Saturday, 25 December 2010

Anna Belle Luminaria

I do hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and are now able to kick back and have a relaxing Boxing Day.  Christmas is such a great family time and I consider myself incredibly blessed to be surrounded by my own family to share the Festive Season. 

I really enjoy all the preparations, the cooking being one of the things I look forward to doing most.  Feeding those you love with all the richness of the season is so heartwarming.  I know that there are many who find themselves alone, homeless or coping with illness at this time and my thoughts and good wishes go to those who find this time of year difficult to bear.  It must be so hard for anyone in these circumstances, knowing everyone else is having an enjoyable time.  Please take just a moment to think of others and give thanks for all that you have in your lives.

I do love to have a pretty luminaria around lighting up the place and now it's easy to get hold of battery powered tealights, it is lovely to create your own as there's no risk of fire as there would be from a live candle.

For my luminaria I used some foiled vellum which I've had in my stash for years; the lovely Anna Belle stamp from Queen Kat Designs; a Martha Stewart deep edge punch; large and small Nellie Snellen punch & emboss sets and  a Waco Pearlmaker pen in Crystal for the flower centres.

Here's another view of the luminaria from a slightly different angle, which shows the vellum flower a little clearer.

It is very difficult to join vellum invisibly and, even though I used special vellum adhesive which shouldn't show through, the join in the back of the luminaria was visible.  I punched out more of the vellum flowers and added them in a line down the back of the luminaria, thus hiding the join.

Here's a shot of the back so you can see how I covered the join in the vellum.

This was a fun project to work with and the battery tealight I have in it flickers like a real candle, it's just so pretty.

Thanks for taking the time to join me today, I do hope you'll drop by again soon when I'll have more projects to share with you.

Til next time - Keep on Crafting !


Kathyk said...

FAB luminaria, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day yesterday - loving your siggie (and the colour!)



Linda said...

It's beautiful and what a wondeful item to have on the Christmas table.

Hope you're having a wonderful time with all your family. We are enjoying this special time with our new grandson and yesterday with our eldest son and his two children - so much to be thankful for.

jackid said...

Hi Wynneth glad to hear you had a great christmas day our's wasn't to bad either a bit noisy on the night and I'm aching a bit now but very enjoyable still feel bloated from stuffing my face yesterday lol.Love the signature glad you understood what I was saying take care
Jacki xx

jackid said...

Ooohhh forgot to say love the luminaria very pretty and the image on it is gorgeous xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is SO pretty Wynneth. What a lovely idea. Lx

Cherry said...

What a beautiful design Wynneth. I bet your house shone with festive beauty. Glad you had a wonderful day with your loved ones. I did too.

Have a great 12 days of festivities.

Hugs Cherry xxx

Annie said...

fabulous Wynneth! and so pretty all lit up.
hugs, annie x