Sunday, September 23, 2012

Halloween Candle

Hello everyone and thanks for dropping by for a visit!
I hope you have been enjoying your weekend.  Are you getting that little nip of cooler weather at your house?  It has been so pleasant here over the last few days. I know it won't last - we always warm up again after our first little taste of fall. But, that's ok, I'm going to enjoy it while it's here.

Peachy Keen Stamps has a really fun challenge going on this week.  Something a little different - Challenge #36 is "3D Objects - Candle" decorate or use candles in your project.

I have been going wild with Halloween projects lately, so I thought...why not.....

(click on photo to enlarge)

* I stared out with a large "Colonial" dark green candle  - I like this brand because of the oval shape
* Next, I started on my picket fence.  The fence is from the Silhouette Online Store.  I cut out 4 sections from Kraft paper, gluing 2 together for durability.
* Then each section was embossed with the "Woodgrain" embossing folder by The Paper Studio
*  After embossing, I inked up all the edges with some dark gray ink, also going over the raised, embossed areas
* Now, it's time for the fun - I covered the fence with "Crackle Paint", appropriately named "Picket Fence"!  After giving it time to dry, I inked up again, this time using black ink.
* Then the fence was glued onto the glass using Zip Dry Paper Glue. (I cleaned the glass with alcohol first to remove any grease or dirt).

I think you can see the fence better in this photo...

* The pumpkin, monster and bat are all from the Silhouette Online Store and I used the "Monster Mash Face Assortment" and the "Pumpkin Faces" stamp sets from Peachy Keen to give them their adorable little faces.
* The trick or treat bag was cut by hand and I added some twine for the handle
* The "Boo" sentiment on the trick or treat bag and the "Happy Halloween" sentiment are both from the Peachy Keen September Stamp of the Month Set.

* I added some orange tulle ribbon and a couple of stick pins before adding the bat.  In hindsight, the stick pins look a bit like antenna...hmmmm.  And, bats don't normally have antenna (duh), but those little suckers are glued tight and aren't going!  So, just work with me here!

I'm also going to link up my candle over at the following challenges:
Paper Playtime - Challenge #84 - A Punch and A Sentiment
Simply Create Too - Challenge #22 - Anything Goes

So, thanks again for stopping by today!  I always appreciate your visits and look forward to reading your sweet comments.  I wish you all a wonderful week - and I'll be seeing you soon!

Until next time,


  1. OMGoodness! that is adorable! I love it! thanks for sharing I think i'll try to make something similar for my home.

  2. Spooky fun! I like they way the light catches the tulle ribbon. Thanks for playing Peachy Keen's Challenge this week :)

  3. What a fabulous candle. I could see this sitting on my counter and being used often. That is a great scene you created around the outside.

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  4. This is fabulous, Tanya! I love the look of the light behind the ribbon - especially with that fun bat!! My favourite is the tiny little treat bag with twine. How cute!!

  5. Too cute... love the little scene you created. Those faces are really cue.

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  6. Great job Tanya! Love this! Especially your fence technique!

  7. WOW Tanya! Your candle is awsome!!! Love how you did the fence. Love the pumpkin, the monster, the tulle bow and the bat!! And thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  8. Oh, this candle is adorable. All the details are great.

  9. This is adorable. I cant believe all the detail that went into this. Simply amazing!!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Peachy keen. ;)

  10. This is so cute. Love all your details. Now I have to change the butterflies on my candles for something a little spookier. My grandson says we need more "spooky".

  11. Tanya - this is really so fabulous - what a lovely idea. Amazing details. TFS

  12. The sweetest little candle it! Lee-Ann :)

  13. This is sooooooo adorable! Love all the PK stamps and the great Halloween design!
    Another amazing creation!!

  14. Tanya ~ well you did it again ~ another FABULOUS and ADORABLE creation! I just LOVE every single detail! You are so talented! I think it would look PERFECT on my coffee table! LOL! We have the feel of Fall here too! LOVING it just like you candle!

  15. Very cute! Love the scene you chose to work with and really puts me in the mood for fall:)

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  16. Very cute! Love all those little touches--like the tulle, twine, and stick pins!

  17. WOW...this is WONDERFUL! I love the details!

  18. Sheer perfection! Love your awesome candle!

  19. such a beautiful candle!

  20. Wow,this is awesome Tanya! What a fabulous home decor item.Love all the cuts you used but especially how you made your fence.
    Jayne x

  21. Super cute! I love all the ghols on the candel:)

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    Monica L.

  22. Oh my goodness, this is SO SUPER DUPER cute! I just love those "Peachy" faces and what a great idea using a picket fence, it looks so real I will have to try this technique:)
    Hope you have a GREAT evening!

  23. So cute! LOVE the fence! So glad you joined us this week at Peachy Keen!

  24. This is so awesome! What a great job!! Thanks for sharing it with us over on the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog this week!

  25. thats a VERY cute idea! love it :)
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge #22.

  26. This is Spook-tacular! I just love the little fence and those faces are fantastic!

  27. This is wonderful, Tanya! I love the tulle and those cutie patootie monsters! Thanks for joining in the fun at Peachy Keen Stamps! ~ Hugs

  28. This is AWESOME Tanya! I love the scene you created and love tulle! Thanks for playing along with us at PKS! Hugs, Leanne

  29. Oh, I LOVE this! Amazing job! It is so freaking cute!

  30. Oh my gosh, this is so fabulous!! I love everything about it!! Those little monsters are adorable with their sweet faces!! What a great project :)

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