Monday, October 19, 2015

Day 19: Halloween Luminary by Leigh S-B!

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

We are now into our 3rd week of the spooktacular 31 Days of Halloween blog hop hosted by Smeared Ink!  If you joined the hop from the beginning then you got here from DominoART and your next stop is Susan.  If you just popped in to visit us today and want to join the fun then the blog roll is over there in the right sidebar!  For more info about this hop and how to win prizes see Terra's blog.

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pssst...we are having a World of Borders sale!
Various borders up for grabs, some for as little as a $1!  

LCDesigner Leigh...aka Moi ;0) is back today with a spooktacular Halloween Luminary featuring the following Carmen's Veranda stamps
Halloween Background
Flying Skull  

I'm really pleased with how it turned out. 
The glow is so pretty and look at the cool pattern it casts on the wall in the photo below ;0)
I love working with faux stained glass effects and this one came together nicely.  The luminary is quite large, measuring at 5.25" square and 6.75" high.  I've got a tall 3" wide flameless candle in there but you can easily create a candlescape with a few in varying sizes.  The photos above show the luminary with a white paper insert acting as a light diffuser and the last photo shows it without for more of a stained glass effect.  In the photos below you can see how pretty it is in daylight too.  I stamped 4 panels of clear artist's overlay acetate with the Carmen's Veranda Halloween image in jet black StazOn ink and applied Watermelon and Sunshine Yellow Ranger Adirondack Brights Alcohol Ink with an ink applicator.   I designed the cardstock frame to fit the stamp perfectly, cut eight window panels with an Xacto knife and stamped them all with CV's Flying Skull in Brilliance Pearlescent Purple ink.  Even in the dark the pearlescent ink glows too.  The frame folds were scored on a scoreboard and the acetate panels adhered to the inside of the four front facing windows and the remaining four were added to the inside for additional stability and to make the inside look just as gorgeous as the outside.
Besides all the fabulous prizes up for grabs in the hop with Smeared Ink don't forget you can also enter all your Halloween and Day of the Dead makes in our various Halloween activities too!  We currently have 3 faBOOlous prizes you can win, all the info is below so I hope we've inspired you to come and join the fun!

Enter your spooktacular creations in BOO! our linky party HERE to win a $15 spending spree to LCD/CV!
You can also enter our first LCD/CV Facebook Challenge currently taking place on both of our FB Pages, Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda
Click on over, read the pinned posts and enter  
Challenge #1 Something Wicked this Way Comes!
You can also enter any themed projects in our current monthly blog challenge
Our Challenge prize is based on amount of entries received & you can enter as many times as you want so tell all your friends and come and play with us ;0)
 Please make sure you read our blog event & challenge rules & our Facebook rules to ensure you qualify to win!

Thank you for hopping with us today, see you again tomorrow!
Leigh S-B
LCD/CV DT Leader


  1. This one came together perfectly. Love the creepy fee of it all. Wonderful make!

  2. Oh wonderful, I love the glow showing off the great stamp! I'm going to have ago of this one! Ang going to try a Chritmas one too!

    1. Thank you and can't wait to see your makes, Christmas will be so magical too!

  3. AWESOME - I too love the reflected glow on the wall - love it xx

  4. Ooh, amazing, love this ... have to try this! Great images for it, spooky and perfect for Halloween.

  5. Oh I love this. I have to try this too..I want beautiful you are so talented.

  6. This is spectacular and sooo enchanting casting spooky shadows! Greatness :) xx

  7. All of a sudden, I realise there is a GAP in my stamp collection!!!! Great to see how effective a luminary can be.

    1. Luminaries of all kinds and shapes and sizes are loads of fun to make! You're going to have lots of fun Squiddy!

  8. This is really cool! Love the spooky shadow it's casting.

  9. this is really pretty.
    A friend game me a card that props up and has a "candle" behind the picture of the pumpkin.
    I think it's great. Having something on all 4 sides would really be fun.
    thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Mary! Yes, luminary cards are fun to make and are a great spin on a regular card.

  10. Gorgeous luminary Leigh! This is what I like about this hop - I see so many ideas that I must have a go at!! Thanks for sharing...

    1. Thank you Susan! I agree, hops are so much fun and provide so much inspiration :0)

  11. AWESOME luminary!!! the stamp you used for your panels is perfect for this type of project... and I love the detail the flying skull adds to the frame. Great colors! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Amazing luminary, Leigh!!! It truly is beautiful in daylight as well as lit in the dark. So carefully finished both inside and out. LOVE it! xxD

  13. Very nice Leigh, great array of pics too - really shows all the detail etc.


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