Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Button Inspired Birthday Candle + Tutorial

Have you ever seen something, and known that you like it, but that it needed some improving to make it what you want? That's the way I felt when thinking about a birthday candle for Baby Starfish. By the way, being that he is fast leaving his baby days behind him and moving full throttle into toddler-dom, I think I may have to start calling him something other than "baby" - any suggestions? Please??? But I digress...

I bought a blue rimmed numeral 1 candle at Spotlight, but in the scheme of what I had hoped for, it was a tad dull. Enter a little post I found on glamming candles up a bit and this is what I came up with. It was so easy, fairly quick (there was a little pause for drying time before I flipped it over and repeated the process on the other side) and I love it. Want to make one too? Has it inspired you to work your own artistry of your own on a candle?

{MAKE IT!}  

Materials needed:

              Numeral candle or something similar
              (there is no reason that you can't use another surface as long as it can lie flat
              while the paint dries.)
              3-D crystal paint (or the coloured version)
             An array of small buttons - the smaller the better!

  1. Lie the candle on a flat surface.
  2. Fill the inner area of the candle without flooding over the  coloured rim.
  3. Carefully lie each button on top of the glitter paint.
  4. Wait for the first side to dry before flipping it over and repeating the process on the second side.

Voila! Now go and make some memorable moments. :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

At a loose end...

This has got to be one of the most basic posts I have ever written. I'm sitting in the ER waiting to see a Dr. Because I sliced the pad off my left index finger. I know. I haven't felt this silly in a long time. It all started when I was making dinner. Why I chose to wrangle with an unruly tin opener and a tin I will never know so no pictures of the scone topped casserole I was preparing I'm afraid. Instead, the fixings are sitting on the kitchen bench awaiting my return (unless hubby put it in fridge for me while I'm sitting here).

I'm not going to show you a photo of my finger either - just too gross (even with a dressing on it) since it won't stop bleeding. I have this horrid feeling that this might cramp my crafting abilities for a while. I guess that might give me a chance to show you some of the things I've been up to over the past couple of months.

OK. I've just seen the Dr. and had a new dressing put on. Wheeeeeeww it hurts! Basically I sliced the top layer off my finger and some of the next layer in about a 1.5cm  square area. Hello tetanus shot. Hello dressings getting changed for the next couple of weeks - possibly month. Hello showering with a glove...and wearing one for anything else that is wet for the next 4 weeks. Wish me all the best as I change nappies, hang washing, cook and clean folks!

Hope your week is of to a better start! :)

Sheree x0x