Carnival Lights

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is going to the "Carnival" this week!  My project celebrates the carnival lights.  I fondly recall going to street carnivals each year when I was a small girl.  After dark, the sleepy mid-western town town became a magical place full of food, fun and colorful lights.  It was a real treat! 
Using my Martha Stewart Ornament Template, I created a paper lantern to replicate the atmosphere of old-fashioned carnival lights.  It wouldn't be a lantern without bulbs, so I strung some Christmas wire through stamped light bulbs from the Tim Holtz mini blueprints set.  (The Christmas wire I found in my stash and I don't recall where I got it, or how long it's been there.  I think that the old-fashioned tinsel trim or pipecleaners would look cuter.) I topped it off with some vellum fringe and a bit of polyester trim from the Dear Lizzy collection.
Join in the fun at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  Show us your "Carnival" inspired artwork and you could win a $50.00 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store.  Your entry could also be chosen to be featured in the Designer Spotlight and you could get a cool new badge for your blog!
   

32 comments:

  1. love your take on this weeks theme....neat idea (maybe I should have said 'bright idea')

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  2. This is such brilliant project for this week's fun carnival theme, Michelle. :)

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  3. This is amazing!! I just loveeeeeeeeeee the design and the light bulbs!!!

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  4. I hadn't thought of the carnival lights in years! They made the carnival a magical place! Thanks for the memory!

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  5. I love this so much - and your carnival lights idea simply ROCKS!!

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  6. How amazingly fun is this project! WOW!

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  7. This is such a fun project Michelle!! And what a great idea. Love the carnival lights, so clever!

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  8. WOW Michelle! This is so cute and creative!!! LOVE the bulbs!!!

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  9. Oh Michelle this is gorgeous!!!!

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  10. Michelle...your paper lantern is so amazing! I really love all of the experience you drew from to replicate this! The blueprint light bulbs are genius! Love them! This is such a clever idea ... as per your usual. <3 Candy

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  11. This is so cute! Love those lightbulbs!

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  12. Michelle, your paper lantern is so CLEVER! LOVE the fringe and those light bulbs are Brilliant!

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  13. Wow! How fun is that paper lantern...very creative! Love the light bulbs and gorgeous fringe! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog with your sweet comment!

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  14. What a fun and creative project Michelle! The lantern with the light strewn around it looks fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. What a fabulous creative piece Michelle and so well thought out and executed. You would never know that this was made out of paper. I love your story behind your piece too. The light bulbs are a fantastic touch. Tracy x

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  16. What a fun piece! I really love the TH lighbulbs decorating the top!

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  17. Oh my! This is super creative! I just love the entire composition!

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  18. You put a lot of thought and design into this...and it shows! It really does remind me of a carnival with all the fun elements. This is amazing!

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  19. What a fun project! Love the latern with the light bulbs! So much fun! Hugs, Sandra

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  20. Your projects are always amazing! Such fabulous details, awesome work.

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  21. Brilliant and beautiful! Fab design! The lights hanging off the sides are sweet!

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  22. What a great idea for a carnival theme!

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  23. Another amazing creation! LOVE the light you've created!!

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  24. What an awesome idea....so so creative, love it! I have really enjoyed scrolling through your blog, your projects are Fabulous...love your style!
    ps. thankyou so much for the kind comments you left me!

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  25. Wow Michelle!!!! What an incredible creation! I love how you used the Christmas wire to string the stamped lightbulbs. Perfect "fairy light" lanterns for a night at the carnival. Great project!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  26. Such a cool lantern... I love those glowing bulbs! Great take on the theme...
    Alison x

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  27. Wow this is amazing! Love the colours and the light bulbs are a brilliant touch.:)

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  28. This is incredible! Awesome lantern!!!!

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  29. This was so clever! I would've never thought to combine lightbulbs with a lantern! Loved the whimsicality and creativity and thought that even the picture background was brilliant. Another winner here!

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  30. Looks FABULOUS Michelle - LOVE your lightbulbs & lantern combo!

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  31. so clever and cute~darling cute:):)

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