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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Candle week at The Craft Barn

I love candles and have a fair few dotted around my home.  But I do find it hard to find holders that I like!  The Craft Barn have several blanks that you can decorate to your own taste and I have used a large one here.


This one is made of wood so you must never leave it unattended, which I never do anyway.  I reluctantly covered the wood with a coat of sand coloured paint.  It seemed a shame as the wood is lovely, but I need a better base for the stamping & colouring.  I stamped & embossed the flowers in copper then coloured in carefully with Promarkers. Some distress ink was lighted added to the edges and some copper tape attached top & bottom.  While I was at it  also made up a card to match...


Then my calendar page for the week...


For this one I cut out the leaves and added a hand drawn candle & a quote.

The goodies that I used from The Craft Barn ...
Impression Obsession stamp J2011
Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder - ancient copper
 
Thank you for taking a peek today, see you soon!  HUGS xxx

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh Karen, you've done such a lovely job with this and the calendar page is especially lovely.
I had a bit of a phase of making the actual candles a few years back - sold a good few at "Sales of work" and kept a few - none of those here now though I got sick of dusting them!

Kaz said...

Ooohh that's gorgeous Karen, it'd make a good gift. Lovely matching projects too xxx

Angelnorth said...

Those IO leaf stamps are lovely, aren't they? Great makes, love the candle holder especially!

Kath said...

I love all of these, Karen. How gorgeous. I might need that stamp!!!

tracy said...

Ooo i love the candle holder.....and the others too :) that stamp is lovely:)

Dawn said...

Gorgeous makes my darling, I love them all. That stamp is beautiful and you have demonstrated superbly how versatile it is, lol I'm on the scrounge for a borrow - can you tell!!??
Huge hugs x x x x

butterfly said...

Wow, stunning embossing and colours - what a fantastic project!
Alison x