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Monday, September 29, 2008

Autumn Candle Set

Today begins the 5th DRS Designs blog challenge!! This challenge is to create "anything but a card." The challenge runs for two weeks but there is no time limit to participate. You can see a list of the previous challenges in the side bar on the DRS Designs Blog. You are welcome to play along at any time! If you do participate, please post a link to your creation on the DRS Designs Blog so we can all come and take a look! If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword: DRSC5.

For my "Anything but a card challenge," I made an Autumn Candle Set. I saw a tutorial here, and I just loved how hers turned out, so I had to give it a try!

Just like in her tutorial, I stamped all of my images first on white tissue paper that I cut down to the size of each candle. Then, I used my heat gun to melt the candle just slightly so that the tissue paper would adhere to it. As a finishing touch, I added sheer orange ribbon around the large candle and around each of the votive holder stems.

I am very happy with how each candle turned out, even more so that this is my first attempt at an altered item!

Here are some close up pictures:

Here are the back sides of the candles:

Stamps: DRS Designs- Small Silhouette Leaf, Tiny Fall Leaf, Small Autumn Greetings, The beauty of Autumn
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks in Tangerine, Warm Red, Yellow Ochre, Chestnut Roan, Lime Pastel
Paper: White Tissue paper from Target
Accessories: C&G Orange Sheer Ribbon, Heat gun, Large White Candle from the Dollar Store, small white candles from Party-Lite, Votive holder Vases from Joann's

Make sure to check the other Altered projects done by the other DRS Design DT members:

Have I ever told you that I Love Leaves? LOL!
Have a Wonderful Monday!



Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Your candles are gorgeous! What a great project!

Angel said...

this is absolutely beautiful! such a lovely setting!!

Angel said...

forgot to say CONGRATS on winning my blog candy!!

Bee said...

Very cool! I love altered candles, such a fun project! :-)
Those will be perfect for Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

So very beautiful!! What a wonderful job you did with the candles!! :) Love the set up and how nice you included everyone!! I never thought to that! THANKS!!


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