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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Let Me Light The Way

One of my favorite things to do is use die cuts! Recently I have been scoping challenges for ways to share my projects but also to get me to try new things. Cheery Lynn Designs has a great challenge this week to use a frame

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 16 - Frame It

I started with the Cathedral Lace Frame and decided it looked perfect for a lantern.There is just enough of a frame to connect all the pieces.
This is on a white background so you can see I used some beautiful Noelle White Crochet Lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon to accent and decorate.
 I own about 8-10 of Cheery Lynn dies and notice I always choose such intricate patterns-aren't they beautiful?
This Victorian Romance Flourish is so beautiful and worked perfect on the ends and backed up to each other.
 I decided to accent with a few center pearls from S A Crafters.
I used the Butterfly Bundle to make double butterflies-one in card stock, and one in Vellum.

I have a few other challenges I want to enter: 
Gingersnap Creations-Use two colors
Paper Pretties-use a die or punch
Flutter by Wednesdays- butterfly and photo inspiration

Anything Challenge-altered anything but a card
Outlawz- use WHITE and add a flourish
Crafty Bloggers Network- Shabby Chic
Make My Monday- Victorian Romance
Crazy Challenge- Use a die or punch
Victorine Challenge- Use lace

So do you think I used the dies in a creative way?
Thanks for popping in and checking out my lantern-Have a great day!
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  1. So very beautiful, I love anything Victorian!! You did a wonderful job.

    Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful night!


  2. This is AMAZING! What a fabulous creation--it's absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!!! So elegant and I'm sure very beautiful at night.

  4. Stunning creation - thanks for joining us this week at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

  5. A stunning creation ...just beautiful
    thank you for joining us at Make My Monday
    suzi b x

  6. Very elegant and beautiful!

  7. holy CRAP!!!!! this is absolutely to-die-for gorgeous! wow!

    i've had my eye on that corner die, but it's just a little too big for my taste (or at least it looks like it is).

    omg dawn! this is really gorgeous!

    hugs :)

  8. Dawn,

    This is stunning! I just love Cheery Lynn dies. Thank you for the inspiration.

  9. Wow!!! this is just beautiful!!! Good Luck and Thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  10. Oh goodness!! This is beautiful!

  11. OMGoodness - this is incredible and stunning. I'm in awe of this!!! Absolutely gorgeous it is. Thank you SO much for joining us at Flutter By Wednesdays this week!!!!

  12. Dawn, this is so delicate and beautiful, wonderful work. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  13. Oh I love this!! I love anything lace and this is beyond beautiful....I have decided you win! LOL....


  14. Very beautiful and elegant. I love the butterflies.

  15. Beautiful piece, Dawn--thank you for joining in at Gingersnap Creations!


  16. Such a beautiful lantern! I love the die you used!

  17. Oh my Dawn! This project is so stunning and elegant! I am wowed with those intricate designs! Thanks for the enabling!

  18. Dawn this is just gorgeous! So much detail. Good luck in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  19. Beautiful project! What a creative way to use the dies!

  20. WOw this is so pretty Dawn. I love the pink and white. I too love die cuts and have been trying to use more. I get stuck in a rut..great job.

  21. Wow! This is gorgeous and a perfect showcase for the beautiful dies you used.
    Hugs and smiles

  22. WHOA Thats so cool Dawnie!!!

    You're the queen of altered art I tell you! awesome job!

  23. This is fabulous, Dawn! I love the Cheery Lynn Designs dies, but sometimes at a loss being inspired, but your paper lantern is gorgeous! I may just be inspired to get this one...

    Thanks for commenting on my card on the Great Impressions' blog on Thursday. Glad to know I'm in good company when it comes to 'adding more!'

  24. soo pretty!! oh my the lace is gorgeous!!
    you must be happy with the finished project!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  25. Absolutely gorgeous. The first thing I thought when I saw these was how awesome these would be for wedding favors or wedding table decorations glowing beautifully with battery candles in them. Totally beautiful work Dawn! Best, Curt

  26. This is really beautiful. Love the effect you've achieved with the frame die which is so lovely and lacy looking.
    Thanks so much for joining in over at MMM this week.
    Fliss x

  27. Very beautiful!
    Have you Seen my Older Lights on my Blog?
    I jused the Same die in this kreative Way!
    Dagmar from Germany

  28. Geez!!! this is freakin' GORGEOUS!!!

  29. Oh wow! This is absolutely beautiful! Love the idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  30. Absolutely stunning design Dawn I am in awe of such beauty I am seeing here today, so inspirational, so creative,
    Lorraine x

  31. WOW, This is stunning!!!! Love it.


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