Monday, December 20, 2010

Vintage Class #1

Ever seen something that you feel an INSTANT connection to?? I find that I will see something....have an OMG moment....then take a deep breath, logic kicks in...it goes on the wish list and then you ruminate and procrastinate over its impending purchase from there. (I sense a nod here and there.)

Whils flicking through a Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine a couple of months back, I saw a beautiful Christmas set by DarkRoom Door called "Noel". DarkRoom Door do the most beautiful Vintage-like stamps. They come in a sheet of rubber, you put them onto EZ Mount (or Similar) and then you are good to go. Here is a picture of the set. 11 stamps for under $30.


Darkroom Door - Rubber Stamps - Noel

Now I have also wanted to take a good hard crack at some vintage style cards. I have invested in a small range of Tim Holtz Distress Inks (which PS I am LOVING!!!!) I got some vanilla coloured candles fm the Reject Shop, busted out the TH inks and the stamp set and came up with these. To give you an idea of size, these candles are 10cm (4 inches) high.



On the backs of both the candles I used the gorgously scripted "Noel" stamp.















I loved these so very much I ended up doing a set for the Kid's teachers at school  as part of their Christmas presents. They went down a treat. I have also done the candles in another couple of the colours that I will share later. Stamping Candles is so much fun, so easy to do and make such a reasonably priced gift. (BTW...I know the candles are at different heights......you can't get everything right at the Reject Shop...hee hee hee). If you haev not stamped candles before, here is a link to give it a go. You are only really limited by your imagination.

Late addit...I forgot I took a couple of pics of the candles all bundled up ready to go to the teachers. I made a small box to house them in from Bravo Burgandy CS, bit of cellophane and maroon satin ribbon...and they look a treat.














Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Bravo Burgandy
Stamps: DarkRoom Door - Noel
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany
Other Bits: Madison and French Church Candles, Tissue Paper, Cellophane, 24mm "Boutique" Satin Polyester Ribbon (fm Big W)

Lynda xx

7 comments:

Helen Williams said...

Beautiful, The teachers would have been pleased with such a wonderful gift.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wowsers! Well ... I'll be buttered on both sides ... Isn't this a fantastic gift idea! Love the stamps ... and am imagining them stamped using markers in different colours. Gorgeous hunny! Hugs xxaxx

Kez said...

Lynda these candles of yours TOTALLY ROCK! They are stupendously GOR-JUS!!!!! Can't wait to see the other colours, although pretty hard to beat something so close to Cherry Cobbler, LOL!!!!!!! hugs :)

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Lynda - these are SPECTACULAR!!!!! LOVE them - and what a FABULOUS gift! And I'm glad Christmas cards are almost done or I'd be hunting down those stamps and my hubby would be getting cross with you for the temptation ;) - nah not really - he knows ME too well - LOL
xXx

Cheryl said...

WOW they are GORGEOUS and the images are just beautiful!!! What a wonderful gift idea,forgot about doing these.....might save me all the baking next year!!
xx

Dee said...

Stunning Miss Lynda. You do vintage very well!! I love that set too!

Katie said...

Awesome Lynda. I have stamping on candles on the "2011 to do" list (when I live closer to cheaper merchanise, living remote does sux sometimes LOL). These candles look FAB and a great teachers gift as they can appreciate them and then use them and no room taken up as I am sure they get LOTS of goodies from all the kiddies :-)