Friday 18 October 2013

Cameo Silhouette Halloween Lantern Votive Holder

Boo!  There are creepy goings-on over at an Oldie But A Goodie, it's new challenge time and the theme is Spooky.  The full rules are over on the challenge blog post, but in a nutshell, you need to create a new project following the theme and use on it at least 1 item that is at least 6 months old (what a great excuse to use up some old stash).

For this challenge, I've made a Spooky Halloween Lantern.

Project Recipe:
Tools: Cameo Silhouette, Spellbinders, Grand Calibur
Colouring Mediums:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Paper and Card: WRMK, Stardream, Textured Card, pearlescent vellum, coloured vellum
Embellishments: Glittery spider, glitter, rhinestone gems, Prima Got Flowers

I made this project largely using my Cameo Silhoutte, which is great for specialist projects when you may not have readily to hand a lot of subject material.

I've add photos of each side in daylight so that you can see the detail but also with the votive candle lit, so that you can see the effect when in use.  Please remember, if you do a project like this, use only electric candles, not bare flames.  On this side my orange moon is actually an orange vellum circle mounted behind the witch.

Next side features a rather spooky skull.  The Cameo Silhouette shape that I used had lots of detail on it, but I find that this doesn't always cut so well if you've shrunk the shape to a small size.  So I edit my shape before cutting by un-grouping and then removing the very smallest cuts.  I think it's still effective - here I removed the smaller teeth and then re-spaced out the remaining ones.

I love these pumpkins!  I like grown-up Halloween (it's not just about the children) and I think these pumpkins are classy!

Finally, Halloween wouldn't be complete without a Spooky House!  Also, I've previously written a tutorial on how a Poinsettia (Die) is for Life, Not Just For Christmas, and my Halloween Poinsettia is a case in point!

Everything used in this project is over 6 months old (I think some of it's over 6 years old, lol), so it was a great way to use up old stash and hoarded scraps.

Hope you enjoyed this project.  Do come over to an Oldie But A Goodie Challenge and join us for this fortnight's theme of Spooky.  I would like to enter it into the following challenges as well:
Cameo Creations - Spooky/Haunting
Clear it Out - Halloween/Orange
Crafty Calender - Halloween
CountryView - Something Spooky
Use It Tuesday - Scraps, Pieces, Odds and Ends Pin It Now!


  1. What a brilliant project Andrea! Love this spooky lantern and you are so clever with your cameo. Love it! Jx

  2. What a spooktacular lantern Andrea, you must have such patience!! Fabulous! xx

  3. At the risk of sounding like C&C, what a spooktacular card! I love spooky, always was into horror films, but I think I scared a lot of people off my blog a couple of years ago with a gory serial killer's house, so am keeping things much tamer this year lol! Love your idea of using a lantern. I got a load of those electric candles cheap off Ebay last year and haven't got round to using them all yet, so you've given me ideas mwahaha (that's an evil laugh :-) Thanks for your lovely messages, I am much recovered and enjoying blogging again. Love Maddy x

  4. Super lantern, lovely images. Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good luck.

    Pat xx

  5. What a stunning halloween lantern and so many fabulous details. Thanks for joining us att the PCJ challenge xx

  6. Wow! I'm gonna need one of these lanterns. Thanks for sharing at Use It Tuesday.

  7. What a great project! Love it!

  8. Lovely halloween cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    LTC DT
    CCC DT
    CCH DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  9. These look fab....great idea, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  10. These lanterns are amazing. What a great idea! Thank you for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday. (Congrats on your weight loss!)

  11. Oh wow! This has Halloween written all over it. Great project.
    Heike xx

  12. Awesome votive latern, love all four sides. and the poinsettia too. thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Halloween challenge.

  13. Hi, Dips: I love your Halloween card--- so cute and wonderful with the back lights! thanks for joining in our challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  14. Wow what an awesome lantern it's so pretty. Love the big purple flower too

    Thank you for joining Crafty Catz challenge and good luck!

  15. Wow what an awesome lantern it's so pretty. Love the big purple flower too

    Thank you for joining Crafty Catz challenge and good luck!

  16. Wow, stunning lantern! I love the spooky spider!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too DT

  17. What a awesome Halloween card! I love them all! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  18. Great cards thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  19. Wonderful Halloween cards!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  20. These are fantastic! I love them all! Love how you made that poinsettia into a spooky Halloween flower! Thanks for joining us at Cameo Creations Challenge. Julie, DT member

  21. Love your Halloween lantern, Thanks for linking it to Country View Challenges 'Something Spooky' theme.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  22. Fabulous creation, love that giant spider! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x


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