Wednesday, December 21, 2011

All Is Bright

Continuing with the Holiday Lights theme this month at Gingersnap Creations, this week the Random Redhead challenge is  GC131 Candelabras, Chandeliers, and Candles.  Please be sure to visit the blog to see the other Ginger Art and get the challenge details.  You have until January 15, 2012 to link up your creation.  You just may be the next Home Page Artist or one of ten chosen Ginger Gems. 


A few details:
This month our sponsor is Penny Wise Arts.  I poured onto a sticky sheet their clear Ultra Fine Micro Beads. So what you're seeing is an entire white glittery background of  micro beads which I brayered into the sticky sheet.

The candelabra is Dusty Attic chipboard.  I used Ranger Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and clear embossing powder to heat emboss the candlestick.  The candles are actual wax.  I lit a birthday candle and as the wax melted, I dripped it onto the candle portion of the chipboard.  The flames are Ranger Distress Ink in Mustard Seed covered with Scattered Straw Stickles.  

The blue snowflake paper is from the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium paper collection.  The word label is from Paper Whimsy.  I believe the background card stock is Bazzill. 

G-45 paper and the Dusty Attic candelabra chipboard are from the Flying Unicorn on--line store

15 comments:

craftattack said...

lovely card! Valerie

Zoechaos said...

I've not been by for a while Helen and have missed so much! Always gorgeous work to be inspired by here and the magazine at the top of the page WOW XOXO Zoe

Gisèle said...

Such beautiful work ; love the melted wax on the candelabra...

judyjstamper said...

very creative and lovely card Helene!

Christine said...

Gorgeous card. I would never have thought to use real wax.
Happy Holidays.

Sandi said...

Oh this is lovely! I quite often use micro beads or sugar beads over an image but haven't tried layering on top of them..clever! Warmest wishes,

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is sooo beautiful and I didn't know about this challenge...I'll go take a look!! Helene, thank you for being such an inspiration with your talent and your joy that you share with others--It makes such a difference to so many!!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!!
XO
Cindy

Lucy Edmondson said...

This looks terrific!

Lucy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, those candles are wonderful! And I love the rich texture on the candelabra.

Netty said...

wow such great techniques, looks fab. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year, xx

Joan said...

Such a pretty card!!! Those micro beads add such a nice sparkle!
Happy Holidays!

Micupoftea~ said...

You clever girl....melting the candle was a brilliant idea! Nice card~
Merriest of Christmases to you....hug that sweet grandbaby!!
xo

Sharon said...

Love all the sparkle on this!!!

Shar said...

I love all the great sparkle! Beautifully done!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful piece, love the sparkling.

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