Merry Christmas Lantern

Dec 6, 2017

Hi Friends and welcome to my blog today.  I have a altered project to share with you using the Gift of Love Box die recently released with Heartfelt Creations.  This die is pretty versatile and i created a lantern from it.

Where the box scores on the bottom half; instead of folding it there and creating a base, i imagined a lantern with a taller body, so i didnt score and fold, i just left it and added a 3.5 x 3.5 square piece of paper scored on .25 on all ends and created my base. I love how this turned out and i used some Art Anthology Coloration Sprays on this too, 

Here are some images It just happened to be snowing the day i took these photos

I incorporated some Creative Embellishments chipboard  flourishes and used a stencil from Tim Holtz to create the textured poinsettias 

Happy Scrapping!

Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping KitHCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board173842
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3747
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal ClearPGM15015
Rajni Chawla's Frosting PowderPGM15016
Gift Of Love Box DieHCD1-7163
Poinsettia & Holly Clusters DieHCD1-7176
Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3822
Heat It Craft ToolRAHT
Bridal Bouquet Stamens-SmallHCS1-460
3D Poinsettia Shaping MoldHCFB1-463

Other Products: Distress Inks: Vintage Photo; peeled paint; cracked pistachio; WOW embossing powder white; Creative Embellishments Flourish Chipboard; Prima Art Stones; Gesso; Art Anthology Mists: Fiesta Key; Sandcastle; Cowboy Glaze; Fabscraps metal embellishments; gold brads. Canson water color paper. Tim Holtz poinsettia stencil. Crafters Workshop Modeling Paste; white chipboard. Xpress it Double sided tape. Hot Glue Gun.
For more tips on creating with the Heartfelt Love collection, watch the tutorial at
For more tips on creating with the Celebrate The Season collection, watch the tutorial at
Instructions: To see a larger photo of this project click here. Cut a 3.5 x 3.5" piece from white chipboard and score .25" on each end. This will be our base of the lantern. Using canson water color paper cut out four of the gift box die. Apply a coat of gesso and let dry. In the meantime Stamp out three sets of the Poinsettia and Holly Clusters and leaf set, color leaves with peeled paint and the poinsettias cracked pistachio. Pierce with paper piercer to make room for the stamen. Attach a few together but leave some singles. Insert stamen from bridal set.
Cover chipboard with versa mark ink and heat set with WOW embossing powder. On all four sides of the gift box, using the tim holtz stencil, add a coat of modeling paste randomly using the poinsettia stencil. Instead of folding the box on the bottom, i attached the white chipboard to each end of the lantern and used heavy duty double sided tape to secure this together.
Using the Art Anthology Mists; apply some color to the lantern on the edges and on the poinsettias and use water to move the color, heat set in between. Add art Stones to the center of the poinsettias as shown in my sample.
Add the chipboard and poinsettias to each side. Detail with frosting powder and crystal clear. Stamp out two merry Christmas sentiments from Celebrate the season set and adhere to sides as shown, Complete and decorate as you like. Cut a 6.75 x 1.5" piece from Canson water color paper for the handle; ink with vintage photo and cracked pistachio attach fabscraps metals to each end with brad and hot glue this to the top as shown.

P E A C E - Advent Canvas

Nov 30, 2017

Hello Friends and welcome to my blog today.  I am sharing a project with you that i created for  our Advent series at our Church.  I was approached by  Laura who wanted to know if i would be interested in creating something, i could do anything i wanted, card, tag, layout, but with the mixed media bug in me lately, i decided on a 10x10 deep edge canvas.

It had to be based on the word: P E A C E

I have to say, i have been sitting on this for weeks, i didn't know what i was going to do; or how i was going to approach it; but last night i pulled out this canvas and  got started; well, I worked until 2:45 this morning to get it completed, and I am in love with it.

 During my research, logically i wanted to know what the definition of  PEACE was, websters defines it as:

 a state of tranquility or quiet: such asa freedom from civil disturbance 
  • Peace and order were finally restored in the town.
b a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom 
  • a breach of the peace; 
cfreedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

For the Second Sunday of Advent:  Looking at Luke 2:8 -14

 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.  Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.  For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!
Here is my  project for Peace!

Wishing you all peace this Holiday Season!

Material List
10x10 deep edge Canvas; Liquitex Matt Gel
Art Anthology Mists: Peacock Feathers; Grass; Sandcastle, Siesta Key
Prima:  Resin Frame and Heart; Art Stones; Alchemy wax
Various metal gears; clocks and unknown trinkets from my stash!
Heartfelt Creations: Wildwood Florals and Stamens
Creative Embellishments Chipboard - clock; peace wording;