Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our Daily Bread designs November Release Hop!

JoytotheWorld Candle closeup frosted Are we ready to start this hop?! I sure am, because I'm so excited about these new sets from Our Daily Bread designs.

If you just happened on my blog you're in luck because I'm starting this hop!  But you really need to start at the ODBD Blog, where you can see the entire release and the blog hop order.

This is a special hop...there are secret words hidden along the way which you need to collect along with the name of each Designer.  Then you will return to the ODBD Blog and leave a comment that you have visited all the blogs and a special email address will be given to you so you can then email Grace with the secret words you found in the correct orderThat's all you have to do for the chance to win the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE this month!  That's three GREAT new sets that will help you with all your card and gift making needs just in time for Christmas!!!

Here are my projects I'm sharing with you today. One very simple and the other, though simple, a little more involved.
Joy to the World Candle
All I did was make a band to fit around the candle. Using Versamark, I stamped the sentiment from the set, Luke 2:11 and heat embossed it with Fine Detail Gold EP by Ranger. I used Spellbinder's Labels 4 and while the cardstock was still in the die, I sponged on Peeled Paint Distress Ink by Ranger. While it was still in the die, I stamped the poinsettia from the same set with Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Olive Pastel.
Here's a tip for your candles if they have a nick or in my case, the gold had come off in several places (and not able to cover with the band!). I sprayed Krylon Gold Webbing over the candle! It added a beautiful texture and covered up the imperfections!

Now, for my second one. Stamping on a candle.
Candle blockI'm sure most of you that have been stamping any time at all know the trick of stamping on tissue paper, but for those that might not know this technique I'll explain it.
CandleYou need a piece of tissue paper to fit around your candle and almost as high. Stamp your image...here again I used the poinsettia from Luke 2:11 and the verse from Christmas Verses... stamping in Versamark and heat embossing (carefully) with the Detail Gold EP. Then I colored the poinsettia with Copics and gave the tissue a few spritzs of Pearl Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels....oh does this ever SHIMMER!! (Kelley sent each of us girls a bottle...way too much fun! Thank YOU Kelley!)

Then all you do is lay your tissue paper around your candle and carefully, with your heat tool, "melt" your tissue right into the candle!

Thanks for stopping by today! And I hope you enjoyed my project and maybe learned something too... all your friends and relatives can get a beautifully decorated candle! *grin*

Now from here you need to go visit Sandee... and before you go... my secret word is "A".

Be sure you are keeping a list of all the DT names so you can write their secret word next to them and email that to Grace at the address given on the ODBD Blog at the end of the hunt!  You have until 8 PM EST on Tues. Nov. 3rd to email her the secret word/words each designer had!  Remember...One LUCKY WINNER will win the entire release!

One More Chance to Win...
Please be sure to check out the ODBD Blog "Latest Challenge" to join our Design Team in this month's Challenge!  The challenge this month is to make a Holiday Card and make it SHIMMER!  There are many ways you can do that... so this is easy enough for all to play along!  You might use Shimmery Designer Paper, Glimmer Mist, Shimmerz, Twinkling H2O's, etc.  Just show us the shimmer so fitting to the Christmas season!

Everyone is invited to play along!  You DO NOT have to use Our Daily Bread designs stamps to win, but if you have them, we LOVE to see them!!!  Link your card to the Latest Challenge Thread on the ODBD Blog by Nov. 15th by 8 PM EST.  There will be a $30.00 Store Credit given to the winner of this challenge!  Let's see your Shimmer!!

Thanks for stopping!
Dawn

189 comments :

Grace said...

Beautiful projects Dawn!!! What an inspiration you are! These sets are soooo fab they are so versatile! Thanks for sharing your creativity here!!!! Hugs!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh Dawn, these candles are both gorgeous and brilliant!! They would make a lovely decoration or gift!!
--Hugs Becca

SHARLENE LEBLANC said...

WHAT A LOVELY IDEA TO DO CANDLES THAT YOU CAN BUY AT THE DISCOUNT STORE. CAN'T WAIT TO TRY AND MAKE SOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Susan M said...

Beautiful stamps and beautiful work!Stunning.

Sandee said...

Dawn your candles are gorgeous!!!! Everyone loves these candles!!!!

Kathie said...

Beautiful and thanks for all the tips on candles!!

Karen W said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous, thanks for the details on how to do this also.

Lisa Foster said...

