Monday, February 3, 2014

You Light Up My Heart...

Good Evening Everybody!

OK, so the title is corny hash!  Sorry, couldn't help it!  As everyone watched the game yesterday, I decided to keep and eye on it, a movie and craft all at the same time!  It can be done!  LOL!  Anyway, I spent most the morning writing a tutorial.  You know how that goes with me.  One part of my mind on the screen and the other dreaming of a projects and being in my studio!  I almost had the blasted thing done, but the urge to create took over, so I dropped everything and headed to my beloved room.

I was going for a heart shrine thing for Valentine's ...Well, I made the box.  I wanted to cover the inside with something and thought to myself, what do I have a lot of?  I really wanted Tim's Bingo pieces, but had like three (By the way, wonder where all of them went!) and didn't want to get out and make the trip into town.  That's when I saw Tim's Alpha Tiles and thought, OK Jimbo, give it a go and see what happens.  I liked it.  Next, I cut the heart for the center of the shrine...what could I do to it?  I sat down at my desk and contemplated different mediums.  In front of me sat some micro mini lights that I had purchased for a project at Christmas that never came about.  I pulled the lights out of the box, and thought about lining the inside flange of the shrine...NO, what if I wrap the heart with them.  Yeah! So I covered the heart with some Graphic 45 paper,  pierced a hole through the back of the box and wrapped the lights around the heart.  Next, I covered the outside of the box with more G45 paper, added legs and some scallops to the project and called it a day! 

I'm sure the pictures don't do justice to the lights, but it really is kind of fun.  A great nightlight. 

Here's how it came out....











Hope you all have an awesome week...through all the cold, ice and snow even!  LOL!

Thanks for coming by!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


14 comments:

  1. Your lightbulb moment turned out really well! I don't know how you think up all these things to make - but I'm glad you do!

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  2. This just makes me giggle! The cupid is so cute in his own way...and he's your original art...which makes him all the more lovely. I watched part of the game but it was so bad I turned it off and watched something else while I tried my hand at some tangles.

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  3. Very clever and creative. Not fully into football but watched enough to know it was a waste of time. Went back to my coloring desk. LOTS of snow here in the northeast.

    Blessings

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  4. Oh how fun is this?! Love how you wrapped the lights around the heart. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Darling project - you always do a great job. But I just have to laugh -- that is one ugly Cupid -- in a loving way (wink wink).

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  6. You do such fun stuff !!! Love following you !

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  7. Your box turned out really cool! I love the lights and all the alpha tiles! I hope you have a wonderful week also! Say "Hi" to Cesar! Hugs!!!!

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  8. I have some of those lights, too!! Aren't they operated with a little coin battery? I got mine at a miniature railroad supply site on line and can't wait to use them. Love this shrine... I suppose if you didn't craft you'd break out in hives!!

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  9. Cool. I always am amazed by your creations.

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  10. haha....great lil project! Love the twinkle lights...where'd ya get em'? This is a really cute project....(xcept for the face of the cupid...yikes :)) Nice shrine!

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  11. Just love this, so cute, the lights are great, and I love the cupid, he makes me laugh!!!

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  12. AWESOME!!! your "box" project is fabulous and the cupid is a crack up that you just gotta luv him....I sure do miss you and Cesar on ustream but I know sometimes it just doesn't work out......so how about youtubes...lol
    I miss hearing you say Hi YA'LL and Cesar's wave Hi Everybody

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  13. Now that's a cool shrine ! So you, so fun !!

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