Pansy Bird Cage Candle Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back to share a quick and easy candle holder project I created! This can be used as a center piece on a table for a wedding or as a decoration in your home. Lets get started!

I cut two each of the medium and small pansies from the  Pansy Flower Diecut on white cardstock and one leaf sprig from the Spring Leaves Diecut. I inked up the glass tray with Heliotrope and  Peony Inks, add a small amount of water to each ink and laid the Pansy flowers into the mixture. I used a small paint brush to make sure both sides are covered in ink.

Once the flowers dried I shaped each flower with a stylus and adhere together.I cleaned the tray off and inked with Cat’s Eye Pigment Lime Ink and add a small amount of water. Next I placed the Leaf Spring diecut into mixture and once completely covered I removed to dry. Once the leaf sprig is dry I inked the edges of the leaves with Jade Chalk Ink and shape each leaf with a stylus.

I adhered the pansy, smaller flowers and leaf sprig to the top of the bird cage and addws a yellow glossy dot to the center of the pansy and purple flat back pearls to the centers of the smaller flowers. I also added a small amount of dried moss as a filler between the flowers.

I looped several strands of light green thread, tied off,  glued underneath the pansy and leaf sprig along with pearl sprays and added a battery operated candle. Now it is finished! 😊 As always if you have questions please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #338-#339
Crafter’s Castle Challenge: #6

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Bona’s Mix Media Tag Swap

I would like to share a tag I created for Bona’s (aka Live Love Scrap) mix media tag swap that she hosted on her blog. I am in such awe of her creativity and was super excited I actually was able to get into one of her swaps.
I used a #8 tag which I did washes of the following paints: Folk Art (Slate Blue), Americana (Spa Blue), Ceramcoat (Turquoise and Green Tea).

After the washes dried I glued a piece of a 1920 dictionary page to the tag and then used Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens Fanciful Stencils over part of the page and tag. I then let that dry. I used Perfect Pearls Mists Sour Apple and sprayed a little coat of glimmer to the tag. I used the following rubber stamps: KaiserCraft (bird cage), Christy Tomlinson (butterfly), Limited Edition (complex corner) and Stampabilities (Felt With the Heart). The birdcage, quote and the butterfly I used StazOn Timber Brown and Teal Blue ink and for the complex corner I used Stampin Up’s Craft white ink. The quote I cut apart and inked all of the edges and glued to the tag. Then I fussy cut the butterfly out and applied glue to the center of the body. I folded the wings up to make the butterfly look like it was flying. To finish it off I added a bit of lace , button and a Robin’s Egg Dew Drop to the top of the button and then it was finshed.

I also created a envelope of goodies using a Tattered Angel Field Notes Stamp set, seam binding, scrapbook paper. I included this with each tag I created.

 Also when you have a chance check out Bona’s You Tube video. I’ve included the link here. I hope this will inspire you to create your own tag.

Thanks for looking and enjoy creating!!!