Dawn these are absolutely stunning! Love, love Loooove them!
Have a happy Sunday! :)
Hugs,
Lisa

Laura.K said...

Wow. That's so beautiful. I love those candles.

Bette said...

Dawn,
These candle projects are great a good addition to a christmas basket.

Whimcees said...

Lovely candles! Thank you!

Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

Just lovely. I have never stamped on candles but, it looks like a lot of fun.

Sandy Duley

sdul@insightbb.com

Connie M. said...

Your candles are just so beautiful, Dawn!! I so have to give this a try sometime soon!!

Mary said...

Beautiful candles. Thank you so much for sharing.

Crafty Chris said...

Glad I dropped by candles are beautiful, Christine x

Dianne said...

These are beautiful projects Dawn ! Thank you for the tutorial, I will have to try it and hope I don't catch the house on fire (hehe).

Hugs,
Dianne

Kim said...

Dawn--love the candles--I need to give this a try!

Silke Ledlow said...

Amazing idea - my friend!!! I know I'll be casing this one for sure!!! You rock the ODBD Stamps!!!
Hugs ~S~

Lenoria said...

These are both beautiful projects and I have heard about embossing on candles but I thought it would have to be a small design. I love these and your's are so beautiful.

seamom said...

Fabulously beautiful projects! And... I have 2 new techniques to try: coloring and stamping while leaving the die cut piece IN THE DIE, and using tissue paper to add design to a candle. Thank you, Dawn!

Sunshine said...

Your projects are just lovely! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Shawna said...

Gorgeous! I have yet to try the tissue paper technique but will. In the mean time the candle band you did is beautiful, elegant, and something I can do now!!! Thank you.

thinker said...

I love your candles! great idea for Christmas gifts

Lilian said...

How amazing is this...I've made a candle with this technique before, but these stamps make mine dim in it's brilliance

Vickie Kertz said...

The candles beautiful. Great idea with Christmas coming. Thanks for sharing

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Absolutely incredible projects. Amazing.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous candles, Dawn.

leenda said...

Lovely! Your blog is always inspirational! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Wow both of those candles are really pretty! I think I'd like to try that as Christmas gifts.
TFS!!
Beth Greco

Faye said...

These candles are amazing! I love them. Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

I just recently found ODBD and I just love seeing what you all come up with. Thanks for sharing. REading your post reminded about the candles. I completely forgot about the tissue technique and love it. Thanks.

Anita Hovey said...

Absolutely Gorgeous candles! I haven't tried the tissue paper thing yet...maybe you'll inspire me.

Wanda Thomas said...

This is the most talented and inspirational group of designers. Congrats on being one of them. The candles are exquisite.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just gorgeous Dawn...you are just rocking these projects, left and right! Beautiful!

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful candles and love the 2 techniques you used. Thanks for the tip and tutorial for each one.

Patti C said...

What a way to turn a "blah" candle into a "wow" candle. You do beautiful work.

Tammy said...

I love your candle projects. The stamps are very pretty.

Renée said...

Those candles are absolutely stunning!

LaToya said...

Wow Dawn your candles are gorgeous. Really inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Beautiful candles, thanks for the tip also on how to do it! Love the blog hop.

Brenda said...

Amazing projects. Love the versatility of these stamps. Just gorgeous work!

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely beautiful! your projects are just stunning and so festive - TFS!

Nena said...

What precious candles. Thank you so
much for sharing all details so we
create these ourselves!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Dawn, your candles came out breathtaking!!! Love each one. What a fabulous idea!!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

faith said...

Beautiful work!

faith said...

Beautiful work!

Pattyjo said...

Your candle is so beautiful and just perfect for Christmas. What a great gift or just enjoy for yourself. I liked your tip about spraying Krylon Gold Webbing over any missed gold areas...very clever! I also love the way you made your candle shimmer with a couple spritz's of Glimmer mist.
Thank you for the blog hops and a chance to win the beautiful Christmas Sets!

hope_in_grace said...

Love your candles. Very pretty.

jeanna said...

Love your works sweetie!! :)

Laurie said...

I love stamping on candles....this is so cool!

Becky said...

Dawn, your candles are absolutely beatiful! I've never tried them but your candles and magnificant stamps have inspired me to give them a go. Thank you!

veesknees said...

Oh My what a fantastic idea for someone to open Many thanks for sharing this I just love those candles :) Vera

Val W said...

These candles are so pretty. I've never made stamped candles, but I think I might try the tissue paper technique to make some Christmas gifts.

