Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's a Candle!

Morning friends!  I've been gone on a mini get away.  Yes, it really was mini... all 3 miles away lol!  Actually, I don't even know how far - technically, I could walk there if I was so inclined.  I was not...ha ha!!!  Anyway, a girl has to take certain items with her even if it's just overnight!  There is no way that I could drag all that with me unless I drove.  You know the essentials (at least for me).  My pillow, something crafty to work on if I have time, my Bible, a book...  then there's the other essentials like deodorant, toothbrush, etc...  Really, who goes away without bringing at least a few bags?  Case closed.

So even though I'm back, I'm still catching up!  The first thing I wanted to do when I got home was to turn on my computer to see my friends : )  I resisted though 'cuz the plants and bushes in my backyard were screaming at me!!!  They have been sooooo neglected.  It has been a very very long time since I've pruned and/or deadheaded.  My DH has been doing a fabulous job with the yards (which is his least fave thing to do) so guilt won and I marched my behind outside and worked for 2 1/2 hours.  I do love the sense of accomplishment that brings : )  I am just plain tuckered out now!  Whew!!!

Before I left, I was able to create a few projects, so now I get to share one with ya!  This week's Try It Out *T* is to use an animal stamp only.  I've used the adorable image from Victoria Case for SCACD, Hearts and Hugs Summer Collection, Teddi and Friend.

I stamped the image on tissue paper with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with copics.  I've never colored on tissue paper before!  I did a little shading, but the colors are A LOT lighter than coloring on paper.  I cut around the image and used my heat tool to melt the candle just a bit so the tissue paper sticks.  I got to play with lots of Viva Decor!  Can you tell that this is my most FAVE product to use?  I was going for the 'mother of pearl' type look with the Transparent Gloss Gel.  I made the pearls and then sprinkled Glamour Dust on top.

You can see the Glamour Dust pearls a little better in this photo...  I've also given Teddi a Glamour Dust tummy and paw!  Flowers are accented with Light Blue Pearl Pen and Rose Paper Pen.  Using a MS punch and a scrap of paper from my stash, I glued and embellished the bottom border around the candle.

This was so easy... I've been wanting to do this forever!  Now I have to find some inexpensive candles and make some more : )

Challenges Entered:
Creative Inspirations - Animals
Flutter By Wednesday's
Simon Says - Going Dotty!
The Creative Cottage - Touchy Feely

Thanks for stopping by!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~


Alex said...

WOW! This is amazing Lori! You are making me think I really should do something like this. Hmmmmmmm, wonder who would appreciate and love a gift like this. Need to start thinking!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a darling image and beautiful candle!! Great gift!

Crystal said...

WOW Lori this looks awesome, LOVE your beautiful candle and that super SWEET image...What a great project!


Hi Lori
Wow this is gorgeous,
hugs Dianne xx :)

Danni said...

Such a beautiful candle!! Great job!


Your candle is absolutely beautiful. It's awesome.
I've done this technique a few years ago, but I didn't color the image. I embossed it with gold powder. I'm going to have to try and copoic color some.
Love all of your decorations on the candle.
thanks for sharing,

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