Friday, November 12, 2010

Winter Birds Tea Light Cover

Hi all, are you ready for a Blog Hop?  I hope so because the Fred She Said DT have some really awesome projects for your inspiration!  If you stopped by my blog to visit and didn't know there was a hop today, and want to start the hop from the beginning it is with Tracey-Lynn and the Fred She Said Blog here.  As you hop along, in the order given, to each design team members site you can collect their special CODE WORD.  When you have all the special code words and you make the final hop stop at the Fred She Said Challenge Blog you will be given instructions on how to enter your cord words that now form a phrase for a chance to win:

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!!

2. Ann





7. Sonya, that's me, you are HERE!




11. Michelle our DT Leader, Thanks Michelle!

12. Lora




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!

Shalom,
Sonya

Good luck to everyone!

30 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

WOWZA, Sonya! I love your project...very creative and fun! Love the birds printed on vellum!
Soooooo cool! :)

Anne said...

What a beautiful idea! I do love those bird images
Anne
x

Anne said...

This is stunning, something I'm going to try. Thanks for sharing. Hugs x

Tracy said...

All I can say is WOW Sonya! This is so incredibly beautiful. I really REALLY love these images and you have created the perfect project to showcase them all. Totally GORGEOUS!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous Tea Light Cover Sonya!
Hugs!

Carol said...

Sonya your work is always inspiring to me. You have so many clever and intriguing designs. This is not exception. What a phenomenal way to showcase Tracey's beautiful bird images. This is extraordinary!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Maria Matter said...

I just knew you would have something extra special to show us Sonya!!!
This is amazing! And Beautiful!!!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!
hugs & blessings!

Divinity said...

oh wow!!!!!!! this is sooooooooo great! i too love the pre coloured designs. fred she said images rock!!!

Kards by Kathi said...

Wonderful card and very nicely done. Thanks for sharing your blog and your talent. I also LOVE birds.

Dani said...

What a perfect addition to your holiday decorating! So lovely!

DQ said...

Wow, love how you printed it out on vellum, beautiful light

Annel said...

That is SO cool!

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Wow, Sonya this is soo neat and gorgeous! I love candlelight too!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

What a wonderful project! I Love this idea.

prita said...

Wow, what a brilliant idea Sonya

Anita said...

Stunning!

Mickie said...

Very pretty. Have to try that.

Marie B. said...

Ooooooh, this is gorgeous! :)

Jackiekg said...

The birds are lovely and the tea light cover looks beautiful when lit up.

Michelle-a-bella said...

OH WOW!!!! Gorgeous project, well done!!! What kind of printer do you have?

Judy said...

Stunning tea light cover Sonya! The bird images are a perfect choice for your creation and the end result is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us. What an imspiration!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty project- I am ging to have to give that a try- printing on Vellum and I love the tea light idea! TFS

Josephine Cox said...

How cute is this and another way to use my vellum. Will definitely try this one

Beth said...

Sonya how beautiful I am definitely going to try this, don't you just love those battery operated tea-lites

Ron Mylar said...

This can be the best decoration piece and we all must get these types things in our house for ore decoration. And hence it would enhance our house look more.

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is so beautiful Sonya!

Jerri Jimenez said...

absolutely stunning Sonya!

MariLynn said...

Your luminary is gorgeous.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! Love it! -Sam :-)

Elnora Turmelle said...

Yep! This light cover is absolutely beautiful! It would be good to place this near the window, where the glow of its light will look beautiful at night.