Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Card & A Candle


The PTI MIM challenge is watercolor resist using rubber cement.  Looked pretty easy, but mine wouldn't drip very well.  I did 3 layers of colors with my cheap watercolor paints. Wasn't what I wanted for a background panel, but did make interesting flowers when cut with PTI Friendly Flowers die.  
I covered them with Glitter Glaze which gives a nice shine & sparkle. The small flowers from the same set were watercolored with the blue paint & mounted with foam dots.  I made my striped background by white embossing an image from Watercolor Wonder & the sentiment is from Friendly Flowers. I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & Work It Wednesday.
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Didn't think I'd get anything made for the W&W Birthday Bash challenge: Anything But a Card with Kate.  
However, I love decorating candles & found some plain ones in the cupboard.  So fun to use my felt--it's been awhile.  I backed the green felt with cardstock to cut the W&W Hello die. The flowers & leaves are MFT & I tied on some hemp. It has a nice vanilla fragrance without being lit, so hopefully will be enjoyed by my friend.  Hard to photograph a candle, so here are a couple shots. Since I used 2 flowers I'm also entering the W&W Two Challenge with Shay. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.

25 comments:

  1. Great sparkly flowers! And I really like your background!

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  2. Your flowers look lovely Greta and I really like your background too. Barbxx

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  3. Love your masking, Greta! (I don't use the Rubber Cement often...time for me to get it out!) The flowers are absolutely gorgeous with the subtle lines on them. GREAT project with the felt, too! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

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  4. Those flowers turned out awesome Greta, and I love that sparklie big stripe on the card front. How clever to decorate a candle, it looks awesome.

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  5. Oh Greta!! Your project turned out amazing!! I love the brilliant colors of your flowers and the added sparkle!! Beautiful!!

    Patti

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  6. Great card and very sweet candle! I love candles and I love decorating them but would have never thought to use felt! Fabulous idea! Gotta pin it for the future!

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  7. Oh I love your sparkly card Greta, and I am sure your friend will enjoy your sweet candle! Handmade gifts are always appreciated. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! Encouragement is always appreciated too:)

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  8. Love how your flowers came out. I was not too happy with my panel with this technique, but did manage to cut a few small balloons. And, what a fun candle. Love that project.

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  9. What a lovely card, Greta! Love the sparkly flowers! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  10. Lovely blue flowers and card design, Greta! Love the white stripes on the card base and the decorated candle is a lovely gift for your friend.

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  11. Greta, what a beautiful card & darling candle.
    You ROCK!
    Hope you win a W&W prize.

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  12. great save of the panel you created for the MIM technique, greta... the flowers are gorgeous!! super cute candle, too... fingers crossed you win something from Winnie & walter!

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  13. Love the shimmer and dimension on your card Greta, so pretty!! Your candle is adorable!!

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  14. You forgot to put an adjective in your title line - like magnificent or gorgeous or the like! Both your card and your candle are all of that and more, Greta!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. The flowers on your beautiful card are stunning, Greta! And, love how you decorated the candle in green felt with the hello die!

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  16. Beautiful Projects!! I'm totally loving your card with the gorgeous flowers and the candle is fabulous!!

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  17. two great projects! the flowers are so pretty - i love the sparkle and shine. thanks for playing make it monday!!

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  18. fabulous card and candle Greta. I have missed so many of your superb posts, I've been so very busy over the last couple of weeks. I've sneaked a peek, but won't have time to comment on them all.

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  19. Beautiful card and flowers, and the candles ! You are having fun with the hello die :) xx

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  20. Your flowers look so pretty! And that candle is beautiful! What a clever idea ... May have to pinch that one for my group!

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  21. Love the simmer and dimension on those gorgeous blooms, and what a clever way to dress up a candle!

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  22. That is one great looking card. The candle is a really nifty way to spiff up a quick gift for a friend and personalize it. Nice job!

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  23. Look at you go!! I want to try that technique too, in my spare time lol!! Wonderful candle and card!!!

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