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Monday, December 21, 2015

One more Gift

Hi everyone!! And a very happy Monday! I just need to get through Monday and Tuesday!! Then I'm taking off until the 4th of January. I'll still have to do a little bit of work, but for the most part I'm off! and home!! :D  So I'm very excited about that LOL I have gotten zero coloring done this past weekend, so I'm looking forward to that! What else?  My youngest daughter got in trouble again this weekend. Big time!! And it was with the same girl that she got grounded for a week before. So now, she isn't allowed to ever see that person again! Although, I think she realizes that is a smart choice herself. Other than that it was a pretty good weekend.

So, I'm off to work.. Have a great week everyone!! Here is what I'm sharing today. The first two are the before photos:




So, these are the before photos. I can't believe I actually managed to take photos before I started altering them!! LOL I picked these up at the Goodwill around the corner. As you can see, they are just plain black little lanterns. I thought I would try to alter them and come up with something that my mother might like. So, I've altered these to give to my mother as a Christmas Gift. Here is how they turned out:












So, to start I painted these in a Hammertone Bronze paint. Then I took the silver rub and made the center metal all silver. I added some string of pearls to the edge of the roof of the lantern and to the very top of the lantern. I added some lace on the top of the lantern too. I've added lots of different flowers around the lantern and a few buttons as well. I took those vines and wrapped them up the stand leaving some to drape down over the top. I also added that butterfly at the top of each one. It surprises me how much it brightened it up by adding the bronze paint. I love how they turned out. I hope my mother will like them! Oh! And I added two battery operated tea lights for her too :)  No fire in these lanterns!

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17 comments:

Janis Lewis said...

WOW! I saw your first picture before you altered anything and thought, "Those are pretty." Then I saw your after photos, and WOW! Gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks.
Janis DT
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Patricia Alvarez said...

It is simply amazing!! You did such a great work!!! That is a lot of work! Very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia.

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely project, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercrafts!

Rocky said...

I'm sure your Mother will love them, they're so pretty. Thanks again for joining us at Altered Eclectics.

Bev said...

what a delicate creation thanks for joining in the Anything Goes fun at Polkadoodles

Lisa Walsh said...

Wow! These are absolutely incredibly gorgeous! I love how you have altered them & so many beautiful embellishments. I love them :) Thanks so much for sharing.

Btw, I have some blog candy if you are interested :)
I hope you have a happy & safe Christmas.

Hugz, Lisa
http://www.dreamtimecraftsupplies.com.au
http://blog.dreamtimecraftsupplies.com.au

Karon said...

WOW - stunning! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

Sherry said...

Stunning project love them Thanxx for playing with us at lil patch of crafty friends this week
Sherry @ lpocf Dt

Sandra Wright said...

What a transformation...they way you have redecorated these lovely lamps is just stunning...so pretty.
Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics...x

Aileen (mum) said...

So beautiful, you are so clever. I cant believe how fantastic they look.

Jo Ann said...

You did such an awesome job making this lantern look even prettier. I am amazed at your creativity. I'm sure your mother loved them. So delighted you blessed us with your project during our two-week Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week's Challenge is still ongoing and I hope you’ll join us again. Leaving you with God’s Word in 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 which says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:” Have an awesome New Year!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Sam Lewis said...

WOW!! I am very impressed! The change is brilliant. Love so much what you've done!

Thank you for entering the challenge over at That Craft Place!

xxSAMxx
www.thecrippledcrafter.blogspot.com

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 111 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

lulucker said...

These are amazing, I am so impressed. I love them so much and so beautifully decorated. breathtaking, I can't think of words suitable. Thank you for joining us at Petal Lu x

Claire Rhodes-Brandon said...

WOW, so pretty, love them. Thank you for joining in at Petal Lu, Claire xXx

Lou Sims said...

Fabulous altering project and love all the detail you have added. Many thanks for joining in with the "Anything Goes" challenge at Polka Doodles (DT)

suzARTe said...

Hi Susan

Firstly wishing you a very happy belated 2016, I hope this year is a really good year for you. Sorry that I haven't been around since December, life got crazy and because I was so disorganized I needed to take a break and take time to catch up on everything, all has finally calmed down and I am looking forward to 2016. I just wanted to thank you for sharing this amazing project at Anything goes December link-up, Just keep on creating. You are one of the featured artists and also the link-up has just been posted for February, I look forward to seeing lots of your beautiful creations xx