Cheery Lynn Designs Nightlight

I have always wanted to make a nightlight using a glass block.  They are really made for windows and shower stalls but some bright person got crafty with them and now you can get them and all the accessories at most craft stores.  I was inspired to try it today......


I began with my Dutch Scallop Square adding a piece of paper from the DCWV Mariposa stack to the center.  Next I die cut 2 Exotic Butterfly #3 Med's from black card stock, then die cut an insert out of vellum using the matching Angel Wing #3 Medium.  I colored the spaces in the wings with Memento dye ink markers. 


Next using my Border Carnivale I added the side pieces, two of these borders fit the sides perfectly.  I left a space in the top as I knew I would be covering it up.


For the top I added a Scallop Cove Rectangle Little Stackers Nesting die as a base.  Using Judy's Blooms, I created a multi-layered flower, bending the petals up and down for extra dimension.  As a finishing touch, I added the new Tropical Flourish for some flair and a smaller butterfly created the same way using the Exotic Butterflies Mini set and the coordinating Angel Wings Mini set.


Now for the fun part, as you can see the block sits in a metal base and there is a single light attached to the base which sits inside the block.  Look how beautiful it is when it is all aglow!  The light shines through all the little die cuts and is just gorgeous.  I have an idea for decorating the other side but I will leave that for another day.  I hope I have inspired you to give this a try.

8 comments:

  1. Very Beautiful. And clever also. Edna

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  2. What a fab idea! Love the colors and the beautiful design!

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  3. I love this. What a great idea, I have quite a few of these glass blocks from when I was into painting. I will need to get the metal frame. Thanks for the inspiration. ...Pat M

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  4. Sandy, this looks so pretty all lit up like that!

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  5. WOW- never thought to use those blocks.. Just great!

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  6. Your nightlight is a definite WOW!! Love the borders and butterflies. Something that needs to be tried! Love how real the butterflies look with the coloring and use of the angel wings!!

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  7. OMG! I LOVE that! What a great gift idea!

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