Friday, 9 November 2012

Christmas Candle

It's time for a new challenge at the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge blog and this month the theme is "gift".
 
So I decided to do something a little different this time and, instead of making a card, I made something that can be given as a gift - a decorated candle:
 
 
 
I used Ching Chou Kuik's Pale Moon and stamped it with Adirondack ink onto white tissue paper before colouring it in with Promarkers. I then took a white church candle and laid the tissue paper image over it and brushed hot beeswax (beeswax pellets heated up in a Meltpot) over it to adhere it to the candle. I used a soft cloth the buff the layer of wax over the image to give it a soft sheen and then added ribbon, leaves and flowers around the base of the candle, using further dabs of hot wax to stick them in place. (The advantage of using wax to glue everything into place is that this candle can actually be lit and burned - though not sure I'd want to as it's so pretty! :lol: - with no risk of glue fumes etc).
 
You don't need to use a Sweet Pea Stamps image to enter the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers (though obviously we'd love to see your Sweet Pea Stamps creations), just make a project that fits the theme, post it to your blog and link up at the Sweet Pea Stampers blog - you could win yourself some lovely Sweet Pea Stamps!
 
Speaking of which, you can buy this Ching Chou Kuik stamp in both red rubber and digi format at the Sweet Pea Stamps store - and there's currently a fabulous Super Sale going on, with a whopping 34 pages of red rubber stamps reduced to just $2 each! :)
 
I'm also entering this project into the following challenges:
 
 

13 comments:

Krisha said...

What a very pretty candle this turned out to be.

Katie Skiff said...

Beautiful - I love the candle idea!! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!!

Happycrafter Shell said...

stunning candle, thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy
*hugs* Shell x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

WOW that's a brilliant gift. Just love how it turned out!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous candle and design, love all the details. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Ali, this is a gorgeous card you have made here. Anyone would love to receive it. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Kelli Hull said...

I LOVE making candles like this!!! Super great job!!!!

Zw@@n said...

Wow, that is a pretty candle. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

Laura Love said...

This is beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Shanna Shands said...

Beautiful job. I really love the this technique. It only pops out when it is time for holidays! Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps.

Shanna Shands said...

Beautiful job. I really love the this technique. It only pops out when it is time for holidays! Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Ali, what a gorgeous candle. I love the beautiful image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Helen said...

Gorgeous - love the image you've used and the candle will make such a beautiful gift.

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x

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