Song of the Winter Angel

Update:- I was thrilled that this candle was published in Stampington & co’s 400 More Ideas (formerly Catch-Up) 2013.

Did you have a lovely Christmas? I hope you did, whether it was filled with fun and frolics or a more gentle day filled with a sense of peace.
I was unsure whether to post this candle, I certainly know that feeling only too well of wanting to move on from Christmas projects but this particular stamp strikes me as being not only suitable for Christmas projects, but for any time of the year, she is my little Winter Angel.  She is from a set of stamps I  recently received, called Sleigh Bells from Oxford Impressions.It was only today that I completed the candle, unable to complete in time for Christmas.Trimmings of lace at the top of the candle and at the bottom layered with sheet music, topped with a beautiful vintage button, means this candle is purely decorative.
Winter Morning sheet music from Winter Snow (also Oxford Impressions) was randomly stamped onto the tissue paper panel.The candle settled inside a piece of glass from a vintage vanity set. The little girl is a photo real stamp and personally, I’ve found that the larger the photo real stamp happens to be, then the trickier it is to stamp onto tissue paper but as I always say, play around as it is all about experimenting.
I have at least one post scheduled for between now and the New Year so I hope you will be able to visit again. At this time of the year I appreciate more than ever your visits as I know that life can place more demands than normal, so thank you.
(I am linking this to Gingersnap Creations:- Candelabras, Chandeliers and Candleschallenge.

By Candlelight

Last year, for little stocking fillers,  I altered mini church candles using stamped tissue paper technique. This year I wanted to try something different, incorporating lace, so I made candle wraps.  This gives the recipient the choice of removing the wrap if they wish to burn the candle or by leaving the wrap in place the candle becomes a decoration for the mantle or dining table.
The images on all three candles are from Divas D’Este’s Christmas Belles 2. Before printing onto smooth white cardstock I measured the height of the candles and then re-sized the CS.
Once I cut the lace into three lengths I then sprayed with homemade inks, two green and one red. I wanted to achieve a time worn look to the colours thereby not heavily spraying with the ink.

For all three candles the same elements were repeated:- dyed lace, sheet music cut with scallop edge scissors, image edged with glitter and Prima flowers.

As I didn’t want the Prima flowers to be perfectly covered in glitter I wiped some of the glitter off to make them look more “worn”.

Divas D’Este sell a wonderful array of Holiday collage sheets, there are Vintage Christmas Femmes, Children, Santa images, there are images to suit every taste. Remember, if you visit Divas D’Este’s Homepage you will find two free festive images to download. Lynne x

A Time For Giving

My Bind It All has been very busy making notebooks for gifts. Unfortuntaly I cannot name the recipients just in case they are peeking at my Blog! The above is a mini notebook using Oxford Impressions’ (available from The Art Of Being Beautiful. I covered the notebook with sheet music and then stamped one of the images onto a piece of scrap sheet music.

I purchased this candle in a tin from Poundland. Poundland has to be one of my favourite non-crafting shops. It is amazing what you can pick up  to use in crafting.  I wrapped a strip of sheet music around the tin. I then stamped the same image as used on the notebook (I wanted the gifts to co-ordinate as they are for the same person) onto a scrap of sheet music. I pierced the lid so I could adorn it with a Prima bloom and large gem brad.

For this medium sized notebook I painted the base with a heritage colour paint from B&Q (another favourite haunt). I then stamped the script with Gesso.  I embellished with lace trim, gold pin onto which I added seed beads. The bloom is taken from a stem of artificial flowers. I then glued an old button into the centre. The stamp is from Oxford Impressions’ Soul Of A Rose plate (