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Monday, 15 December 2014

Let there be light!

Hello all!  Just a sneak peek today (after yesterday's mammoth post).  I'm over at A Vintage Journey catching my breath with a Destination Inspiration post (and I'm afraid it's also a bit of a monster!).


I've got a festive gift idea for you using tissue wrap.  I wouldn't call it a lightbulb moment, so much as a candle beam of an idea... but I hope it inspires you to play.  Hop on over to take a look at my experiments.



It's been very festive on the Vintage Journey just recently.  If you missed yesterday's Secret Santa sharing, I would love it if you have time to take a look at my offering for that.

It's one of my favourite recent makes, and there's even another touch of tissue wrap inspiration to be found there.

You'll also find a link so that you can see all the other Vintage Journey Design Team Secret Santa Deliveries - and if you hop around to the whole team, you could be in with a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes in our Christmas Giveaway!

Check it all out on A Vintage Journey for Father Christmas.

I'll be a candle holder and look on.
From Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare



If you don't mind hopping over to A Vintage Journey to see them in full, I'd love to enter my candlelit musical jars at Inspiration Emporium for their Sing, Sing It Loud theme this month.

30 comments:

brenda said...

I did miss yesterdays post I'm afraid Alison, in fact missed a good few from many the last week or so due to Blogger issues combined with a dodgy computer.

But I have taken a peek and what a stunning piece of artwork and now I am off to look at today's which looks equally amazing from the peek.

B x

chrissies said...

Been and had a look and these are stunning-thanks for sharing how you made them

Love Chrissie x

Redanne said...

Absolutely stunning Alison! Anne xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Let the light shine...great shimmers, Alison, lovely artwork!
Greetings, Alie

JackieP Neal said...

I love your monster projects Alison! teeheehee
on my way to check it out! xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just cam from AVJ, I am absolutely in awe of your candle jars Alison! I have bookmarked the page so I can come back again and again! What a brilliant idea and a gorgeous outcome, my favourite Christmas project this year! holiday hugs :)

Dorthe said...

Wonderful candle jars, so beautiful in the shimmer of light and so very gorgeous all in their different decorations.
Love them Alison.
Hugs from Dorthe

Lisa M said...

Now THOSE were fabulous reads! The most inspiring ideas and of course I love the recycled bits. Both were just incredible to watch unfold. Thanks so much Alison and for your very sweet comments left on my posts
hugs,
Lisa x

Inky and Quirky said...

Beautiful candle jars Alison,very inspiring.........must have a try at doing these :)
Big hugs
Donna xx

Kay Wallace said...

I was just consumed by all the photo as well as narrative details of your candle project, Alison, and I am just so amazed at your talent! Wish you weren't so far away! I would love to see your home drenched in candlelight this Christmas!

massofhair said...

WOW Alison your jars are wonderful and definitely sparkly and crackly. Your post is definitely magical and brings festive cheer, like Kay It would be wonderful to see all your jars alight :-) xxx

Chrissy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison..have been over to see your jars and they are just beautiful all lit up..wonderful work.

luv CHRISSYxx

Anita Houston said...

Amazing texture on these jars...love the light! The crackle is stupendous! Gorgeous card too!

Lys Scrap said...

Went to AVJ and I love your mammoth posts! Your light jars are beautiful, Christmas atmosphere is here! I especially love the crackle effect on the "musical" jar.

Amanda said...

Alison I loveeeee what you have done with these jars they have turned out fabulously!!
Love
Amanda x

Meggymay said...

Wow, the jars all look stunning and even more beautiful seeing them all lit up.
Yvonne

Shari Trumbull said...

Completely LOVE these gorgeously repurposed jars, Alison!! Your techniques are wonderful and easy and I want to make my own :) XOXO-Shari

Gio said...

Wow, the sneak peek looks amazing, going there, I'm too curious!

cathylynn said...

Looks very interesting! I got to go hop!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Terry said...

I have done a few things with empty containers and jars and with tissue wrap, but never thought about adding that to a jar! Now you got me all inspired and thinking! Love these altered and most gorgeous jars, Alison! Hugs!

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Alison, it;s been TOO long, you have certainly brought light into my dark world. you do know I LOVE everything single thing you create, your inspiration has taken me to places I never thought possible, I just had to tell you and wish you and yours a GRRRRREAT Holiday season, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

Coco said...

Two wonderful sneak peeks oh!!... I'm off to read and see both, even more as I'm curious to know how you have integrated tissue wrap on these new amazing creations! (I already know they will amaze me like every time, and sure I will LOVE them). Thanks for being so brilliant Alison, as well as so kind and supportive :) Hugs, Coco xxx

craftytrog said...

I've just been to see your lovely lanterns Alison...they look absolutely magical, with all that scrummy texture & sparkle! xxx

Marci said...

They were pretty with just the tissue, but then you made them spectacular! I can't decide which one is my favorite. I always like to read your creative journey.

Mrs.B said...

Just popped back from having a look at your beautiful tea light holders - loved the originals, but stunning finished designs.
Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! They look so expensive and from such humble start! Christmas Magic!!! Chris

Hettie said...

These look fantastic Alison! Pinning these for next year!
Hugs
xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! That's one amazing transformation. I just went pin-happy with your jars on the AVJ site. Gorgeous!

barbarayaya62 said...

Wonderful alteration, Alison! BArbarayaya

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow stunning altered jars, truly awesome. They look amazing while lit in the dark but they look beautiful in the day to. The greens/blue look so good and I lurrrrve the stencilling. Kezzy :-) xxx