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Monday, 27 October 2014

Inspiration Journal - Project #4

This is my fourth project for October at Inspiration Journal and I decided to make something a little less spooky - well except for spiders and cobwebs perhaps!

There is still time to enter the In Disguise Challenge at Inspiration Journal and we would all love to see you join in.  There is a huge prize of 50 Inspiration Emporium Dollars for one lucky winner! Inspiration Emporium also have exceptionally reasonable postage rates to both the USA and Europe.

I don't actually have the amazing Luminary die by Tim Holtz but my lovely and extremely talented friend Jenny (Buttons) cut me a few and they only come out occasionally as I don't want to use them all up!  It takes a little bit of time and patience, but the end result is always worth the effort:
My 'In Disguise' element is the pillar at the bottom that is made using the cardboard tube from a roll of gift wrap.  I did not take step by step photos as I completed this project over a number of days and I just forgot....

The pillar and the luminary have been treated the same, coated with Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint, a crackle glaze applied on top, followed by Black Soot Distress Paint.  I love the way the vibrant Ripe Persimmon shows through.
The pinecones at the bottom are from Tim's Pinecone die.  I have just got the new larger pinecone die,  they are quite large and for those of you who like to make flowers, this will be the perfect die to make lovely large roses.
The 'glass' is made from left over packaging material and I used Tim's Cobweb strip die to add some detail to the glass.  The orange blog on the front is actually a spider which has had his body covered with Distress Glitter (Spiced Marmalade).  The beautiful little leaves are from Tim's Autumn Gatherings Strip Die and they have been coloured with various Distress Stains.
The top has been decorated with Tim's original size pinecones and crinkle ribbon coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain.
I'll leave you with a slightly better view of the spider........ just perfect for Halloween.....

Like I said earlier, I hope you will join us in the challenge.  Every Monday the Inspiration Team showcase their projects at Inspiration Journal, so there is always plenty to inspire you! 

Also, if you purchase items from Inspiration Emporium you can use my code Redanne to receive 10% off your whole order!

As always, thanks so much for looking and it is always a pleasure to read any comments you leave!

Hugs, Anne xxx



45 comments:

  1. How can you not own this die! I love it. Beautiful Luminary and freakish inspiration! Love it and love this die. GO GET IT! It's awesome for Christmas. Just saying;)

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  2. Another stunning project Anne, and perfect for Halloween. Love the crackle paint and the cobwebs on the glass are amazing ...... great job!! Have a fab week ..... hugs Linda xx

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  3. I love your Halloween creations. The cob web windows are a great touch x

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  4. Wow Anne. You have done it again with this exceptionally stunning work of art. The colours and crackling look fabulous and the spider and web are wonderful. You have such a great talent Anne and super charged imagination. Have a Good Day my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  5. Hi Anne this is gorgeous. I love the colours and all the richness . The cobwebs over the window create such a lovely effect and the spider is just great x

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  6. Wow - what a fabulous creation Anne. The orange tints peeking through the cracks in the black paint give a super effect - love the whole piece.
    Toni xx

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  7. This is wonderful Anne. Such a fabulous design, I love the spooky detailing and fantastic colours.
    hugs Sue xx

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  8. fabulous detailed project Anne...love it and woohoo you clever girl with the linky thing...hugs kath xxx

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  9. Lovely, lovely, brilliant. Such rich tones and wow,I just adore the cobweb windows! Nikki xxx

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  10. UTTERLY GORGEOUS!!! Honestly Anne, the way you alter basic designs and transform them into such incredible projects always has me amazed. I love how the Persimmon works under the Black Soot.
    Thank you to you both for coming to see me on Saturday - it always means so much. Emailing you with a link you might like... Jenny xxx

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  11. Oh yes this is a beautifully piece Anne. Wonderful texture and the idea of spider webs is really cool. This is Gorgeous! Karen.x

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  12. Totally FAB-U-LOUS Anne!! Adore the spider web sides and the brilliant crackling looks superb (persimmon was fantastic choice!). You've made stunning foliage and pinecones too. The pillar is a terrific idea and wonderful staging for the whole piece. Nicola x

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  13. Fabulous Anne - so many wonderful details and I love those fabulous colours and cobweb windows! I am in awe of how you take the die and create something completely different with it! Jennie x

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  14. Wow Miss Anne this is SPECTACULARRRR... Love how you created the base, the colors are gorgeousssssss, loooooove the pine cones, they do look like black roses with the fantastic orange ribbon, it hard to pick but I think this is my favorite Halloween piece, thanks for sharing have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

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  15. Fantastic Anne!! I just love your lantern perched on the pillar, what a wonderful idea! The crackle with the orange showing through is just gorgeous and I really love the pinecones! Such an inspiration! big hugs :)

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  16. Stunning Anne, love the spider webs in the windows!! (even though I am not a huge Halloween fan lol). This is just beautiful, love how you put it on its little pedestal, it really adds to it.

    Jenny cut me some too, and I am yet to tackle them....

