Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Luminaries - Frogs

Hi all - it's me again.

Twice in one day, wow. I did spend the better part of the day crafting again. Actually playing is more like it. I wanted to make something but really had nothing in mind. Then I remembered another halloween project I wanted to try. Again from Kandrew Designs I had purchased her luminaries file. I think hers turned out so cute. I didn't want to make mine quite as large as hers so I downsized it to 5 inches high by 3 inches across. Just tall enough for a small candle in a jar to fit in. I went to my scrap drawer, love using my scraps, and found this awesome vellum that I had gotten in a kit a long time ago. I did use it on a layout, but of course kept the scraps. There was just enough to fit inside the luminary. It's got just a slight pink hue to it and these awesome scrolls. All four sides are a bit different, but that's just right by me. I was really amazed at how it shines through. This doesn't necessarily have to be for halloween. You could make a number of these and have them as table decorations. I guess this one doesn't look very halloweeny, but that's what I had in mind in making it. Tell me what you think.

Again, while I was playing today I came across another idea. You know the plastic packaging that your cricut cartridges come in or anything else you buy that you can't get into without a knife? Well, the cricut will cut it. I used my deep cut blade on 6 and pressure of high and multicut of 3. I know everyone's machine is different, but those are the settings I used. I then cut out some frogs from the "witch's brew" file from Kandrew Designs because he is so darned cute. After I cut him out he was hard to see cuz it's clear. Remember those ghost alphabets? That's what it was like. Anyway, I then used alcohol inks, gold and lettuce and inked him up. I made three of them and each one came out a bit different. Love this affect. I have a passion for bling and rinestones but I didn't have any colored itzy bitzy ones. So I used my sharpies with a very bright green and colored them. Works great and I love their eyes. You can have any colored bling you want just by doing this technique.

As always, have a great day and god bless.


  1. Brenda, your luminarie is absolutely beautiful--way more so than mine! I just love it! Beautiful work!

  2. The Luminarie's are just beautiful.... I want to make some... will you help me??

  3. Those are adorable! Kinda goes with my user name, "Lilypadsis!"

  4. The plastic also looks great when run through the Cuttlebug embossing folders..


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