Good morning Friends,
Well I certainly didn't sleep through last nights thunder and lightening, I think the last time I saw anything so spectacular that lasted so long was in Italy several years ago....in fact it's still rumbling on as I type this at about 8.30am! We aren't the only ones though, my dear friend Paola who lives near Venice sent me a photo she'd take the other day of hailstones that literally were the size of golf balls!
Today I am back with another 'Lavinia' card, which I would like to enter in the following challenge:
Scrapology: Dreams and Delights, July Challenge
Distress: Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves
Adirondack: Currant, Purple Twilight
To stamp the fairy and foliage I used Black Onyx Versafine ink, shadow stamping for background image effect.
The card is an 8x8 deckle edge, matted and layered using shades of lilac and purple card from Paper Mill. To finish I added stickles glitter and a little bow.
Pillar candle (mine cost about £1 in a local supermarket!)
White tissue paper - the kind you wrap presents with
Wax kitchen paper
stamps of your choice
All you do is stamp your image on the the tissue paper; these stamps are just black, but if you are using a stamp you want to colour, you can use any of your colouring pens, such as Promarkers. All you need remember is that it will transfer lighter than it looks on paper, so use darker colours.
I used Versafine for these candles and Memento for stamps I colour. I've tried different inks and they've all worked well.
Once you have stamped your image, cut or tear around it carefully, then place it where you want it on your candle.
Take your wax paper, it needs to be long enough to wrap around the candle with enough left to form a 'handle' for you to hold at the back. Take a tight grip and then transfer the image to the candle using your heat tool..voila! You have a pretty candle, which you can decorate with ribbons, beads, whatever you like.
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! Is anyone doing anything nice today? We are going to a Rat Pack show in Bristol tonight (my Mum was a big Sinatra and Dino fan and the music rubbed off on me!), but it's the Harbour Festival, so we were planning a nice afternoon stroll at the festival, a meal...and after all this wonderful weather and almost 9am, it's as dark as can be and pouring with rain! Such a shame for all the organisers and participants as it's probably Bristol's biggest annual event, along with the Balloon Fiesta.
have a good day, whatever you are doing!
Love and Hugs,