Monday, December 12, 2011

Graphic 45 & May Art Blog Hop / Tropical Travelogue Altered Lampshade

Tropical Travelogue / May Arts Ribbon  Lampshade

Happy Monday!
Today is our day to post a featured project for
the Graphic 45 & May Arts Blog Hop.


So welcome everyone to the blog and more.

Here is a recap of what is happening all week long.
Graphic 45 and May Arts are teaming up 
for a super fun blog hop December 12-16th!
Design teams from both companies are going all out to
bring you the most enchanting crafts! 
Have fun and get inspired every day of
this fantastic blog hop with Graphic 45 and May Arts!

Below is the schedule for the week if you want to follow along.
Also two prize packs will be given away for this hop. 
Leave a comment either on the design team members blogs or 
on the G45 Facebook Page to be in the drawing for this weeks prizes. 
Winners will be randomly chosen and announced 
on Monday, December 19th on the G45 blog. 



So lets start this hop!
What did we do for this this hop? 
We started with this skeleton of a lampshade that we found in a
pile of junk at this estate sale. 


Took it home and sanded some old glue off of it.
Spray painted it black. 
Then we let the creative games begin.
We decided to wrap the skeleton with May Arts ribbon.
Our first choice of Graphic 45  paper was the Curtain Call collection.
Then we switched to Steampunk Debutante.
Then we eagerly settled on Tropical Travelogue
All fantastic paper choices for this project. 
But the new Tropical Travelogue offers alot of color punch. 
Plus we couldn't get the zebra print out of our minds. 


Then we created a template for the side panels. 
This was the only tricky part. 
It took a few attempts before we got the perfect panel.
But once we got it.
Started cutting, sanding, inking and layering. 


Quite happy with the end results. 
Attached below is also a supply list for those that want to know.
 



 All lit up.

 Placed on top of another lampshade. 
Perfect mood light!

Thanks everyone for making the hop.
Below is a supply list and a schedule of the other blogs for this weeks hop.
Also some fine information about these two fantastic companies. 

Happy Holidays.
All the best,
- Jack & Cat Curio


Tropical Travelogue Lampshade
Supply List:
Lamp shade frame, hanging lamp set
G45 Tropical Travelogue Collection: Tropical Travelogue, Garden Isle, 
Jungle Fever, Botanica, Hibiscus Heaven, Paradise Postage,
Tiki voyager, Exotic Destination, Tropical Travelogue sticker collection, 
Alphabet sticker collection, die cuts chipboard 1 & 2,  Graphic 45 Trim
May Arts ribbon
Wondertape
3L foam mini dots
Ranger ICE Stickles-Crystal Ice, 
Ranger Distress Ink-Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey
Small wooden spools, craft flowers, bakers twine, 
pearl and crystal chain, chandelier crystals, 
Making Memories - Garment Pins


Blog Hop Schedule:
Monday, December 12th
Lynette Carroll - http://www.lynettecarrolldesigns.typepad.com/
Jane Tregenza - www.janetregenza.blogspot.com
JackandCat Curio - jackandcatcurio.blogspot.com
Candy Rosenberg - http://candyscraps.typepad.com/scraps/
Latrice Murphy - http://www.latricemurphy.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 13th
Ellen Sosnoski - http://closeyourears.blogspot.com/
Charlene Driggs - http://www.paperandinkplayground.com/
Melaine Forbes - www.melanie-forbes.blogspot.com
Jen Shears - http://jenshearsdesigns.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 14th
Robin Shakoor - http://robinshakoor.blogspot.com
Yuka Hino - http://nsnlso.blogspot.com/
Jenifer Cowles - http://scrapbooking-n-more.com/default.aspx
Gloria Stengel - www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Jingle - http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 15th
Jinky Kowalski - http://jinkyscrafts.blogspot.com/
Sherry Cheever - http://sherrycheever.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Britta Swiderski - http://brittaswiderski.com/
Hilde Janbroers - http://hildejanbroers.blogspot.com/
Karen Baker - http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 16th
Tara Orr - http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com
Kimberly Jones - http://serendipityvintagestudio.blogspot.com/
Nancy Wethington - http://art-from-the-heart.typepad.com
Peggy Cain - http://www.createwithbubbe.blogspot.com/
Nicole Eccles - www.NicoleEccles.blogspot.com
Vera Yates - http://www.lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/

Want to learn more about Graphic 45 and May Arts?
Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­- owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters. Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album, altered art project, or home decor DIY project.
May Arts is a ribbon wholesaler, based in Riverside, Connecticut, serving over 16,000 customers worldwide.  We offer an exceptional selection of ribbons, including sheer, satin, grosgrain, silk and a variety of patterns and prints. We also maintain a steady stock of inventory so that orders can be fulfilled immediately.  As one of the country’s leading wholesalers of decorative ribbons, May Arts has been providing superior products and the highest level of customer service for over 25 years.

