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Monday, October 31, 2011

BOO Luminaries - FCCB Challenge Me Monday "For the Birds"

Hi ya'll!  Happy Halloween!  It's going to be one busy busy day for me today with my kiddos.  Yesterday I was spotlighted at the FCCB because for some reason ;) back in September 28th, my project was picked by the awesome DT over at FCCB as one of the top 5.  I am truly shocked and very honored that they liked my project and was asked to be spotlighted yesterday and then invited to make a project along with their DT for this week's Challenge Me Monday.  The theme for this week is "For the birds." 

For this challenge I created a set of Halloween luminaries.  The base for each luminary was a frame from the Lacy Labels cart.  I welded 2 of the spider and cobweb images (from the Mini Monsters cart) onto the frame, as well as the crow (from October 31st cart) and each of the"'BOO" letters (from Happy Hauntings cart) before cutting in black cardstock.  Then I cut the blackout feature of the base frame in vellum.   My normal choice for glueing down my small Cricut cuts is my zig glue but because the cuts on this projects are so intricate, I had to use my Zyron 900.  I ran the cuts in black onto the Zyron 900 then put them over the vellum blackout cut. 

I embellished by putting orange irock gems on the crows for their eyes, 2 green irock gems for each of the spiders, then 4 orange gems for each letter. 

To make each luminary, I carefully punched holes in the ends with my Crop-a-dile tool then inserted snaps so that the vellum does not tear when I threaded black tulle. 

Then to finish it all off I put battery-operated tealight candles inside each luminary. 

And there you have it!  All supplies used to make this project were from my stash.  Project #16 for Using My Stash pledge at CC MB.  Special thanks goes to FCCB for inviting me to make a project along with their DT - can't wait to see what they have created for this challenge!

Have a fun and safe Halloween to all!   


Kate said...

WOW!! These are AMAZING!! I absolutely love your luminaries, Melody! What a fabulous project - and such a fun way to decorate for Halloween!
Thanks so much for being our guest designer this week at FCCB! It's such a pleasure to have you join us!
(And thanks for the link, too, which I've now added to the Challenge Me Monday post.)

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks for having me, Kate! I truly had a fun time!

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Suzanne said...

Wow Melody this is an amazing project. I love how it all came together and looks with the tea lights. You are very talented and so glad you joined us at FCCB this week for the challenge. TFS your wonderful talent.

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a wonderful project! Thank you for the clear instructions! Congrats on your project being chosen!

Sabrina said...

Melody, this project is just amazing! I love it! Your instructions are pictures are so detailed and really explain what you did clearly.
Thank you so much for playing with us at FCCB, both for Spotlight Sunday and as our Guest Designer!

Jennie Garcia said...

Melody, that project is AMAZING!! I love it, is beautiful!! Is great having you with us @ FCCB this week!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Anonymous said...

Oh-Meee-Gee Melody! These are AMAZING. I am so glad that we spolighted you at FCCB...thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Happy Craftin'!

Carol's Creations said...

This is absolutely AMAZING!!! I'm so glad your project was a spotlight at deserve it! I hope to be able to take your idea and make something of my own in the future! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderfully creating luminary!

Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog) said...

I just pinned this on Pinterest so I won't forget it for next year! Awesome just awesome!

Dayna Sabrina said...

Oh wow this is AMAZING! How did I miss this before. This is very, very creative. I hope you won because you should have for this project!