haul out your stash and get playing with Frilly and Funkie.
 
 
 photo BlogPostsignature.png

Comments

  1. Happy New Year Nicole!!! May your year be blessed beyond your imagination. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhhh Happy New Year Diana :) Thank you for such a lovely start to my first project of the year!

      Delete
  2. Such a great idea for kick starting your mojo at this time of year. Love the look as it is all lit up. Jenny x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jenny...geez it is hard to get creative. So a slow ease back into things after the holidays is good!

      Delete
  3. So pretty and how cool that it was so quick and easy to make. A definite winner and super way to get the mojo flowing again! Great inspiration, Nicole!

    Hugs,
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Linda, thank you so much for giving me that boost. And I guess I'm still on the Team since I'm posting ;) Have a blast at CHA!

      Delete
  4. Beautiful Nicole! I love the touch of colour around the top! I bet this looks so amazing when the lights are turned off! hugs and smiles :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so happy I finally made it to your blog to congratulate you on becoming part of the team! You are a perfect frilly fit Pamellia <3

      Delete
  5. It is a beautiful first project Nicole, I love the glow of the candle and like Pamellia says, I bet it looks wonderful when the lights are off! Anne xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Anne you are always so generous with your time and compliments.

      Delete
  6. How pretty. I wondered about stamping on vellum so this gives me some ideas. I love the cool snowflake edge and the warm glow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cec, I love stamping on vellum. I should really do it more. It's such a lovely look. Thanks <3

      Delete
  7. Nicole, I love this! So creative! Love the stamps you chose.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Judy for stopping by! I love the mini handwritten stamp!

      Delete
  8. Stunning Nicole, love what you did, wintry and beautiful!

    Sorry I have not been around much lately, but I have been away from home with very little time on the internet. Back home now, so hoping to catch up. Belated Happy New Year to you and yours!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Astrid I knew you were busy! It takes time to get back into the swing of things after the holidays! Just as you return I'm off for 16 days to a much warmer place than where I am ;) Happy you are back and Happy New Year to you.

      Delete
  9. Your luminary is absolutely divine, Nicole!! How beautiful this must be glowing with candlelight! Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

My heartfelt thanks for stopping by.

Popular posts from this blog

Altered Halloween Advent Calendar w/ Video

WOW, I think this is my biggest Halloween project yet.  It took me 5 days to complete and I could have kept adding!!!  As you know I adore Halloween and yes I have begun bringing out my Halloween goodies.  Lots of photos in this post and there is so much to see.  So lets get into the project and get you inspired for Halloween!
I was asked by Scrapbooker's Paradise (where I teach) to make one of these Kaiser Craft Shadow Boxes...with a Halloween Theme!!!  Arm twisted and mission accepted.  I am going all Tim on this one! I started by spraying all the pieces with a Hammered Finish in a gun metal grey. The set even comes with numbers;) I used My Minds Eye Happy Haunting paper to create each box with a great pattern paper background.  Then using all my Tim Holtz goodies and $1 Store finds I went to town decorating.  I used various numbers from the rub ons, metal numbers, wooden and those that came with the Shadow Box.   Be sure to dry fit before gluing!  It took me 4 hours to die cut…

Halloween Decor- Pennies a project

SIX PROJECTS ON A DIME!

Are you looking for some Halloween Decor ideas?  I have a few for you.  These are projects I have been working on for the past couple of weeks.  BANNERS
I made Boo and Beware for my 2 corner windows.  These are cut from Birthday Bash, using Recollections Halloween paper and Stampin Up Halloween Paper.
I made this Tim Holtz Banner, "Trick or Treat".  Hangs over my spooky dining room.  Black sheets are there for the holidays.
Cut from Birthday Bash and the frames/ font are a Sophisticated cut.  I added beads from Walmart and skulls are a $1 store necklace cut up.
This BIG Banner is "Happy Halloween"
The charms are Walmart and the tulle is from an old Halloween costume.  This glitter spiders are a $1 store find.

Happy Halloween!
Candles
Cheap-o-la...You can make this on a budget...promise!  I picked these candelabras up from Michaels for $12 at 50% off.  I bought them on a day they there was an additional 25% off so in the end they were less than…

Paper Smooches Passport

It's no secret I love journaling of any kind including the Passport die.  Creating little books everywhere I go and with everything I have.

Xyron and Paper Smooches are teaming up this week and a ton of creativity.  Creating pages is essential to journaling and the Notebook Paper Twostamp is perfect for these inserts.  Check it out...


Roll the cover pieces of the Passport Die through the Creative Station, switching out the 5" refill for the 9" refill.  Work one side at a time to quickly adhere Wild Whispers paper.

Apply inside pattern paper, flip and repeat for the exterior paper.

To make things easier I used my new Tonic Studios Stamp Platform.  With all these pages I needed precision stamping for the notebook lines and teeny letters to create "notes".

I don't want plain pages... that's boring.  I inked and stamped the all the letters with antique linen randomly on each page.  Add a little paper detail.  But just a little ;)

Lets stencil because we can…