136 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello, Thank you for participating in the Graphic 45 (love them) blog hop. Otherwise I wouldn’t have stumbled onto your blog. What a cool site – love the dark ambiance. I will certainly be back.

Janet K.

Beth said...

the lampshade is beautiful!

Charmaine said...

What a cool lampshade!

Barbara Mason said...

Now that is a lampshade worthy of getting up on a table and wearing!!!

Kimberly Jones said...

Stunning! I have a huge collection of old lampshade frames, and this would be a fun way to use them! Thanks for the great tutorial! I'm excited to be a part of the May Arts and Graphic 45 blog hop, and I can't wait to see what everyone makes!

Chris D. said...

OMG! This lamp shade is stunning! Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to win some fabulous prizes!
cdring at comcast dot net

Elaine said...

Absolutely love this. Love the papers and i bet it looks awesome with the light shouting through it!!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so cool! Love that it's not totally connected, but separate panels. Thanks for a great idea!

Angie H. said...

Wow how cool. Love taking something that's going in the trash and making art what more could you want. Thanks for sharing.

cardstockaholic said...

Oh you guys never disappoint! How I would have loved to have seen it done in Curtain Call (love that line!!!)! Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!!!

SusanK said...

Wow! This makes me want to find an old lamp shade just so I can create something half as lovely as yours!

Loren said...

I just love it! Its so supper cute!!

Annette said...

wow this is so amazing..

Ann said...

What an amazing project! The lampshade is stunning! Thank you for sharing!

susie said...

Absolutely stunning - especially when it is all lit up! Clever way to attach the panels to the frame. You guys always think out of the box!

Tara Orr said...

This is totally amazing!!! LOVE what you've done with the lamp shade - super creative! wicked cool - just love, love it!! You guys always have the best altered art!

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

Blog Hopping!! Love your blog!! Very unique. Book-marking this one!

Kathi said...

What a "Totally Wow!" project! I love the lampshade, how you altered it with the Graphic 45 papers and the May Arts ribbon.

Thanks so much for showing it illuminated!

angelina said...

what a terrific shade! It looks like a piece of art.

MiriamLCP said...

That is so beautiful! I am "just" a scrapbooker and am so amazed at all the other things people do with exquisite papers.

Anonymous said...

Loved the lampshade project. Not quite sure of how the panels were attached to the wire frame. Could not figure it out from the photos. Thanks for the project idea. E. Valencia

Pendra said...

Hi, I am your newest follower and admirer! Wow, this is beautiful... love the vintage, mix of old and new and primitive and elegant! My kind of style!
Crafty Holiday Hugs,
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Kade said...

Great job. I would certainly use a vinyl/heat proof laminate (clear) to each panel in case someone will use this as the base lamp shade. Don't want that paper catching fire! I make lots of shades out of those $1 wire trash baskets from the dollar store. Love this one!

Rea' said...

Omg Lamp shade is amazing, love your blog, new to the blogHop scene BUT I thinks it's amazing to see all the blogs and artist !

Rehanna said...

I love the vibe on your blog- so glad that you are participating in the G45 and May Arts blog hop... I'm loving the inspiration I've found here!

Trish Busby said...

Great Lampshade. Thanks for the tutorial.

Scrapalajen aka Jennyfer said...

Love the lamp shade. I have a few of those that are lying. Maybe I can create some of these!TFS!

csparky61 said...

Why is it I can't get my head out of the idea that my scrap supplies are only for scrap booking and cards? The lampshade is so clever and looks pretty easy too. Thanks for participating in the hop and sharing your inspiration.

Emily said...

Wow I just love this!

Gloria L. said...

Now that's thinking outside of the box! Lovely!

Laura said...

WOW the lampshade is beautiful. I have never seen anything like it, you are very creative.

B. Poteraj said...

Coooooool idea!

sharon g said...

