Whimsy ~ Christmas Light

Hey there lovely friends. The year is racing to a close and I'm still catching up my Christmas posts, the real and the virtual! Too much going on this year. If you get a card from me, count yourself lucky! Hehe.

I made this lovely Christmas Lantern to celebrate the Christmas season, not to give to anyone particularly, just to use as a decoration over the Christmas season. I coloured the image with my Copic Markers on acetate. I used strong colours this time, so that the finish would be a bit richer than the last ones I did, as darker deeper colours are needed to show up richly on the acetate. I coloured the ground brown but I've seen it done in icy blues to depict snow. Either is lovely I think.

I've used a tealight above to show it in use, but I'd recommend using a battery operated one for safer use. I didn't let it burn for long as I was worried the heat would damage the box and the acetate. But it did look so pretty with the tealight in it.

I designed the lantern with an acetate sheet mounted into a frame of cardboard. I used a box design to hold the tealight. I added a white on white diecut scene in the back for a little interest, but I think it would have been fine with a plain back too.

The angle above shows the light flooding the box and shows up the variation in the colours so nicely. I need to added some deeper greens to my Copic stash, as I'd loved those to be a little richer, but had to work with what I had. A fun experiment I think, using the Copics on acetate and I love how this lamp came out. 

I hope you're having a wonderful break between Christmas and New Year and look forward to catching up with all my crafty pals in 2019. I'll be back again before New Year, to share our last challenge of the year for Sweet Stampin', so check back in if you're around over the break. Hugs to you all xoxo

Challenge Entries:
As You Like It: Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge: T is for Trees
Die Cuttin' Divas: #400 ~ Happy Holidays
Cute Card Thursday: #562 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge: #381 ~ Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: #435 ~ Sparkle & Shine (No sparkle, but the light shines!)
Moving Along With The Times: #87 ~ Anything But A Card ~ Christmas Lantern


What a beautiful lantern Wends - love your colours, and the die cut on the back added some fascinating interest
Chris said…
Your lantern is beautiful Wends, I've tried colouring on acetate ...it's not easy, you've done a fabulous job :)
Sarah said…
What a wonderful idea and so effective xx
Dawn T said…
Very cleverly done Wendy.
Wendy L said…
Wow this looks amazing, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx
Elaine Stark said…
A beautiful project. Very effective. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine
CA Scrapper said…
That’s beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week.

EmmaT said…
Gorgeous project, very effective. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge. EmmaT
Jackie T said…
Hi this is a stunning project. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog The theme is Anything but a Card. We also have a Design Team Call. Hugs Jackie DT
mum of two said…
Stunning!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
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Anna-Karin said…
Great work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

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