Friday, April 11, 2014

Hippity Hop Luminary

Easter is just around the corner.  I don't craft really during Easter and I don't have any "Easter" stamps or dies!  But yes, I managed to find and borrow the movers and shapers Mini Bunny from the lovely Lori over at Scrap Yard!  I had been looking for this die for a couple of weeks without any luck.  So I'm thankful Lori had it and let me do a couple cuts!
 
I decided to make 2.  The last time I made a Luminary was for my Christmas Village featured on Simon Says Stamps Blog.  The fold is the key to this die and needless to say the bunny Luminary is a little rough.
 
 
I cut up some plastic packaging I had for the windows then added some frosted film over this.

 
I inked the Luminary with bright Easter colours, tumbled  glass, mustard yellow, dusty concord and picked raspberry.

 
I grabbed a handful of tattered pinecone flowers I have in my jar and added to the top.  I cut some butterfly's from the butterfly frenzy strip die and inked.

 
I love my tied bow die and a few of those cut and added.  I then added a battery operated tea light. 

 
Luminary #2- Robins Eggs
 

By now I have the folding down!
 
More butterfly frenzy butterfly's this time on some wire.
 
 
I have a wee nest and eggs I tucked inside...with a little effort!  More packaging this time I crackled the edges.
 
 
More flowers and cuts from the spring greenery strip die.

 
I added more bows for this luminary in some of the shattered paper.

Full of colour and spring!

 
Check out these challenges!
 
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge is all about Easter.
Frilly and Funky's Challenge Flights of Fancy calls for wings.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Thank you to everyone for checking out my crafty things.  You all are so sweet to take the time to let me know how you like the stuff I make.
 
I hope you like my Easter Luminary and I hope it inspires a little Easter crafting in you.

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14 comments:

  1. Wonderful..love your ideas..take care

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  2. Nicole they are both lovely. They make me happy. My fav is the robins nest. To clarify, you made/cut the lantern from cardstock?
    What is the pattern?
    KristaInMN@gmail.com

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  3. These are so cute! Love the colours and the printing stamped :)and the floating butterflies :)

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  4. These are great. I love the colors!

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  5. Brilliant, just love these as Easter decorations. A fabulous idea xx

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  6. Oh wow Nicole, they both look brilliant and I just love how you have decorated them with the flowers and butterflies! Very clever, they will make great Easter decor pieces!!

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  7. Your luminaries are beautiful Nicole, I love the really pretty colours you have used and the little bunny looks fantastic inside the first one. The robin's nest is a delight. What wonderful Easter decorations these will make. Anne xx

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  8. As usual, I visit your blog and see projects that make me smile! even if weather-wise, spring isn't here, it is on your blog! Love both luminaries, but, the birds nest is my fave! Great for Easter decor! thanks for sharing. Have a great Easter

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  9. Nicole I love your double project so much!! Bright colors are my favourites and you know this! FAntastic project! BArbarayaya

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  10. What a fantastic way you liven up the luminaries Nicole! Love the bright, fresh colour scheme and the flowers on the roof of each. These will certainly help to add some Easter cheer to your home. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with these. Jenny x

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  11. These are so pretty and cheerful - very spring-like and we sure need spring after the horrid winter we had here in Ontario. Love the flower toppers, the bows and all the butterflies flitting about. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  12. Absolutely fantabulous!!!! PINNED!

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  13. My gosh! How fantastic! You went to a lot of work with these and they look amazing!

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