You are amazing.I love the lampshade.

Farley said...

Wow, how creative and clever. The lampshade seems the perfect item to display the art of Tropical!

Farley Cross

KimberlyRae said...

Brilliant Designs...Wow!

ehbost said...

Thank you! This project is so inspiring. I don't think I'll ever have to buy a lampshade again, unless this one is for sale.:)

Anonymous said...

Your work is amazing. Thanks for a chance to win a prize

Alisa Brandstetter said...

The lampshade is pretty. Clever idea.

Alisa

Jeyatha said...

Beautiful.. just loved the lampshade.. Happy hopping..

Jan Hennings said...

LOVE this! Just amazing!

Marina said...

Terrific shade! Love the color and idea.

angelic said...

Love the lamp shade idea. I have an old lamp shade, so I may try this, thanks.

Carol said...

Wow! What an incredible project, so unique!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Colleen O said...

How beautiful is that? Thanks so much for the photo with the lamp on because that shoes the shades true beauty.

Debc06 said...

Great one of a kind lamp shade. Love love love it.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is stunning when lit and pretty darn impressive when it's not.

Anonymous said...

I dig this lampshade. So creative. Barb Thompson, Prescott

Barb said...

thta is so unique and special--I have an old lampshade hanging around-will have to try this

SuZeQ said...

Your work is always so inspiring. Keep at it!

Scossie Jane said...

What an original idea for using the stunning Tropical Travelogue papers - nice one.... Hugs x

Indy said...

What an amazing project!

Kathy said...

You have such beautiful ideas. Been following your blog for some time. Love your ideas and your freebies. Happy Holidays!

marilyn said...

WOW--how absolutely gorgeous! Amazing project.

Sunny Skye Creations said...

Jack and Cat you are outstanding!! Absolutely love the Lampshade, a gorgeous piece of art!!!

Linda Cain said...

Now this is just WAY too much fun!
I LOVE it!

~Linda

Anonymous said...

This lampshade is just another one of your incredible projects! Such talent and so different! Thanks for sharing!

JamieH

Linda Waite said...

Thank you for sharing.

jordanbev5 said...

I just love Thrift shops to get my creative juices going! You really rocked it out with this lampshade!!!

sleigh said...

Truly unique, love it!!!

Julia Bohler said...

How clever! Thanks for sharing!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! What a fun idea!! THANKS for sharing and for the INSPIRATION!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Latrice said...

Love this so much! I have got to find me some lamshade with bones like this. Thanks for sharing this week with us.

Mohawk Crafter said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing!

Tammy V said...

That has got to be one of the coolest lamp shades I have ever seen :)

Karen L said...

Wow, this is incredible!! I am in awe of anyone who can work in 3-D, and you are obviously awe-inspiring! The Graphic 45 designs go so beautifully with this lampshade!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a great way to display some great images. Love your design

Jamie said...

wow! this is so awesome!!! i love this what an out of the box idea and it turned out amazing thanks for sharing!!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

rush said...

great project. i can imagine the time it took to create something as fantastic as this. thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

Velvet said...

Love your lampshade!

grammypame said...

Wow great project can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing and for giveaway!
Hugz
Pam

Stacey Boyd said...

Oh my word, this is absolutely stunning and very unique. Very creative in how you enhanced the G45 papers. Luv it

Lindart said...

Its amazing what you can do with bare bones! Gorgeous!

Trisha said...

This lampshade is just amazingly cool!! Love the papers that you used. It is a WOW!! patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

stamping sue said...

Awesome lamp shade!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Barbara said...

When I saw Jack and Curio on the list, I jumped to your blog first. Can always count on you for out of the box deliciousness. Love the lamp shade! Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara said...

Love the lampshade!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a fantastic idea I just love the lampshade. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Love the lampshade it is such a fantastic idea and so unusual, it certainly wows!

Sheron N

Kim said...

what amazing project,who would of thought. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Andrene said...

This is such a creative idea- not to mention a really cool lampshade!!! TFS

Tolegranny said...

What a great idea. It's beautiful.

Kris Turner said...

Beautifully unique artwork, as usual! Would love to do this in a smaller version for a chandelier. Great work!

disneylisa said...

Oh I wish I had the type of home where I could make and use something like that.

roxyf said...

I love this paper!! Very cool lampshade!

CeCe said...

