Friday, January 6, 2012

Spring or Winter????

Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge is all about "WAX" and I knew I would be doing a candle.   I did a candle when I first starting stamping, way back four years ago and just thought it was so cool.  Now today when Lisa's Bloggers Challenge listed colors, I so knew I would use a band of lovely pansies!!!  All stamps are from Artistic Outpost, Flappers Fashion for the pansies and Birds of a Feather for the sentiment!  
The images were stamped on white tissue paper with Stazon black and colored in with Stampin Up Markers.  This is a very simple technique, because it just involved stamping and coloring in the lines!  OK, it was a bit of a pain as there is quite a bit of green leafy matter and I stamped the image four times for top and bottom and to get it all around the candle!  I think it is worth the coloring time and this would surely make a nice gift!  Don't you love the "Ant Dude" shoveling all the snow away to bring Spring in?? 
Green, Black, Purple, Blue, Vanilla or White
Why would I be using Spring as a theme, well I question if this is Spring or Winter!  We have been in the mid to high 60's during the day, but still dropping quite low at night.  Most of the Midwest has not seen a snowflake and are enjoying warmer days, so I felt as if Spring has Sprung!  We are also going to Spring over to Simon Says Stamp and Show Something New ... Something Old.  My candle is new and my stamps are old! 

I sure hope you are enjoying this first week of "2012."  Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Stampin Up Markers, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum

45 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Thus is fabulous Terry I still have to try these. In fact I got some large candles out yesterday to put in place of Christmas decs and thought they needed some prettying up. Did you stamp onto tissue paper?
Busy week, but good, just glad I have got the weekend. You too?
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I love your candle, haven't tried that tech yet, but your ant Dude is really cool.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Lovely candle GF, something I never think of doing....but ANT DUDE really rocks!

trisha too said...

VERY pretty, Terry!!!!

:)

Mrs.B said...

Terry this is gorgeous, I havent tried a candle yet, keep meaning to!
Your stamping is beautiful.
Avril x

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful altered candle Terry - fab use of the AO images! Thanks for much for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Christine said...

Your candle is beautiful and I LOVE that ant dude!!!

Vintage Page Designs said...

What a great Spring project - I love it! Ali

Jan Hennings said...

Love your candle and it does feel like Spring here in Iowa :)

Sandra said...

Waw Terry! I've never thought of stamping a candle,but now I do. And then all the coloring! Very pretty! It's going on my list of things I wanna try!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a fun project, Terry! I really love the Nouveau look of the border! Doesn't feel much like winter here either!

BarbaraW said...

Your candle is gorgeous. It looks like a lot of work, but definitely worth it. Love your shoveling ant.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card Terri! I love the beautiful stamped image on the candle- and wow- love that ant!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovely candle! I would love to play more with wax. I have wax pellets but need a project pan for my melting pot.
Rinda

Chris Arlington said...

Gorgeous and clever ! Happy new year Terry!

Yvonne Garner said...

Terry, love your project! You are so clever! Lots of effort, but whomever receives it will treasure for certain. Have a great weekend! Best, Yvonne

craftattack said...

Very pretty candle! Valerie

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautiful candle. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Terry, your candle looks wonderful. Love your little ant Dude, too.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

what a gorgeous candle! I love the stamp that you used to create this! I am not complaining on the Michigan sunshine...we can handle the cold with that each day! Have a great weekend!!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful candle, the metal insect looks great as well.
Yvonne x

Suze Bain said...

I bought candles ages a go to try this technique but of course I haven't got round to it yet! I absolutely love the stamps you've used. A beautiful project. xx

Michele said...

the candle is beautiful and was well worth the effort! ant guy is fabulous! happy "spring"! xo

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous candle! Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week!

lynne said...

A beautiful stamp you selected and with fabulous colouring.
Tell me, do you stamp directly onto the candle? Most times I use the stamped onto tissue paper technique but other times stamped directly onto the wax.
Thanks for sharing this touch of Spring.
Have a lovely weekend my friend.
Wishes
Lynne

Marjie Kemper said...

So beautiful! And with a high of 57 degrees expected here in New York today.... you are right about the sentiment as well. Love your ant dude, too!

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome candle Terry. I was beginning to wonder about our winter too. Well wouldn't you know it we woke to see a bit of snow this morning. (and its still here) LOl
Have a wonderful weekend! Maybe a good day for a picnic. LOL
hugs Lynn

Linda R. said...

Your candle is so pretty.. I have never tried this technique.. Looks like it would be fun to try..

Hugs, Linda

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous candle, love the stamped image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Vada said...

Now here's a Major Wow Factor!!!
Beautiful Terry!
Hugs Vada

Tolegranny said...

Great candle. Too nice to burn.

Sherry Edwards said...

Your decorated candle looks fab Terry - and I love the setting with the ant dude! I've had a few white candles on the side for a while - thinking I'll decorate them too - I'll get around to them eventually!!

Mynnette said...

What a beautiful candle! LOVE the border on top and bottom--FABULOUS!

Sharon said...

Great decorated candle Terry!! Beautiful for a table centrepiece

Linda M. said...

Beautiful candle. I do love the ant I wondered why you included him in your photo. I love that he is shoveling snow so Spring can arrive! Warmly, Linda

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful candle, well worth the work it took. Love your ant, we have no snow or cold here in Michigan, I sure wish we could skip winter and go right to spring!

Electra said...

We have sprinter here too. Or is is Wing? We're going to get slammed, I just know it...
Love the green stamping on your candle!

SmilynStef said...

What a fabulous use of that stamp ... so great to surround your candle ... thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

Ira said...

Fabulous candle Terry and don't your just LOVE this technique? Wish it was spring though, lol! Love your stamps btw!

Lisa said...

Ha ha...I got a kick out of the Spring or Winter theme. LOL. You sure got that right! I love the candle and the tissue wax technique. I'm not that patient, but I keep thinking it would make such a pretty gift.

CuddlyBunny said...

Gorgeous candle Terry! I love the stamps you chose ... I bet it's even more stunning when the candle is lit!

Cheryl said...

oh just love your candle hun,love it to bits,and love your ant how cool is he hugs cherylxxx

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful candle, Terry! Love the pattern, it looks every elegant - simply fabulous! xx

Donna said...

Hi Terry,

Love both your candle and your little Ant Dude! I love the metal critters and folks are so clever with them!

Very nice,
Blessings,
Donna

Ida said...

Your candle is beautiful. It's been a long time since I attempted stamping on a candle. Yours turned out very well.

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