Saturday, 1 February 2014

You Light Up My Life Candle

It's the 1st of the month so that means a new project for the Claritystamp Challenge Blog. The theme this month is "Love and Romance".

I know it's really cheesy but I just couldn't resist making this!

The design is stamped onto tissue paper. You then heat it with a heat gun to stick it to the candle.

To help me line up the text I centred the tissue paper over the cross on my glass cutting mat and stuck it down with masking tape. I could then see where I needed to stamp.

I stamped the boxes and text in black Archival ink, then I masked them off with Post-its to stamp the pattern. I did this in Versamark and heat embossed it with gold detail powder. The hearts were coloured in with a red ProMarker.

Then comes the fun part - sticking it onto the candle. Fellow DT member Naomi did one of these for the Christmas challenge and Barbara has also made them, so I read their blogs for instructions. If you'd like to read them, Naomi's can be found here and Barbara's here.

Naomi has a great tip at the end where she suggests starting small and putting several small images on a test candle to get a feel for it. I should have listened to this as I went straight on with my large piece of tissue and I didn't find it as easy as it looks. I got there in the end though.

Congratulations to the winner and Top 5 of the "New Beginnings" challenge. One of the entries was a beautiful candle by Lin Henson. She made a tag to match it which I thought was a lovely idea, especially if you are giving it as a gift.

I look forward to seeing what everyone creates for this challenge. Don't forget there's a £50 Claritystamp voucher for the winner.

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  1. Beautiful candle Lynne and very brave to start with such a large piece of tissue. Good tip about taping the tissue to your glass mat - I'll borrow that if you don't mind xxx

  2. What a stunning candle and a lovely gift for Valentines Day. Thanks for the lovely comment. You design is just wonderful.

  3. Fabulous candle Lynne and a perfect gift too...thank you for the tips , I really must give it a go...have a great weekend....Jo. X

  4. this is really pretty and definitely not cheesy xx

  5. I love this candle Lynne, you've done it so well, as always! Beautiful! I'd use it as a centrepiece to a very romantic dinner! Xx

  6. Sucha lovely candle Lynne you have done it perfectly and speaking from experience I know how difficult it is to cover tge entire candle without wrinkles xx

  7. I love the idea of a candle! The wording is really clever too x


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