Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Christmas candle

Hello all!
       Back with a quick gift idea - just enough time to fit a few in before the big day!  I loved how easy these Octopode candles were to do and so I decided to do some more for gifts.  I printed out the Xmas Teddy Bo digi onto tissue paper and did some light colouring with my Copics.  It isn't really possible to do a great deal of blending and shading on the tissue paper but I don't think it matters too much in this case.
                   I cut around the image and applied it to the candle using wax paper and my heat gun - as long as you keep the heat gun moving, you shouldn't have any problems with the candle melting!

 
                              Here he is, posing with my vintage glass jars on a little table I recently painted (may do a post on that soon).  I love the touch of red against the pale blues and greys.
 
 
He's so cute that I may have to keep him myself!
I would like to enter him into the following challenges -
 
Thanks for popping in!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                  

19 comments:

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous candle, Dawn! Love the sweet image! It looks fab in the colors you chose!

Shea said...

Oh, I LOVE this candle! You did a great job on it! And the coloring is perfect - no need for heavy duty blending. You need to make another so you can keep this one GUILT FREE. Haha! Your staging is perfect too! Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Alchemy!

Tress said...

Oh my! This candle is so fabulous! Red and teal are a favorite combo! And I concur, you need to keep this candle. The way you have it staged, it is at home.

Penny said...

He's adorable--I'd have a hard time of giving him up, too, lol! Love that pop of red! What a great idea! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Linda Palmer said...

Darling candle. I haven't done these in years but used to love to make them. Great job Dawn! I love these bears.

Ellapu said...

Wow this is so cute and gorgeous hun. Hope you hasve a wonderful Christmas
Hugz Elaine xxx

Mynnette said...

This is just too cute!!! LOVE this idea for a gift--and your image is amazing! I hope you're able to join me at Technique Tuesday for our Faux Tile challenge this month! Happy holidays! :)

Roxann said...

This is darling, Dawn. What great gifts this would make! I need to try this technique. Blessings to you and yours!
Hugz,
Roxann

Tracy said...

Aww Dawn this is just precious. I've never tried one of those candle projects although I always love how they look. Fabulous gift idea and your photo staging gets an A+! Hugs and happy holidays!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

So cute!! It's lovely Dawn!
I should keep it :)
Hugs,Sandra

Sandy said...

Wow, this looks fabulous and love how you've displayed it too. Love the sweet image and the subtle colouring with the pop of red. Thanks for joining in with the fun at Tuesday Alchemy. Hope to see you for the next challenge too.
Hugs, Sandy

Kathy Bradley said...

What a darling candle - and I see why you want to keep him for yourself. Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Love this candle Dawn...your Teddy Bo looks beautiful in those soft colours. I must get around to trying a candle one day, they make lovely gifts. Wishing you a peaceful & joyous Christmas & New Year :)
Hugs xx

Kathi said...

The candle is fantastic. I love it and think you should have kept him for yourself.

Crafty Cath said...

Oh my - this is a cutie. I'd have a hard time giving him away too! And his splash of red is prefect for the Oozak December challenge. So glad you were able to play along with us!

Jules said...

Just gorgeous, and the image is so cute. This is something I've always wanted to try but have yet to give it a got. It turned out fantastic. Thank you for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo

Noelle said...
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Noelle said...

This turned out ADORABLE! I think you did a GREAT job with the Copics and tissue, that is no small feat! Thank you so much for playing with my challenge @ CYDI? :) I love your images, they are awesome! Happy New Year:)

Brook said...

He is so cute! I've got to try this. Love how the candle turned out. Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It?.