Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Something New....

.... for me anyway!

The theme over at Tuesday Taggers this week (where I'm featured as a guest designer -YAY!) is to step out of your comfort zone.

Well my project may not seem that 'uncomfortable' to most, but I assure you I was petrified it would go wrong.

Now I've mentioned before about my colleague's birthday (the card for which can be found HERE) and as a gift for her I wanted to put together a little "pamper pack" - some nice bubblebath and stuff, and a scented candle. Well I came up with the idea to match the candle to the card to tie it all in together.

I'd seen the demo done before on Create&Craft and thought I'd give it a go - although I was really worried it would go wrong and wreck the candle that I wish I'd bought more just in case!

For those of you who haven't seen it before, all you need to do is stamp and colour the image onto white tissue paper, lay it on the candle where you want it, cover with greaseproof paper and use your heattool over the area until you see the colour change; but careful not to overheat it otherwise the wax melts too much! See my worries!!

Anyway, it turned out fine; the ribbon was added for decoration and to bring in the turquoise colour, but it also covers a bit of a ripple in the wax lol!

Then I just made a tag to match the card and put it all in a nice giftbag.

And here's a pic of the three items together, not bad if I say so myself lol.

7 comments:

PatR said...

Such a gorgeous gift and what a great job you've made of the candle. It's great to have you as GD this week at TT.
Pat xx

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic work, yep I'd worry but you have done it beautifully. Sure your friend was thrilled. Such a treat to have you guest with us this week especially when you share wonderful work like this with us.

Ildiko said...

Wow this is a gorgeous set. I never done a candle either. One more thing on my list to try
hugs
Ildiko

barbara (AKA Bee) said...

Hi Charli, I hope you have enjoyed your spell as a Guest Designer with TT, I certainly love what you have done for this week's challenge, I have done candles like this a few times and I still worry...lol...a brave choice of project but really well done.

Bee xx

Silvia said...

Really a fantastic set.

Sally H said...

Fabulous gift! Lovely to have you on the DT at TT this week!

Michelle said...

A gorgeous DT design for Tuesday Taggers guest slot Charli. Thanks so much for your effort.
x Michelle