Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #134 - Anything Goes

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This week's challenge is a really fun one. It's Anything Goes! That means your project doesn't have to be a card. It can be a 3-D item, a home decor item or how about a fun gift bag. The choice is yours.
I can't seem to stop playing with the Painted Harvest set, soon to be available in the Holiday Catalogue. This also seemed like a good time to try a technique that has been around for awhile - but I had never actually tried it. And since I have been sorting through boxes of my crafting stuff that hasn't been unpacked since I moved - more than a year ago! - and I came across things purchased some time ago with the intentions of altering them, this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

The technique is stamping on a candle. Well, technically, I stamped onto tissue paper and then melted it onto the candle. And I had enough of the stamped tissue paper left over to do another technique - Faux Linen - which I used on a card. Like this:
To stamp the sunflowers, I used three different colour combos: Daffodil Delight & Crushed Curry, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie, and Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze. The centers are Early Espresso and the leaves are Old Olive and Always Artichoke. Some Jute Twine is wrapped around the candle and another bit of it is on the card. This is another new product from the Holiday Catalogue.

The Faux Linen technique is simply done by scrunching up the tissue paper after it has been stamped, then adhering it to a piece of cardstock, being careful not to smooth out the lovely wrinkles. Here's a close-up:
I used Whisper White cardstock behind the tissue paper, then matted it with Cajun Craze. The card base is also Cajun Craze, and on top of that I used Very Vanilla. Then I finished it off by stamping the sentiment from Painted Harvest in Cajun Craze ink and scattered a trio of Black Rhinestones.

Want a closer look at the candle, too?
Wouldn't this make a great gift ensemble? Or a centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner? Or just a fun, fall-themed decor piece for your home.

Now visit Watercooler Wednesday and check out what everybody else came up with for Anything Goes.


8 comments:

  1. I love your projects Gail - I have yet to try stamping onto candles - these are so perfect for autumn x

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    1. Thanks Fiona. Give it a try! It's not as intimidating as I thought it was.

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  2. This is simply amazing Gail! I've learnt 2 techniques from your post today! I'll have to look up the candle technique. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks! So glad I could inspire you. There are a lot of videos on YouTube and I watched many until finally taking the plunge after my upline did a Facebook Live.

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  3. Oh my, Gail. Your inner artist is showing again. Love the card and candle. I've got to try that faux linen technique. I've seen it before but it's time to actually try it, it has such a lovely effect.

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    1. Thanks Heidi. It's really easy and I used the adhesive sheets, which made it even easier.

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  4. Oh wow! This is amazing. I love the scrunched up tissue technique, and that candle is fabulous.
    xxx

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