Thursday, 30 October 2014

Clarity October Challenge: Seasons

Hi all!

Here's my contribution to the October Clarity Challenge.  I have chosen Autumn leaves as my inspiration for this candle.

I used a was a white IKEA pillar candle that cost about £1 and a glass IKEA candle dish which was about 30p.  

The Clarity stamp that I used was the small detailed one from Repositionable Leaf Set 1.  I stamped it in Versamark onto vellum which I had randomly coloured with a blending tool and distress inks: Barn Door, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive and Forest Green.  I then embossed with gold embossing powder.  I cut them all out and sprayed the reverse with Stick and Spray from Crafter's Companion.  I then attached them all to the candle facing different directions like they are falling from the tree.

I used alcohol inks in autumnal colours and gold to colour the glass dish.  I had some crushed glass pieces from IKEA but they were silver and did not coordinate.  I put some in a tin and shook them up with a few drops of caramel alcohol ink.  I then placed them around the edge of the candle and dish to coordinate.

I hope you like what I have made.  
Please feel free to leave me a comment.   
Thanks for looking!


  1. A very lovely candle Gemma, love the matching dish too. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

  2. Lovely candle Gemma. Best of luck xx

  3. What a great gift that would make! I love how you've made the dish and gems coordinate - I didn'k know alcohol inks could be used that way. I feel a trip to Ikea coming on!

  4. Great idea, looks very effective :-)