Friday, 4 March 2016

Lantern Heart

It's time for a new challenge over at

The theme is
Any Thing Goes
( option use chipboard, stencils, diecut toppers)

This is my project for this months challenge. It is a chipboard lantern. I have textured the surface with texture paste, then given it a base coat of acrylic paint.

I have then used distress inks gathered twigs,vintage photo, frayed burlap, pine needles and wild honey, I have rummaged around my garden to find some twigs, moss and stems to make the base of the decorations.

I have then coloured silk ivy leaves with the same distress ink. then finished off the decoration with a little stone heart, a metal butterfly decorated with glitter and a battery candle for safety. I really enjoyed doing this, finding all the bits, and pleased with the result too.

Please pop over to the challenge to see some great inspiration from my fellow team mates.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Julia Spiri - Anything but a Card


  1. Hi Janet What an absolutely awesome creation you have made for this months challenge, I love all the detail you have added to your project this month...

    Hugs Rhonda xxx

  2. Saw these on tv yesterday. You've done a great job with it. Looks amazing x

  3. OMG, this is amazingly beautiful! What a perfect rust effect you have managed to achieve! I love all the natural elements you used in creating such a brilliantly designed lantern! Exquisite work! Thank you so much for joining in our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DTx

  4. Nicely done!!
    Thank you so much for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  5. Wow! This is amazing! I can't believe that's not a real rusted metal lantern, but chipboard! Great transformation and love all those natural elements! Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  6. This is sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD!

  7. WOW that is an amazing result love all the texture and natural embellishments-Thank you for Joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  8. Wow what an amazing project, thanks for joining us at Julia Spiri xx

  9. Gorgeous project - love colors and butterfly.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Julia Spiri blog
    Erika, NRT

  10. Wow, this is totally amazing! What a gorgeous piece that you should display in your home proudly! AMAZING!

  11. Oh my word, this is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Julia Spiri challenge blog. Julie, DT member

  12. This is beautifully made, love all the gorgeous details.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes March link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  13. very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an attitude!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom


  14. This is such a lovely card, thanks so much for sharing it at JKOC. Just to let you know that I am back at JKOC and that you have been chosen as one of the featured artists from the March link up, the September link up is now up and running :)


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