Monday, 29 October 2012

DT Project #1 showcasing Christmas Cottage Collection by Theresa Collins (posted by Lesley)

Hellooooo lovely Snazzy visitors!

I hope all our UK friends enjoyed their extra hour's sleep yesterday morning, lol!  Unless, like me you wake after a certain number of hours no matter what the clock says.  

Anyway, I've been having some happy time in my craftroom finding ways to use the lovely DT goodies we were sent by our equally lovely 'Bosses' this month.  This month we were sent a gorgeous set of papers, die cuts, stamps and brads called the Christmas Cottage Collection by Theresa Collins and  today I'm sharing another home decor idea.

To any novice crafters out there this was my very first attempt at decorating candles ....... ahem...... who's saying 'looks like it too', lol.  Seriously though I've had those candles at least two years which I bought specifically to have a go at decorating but never got round to trying it until now.  I won't say I found melting the tissue into the wax particularly easy but I'm sure I would get better with a bit more practice......  and I only got a couple of tiny wrinkly bits, ;D!  It was fun to try as well.

 I stamped the wordy Christmas tree from the Christmas Cottage Collection stamps four times onto tissue paper alternately using Bundled Sage and Aged Mahogany Disress Inks, wrapped the tissue around the candle then covered with a piece of greaseproof paper which was big enough for me to hold together with my hand while I used my heat gun to  melt the wax sufficiently to 'absorb' the tissue paper.  I moved the greaseproof paper around the candle until I had heated all the way round.  I then added some tiny star gems here and there and finished off with a band of one of the Christmas Cottage Collection papers punched with a tree border punch.

For the second candle I used the pretty snowflake and the tiny word stamps from the set and again finished with a punched paper border.  The teeny snowflakes cut by the border punch I stuck to the candle here and there adding tiny gems to the centres.

Well, that's it from me today but I have another project for you later in the week which moves away from the home decor items.  I hope you get chance to pop back then and don't forget if you would like to be in with a chance to win some of the Christmas Cottage Collection goodies leave a comment HERE on Gillian's post.

Have a Happy Monday and see you later.