Hi There,
I continue to be amazed at what the two of you create. I just really like this latest project. So Cool...just like you two... miss seeing you. CeCe

Kathy said...

Oh, I just bought new lampshades...wish I had NOT crushed the frames!!! Cool idea today...thanks for sharing!

LynzCraftz said...

Lovely...very unique!

Heidi Mireles said...

Very creative.

Vicki Marlin said...

I LOVE this! It's inspired me to do something similar.

nanatam said...

COOL site, thanks for sharing! Love the lampshade!

Anonymous said...

Great idea but listening to your music was such a good "slow down and enjoy your blog" time! Thanks, Mary Werner

JEANNIE said...

Very Clever! Beautiful!

fairkat said...

Sweet!

NanaConnie said...

What a fabulous project! This is wonderful inspiration for a project I need to finish. TFS

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful lampshade . France

Carolyn McCravy said...

What a cute lampshade...love it!

Wanda H. said...

What a wonderful job you did on that lampshade from rags to riches. The color choice on those papers is spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration,I'm having a great time blog hopping so many talented ladies and gents.

lindajoy116 said...

Love your work! So original!

eyes2theocean said...

Now that's true awesomeness. Love that lampshade!!! Ty for sharing this.
Sara T

Auntie Em said...

Your lampshade is so exotic and vintage looking. I love the way you left the spaces at the sides to show the framework. Awesome design!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Margie said...

That lampshade is fantastic!!! I love it!!

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

so cool!!!

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

so cool!!!

Nanna said...

Love the lampshade. So happy I found your blog. Thank you

Marianne Louise said...

What a great way to spice up an old lamp shade. Maybe I'll buy one in the second hand shop some day and try it out. Love the paper by graphic 45. Makes me want to go back on holiday to Sumatra and Malaysia.
Thanks for sharing.

Love Marianne

Deanna said...

what an awesome lampshade! thanks for the sharing.

Ann Walsh said...

Wow - this is a great project! Never would have thought of doing this :-)

Vail said...

Love this lampshade, very creative and useful.

Primitive Seasons said...

Fantastic and unusual project. And with starting basically with junk you made such a beautiful item!

Mary

Sharon said...

Oh wow what a wonderful lampshade, I have the skelton in the back of the house will have to try this after the hHoliday.

Queen Mary said...

What a gorgeous lamp shade! I am loving these projects!

gypsy rose said...

Fantastic lampshade!

Peggy said...

Amazing and so unique. Great lampshade.
Christmas blessings,
Peggy Allen

Nadine said...

Aww how cool! Its really outstunning for what you guys use the paper!!!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for sharing. The lampshade is gorgeous.

Kelly Sas said...

I am in love.... with YOUR blog!!! So excited that I found it. I will definitely make this lamp shade. THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful lampshade! Very well done!

Theresa Merkling said...

I love repurposed items made beautiful. You have done a stellar job on the project - thanks for sharing the how to's.

Melinda said...

It is a cross between Dream Catcher and Lamp, nice.

JaniceA said...

Amazing!
janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

reatelier said...

Wow!!!
You really think outside the box!!!
I loved your project!!!!

Karen Bahit said...

Oh My!!1 Your lampshade is amazing.. It is so my style... I just had to pin it...

Thank you for sharing your talent with me.

May you have a blessed Holiday Season...

BTW... love your blog... It is so cute with the music and all..

Karen
http://www.facebook.com/karen.bahit

Nancy D. said...

Great project love it!

Lyla said...

Beautiful and so very creative....You are so talented!!!!!

Sheila said...

A unique addition to any room!!

Kathy Ethington said...

Oh my Gosh!! What a fabulous lampshade...it's da-bomb!

Rein said...

Fantastic!

paru's_circle said...

unique!!

paru's_circle said...

unique!

Sharon L-S said...

A really neat lampshade that would look cool in the library (den) or my craftroom. Thanks for sharing your project. I am going to try this. Merry Christmas.

Coralie said...

Fantastic project!!

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Scrappin Abby said...

Love this idea...great way to use a vintage lampshade in a scrappy project : )

Cindy Lou said...

What an awesome redo on that piece of wire! Love it, especially with each side having something just a little different from the others, very awesome :) Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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Scropine28 said...

Wonderful ! Incredible ! I loooooove your work !
Fabienne
http://scraprecup.blogspot.com/

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