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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Candle & cards

Well I hope all you mum's out there have a lovely day tomorrow. I'm sure Keagan will surprise me with a little something. But to be fair, he's a good lad who helps around the house so much anyway!

I'm sharing my cards that I've made for my mum from me and Keagan, and also the candle I've decorated for her.

I decorated this candle using the tissue paper technique, with 2 photos, one of Keagan horse riding and one of my nieces - I added the doily & ribbon to pretty it up without obscuring the photos!

This is from me (obvious really!) I created the background using Distress inks which I put onto my craft mat sprayed with water then put the card on top. I filled in any gaps using the blending tool. I then went mad with stamps and bubble wrap to add texture. 

The white flourish and flower accent the bright colours perfectly I think.

I coloured the chipboard letters with my black Copic then sprayed them with iridescent Spray & Sparkle.

I repeated the whole process with different colours to make Keagan's card for my mum. 

Different flourish, colours and letter positioning means it looks similar but different! 

Hope she likes them, am sure she will!
Take care Zo xx


Kyla said...

lovely makes. Now I know how to stamp on tissue and how to blend it into the candle so it 'melts' into the wax and becomes transparent. BUT how did you manage to actually print on the tissue paper? Did you attach it to copier paper somehow or with freezer paper?

ps-thanks for visiting my WOYWW too x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Thanks lovely. I covered an A4 piece card with tissue paper & taped it on the back. Making sure all smooth. Then printed. Let it dry then cut image. Usually print couple on. Tc xx

coops said...

so stunning zoe.your cards are beautiful,gorgeous inky backgrounds and your candle is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

June Nelson said...

These are beautiful shug, im sure your mom will treasure them, take care swetie love and hgugies June xxxxxxxx

Samantha Elliott said...

These are gorgeous Zoe. I am sure your Mum loved them.
Hugs - June will soon come round quick now! :-)

sandee said...

Love the candles Zo, I keep meaning to try that, but then I never get around to it! Awesome backgrounds for your cards, nothing better than a play of inky goodness!! Thank you for visiting my blog, just love your visits!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