Ali in Wonderland
Ali, as in AliMarie, a twitter-buddy turned friend (I have Tinato thank for that!) who through reading and writing, endless conversations and support became another of my very very dear to me friends.Ali is from England --unfortunately never been there but it's in my plans so brace yourself Ali, I will come! lol-- and the first thing that comes to mind when I think of England is tea! So naturally I was thinking of making Ali a teapot/teacup from the Tea for you and me (SVGCuts) files but I've done them for my mother for mother's day and wanted to make something different, more complex, more of a wow factor (not that my mother's day gift wasn't wow enough! :D I'll post it soon.).
I was searching for ideas when I came upon Thienly Azim's Teapot/teacup tower. It's impressive, a real wow-factor decorative element which uses several SVGCuts files and even those needed redesigning! It was a challenge but I'm absolutely sure I'll make at least one more for myself cos I just loved it so much! Also, it would make an adorable and very appropriate centerpiece for a tea-party themed affair!
So, I had some "leftover" Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth collection papers in pink, teal, bordeaux beige and brown colors and dived head first into Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software program to redesign and cut all the pieces (just an FYI I used 5 solid-color papers for the base and 10 different patterned papers and vellum for the accents!)
And because it is a lamp I've put a little LED candle inside to illuminate the shade from the inside, through the embossed vellum-windows.
As usual, embossing folders, inks, mists, pearls, bows and flowers were used to complete the Wonderland look.
Ali, I really hope this Wonderland Lamp will find a place in your home for (not only) your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for stopping by!