Showing posts with label SVGCuts Facebook Lamp Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SVGCuts Facebook Lamp Challenge. Show all posts

Friday, May 10, 2013

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

Hello Everyone and WELCOME to all my new followers! SO happy to see new faces on this little blog of mine! Make sure you leave me a comment and say HI so I can get to know you as well!

Today, I want to share with you my second attempt at the SVG Cuts Facebook Lamp Challenge! This time around I stuck to the rules, LOL! My inspiration came from the paper used, DCWV Tattered Time Stack. I love the vintage, "MAN"ly look of it! 

So here is my lamp, LOVE how it turned out :)

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

The files I used all came from SVGCuts, Maison de Madeline SVG Kit. I've been wanting to make the wall clock and thought why not incorporate it in the lamp. 

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

 Here is a closer look at the lampshade. I really wanted to make the clock functional but couldn't find a small enough clock movement kit for this project. I did find the next best thing... Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Time Pieces. His stuff is AWESOME!

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

Side view of the lampshade and all the gears.

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

Below is a close up of the details on the base of the lamp.  Stamp comes from Stampendous Time Flies collection. I finished the pull cord chain with the cutest Flair button from Paper Play Studio, I thought "dreamer" was the perfect little touch for a lamp. 

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

And my favorite part of the lamp is actually seeing it all lit up! Isn't it pretty?!? I think this is going to be the perfect Father's Day gift for my hubby! He collects watches, so I know he is gonna love this!

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you've enjoyed my version of the lamp. If you're a paper crafter make sure you enter the challenge! It's really all about fun and pushing your creativity, and if you win something it's a bonus!

Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pine Tree Paper Camping Scene Lamp and | Camp Lamp | SVGCuts


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 favorite creations, love how it all came together! I'm always amazed at what paper and a little creativity can do!

Pine Tree Paper Camping Scene Lamp and | Camp Lamp | SVGCuts

Unfortunately, this project will NOT be entered in the Challenge as I got a bit ahead of myself. I got halfway 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 heartbroken though, my son fell in love with it as soon as he saw it... the 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 campground ;)
Isn't that Teepee the cutest thing ever? It's even functional too. Liftoff the top and the base can be filled with little goodies!

Pine Tree Paper Camping Scene Lamp and | Camp Lamp | SVGCuts

Here is a birds-eye view from above...

Pine Tree Paper Camping Scene Lamp and | Camp Lamp | SVGCuts

My favorite 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. 

Pine Tree Paper Camping Scene Lamp and | Camp Lamp | SVGCuts

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 than 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 lampshade. (I didn't do this but, I would recommend you cut at least 2 or 3 pieces of the lampshade 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 :)