Monday, November 16, 2009

Cuttelbug Challenge Blog Festival of Lights Blog Hop!

You made it! I am the last on the list for the hop {and a bit late, sorry about that} I hope you are still having a great time. I know you know what is going on but in case you are coming here and not part of the hop, make sure you check out the deets at the end of the post to see how to win!

I was Inspired by some challenges going on over Webster's Pages Be Inspired site and one of them was using a glass backing and I thought, "how perfect! this will be just perfect for my project with lights".

So here is what I came up with... {all papers are Websters. I ran the paper flowers, the American Crafts Thickers and some of the balloons through my Cuttlebug}. I made the clouds from my Pearl Alcohol Inks and then I added Shimmerz in the clouds for some shadowing and sparkle and the stamp in the bottom right hand corner is a myStampBox stamp for their travel stamps.




here are some close-ups so you can see how I raised the balloons, the texture on the letters and flowers...









In addition to the fabulous projects you have seen, we have decided to hide a treasure along the hop!

One selected Designer will draw a random winner from the comments left on her blog in the hop, and the winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps!

The fun part is…we’re not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!!! I have the list at below.

Here is the blog list for the hop so get hoppin'!

Cassie Larson

Cindy Royal

Karen Maldonado

Mel McCarthy

Maggie Lamarre

Nathalia Castellon

Shantaie Fowler

Terrie Bailey

Beth Ullman

Betty Brett

Meda Halmaciu

Danielle Wycough

Ingrid Danvers

Jackie Gallagher

Jenn Koss

June Houck

And ME! you are last so head back over to the Cuttlebug Challenge blog and let them know you finished!

114 comments:

Terry said...

I love this project. It is so pretty.

Elaine A said...

Ellen -

This is really very different and unique! I love the way it looks. I think this would be wonderful to give as a gift. Thank you so much for sharing.

Elaine Allen

Beth said...

Ellen this is gorgeous and a unique work of art you are just so clever.

Axes DesigNs said...

What a great idea! congratulations!

Jessie said...

very pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, great project. I love it.

Terrie B x said...

Elllen this is simply divine..I love it..TFI
Enjoy the rest of your Day:)xxx

MrsETaylor said...

What a unique and beautiful light project. I love the layers and dimension. Thank you sooooo much for sharing.

Vicky Gould said...

So unique; so outstanding!

Karey said...

Thanks for sharing your work.

Liz said...

This is is elegant

Kim Etherington said...

Neat project!

Crea Grea said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing

Jocelyn said...

Love this Ellen....just stunning!!!

Diana said...

This is a great project. Love the colors, and the flowers.
Thanks for sharing a unique piece of art.
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Maggie said...

Ellen,
very pretty :)
Maggie

Shantaie said...

Ellen, this festival of lights project is a "home run"!
Its so different and artistic!

Laurie Marmon said...

very pretty project. thanks for sharing.

Laurie Marmon said...

very pretty project. thanks for sharing.

Andrea Amu said...

Wow, this is so awesome! Great project... love the balloons!

Phyllis M. said...

Very pretty and different project. Great idea and thanks for sharing. Phyllis M.

Jenn K said...

This is beautiful!! Love this idea!

- - Sheryl - - said...

my sister loves hot air balloons - i will have to show her your blog!

Cindy said...

Very cool, Ellen!! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your idea. I like how you have used different mediums together. smg
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CherylP said...

What a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing.

ladyobie said...

Very nice. The dimension adds a lot.

Carla said...

Great Blog Banner!! What a clever slant on the lights theme, great job!

Whimcees said...

Last on the blog and a bit late - but your project is by far the most unique! Very lovely and creative!

Barbara Diane

Loz (Aus) said...

Wow! This is incredible! What a fab idea! So different!

Jana Eubank said...

Oooooo! :D I LOVED that glass project when I saw it, too! So fun to see another version of it. Gorgeous!

iluvmybugs said...

This is such a unique light...love the hot air balloons..TFS!!!!

Terry

dj1952 said...

The colors are so beautiful. I like all the detail also.

TFS,

dj1952

Michelle said...

Ellen, This is such a fun and festive idea!! This is so cool!
Love how the balloons turned out!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Jamilie said...

Love it! Love the sparkle!!

creativearts said...

Amazing idea.

ScrappinT said...

I love this project! It is different from all of the others!

Terri Conrad said...

hi ellen,
thanks for visiting our blog hop!
Terri Conrad

Tamrah T. said...

I enjoyed the creative style. Keep up the wonderful efforts.

Marie said...

great project very detailed I love it

Scrap2day said...

So amazing! Stunning! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration over the past year!

scrapbooking for others said...

Very unique!

luccialtman said...

Wow this is so unique! I love how detailed!

Jeri said...

Your project is very unique. I've not seen one like this before. I always love to find new ideas. Thanks for sharing yours.

Leonie Castro said...

Love the design can't wait to try all you ladies are wonderfully creative...wishing to get there someday... scrapaliciousleo@gmail.com

Donna said...

Great project - thanks!

dawnie mc said...

what a great idea. Very pretty.

Dayna said...

