Saturday, July 21, 2012

Spectrum Noir Blog Hop: A Christmas In July!!!

Ok, you know you want it!  Today is Spectrum Noir's Christmas In July blog hop!!!  You should be landing here from Louise's awesome blog!  Did her project ROCK, or what!?!  If you're just now joining in on the fun, you will want to start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss anything! Here's the lineup:


 Be sure to leave some blog love for each of the designers along the blog hop because one lucky "hopper" is going to score TWO SETS of six markers, a pack of Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock (perfect for coloring!), and an adorable stamped called All Wrapped Up, from the new Mulberry Wood line.  WHEW... that is A LOT!!!


To be eligible to win, be sure to leave a comment on Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post telling us your favorite Spectrum Noir color combination you saw while hopping with us this week (please comment no later then Friday, July 27 at 6:00 PM GMT).  A random winner will be drawn using random.org and posted on our blog at 9:00 AM GMT, Saturday, July 28, 2012, so be sure to check back on the Spectrum Noir blog to see if you have won!  *The lucky winner will have one week to claim their prize or a second winner will be chosen.  Okie Dokie, here's my Christmas In July project:


I got a jump on my holiday gift list with this stamped candle that I call Warm Winter Wishes.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color this adorable image from the new Crafter's Companion, Mulberry Wood, Giving set on tissue paper that I then trimmed and "melted" onto the candle.  The softened wax makes the tissue paper disappear and all you're left with is a beautifully hand-decorated candle!!!  The markers color BEAUTIFULLY on tissue paper and stamped candles make the perfect gift.... everyone will be amazed you made it yourself!!!  Here is a close up of this cuter-than-cute image:


The colors I used were EB3, EB6, EB8 and TN4 for the log.  TN1, TN2, TN3, TN7 and TN8 for the moose.  DG1 and DG3 for the trees.  IG1 and IG3 to add some shadowing to the snow and CT4, CG4, IB3 and CR9 for the lighted bulbs.  Once the candle was finished, I added liquid applique for the snow and Stickles to make the bulbs SHINE!!!  The sentiment was created by me on my computer.  Yeah... I'm now super excited for Christmas!!!  I think I might make a few more of these to give away!!!

Welp, that's it for me today.  You're now off to see Wendy's awesome project. Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Christmas in July!  Have fun hopping around to see all of the inspiration from our team, and good luck winning the HUGE prize haul!

13 comments:

wendyp said...

how stinking CUTE!!! Love the idea of making candles this Christmas!

Marie97 said...

Love your candle! The image is adoarable & your coloring is pretty. Great Project!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Your candle turned out Great!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are soooooo AWESOME!!!! I love love love this!! WOW!!!

MB Isaac said...

I know my next gift project! that would be great to do year round :)

Claveh said...

What a lovely idea, Danielle, I never thought of adding to candles in this way. Great job! xxx

Leah Ann Gast said...

Oh I love this cute, wonderful candle. You've colored him just perfect! Love it!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! This is great! I've seen people transfer stamped images, but never thought of coloring first. Fantastic!

Dawn Louise said...

Wow great project, love how you can still see the dimension from the colouring x

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great gift idea...such a cute image.

Indy said...

What a fabulous project! Perfect Christmas present!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow your candle is awesome. Love the snow dots and the glitter lights. You did a great job and TFS AJ~

Sharon said...

This is fabulous...I can't believe anyone would but is there any hazard in lighting the candle?