Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Decorated Candles

Something i’ve wanted to do for ages now is decorate candles. I actually bought some plain white candles for this purpose over 12 months ago but never got round to doing anything about it.

Well I finally plucked up courage and got out my stamps and inks and after scrabbling around for some white tissue paper which I knew I had somewhere from my cross stitch days. (Used when mounting finished projects to protect the fabric from any nasties in the backing materials.)

This one has been decorated with a Forever Friends image of the bear holding out a rose and some swirls. I've not coloured this as I didn't know if it would be safe to do so, but on reading through other blogs I see images that have been coloured so may try it next time.


This 2nd one was made with a family member in mind for her birthday.SAM_0121 I used the stamp a few years ago on her card but have not used it since. I stamped it 3 times around the candle so it looks good from all sides.

I'm linking to a few challenges with these: Teddy Stampers - #29 Love Bears. Crafty Creations - #104 my love is like a red, red rose. TandaStamps - #164 share the love.

Sue xx


deesdesigns said...

What a fabulous idea. I'm so glad you were able to join us this week for our Love Bears challenge at Teddy Stampers! Dee

Cherie said...

Hi Sue your candles are fabulous this is something I want to try.
Thank you for joining the fun with Teddy Stampers.
Hugs cherie

sue law said...

Nice idea to make romantic candles!

Thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser!

Meera said...

beautiful romantic candles. A great idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Stampers.


Sarah said...

Such sweet candles!
Thanks for joining us at Teddy Stampers.
Sarah xx :0)

Traceyr said...

These candles are really special Sue. I haven't tried this craft before. :)