Saturday, June 11, 2011

Candles, Candles, and more Candles

Awhile back my mother-in-law asked if I could make her some candles for her dining area and living room.  She wanted roosters for the dining area and lavender for the living room.  With this as my inspiration I came up with 2 sets of candles.  I really love the rooster candles.  I stamped the image with Staz On on white tissue paper.  I then watercoloured the image and then heat set on the candle.  I added some ribbon and twine and Voila!  They look really good on the wrough iron stands.

Since the lavender image I was using was small, I had to come up with a way to make a larger image.  I decided to create backgrounds for the lavender.  On the large candle, I brayered a sky with Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry.  On the middle candle, I sponged a sky with the same colors.  For the small candle, the lavender image was the perfect size, so I added a bit of Bashful Blue around the lavender.  Since Stampin' Up! doesn't have a lavender color I used Perfect Plum.  For a ribbon, I used Certainly Celery striped grosgrain.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Being a Mom and Loving It

Last November, my beautiful baby born came into this world.  Since then I have had my hands full learning many new things.  I'm not sure who's learning more, me or him.  Its been 6 wonderful months and I'm looking forward to many more wonderful years, but I haven't the time to devote to a business.  So as of the end of this month, I will no longer be a part of Stampin' Up!.  I will still be playing in craft space every once in a while and I will share what I create.  My current project is a scrapbook for my son.  I've only finished a couple of pages, but he's only been around for a short while.  This will definitely be an ongoing project that one day he will appreciate (or possibly a future wife).  

Thank you for visiting my blog and I do hope you continue to stop by.  I hope I have inspired you to be creative.