Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Sandra's candle

Good morning and welcome to our mid month post where currently the DT are trying out something new to them and this month it's Sandra's turn so I will hand you over to her

Hello there, it's my turn to offer some mid-month inspiration by trying something new. Now, I've always wanted to have a go at stamping on candles but I've never got round to it before, so here goes  😊 I checked out a couple of videos on You Tube before I started to see how people had coloured their images.  As you need to stamp and colour tissue paper, it's a very delicate operation.

As our theme this month is 'One for the Girls,' I thought I'd opt for something floral as we all love our flowers, so I chose to use 'Rose Bloom' by Stacey Barras as it was a really good fit for the candle that I was using.

I decided to use my Stamping Press as I wasn't quite sure how well the Stazon Ink would print onto the tissue paper.  Here is the process, step by step in photos:

Stamped twice onto tissue paper with Stazon ink

Delicately coloured using Derwent Inktense pencils

I got very brave at this stage and used a damp water brush to intensify the colour. I also used a red colour brush to darken some of the red areas.

Next, I cut out the image, leaving just a little white tissue showing around the image.

I laid the cut out image over the candle and wrapped a piece of baking parchment tightly around the candle.  Using a heat gun to adhere the tissue paper to the candle, it was like embossing magic as you can see the wax melting as you move along.  It's important to keep your heat gun moving so as not to create any holes with the hot wax, it all happens very quickly.


The end result!  I added a piece of ribbon and a matching bow around the base of the candle to add the finishing touch.

For a first attempt, I'm very happy with the end result, although I would like to have another go and just leave it at the stage where it's been coloured with the pencils as I think that would give a subtle sketchy look.  

I've thoroughly enjoyed trying a new technique (For me) and I hope that I just might have inspired you to have a go if you've never tried stamping on candles before. 

Happy Crafting, Sandra x   

Thanks so much Sandra, I have a feeling lots of us will be having a go at this.


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

April challenge

A very good morning and Happy Easter.

Our new theme for April is..................

******One for the Girls******

We would love to see all things girly and feminine, so many options from flowers to fashion, bright and beautiful to chic and classic, we are sure you will find so many options using your own style of crafting and feminine stamps.

Please can I remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image which reflects the theme as the focal element of your artwork , this means:


Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

We are really pleased to welcome Justin and Gordon whose faces are familiar to many of us from both craft shows and Hochanda TV and their company..............


'be Creative! have launched a brand new range of craft products. 'be Creative!' will be launching their new web site very soon but in the meantime you can keep up to date by following their Facebook where you will see some of the new products and also purchase them from Once Upon a Stamp here. You can also contact Gordon and Justin by e.mail here. The products are always well received on Hochanda and also available at 'Create it' craft shows, the next is at the Kent Event Centre on 19/20th May 2018.

We are very pleased to welcome Carol who won our February challenge, as our Guest Designer.......


And yet more feminine inspiration from the Design Team, I hope you will pop along to all the designers blogs as it means so much to them to know you appreciate their efforts ..........




Now it's over to you and we look forward to seeing all your creations.


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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

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Friday, 30 March 2018

March winners

Good morning, time to announce the winners of our 'Forest Friends' theme, we certainly saw some interesting takes on what might be lurking in our forests, but it was a fun month and thanks to all for joining in.

So, the Design Team's votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce that our winner is..........

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Rachel
A stunning Owl

In second place and who who will also receive a small prize.

Lynn
A lovely woodland scene

Congratulations to you both, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses so I can send your prizes. And don;t forget to collect our winner badge.

And our Top 3 which this month is actually a Top 4 as the voting was so close......

Jenny

Susan

Carol

Julie

Well done to you all, please collect our Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Inkiness with Dora


Good morning and welcome to our mind month inspiration post where the DT are currently challenged to try something new, this month I am pleased to introduce Dora, I will hand you over to her to tell us what she has created.

"I use my new stamp "visible Image, Stay Wild'. And I have use the 'Splatter Brush' from Tim Holtz. I have that brush almost for a year and never used to make a creation. I have tried to make something with the brush but always goes it into the bin and the brush is laying in my tool basket.....So for this challenge theme by the DT-members I have to challenge myself to use this brush. The brush is laying there for my nose for couple a minutes....Eeks.

I stamp my stamp with a stamp platform from Tim Holtz and after drying I put my Splatter Brush in my ink (elcoline) and make splashes in the green and red. So far so good.Than I use adirondack ink red and lime green to ink some corners. This is my first time that I like it and dare to show this".


Thank you so much Dora.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

March challenge

Good morning and welcome to our March challenge where this month our theme is.........

********Forest Friends********

All those creatures we associate with walks in the Country and woodlands or even at the bottom of the garden for those of us fortunate to live in the Country, the choice is yours and we look forward to seeing all your creations but please can I remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image which reflects the theme as the focal element of your artwork , this means:

Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

We hope you will join in and look forward to seeing all your creations. We have a fabulous prize this month from Tattered Lace .................

Ribbon storage box, ribbons, bow makes and inspiration book


Tattered Lace is home to a range of beautifully delicate and detailed craft products, including the successful Tattered Lace Dies and Embossing Folders, designed by Stephanie Weightman.

We welcome Sue as our Guest designer this month with a beautiful creation featuring Squirrels...........


And here is the inspiration from the Design Team, judging by their lovely work I think it's a theme they all enjoyed creating for.........




You can enter up to three creations but please note: If we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third party hosts particularly Instagram, Facebook, Splitcoast etc. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.


Friday, 2 March 2018

Anything with Flowers winners


Good morning and can I start by expressing a huge thank you for all your entries for our February 'Anything with Flowers' theme, you really wowed us with some stunning pieces of artwork. 


So I don't need to tell you that the Design Team had a real problem selecting their favourites and although we had a clear winner the rest of the voting was oh so close, but I am pleased to announce that the winner of the £25 voucher from Bee Crafty who is going to have such fun choosing her prize is.......................

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Carol
Colour texture and a beautiful background and flower

In second place is Cath who will receive a surprise gift from us. Please both mail me so I can arrange your prizes.
Cath
A pretty backdrop for the silhouette stamping
PRECIOUS GIFT

And our Top 3 which is actually a Top 4 this month as voting was so close.................

Karin
A really striking colour palette

Karen
Beautiful paper piecing

Mervi
Such elegant and graceful Lilies

Mariek
Beautiful fresh Spring colours

Well done each of you, please grab our Top 3 logo to display on your own blogs.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge.