This time 2 Winners will be selected, one to win a
$25 Gift Certificate to the Fred She Said Store
and the other to win a
$25 Gift Certificate to CropStop
Before we get to my project here is the order of the hop in case you loose your way or want to re-visit any site:
1. Tracey-Lynn Fred herself, the designer of all these lovely images!!
7. Sonya, that's me, you are HERE!
11. Michelle our DT Leader, Thanks Michelle!
Ok, now to my project for the hop. I love birds as much as I do flowers and Tracey has created these lovely Winter Birds images. They come colored or black and white so that you can color them yourself. I personally LOVE the pre-colored ones. They are so vibrant when printed out on matt photo paper, or on vellum as I did here. These images are so pretty that I couldn't choose between them so I used all of them. I also love candlelight and thought that these images would be beautiful as a tea light cover. Note: use a battery operated tea light or tea light in a candle holder that does not allow the flame to rise above the rim of the holder, it is paper and we don't want any firey accidents!
I printed out two of the Cardinal images and one each of the Chickadee and Robins onto vellum. Each panel side is 5" and has a front and back piece. There is no bottom and the holder sets around the tea light like a ring. I laid two 5" side pieces down, one on top of the other, on my Cuttlebug and used one of my Nesties to cut both pieces together to get perfect window alignment. The vellum image was sandwiched between them. You could use your Cricut and cut any shape you desire for the window. I did use my Cricut and the Heritage cartridge to cut the scroll work on the top and bottom of the holder and is holding the sides together. Mini black brads, 6 on each side also help give it an ironwork look. There is also a strip on the inside along the corners for added support. You can see it in the picture below. I added red bows to each corner and a bit of red glitter to the berries on the bird images for sparkle.
Shows the holder with a tea light lit inside (with additional lighting of my box) just a bit of a glow showing.
This picture is without any extra lighting showing the tea light through the panels.
You could change this up and make any number of designs with countless shapes for the window panels and images! I will be making more of these! My special CODE WORD is: but ! Have fun hopping, your next stop is at NANCY'S, she has another great project with a Fred She Said image!! Don't forget to collect the CODE WORDS for a chance to WIN! If you want to see the wonderful images that Tracey has in her store, you can click here. Thanks for all the comments and I want you to know that I read and appreciate each one. If you have any questions please leave me a way to contact you so I can answer!
Good luck to everyone!