This is such a great project! I've never seen anything like it before, and I love it. The way you put it all together is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

jamie said...

great project

scrapblu said...

So pretty! I love the dimension! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie

Kristin G. said...

Very nice project. What a wonderful blog hop.

mary said...

Great project! Visiting all the blogs have been fun. Can we do it again tomorrow with all new projects?

khunter47 said...

Love your project. Thank you for sharing.

DeniseB said...

Love the balloons.... Thanks for sharing with us! Fun hop!
DeniseB

Glennis said...

This is so different! I love it

Hope said...

I love the lights and hot air ballons-thank you for an awesome inspiration!

*Kelly* said...

Beautiful!! TFS!
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Elizabeth's Craft Creations said...

This is wonderful !! I have finished but I want to go back and review everything all over again !! Such wonderful ideas, I want to do this again !! Hey I am - - giggle giggle Thanks

Karen said...

WOW Ellen! What a cool project! Love everything about it.

Hugs,
Karen

Shari said...

Very unique and beautiful artwork. I love the balloon idea -very clever, thanks for sharing.

Cindylu2u said...

Love this project, so much detail excellent job!!

lavendarrose29 said...

This a truly beautifully inspired work of art. I love what you did. They saved the best for last. Way to go. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Just gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

How creative. I love it.
ana
abalcarcel409@aol.com

KimCreate said...

What a beautifully crative piece of art.
Very nice!
KimCreate

mekei said...

gorgeous. i never would have 'dreamed' of this myself. gorgeous. super love the flower with glitter. wow.

ters said...

Great project.

This was great fun. Thanks

Joy's fav was Mel's dyearama from july 09


Teresa

Bugeyes said...

cute!!!

Bugeyes

www.deescrafycorner.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

You are very cleaver. What a great project. Thanks.

Lynn B said...

Wow! So very unique. I love it.

chriswooten57 said...

beautiful project ellen thanks for sharing with us

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

chriswooten57 said...

i made it finally. this is only my second blog thanks for sharing with us

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

chriswooten57 said...

thanks for sharing, very pretty

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

berg4 said...

Very unique - tfs!

pcrusberg said...

I really love hotair balloons and yours are just marvelous! They remind me of the one in the Wizard of Oz, which I just watched the other day. Thanks! Pam
pcrusberg@aol.com

mswillie said...

wow, last but not least!!!
Great work!! very creative!!
Tina
twilliams7570@charter.net

Jacqui said...

Very beautiful work.

Bev Coffaro said...

too cool

Anonymous said...

Did they save the best for last?

Kathy
kals@zoominternet.net

Donna said...

Amazing project! This hop has been so fun. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Cassandra said...

I love layers, they really do make a HUGE difference and yours are PERFECT! I love how you embossed your letters, I would never have thought to do that!! Your balloon is amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing all your talent!
Hugs!
Cassandra
cvansyckle@gmail.com

Rachel said...

cute project!

Kay said...

OOo reminds of the new pixar movie up...balloon..lol

Carol said...

very cute, thanks for sharing.

mawmaw2-4 said...

Thanks for doing this! Love your blog.

reneeporter7@yahoo.com

schnuti said...

Hi Ellen,

what a perfect project....it looks for "DREAM"....thank you for the chance to win...;)

ILONA

jd said...

WOW! This is awesome.

dee said...

Ellen,
this is beautiful. I love the balloons. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

sgute said...

This is very unique,different and very beautiful-TFS!

Jessica said...

Whoooo Hooooo I finished it!!! I didn't know if I'd be able to get to all the sites. But I did. Thanks for all the fun, ladies.

CeeGee said...

Very unique and beautiful. I love the collage effect.

String Fling said...

Wow! What a way to end the blog hop. I really liked your project, very unique. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday!

TanishaRenee said...

gorgeous project E!

Brie said...

Too cute!!!

Carol said...

so love this project!
Carol<><

beadz said...

Great project! I would have never thought to run thickers through the cuttlebug.

hugs,
Gini

KateB said...

as a lover of contemporary stuff...love that you used Websters! Romantic and made me want to travel somewhere! Loved this and I know its even more gorgeous in person!

Stephanie said...

A different and pretty project. It would be cute in a child's room.
sbalow98@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

I really like this. It is just great! :)

chignon said...

The balloons are so cool and I love the dimension. Wonderful job.

Maria said...

I love this! It's stunning.

Kim. said...

Great project and as soon as I saw yours I thought what a superb gift I could make for a baby's nursery that I am involved in. Love it.
Kim xXx

veronika said...

how beautiful.. thanks

Helen F. said...

Wow, very unique and creative project. Lovely job on the Festival project, Ellen.

Rosa said...

So pretty I loved the way it came out. Thanks for sharing.

SusanC said...

pretty & unique. Thanks

silvia said...

OMG!! LOVE yur project!!

String Fling said...

I really love this project, especially th colors. Thanks for sharing!

Charo said...

Yes, you were my last visit, but a great one also! Thank you.

Michelle said...

I love this. beautiful!

Meda said...

Great project!Love the vintage look!

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Terri Conrad said...

Hi there Ellen,

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Congratulations!

laterg8r said...

love the see through and texture of this :D