Monday, October 7, 2013

October Linky Party, DT Challenge and How to Make Luminaries

Welcome to our October Linky Party and Design Team Challenge!  Come see what our DT Ladies have created by clicking on the links below. It’s also the first Monday of the month and time for our Linky Party which you can join in and post a sample you have created using any of our products and receive a $6.00 Gift Card. Plus - one lucky winner will receive one of our $50.00 Gift Certificates!  I also want to show you below an easy way to create luminaries or candle wraps using photos, images and paper. 

Here’s the Links to Our DT Ladies Projects

VickiChrisman  It’s Vicki’s Birthday today!

This is a easy way to create a pretty candlelight glow and show off a layout, handmade cards, photos and seasonal projects by creating them digitally and printing on plain white paper, or make a photocopy if the sample you want to use is on card stock. I made a Family and 2 Halloween lanterns.   I used papers, a scallop mat and the word Grateful from our Thanksgiving Download Collection and layered them digitally, added a family photo, sized it to fit on my clear glass lantern and printed it on plain white copy paper.

My layout below is super novice and all you need to learn to do is open a piece of paper and start adding layers with matting and a main image. You can cut, copy and paste in many programs if you don't have PSE and get the same effect.  Here's 2 Great Digital Tutorials by DT Member Sheila Rumney showing How to Blend and previously how to add layers using  Photoshop Elements, she is way more of an expert that me! 

 I've called my candle lanterns 'Luminaries' as I don't want you to think you have to have glass sided lanterns to make these tea light candle wraps.  I just happened to have a couple of lanterns but there are all sorts of things you can use for a candle wrap.

 You just need a smooth side to wrap your printed image and a spot to put candle or battery tea lights. Look for different size jars, glasses, vases and second hand stores and dollar stores often have glass candle holders and lanterns. Luminaries are perfect for a wedding reception, anniversary party - any pretty design or photo you want to light up!

 Here's my Halloween lanterns and as the paper just tucks behind the metal sides I can easily change it out to hold a Christmas photo in December or any other season or celebration. I used our Halloween CD#4 which is also available as a download or sold separately in the papers, images.

                                                I used 3 tea lights in the big lantern.

                      On this page I was having so much fun adding designs I went a little nuts

 I also made a side panel and added the big spider on our CD. I still have to make a back and the other side panel. I also want to take photos of my niece and nephew and make them ones with battery tea lights.

Here's a photo of both lanterns in our family room but I forgot to add my mini pumpkins. I have to brag about our beautiful oak sideboard - we found it on craigslist for $225.00. It's so solid it should last for another 100 years or more. 

 Here are some other luminaries ideas in lamps and candle wraps.

I made a couple of simple lampshades that hang on a wall

DT Leader Vicki Chrisman printed on tissue for a candle lantern last year

 Okay, now it's your turn to enter a sample you have made using any Crafty Secrets product and you have until next Sunday night to add it below.  Just click on the link. winner announced next Monday.

 Wishing you joy and creativity

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Darlene said...

WOW! What a fabulous idea and awesome project! Thanks for sharing this Sandy! Can't wait to get a few minutes and 'give 'r a try!' Have a wonderful week!

Vicki Chrisman said...

OKAY LOVING YOUR LANTERNS!!!!! Those turned out SO stinking cool!

KT Fit Kitty said...

The lanterns are fabulous - what a great idea!

Thanks for a linky party - I have been neglecting my Crafty Secrets stamps so this is a great opportunity for me to use them.

This is the first time I've entered - just discovered your blog last month.

Enjoy your day,
KT Fit Kitty