Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rodeo Girl!

As you know I am in LOVE with SVG Cuts! I made a cowboy boot for my grandson, and my daughter asked that I make a "Girly" boot for my grandaughter. I decided that a boot turned into a lamp would be perfect! This is what I came up with! There is a cut out in the back where a battery operated candle can be placed, so the lamp actually lights up!
The entire lamp and decorations (with the exception of the lace border) were made using kits from SVG Cuts. The lace border is a MS punch.

The DP CS that I used for the lamp is "Rodeo Girl" (The Paper Studio) from Hobby Lobby. Here is a closeup of the shade. The lamp shade and base are from the Maison de Madeline kit. The shade was enlarged for aesthetic reasons to balance out the proportions of the other elements, but the basic shape of the lamp was not changed. The kit comes with fleur de lis shapes to place over the vellum cutouts in the shade. I changed the shapes to circles to match the wagon wheels. The wheels are gears from the clock in the Maison de Madeline kit. I cut off the edges of the gears to turn them into wagon wheels. The large flowers are from the Summer Holiday kit. The smaller flowers in the center are from Mom's Garden Gifts kit. Small rhinestones were placed in the center of each flower. 

I'm really pleased with how the add ons to the base of the lamp turned out. The boot is from the Happy Trails kit.

I altered the original boot design by adding a strap across the front, a spur, and a flower on each side. The flowers are the same as the ones on the lamp. A smaller version of the gear was used on the spur, and the wagon wheel is a smaller version of the wheel on the lampshade. The spur and wheel were given dimension by layering several pieces of cardstock from The Paper Studio.

The bottom portion of the lamp is a small suitcase from the Summer Holiday kit. I LOVE the details that Mary included when she designed this item. It has corner protectors, a unique handle, and a small luggage tag. I placed a small piece of DP with a horseshoe in the center of the tag. The small flowers on the handle are the same as the ones set in the center of the large flowers.

Although it's not attached to the lamp, I just had to add a star box to complete the arrangement. The box is from the Vintage Paper Rosettes kit. I made the "Rodeo Girl" button by layering CS and cutting out one of the paper designs included in the CS pad.

This lamp was so much fun to design! I can hardly wait to give it to my grandaughter!