Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Warm Hugs..!

I've been itching to use these candle substrates by Paperbabe, as soon as I saw them
I had so many ideas of how they could be used. I jotted down a few
as ideas can easily be forgotten when times are busy.

I decided to incorporate one of my ideas with the latest Sketch challenge, 
Here in words and pictures is my Warm Hugs Card.

Using an A4 sheet of stamping card I painted it sporadically in white Gesso and dried with a heat tool. When completely dry I Stamped all over the page both large and small Pom Pom stamps from the DesignA Knit set and heat set with white embossing powder.
Spritzed with Bayou Gold starburst spray. The embossed pom poms act as a resist, the Gesso resists the spray slightly and the plain card takes the full colour of the spray.
A great effect using just one colour.

Cut to the required size I used the left over card to cut the banner shapes from the
Paperbabe Sketch. I also cut and coloured a circle another Sketch prompt.

I found just enough space on my background to stamp this Paperbabe sentiment. 
I love how it leaves  a blank area for you to stamp or write a name of your choice. 
This time I just stamped the word *your* also from the DesignA Knit set.

Coloured with neopastels I coated the  candles in clear versamark and heat embossed 
with clear embossing powder accentuating those waxy candle drips.

With the Sketch prompts edged in gold embossing powder and layered onto the card
my *Warm Hugs* Card is complete.

I love how the colours blend so well together from subtle creams to rich golds, the romance of the sentiment and the reference of light and life. A real joy to make.

Take Care everyone until next time.

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

I'd like to enter this into the
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #55 Sketch

Crafty Supplies:

Paperbabe: DesignA Knit Stamp Set
Paperbabe: MDF Candle Substrates
Stamping Card
White Gesso
Versamark Embossing Ink
White Embossing Powder
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sparkle Spray: Bayou Boogie Gold
Stampendous Fine Deatil: Gold Embossing Powder
Caran D'ache neocolor II pastels


aussie aNNie said...

I can see why you were itching to create with these as the candles are just gorgeous. Really like the steps you give us and I may look into the [aNNie]

Jane Elizabeth France said...

I love your take on the sort h challenge. You have made the candles seem alive!!! Xx

Dorthe said...

Tracey, it is gorgeous, I love the candles, and how you painted them, and the pom poms are beautiful background for them. Your choice of colors, looks so warm, and soft, and make me say WOW !!! This is so beautiful !!
Hugs to you, Dorthe, xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Really beautiful Tracey, those candles look really fab, all warm and cosy
Donna xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Annie, they are fab little substrates I must say x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Aww Thank you so much Jane xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you for your kind-hearted comments Dorthe, pleased you like my little make xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Thank you Donna, so happy you like my warm hugs card xx

Mia said...

I love your beautiful candles, Tracey! What a great card!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Many Thanks Mia, I am so glad you like it :)

SewPaperPaint said...

So so pretty and I love the sentiment! Hugs, Autumn

Sue said...

This is really lovely Tracey, heartfelt but not yukky. I know just what you mean about forgetting ideas, I get my best ones when I'm swimming, but then forget them in the changing rooms! Hope you're having a fun week. Sue xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Aww Sue Thank you. Post it notes in the Kitchen seem to do the trick for me. You could do with inventing a water proof note pad and pen that you could keep in you Swim suite pocket :)) Have a great week Sue it's nearly the weekend xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Dear Autumn xx

butterfly said...

Those candles look fantastic - you've created great weathered depth in that wax!
Alison x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Alison, it's amazing how a little colour & clear embossing powder can bring elements to life xx