Tuesday, 15 April 2008

ArtyGirlz 'Ribbons' Challenge
The challenge at ArtyGirlz this week is to use ribbons on your project and they have some fab goodies up for grabs.
I fancied a change from card making as I have been doing that all morning so I decided to try out stamping on a candle. I tried to stamp on a larger candle at first but it wasn't very smooth (had anybody got any tips?) so I went for a smaller image and candle. I have used a Penny Black image which I coloured with watercolours and I have added a bright orange ribbon. These are such fun to make but 1 word of warning my candle melted a bit round the top and I didn't notice and poured the hot wax on my hand - not a good idea!!



















42 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh a candle, what for a lovely idea. So pretty.

Marlou said...

Andrea, this is just beautiful, would make a lovely gift, excellent work x

Debbie said...

Beautiful Andrea What a great idea for a present

crissi said...

oh wow that looks so sweet im in the prosess of doing a candle and holder at the mo i have done the holder and need to do the candle to match.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge Andrea always look forward to your creations crissi xx

Jane said...

Oh Andrea this is so pretty, I love it!

Diane.W. said...

That's so nice,I wouldn't want to burn it!!!! :o)x

Lisa Renéa said...

Beautifully created! Love the colors!

Cassie said...

Very nice - I've never stamped a candle...too intimidated

Diana Evans said...

what a cute candle!!! love it

ink'n'rubba said...

oh how cute and simply gorgeous. I really must give this a go!

gina said...

just love these candles they are such a lovely idea
Gina xx

Rein said...

What a wonderful idea!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fab candle Andrea, love it! One of my favourite PB stamps.

craftyb said...

Aaaawwwh andrea, this is soo lovely! The ribbon colour really brightens this project - absolutely lovely! bx

CraftyC said...

So sweet, would make a lovely gift!!
Clairexx

Paula said...

Such a gorgeous gift I could never bring myself to use it thought I adore candles. I couldn't burn that sweet hedgehog.

nessy said...

wow!! what a cute image for a candle and the ribbon just finishes it!! will make a very individual gift!!
vanessa xx

Gayle Page-Robak said...

How wonderful...love your candle.

Monika said...

Great Idea and wonderful candle

Deb said...

It is gorgeous, I haven't tried that before but might have to after seeing this!

mariaadams said...

So Cute, and what a lovely pressie it would make! Thanks for the tip about the melted wax too.
Maria x

barnie said...

How lovely, great idea.

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh Andrea this is just gorgeous !!! I haven't made a candle like this for several years. Makes me want to do one lol
The way I do mine is I stamp and color my image on white tissue paper. I then take a large enough piece of waxed paper and wrap around that candle as tight as I can hold it. Then heat with my heat gun keeping the wax paper tight. This keeps it smooth. hope that helps some dear

traciejane said...

wow gorgeous candle, what a lovely gift. I've never tried stamping a candle and not sure I'd know where to start - fabulous Andrea :-)x

Nixe07 said...

Oooh this is really beautiful. Looks great.

Hugs
Moni

Ilina Crouse said...

So cute! I love the little hedgehogs by Penny Black! Great job!

Denise~ said...

Super cute candle Andrea! What a fab gift this will make. :)

leann said...

So pretty!
I really must have a go at this!

Anesha said...

Lovely candle. I have tried stamping on a candle but found it too difficult, yours looks great. Have been told that it's best to stamp on one layer of tissure paper and then add it to the candle by melting it into the candle.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Frances said...

Ouch! hope it wasn't too hot. Love the end result though. I've still got a plain candle sitting on my desk waiting! x

Lisa Renéa said...

How cute this candle is! Such a fun gift! I stamp on tissue paper & then melt the tissue paper into the candle with a heat gun.
Love the ribbon, really adds to the fun of it!

cats whiskers said...

What a great Idea Andrea, love it the orange is so cheerful
Jacqui

scrapnnMO said...

oh my goodness what a cute little candle!

Sherry/Cherie said...

Andrea, what a clever idea!! I love it!

Jo said...

Such a pretty candle. They make a nice change and are so easy aren't they. I just love that PB stamp and funnily enough, it turned up on my doormat yesterday!!

Julie said...

Andrea this is absolutely beautiful

Altering a candle is definitely on my list of things to do and yours is perfect

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz once again xxx

Heather said...

These hedgehog stamps are just too cute. HM Stamps must love our group!!

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

great candle. Love the whole thing . the ribbon definatly makes it stand out even more

mueppi said...

Deine Kerze ist wunderschön!

Myriame said...

Such a great idea, and so lovely

LaY hOoN said...

Nice take ! It's really beautiful. I love it.

Debsg said...

I love this technique. Deb x