Sunday, September 9, 2012

Chinese Lantern

One of my nieces loves Oriental decorations. I made her a decorative screen last year. I made this Chinese Lantern for her birthday this year.



I used black card stock and added some copper chalk ink and gilder's paste. (I will be using the gilder's paste a LOT so more info in that later :)

I used my branch with my cherry blossom files. I used one set of petals last year but decided to use 2 sets of petals per flower this time. They are inked with Barn Door distress ink and finished off with a pearl that I colored yellow with a Sharpie marker.

I added some distress embossing powder to the branch for a really cool texture. The leaves were embossed with green glitter e.p.

The large size battery operated tea light fits perfectly.

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Jani, this is fabulous!! I love the beautiful design!! What a gorgeous project...she will love it :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sylvia said...

Wow! This is awesome! Love all your crafts and works.

Myrna said...

Jani
Such a lovely creation. She is just going to LOVE it.
Myrna

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is stunning Jani...I love the intricacies , the beautiful flowers and how clever of you to color the pearls to get the shade you wanted
So beautiful !!!
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

About Me said...

Adorable, Jani! You did a great job creating this lovely lantern. I love your flowers with the pretty pearls. Gotta love those tea lights! Also, thanks for dropping by my blog. Happy crafting!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Anonymous said...

LUV LUV LUV the stunning Chinese lantern. You do great work!!

Steffie

Rhonda Emery said...

so beautiful. love it

Sally said...

this is gorgeous, you are one talented lady :) such a lovely thoughtful gift too

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, Jani!! This lantern is gorgeous!! Love the design and the fabulous flowers!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Creative M said...

This is FABULOUS!!Very BEAUTIFUL!TFS

Karen H said...

Oooh, Jani! This is is gorgeous! She is going to love this. Gorgeous design on this marvelous project. :o) I hope you have a sparkly night!

Hugs and blessings!

Creative Thinker said...

Gorgeous!!! What a unique project!!!!

Jean said...

Wow, this is great!

Davi said...

Jani, this is fabulous!! I love the lantern and your flowers look so real :) Your niece will love it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW WOW WOW, this just blew me away!!!!!