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  17. What wonderful texture and color you achieved on your lantern Anne - the web panels look quite spooky! Wonderful pine cones all over mixed with the leaves - a super project and well done! I just purchased the luminary die but it hasn't arrived yet!

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  18. Love the cobwebs and this die is a must have. :) I love your lantern and it's decorated beautifully Anne. xx

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  19. gosh that's a stunner Anne. love the so very real wood effect and the use of the cobweb die for the windows. a fab Hallowe'en project!

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  20. Another fantastic production. You never fail to inspire, influence or impress ((hugs)) xx

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  21. Totally worth the effort, as this is stunning! Gorgeous deep grunge and color! Love the stand too!

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  22. I love everything about this lantern, the cobweb windows, textures, colours. Perfectly halloween xx

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  23. glad I managed to get the chance to pop here and see your piece in all its glory - its fabulous Anne - I love all the details - so pretty and spooky at the same time! Shaun was okay today - his lungs are drying out and he's breathing more easily. I speak to the consultant tomorrow so will know more of their plans then. Hugs rachel x

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  24. Hi Anne! This luminary is great! Love the spider webs as sides, it looks fab! Also, love the contrasting colours of the flowers... very effective.
    Thank you for your kind comment! I'm so glad you like me new cling film emboss technique! It's fun and super easy. Give it a go ;) Hugs,
    Ingrid xx

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  25. Oh Anne, you just keep besting yourself with each project. Each time I think "This is my favorite". What a wonderful holiday luminary you've created with the pretty orange flowers, leaves and that fantastic pinecone. I've made a Pinterest board just for your projects! I'm in awe, too, that you got that P button working on your blog! TFS & Big hugs.

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  26. Hi Anne, love the way you've used the die cuts, I have this die but haven't used it much but you are tempting me to get it out again. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  27. HI Anne, this is absolutely stunning, you have created a truly magnificent luminary. I have recently acquired this die and am looking forward to using it, hugs Carole Z X

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  28. Beautifully done! I think you've definitely mastered the crackling effect - it looks exactly like wood - and I love all the flowers and leaves. Elaine xx

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  29. This luminary certainly has an elegance to it from the pillar. Love your perfect choice of crackle colours, and your bright ribbon helps to highlight the crackles. Stunning pine cones. So beautifully made to a high standard as always x
    Julie x

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  30. Good evening Anne,
    Absolutely stunning, love the finish you have done and all the wonderful decoration
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  31. Gorgeous Anne, love those rustic tones and the wonderful webs. Love the inventive stand too. Tracy x

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  32. Love the colour and texture of your luminary and pillar Anne. Those cobwebs are perfect, along with the glittery spider. Love those dark pine cone roses and the gorgeous pop of coloured crinkle ribbon is fab. Another fantastic piece to add to your Halloween collection.
    Hugs Lottie x

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  33. This is one gorgeous luminary! I love the webbing panes and that spooky crackle! The embellishments in traditional Halloween colors is fabulous! This is so creative, Anne! Hugs!

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  34. WOW, Anne!! Amazing luminary!! I don't have the TH luminary die either and I'm starting to think I really need it now!! :) Love how you've treated this with the layers of color and crackly goodness! So rustic and scary!! I don't like spiders, so I'm effectively creeped out ;) :) XOXO-Shari T.

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  35. This is gorgeous, Annie! Only you could make a spider look beautiful!! Your work is extraordinary, as always! The patience and care and dedication to perfection are so obvious in this Halloween luminary!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  36. Gasp!! I love this luminary!!! You amaze me and sometimes just knock my socks off completely. Enjoy it for Halloween!
    Hugs Kelly

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  37. Hey Sugar! What a wonderful lantern and that post looks like real wood! Everything looks wonderful and the top looks so very pretty! I don't know how you come up with all of your ideas but darn kid, you sure are good!
    Sandy xx

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  38. It might seem an odd word to use but to my eyes, there is a gorgeous elegance to this lantern.
    To imagine this made from a die it is incredible. It looks as though you have been wood crafting as it mimics old wood to perfection. Even the leaves look authentic.
    Another visit to your blog which again has left me with my jaw hitting the floor!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  39. This is a fantastic project again Anne - I already commented on Facebook but felt I had to join you on your blog as well. Fab!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  40. Cobwebs and spiders don't usually get this reaction from me but... Wow! this is brilliant. I love it! hugs Alexandra x

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  41. No wonder I'm comment 41 (-: This is absolutely AMAZING!!! As Always I LOVE your Projects!

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  42. Wonderful Anne, I love the crackle and the cobweb windows! Once again you are helping me to get to like Halloween!! Chrisxx

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  43. This is fantastic. The cracked frame and cobweb windows are superb. Love it. :)

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  44. This is a very elegant Halloween piece. Usually those two words do not go together...at least not at my home! Love the colors and the crackle. Perfectly done!

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  45. Wow another stunning project Anne. Also not a huge Halloween fan but I love seeing what everyone else makes.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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