Monday, 21 April 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - April Theme Variation

As I fell in love with the awesome Trellis die from Tim Holtz as soon as I saw it, I had to have it and still love the endless possibilities it offers! As you may remember I already had a heavy play with it over here.

My second entry to the April tag of Tim Holtz' "12 tags of 2014" is an altered latern I used the Trellis die on.

And I also took an image with the curtains closed so you can see how it looks when it is lit by the candle inside:

I had this old lantern with a simple glass which I covered with some japanese rice paper that I first tinted with Distress stain "tattered rose". Then I die cut the trellis twice from some Tim Holtz paper stash, and also two tattered pinecones (to create the fabulous roses) and one twig.

As I wanted to have roses in different sizes I tore the second pinecone shape into two parts and created two smaller roses from that one die cut. The other pinecone shape was used for a large rose.

To cover the metal stand of my lantern I used the rulers from the strip designs from one of the Tim Holtz papers and fixed it to the metal with hot glue. Then I glued the three roses and the twig on the spot where the overlap from my paperstrip was, to hide it.

The top of my lantern was given a border with the tiles from the trellis die cut and the backs that were visible were coloured with the Distress marker "broken china". I also glued some tiles into the trellis frame using hot glue, which makes them pop a little so the light can shine through the gaps!!!

For a finish I added some rough cord with which I fixed the metal idea-ology tag too. Some dabs of patina gilding wax around the platform of my lantern and the metal tag. Done! Hope you like it!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia xx


  1. WOW! Claudia this is just so stunning!!! I absolutely adore it. Love from Laura xxxxxxxxx

  2. ich fürchte, um diese stanze werde ich auch nicht drum rum kommen, wenn man da so schöne sachen damit machen kann!

  3. This is simply gorgeous! I love how you got inspired by Tim's tag, the references are so clear yet the project is so different and so much your own!

  4. Brilliant! Fab idea, loving the colours and the trellis is one of my favourites too

    Jools x

  5. Da haben wir sie...die unendlichen Möglichkeiten (:o) Tolle Idee ♥

  6. Fabulous lantern, its a super photo with it lit up.
    Yvonne x

  7. A beautifully creative interpretation of Tim's tag, your lantern looks beautiful in the light and in the dark xx

  8. That´s clever! I like it. :)

  9. So amazing - what a brilliant take on the April tag - always love a candle!
    Alison xx

  10. Speechless! Beautiful way to use Trellis die


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