Saturday, 19 September 2009

My two faced Jack-0-Lantern




Last year I was given this white wood and glass lantern as a Christmas present with the strict instructions it was for altering......I waited for Prima Vines to inspire me......then I wanted a Japanese theme........I toyed with collaging it.......finally I came up with AUTUMN.







I couldn't do "true" Halloween due to that whole Non-Halloween English thing with craft shops......I know it's not their fault they don't sell enough but I really feel the need to play with Halloweeny things!




In the end I found some lovely Bo-Bunny Autumn coloured papers at The Hobby House.

Then as luck would have it my good friend, the gorgeous and talented Carol aka Carols Paper Pantry send me some Twiddlybitz (take a look at her blog for breathtaking details).....ps: the Twiddlybitz DT Blog rocks too!!




yup..ever since they arrived I have been playing with my Bitz lol!!



The Twiddlybitz cat was perfect for A Halloween Lantern so I decided to do BOTH.....my Lantern now has two faces.....An Autumn side and a Halloween side......






..for someone who intensly dislikes orange it seems to be taking over my lounge!!HELP!!!



Love and black cats


Ruth xxx


13 comments:

Lean said...

Lovely they are stunning.
bye bye,Lean

Sue Abbott said...

Love the two faced idea Ruth, you've made a great job of it, and it goes a 'treat' with the other bits on the mantle piece. It's a good idea not to rush things, an idea always arrives, 'eventually'.
Sue x

Pia said...

wooow what a beautiful work

sam21ski said...

WOW Ruth, it's lovely. If you can't stand orange, I love it, so when you've done with it .......

Jenneke said...

Hahaha, this is so funny. You dislike orange but you make the most wonderful projects with it and there are so many other orange things in your house!! Lol
I LOVE this lantern, absolutely beautiful!
XXXJenneke

Gez said...

Fabulous Ruth. What a clever idea having different 2 different faces. Loving your orange. Gez.xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I just had to say it again - Ruth - That is stunning!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

So beautiful Ruth, you do such stunning work! I really loved visiting your blog, you are so very creative!!
Thank you so much for leaving your lovely comment on my blog! It is so nice to meet you!
I’m so glad you stopped by and entered in my giveaway, Good Luck!
Hugs, Carol Anne

Christie said...

This is SO BEAUTIFUL! I love, love, love it! Perfect that you decorated both sides, you can keep the fall side showing all the way through the end of November! Fabulous!
You've totally inspired me!

kazzells said...

Wow This is totally stunning love it!!!

kazx

Karen said...

ooooo I thought it was another lovely house when I first saw this but its a stunning lantern!!! I LOVE it!!!! XXX

Arby said...

Ruth this is just gorgeous... I don't do Halloween. Not really an Aussie thing!! I have left you somthing on my blog!!

Caroline said...

Thats gorgeous Ruth - why not enter it for the Houses challenge on the BS Challenges blog?!....x