Thursday, May 9, 2013

Camp Lamp!

Hey Guys! SVG Cuts is having another Facebook Challenge, this time we are to create our version of the lamp from Maison de Madeline SVG Kit. Since we just ended the longest winter ever here in Edmonton, Summer has been on my mind... which led me to create this "Camp" lamp! 

This may be one of my favourite creations, love how it all came together! I'm always amazed at what paper and a little creativity can do!

Unfortunately, this project will NOT be entered in the Challenge as I got a bit ahead of myself. I got half way through it only to realize that when I read the challenge rules a bit more closely, it did not qualify as I modified the lamp shape :( 

Oh, well.... Lamp FAIL! I'm not too heart broken though, my son fell in love with it as soon as he saw it... only problem, so did my daughter! I guess I may be making another one, lol! This would also make a great Father's Day gift for the Outdoorsy Man in your life!

Here is a closer look at the camp ground ;)
Isn't that Teepee the cutest thing ever? It's even functional too. Lift off the top and the base can be filled with little goodies!

Here is a birds eye view from above...

My favourite part of all, is when the tree is all lit up. Instead of using battery operated tea lights, I used battery operated LEDs, that I had purchased at the dollar store (the kinds you push down to light up a small closet). Since I used 3 of them, they actually do light up the room. I did use a tea light in the Teepee to give it a soft glow. I love the lit tree... reminds me of the sky at night. 

Recipe for Camp Lamp:

Lamp file comes from Maison de Madeline SVG Kit 
First I enlarged the whole lamp, then I created the middle and top shade slightly smaller then each other. Welded a triangle and tab to the top shade to create the point on the tree. Finally, I added the holes (circles) to the lamp shade. (I didn't do this but, I would recommend you cut at least 2 or 3 pieces of the lamp shade base for each tier. I think that would make the tree a little stronger)
The tree measures about 20 inches tall.
Teepee file and fire comes from Camp Smore SVG Kit
The Rowboat comes from Picnic in the Park SVG Kit
Modifications to the files done on the Silhouette DSE, all cut on the Silhouette Cameo.
For the base of my lamp I used an unfinished wood picture frame (I need something strong and sturdy). Covered it up with cardstock and finished the edge with washi tape.

There you have it! The possibilities are endless... I'm sure I'll be making a few more of these trees for Christmas time... maybe even a Christmas scene! Oh, the wheels are turning.... 

Well, onto my next project... SVG Cut Facebook Lamp Challenge... wait, didn't I do that already, he, he! Oh, oh, here we go again ;)

Thanks for coming by :)
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