Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Christmas in August

This week's fun challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar is Christmas in August.  I wanted to make something other than a card so my good friend and I challenged ourselves to make a candle.  I was so excited as I have been wanting to try this for over a year but never really got around to doing it.

Here a few great tutorials on how to make a candle with either a stamped image on Dawn's Blog or a digital image on Lydia's Blog.  I masked 3 Magnolia images on tissue paper (this Tilda is going to be one of my faves for Christmas and she's so versatile for many other occasions too) and coloured with my Copics.  I was a bit nervous about belnding on the thin tissue paper with my Copics but I did manage to do some very light blending for the face and hair without tearing the tissue paper.  Now I must admit this was my second try as my first attempt did not turn out well.  I thought I had heated enough with the heat gun but I kept pulling off the tissue paper with the wax paper so I guess I was a bit impatient.  I finally used the heat gun very very carefully and gently over the tissue paper directly.  Once I was finished with the heat gun, I added pearls and stickles and voila.

I'm entering my project into the following challenges:
Go have a look at the rest of the DT's wonderfully inspiring creations.   We'd love to see what you create and one lucky participant will win the following from Bunny Zoe Crafts.  Nikki's store is full of great crafting tools and supplies so be sure to visit because you won't be disappointed.

Happy creating and Hugs,


Val said...

Wow - this is beautiful. I have never tried this myself - been too much of a wimp! Thanks for joining Sweet Stampin' this week. Come back soon.

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Jeanette said...

I love this beautifully altered candle. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Anonymous said...

Lovely creation, such a pretty design

Thanks for joining us this week at SCSC

craftyb said...

Aw Maria it's stunning! You're sooo right about this lil doll being versatile...and i LOVE the snowflake and pearls behind her! bx

Carrie said...

Ohhh I love this...I have so many candles but this one is amazing!!!

Just love it!!

Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

Padster said...

Just beautiful - thank you for joining us at I Did It Creations this week
Hugs Debbie xx

Leah the Orange said...

dahlink, this would have taken me a DOZEN tries to get the image right, and even then, it would have ended up crooked or something! :) or very, very melty.

it's gorgeous! you rocked this!

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

This is really beautiful Maria!

Zoe said...

3 candles down and I still can't get it! You rocked it hun! I am definitely going to have to try another brand. Then when I melt that one too much I will admit it is all me! hahaha xxoo

TaraG said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Maria! WOW I just love how you have masked and used 3 super cute images together for this candle. I love this Tilda too she is going too...I agree fab for Christmas cards! Great use of the BG pearls too, Hun!
Thanks so much for joining the BG Challenge!

Heather said...

Gorgeous, tried this once before and it certainly didn't turn out like this, guess I must try again! You have inspired me to try - it looks like a fabby Christmas gift.

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Fantastical candle Maria!! :) Go you!! xx
Thanks for the link back xx
Hmmm...me wonders if Zoe has it sussed yet...or is she still out shopping for heaps more candles? lol

Auntie Em said...

How sweet! Maybe now I will get brave enough to give this a try!
Thanks for sharing! :o)