Friday, 11 November 2011


After seeing a fab luminary on Jak's blog I decided to have a go at one. I'm really pleased with how this has turned out especially as it's the first time I have attempted anything like this. 
The paper is I think MME but it's from my scrap drawer so not sure, I've used a woodware border punch and added some silver ribbon form hobby craft around both the top and bottom. A little bow secured with a brad on the bottom half and 3 punched snowflakes on the top to decorate it.
The image is a digi from Di's Digi's and is printed onto Vellum and coloured with promarkers which was a little tricky and much easier on the smaller area's, so if you are going to attempt something like this don't choose an image with large areas of one colour. I've used distress stickles on the trims on his hat and a snowwriter for under his feet and the falling snow.
Below you can see it lit up with a battery tea light which I got from Wilkinson's for 50p. Aimee has already decided that this is going in her room for christmas so I guess I may be making a couple more of these.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Digi Designs Challenge Blog - Ribbon's & Bows
Crafty Ribbons - Anything But A Card
Crafty Catz Challenge - Use A Digi
Sew many Cards Challenge - Vellum
Truly Scrumptious - Bingo ( bottom row Glitter/Glimmer - Punchs/diecuts - Ribbon)
Forever Friends - Something old Something new ( new image old ribbon)
If The shoe Fits Scrap It - Try Something New (my something new is to make a luminary)


Padster said...

Brilliant - where have the bears gone??? lol
Love penguins too though xx

Happy Days said...

Stunning! I think you're going to be busy making these!!! x

Nikbee said...

This is gorgeous. I think this technique will be on my 'must try sometime list'.
Nikki x

carol said...

ooh this looks fab, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ and CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

pinky said...

Just gorgeous, love it when its is lit up. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

Sarah said...

This is stunning, what a fab idea x

Sarah said...

lovely idea!! So pretty with the little light glowing! x

patricia said...

what a nice project
thanks for joining the ff challenge

Curlybear said...

Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image too its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use a Digi Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

paperfun said...

Jenny, this is lovely. You did a great job coloring on the vellum. I have not dared to try it yet.

Thanks for joining in our vellum challenge at Sew Many Challenges.


Aunty Sue said...

wow this is fab, thanks for joining CRAFTY CATZ this week

La Vikinga said...

Fun idea and looking good! I'm the host so I'm looking at EVERY contribution to this challenge... No luminary so far so this is very innovative!

La Vikinga / Crafty ribbons

Diamond Doll said...

This is fabulous i love it a great project.Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
Trish (-:

Anita said...

Fabulous idea and looks so pretty when lit. Thank you for joining in Di's DigiDesigns Challenge.