Sunday, July 20, 2014

Take some Cardboard and Glue.

I was lucky  enough  to be a Spot light winner in the April challenge
with  my Decorated Egg
and very honoured when Doris asked me to be a
guest Designer for July.
Here's what I made for the current Anything Goes challenge.
I had seen an Altered Lantern in a recent issue of
Craft Stamper by Elizabeth Borer
using a Glass Lantern.
Now I didn't have a lantern to hand 
and not about to buy one when I had lots of recyclable goodies
in my stash
Take some cardboard, glue  and torn up kitchen roll
and lets begin.
I cut strips of card to the size I needed and stuck  together
and then started to glue the torn kitchen paper all over to cover.
Once dry I painted using a tester pot  in 'Enchanted Eden'
I also found an old perfume bottle top and painted that to match.

 Elizabeth had used stamped  tissue paper to cover her glass.
I did think to use acetate but as I already had parchment paper
out on my desk to use for another project I used that instead
for the lantern sides. The stamp came free  in the same magazine.
I stamped out using  Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink
and coloured on the reverse with Promarker pens.
Some garden wire and an old chain necklace thread through it  made the handle.
I smudged  black decorative chalk marks on the paint to make  it look like it had been in the shed!
Then rubbed Inka Gold around the edges and  the handle to give an aged appearance.
I used a battery powered candle for the inside.
This was the best photo I could get taken inside with the candle charged.. 
 In situ in the back garden using a flash at night time which doesn't show the candlelight.
Added bonus of Evening Primroses in the background!
Entering into the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #134: Use up those snippets.
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #38 Anything goes.
Artistic Inspirations #100 Anything goes.
Crafting From The Heart #27 Anything goes.
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #44 Anything goes but must be square.
Penny's Paper-Crafty #184 Anything goes.
4 Krafty Girlz #22 Anything goes.


Cathy said...

Wow Mrs A! This is amazing, I think you could create anything out of card and modge podge! Fantastic project, Cathy x

Unknown said...

Wow this is so fab Mrs A! You are so very clever and creative!
Lucy x

Margreet said...

I'm speechless Mrs A, what an awesome lantern you have made...thanks for the tutorial!
Have a great Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Mrs A where does your talent stop this is absolutely fantastic and you made it look so easy well done hope you have a lovely day take care x

Carol L said...

I think you can make something beautiful out of nearly anything! This is amazing and so pretty! Very creative!!

Christine Harrop said...

What a great project! You have made a fabulous lantern! Hugs Christine xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Wow, this lantern is awesome! Love that you didn't go out and buy stuff but used what you had on hand!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a fabulous project Mrs A. you always create such unique projects
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Brenda in IN said...

I am so impressed. This is a wonderful project and it came out great. You are so clever and imaginative.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a stunning creation.
Love the fab design of this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mary said...

Wonderful tutorial. And WOW. Your finished creation gorgeous....from the mind of Mrs. A.....wonderful!

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! How creative and nicely done. Thanks for sharing the great step by step instructions!

Crafting by Designs said...

This is just so creative Valery - I LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining us as a Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs today!! Hugs, Doris :)

Diane said...

Greetings Valery Ann, fabulous lantern and what a fun tutorial.

Hugs Diane

Unknown said...

Your creations are always fantastic and it looks amazing - very inspirational.

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous tutorial and I am all for using what we already have on hand.

I love that you are suing it and enjoyed seeing it in place in your garden. The evening primrose were a lovely bonus! As was the pretty stool!

Great lantern Mrs A!!!

MA-MI said...

Great project and useful too. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations for the 100th challenge, be sure to come back for the next challenge. Hugs, Maja

Hettie said...

OMGoodness Mrs A. This is fabulous. Where do you get your ideas from?

Helen said...

Great project - love it!

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x

Anne Fenton said...

Wow, what an amazing project. Thank you for joiining TTCRD this week.

Darnell said...

So, Mrs. A., I have the inside liner of dog food bag, a piece of chewed gum, some straw from Hammy's cage, and a half-eaten Crayola yellow #12. Please make me a hot air balloon and a new kitchen chair and send them parcel post. Thanks ever so! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

OH WOW what a super result Mrs A...enchanted dream for sure...can't believe the progress turned out so
The Journey is the Start

Di said...

Hi Mrs A! This is fabulous my friend! I did see the original in Craft Stamper magazine and did a double take when yours popped up in the playground. Truth is, I likes yours better and you always show such initiative! A great make!

Hugs, Di xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just so creative. Just love the stained glass panels with the flowers.
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Laura W said...

Great way to recycle! Thanks for the tutorial too :)
Thanks for joining Penny's ATG challenge this week-see you Wednesday for a new one :)

Elizabeth said...

what a fabulous project, Mrs A. Love the windows. Elizabeth xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design and I love the Colour Tones you have used, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's it always a pleasure...
Suzy B ( Owner )

~amy~ said...

What a fabulous project!
Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

MagsB said...

Oh wow, how clever to make such a gorgeous lantern out of just cardboard, kitchen paper, paint and stamps! It looks amazing!!! Fantastic!

love Mags B x

Debs Willis said...

I know lots of people have already said it but WOW! this is amazing! Love the decorative 'window' panels

Sherry said...

Wow, wow and triple WOW!!!!! Amazing Mrs A, hey that could be another name for you too - The Amazing Mrs A!!! Love it xx

Hazel said...

Wonderful creation, Mrs A! Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 38 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Bonnie said...

This is AMAZING, Mrs. A! You are so clever!

Highland Monkey's said...

My word that is brilliant, you are so clever and to use stuff that you already had in stock, crafty genius.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

That's amazing, so clever and it looks fab in the garden x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a delightful lantern Mrs A, and the Evening Primroses are so beautiful. Your projects are so beautiful!

Warm hugs

Karen said...

OMGeee! Your creativity never fails to astound me. This is gorgeous and you are a very clever and very artistic crafter! Love it, love it, love it! Karen xx

Sarn said...

What a clever girl you are. That is a terrific project.