Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Choochin

When I think of the word choochin (lantern), I always think of high school when we used to tell our friends we didn't want to hold choochin for them- meaning didn't want to be the 3rd wheel on their date. Remember that Les?? Well, these mini lanterns would not provide enough light for that, but they are pretty darn cute! Made these for the store to showcase some of the new Lifestyle Crafts dies that is now available. I must admit, I first cut them out of a burgandy color but didn't like how it came out. After sleeping on it, I decided to change it up and cut them out of vellum and boy did it look better! After cutting them out of vellum, I stamped them with my cherry blossom Stampendous stamp with black Stazon. Since I used Stazon ink, couldn't use my copics on it, so I decided to color them from the back instead. The red showed through nicely. Added the black trim and handles and I was done. We were discussing the lanterns after they were done and think they would make an awesome table decoration... just add a tea light inside them and they will glow nicely through the vellum!

8 comments:

kris said...

Beautiful! the sakura branches really match the lantern and i think you went with a great color combo! these would definitely look awesome as table deco!

Angiebug said...

These are wonderful! Do you have instructions on how to make them?
tfs

Creations by Shirl said...

OOh I really like this project alot... This would be great as table decor as Kris mentioned aboved and then put those little battery candles for lights...

Leanne said...

Love it! Gorgeous for any table or decorate any space beautifully.

sweet said...

These are gorgeous. These will make great decorations.

Leslie's pics said...

Hahahahaa! I never knew that was actually a real word! Wow, those came out really nice...maybe you gotta hold another class for us :)

eunice said...

Wow, Jenny these came out looking GREAT! I agree...they would be awesome as a table decoration for a party with a tea light inside. Leave it to you to re-create an old idea as something fresh and new! Love it!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Some cute Jenny. Saw them at IS.