Wednesday, 18 November 2015

"If You Don't Change It, It'll Stay The Same......."

Wow! It's a breezy day out there thanks to 'Barney's' visit! Who names these storms...and why do I automatically think of a purple dinosaur?? Haha

Anyway, here in the warm, I thought I'd share with you a Christmas lantern that I had a great time altering. It's inspiration came from a fantabulous weekend retreat in Coventry, with Andy Skinner/Michelle Webb and Tando Creations.

This started off life as a nice, cream coloured lantern from B&M. But...Pah...I don't want nice and clean...I wanted wicked and rusty!! :) 

Before I got my hands on it ....

...And after!!!

Along the way I gesso'd it...
...added some texture paste...
... and ...

 I also used 'Merry Christmas' wording and a 'Christmas stocking' from
Tando Creative x

Well...hope you like it. I thoroughly enjoyed making it :)

I'm entering this into:
Our Creative Corner - Topsy Turvy  - I made something new into something old, instead of the norm... something old into something new!!
SanDee & Amelie - Steampunk Winter Special 
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes 
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Anything But Cute - It's Ornamental

Thanks for visiting

Happy Crafting
Lydia xx


Judy McKay said...

Beautiful project. Love your design and the details in your work. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

klistersøster said...

Wow what an amazing transformation, and I give you absolutely right a real steampunk lantern, good texture and details. Thank you for participating in SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge. Hugs, Susan

Lys Scrap said...

A fantastic rusty effect on this lantern! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

die amelie said...

Wow! Truly awesome faux rust and texture! A brilliant make over!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Lydia, this is just amazing!! I love the lantern idea for a Christmas decoration and you have done yours up with so much festive cheer! Amazing textures, wow, so eroded and rustic!! Love the pop of red with that stocking and your big Merry Christmas is just the icing on the cake!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'It's Ornamental' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Pawsitively Creative said...

Fantabulous makeover on this rusty goodness and spectacular lantern! I love the rusty textures and colors and depth of color you achieved in this design. Definitely a major improvement from the original. That little stocking is fantastical and enchanting. Awesome sauce dearie!

Thanks for joining in our "It's Ornamental" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

Strangely Creative said...

Hi Lydia! What a fantastic transformation and its such a good shaped lantern as well (I am deffo going to B&M now!). Love that it looks so old and rusty - great job! Cxx (FA for November at Anything but Cute)

Cec said...

Lovely altered lantern. The texture you added is fabulous as is the text and that wonderful stocking. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

Samra Leshinski said...

Fantastic transformation of the lantern! Love it!
Thank you so much for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Laine Kammeraad said...

Beautiful altered lantern. You did a FAB job in creating it. So happy you shared with us at Mixed Media World and we hope you will join in our next challenge as well.

With smiles
Laine K

WaldfrauAlexa said...

very nice lantern

Nooce Miller said...

I just love the transformation from simple cream to a rusty crusty finish! Looks like I'm going to have to get some texture paste and have some fun with my projects!


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