Peggy said...

Very nice candle. Love the verse and glimmer.
God bless!

andrea said...

hoi Dawn,
love your candles, real christmas things.
hugs andrea

Angela Fehr said...

Thanks for sharing these projects! What variety!

DMorgan said...

Beautiful candles. Thanks for the tutorial, too. These would be lovely decorations and gifts.

Barbara said...

Two beautiful projects. I love the candle technique. Be Blessed

Debi said...

Dawn both candles are amazing. I haven't made any in what seems like forever, may have to give it a try again. Thanks for the inspiration!

Little GTO said...

Lucky me! You gave the instructions to the tissue. I LOVE the idea with candles! The words are just wonderful. Love the fonts.
Thank you!
Sharon L

Dawn said...

The candles you did are beautiful Dawn! Great ideas, that I will have to try.

Barbara said...

Love your candles. Great idea for Clergy gifts or table decorations

CraftinGranny said...

Outstanding Dawn!! Wonderful job and thanks for "how to" do the candles.
"Hugs" Granny

Eli said...

Thanks for sharing the technique for second candle. I never thought of heat setting it "into" the wax...brilliant.

ldavies said...

Thanks for the information about the candles. They're beautiful!

Lynne Davies

Elaine said...

I have never tried stamping on a candle, but you make it seem very easy. Love your work.

Traci M said...

Oh, both of these projects are beautiful Dawn, and I am so glad I stopped by, I needed some of these ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Oh these are so beautiful! Think your inspiring me to make some for Christmas presents this year!! :)

Diane said...

These are gorgeous. I love the candle project and you did a beautiful job with the technique. Wonderful gift ideas.

Shawnee Stamper said...

These candles are gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing with us!

Therese

JKB said...

Beautiful ideas! Thanks for tutorial!

Patricia S said...

I love the candles, I will have to try this for Christmas gifts.

Patricia S
razstamp@yahoo.com

Miriam said...

These candles are absolutely beautiful as are the November releases from Our Daily Bread! Thank you for a chance to win such amazing Blog Candy! Bless you

nancywolff said...

Love both the candles and the verses. Great for Christmas cards and gifts.

MrsRandMrR said...

Gorgeous Dawn!! Beautiful does not even begin to describe your work.

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh Dawn, I love this techinque, but yet to try it. You make it look so easy. Thank you for sharing.

Cassandra said...

You projects are fantastic! I have never stamped on a candle before but definitely want to try now that you have showed me how! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration and knowledge!
Hugs!
Cassandra

Cassie said...

wow - that second candle is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Randi said...

Making candles are fun and you have made two inspirational ones.

Art & Cheryl said...

Beautiful! Love your work and love the new ODBD stamps! --Cheryl Wedra

Annette said...

Beautifully decorated, very effective, the colours are virbrant. Thankyou for the instructions, made a note and going to give this a go, take careX:)

Mary said...

Beautiful projects! Can't wait to try it out!

hugs
Mary

Lynne Phelps said...

Love the candles! I like the idea of the belly band - you could move it to a new candle if you wanted! I am also so impressed with how the Copics look on the tissue paper - we used to just do bold images with this technique, no coloring. Very cool!

peggysue said...

Dawn these projects are gorgeous. Thanks for the tops on getting the gold back on a candle, I can't think how often it flakes off. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Lee-Anne C. said...

Dawn, I love your candles and great hints. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creativity!

alicia.vincelette said...

Love the shimmer on the pointsettias.

Alicia V.

EFY said...

Loved the "stamping" on candles advice. You also had a great tip for using candles with nicks or imperfections. Great idea? Blessings!

Gloria R. said...

Dawn! Your candles are gorgeous. I am sure anyone would love to receive one as a gift.

Nicky Hsu said...

So pretty and elegant. Great ideas to deco the candles. TFS~

MrsRandMrR said...

Dawn! Your candles are gorgeous. I am sure anyone would love to receive one as a gift.

KathyG said...

Dawn, your projects are beautiful. They are in inspiration for me to get busy on my Christmas projects.

JPScraps said...

The candles are stunning. Thanks for the how-to. I'm going to give it a try.

Chrisd said...

What terrific projects that shimmer and glimmer... and a refresher on the candle enhancing with the wonderful stamps to start your projects.Thanks and hugs

ashjoy said...

Oops, I think I commented on the incorrect post so posting again.....
Your candle is beautiful!

Nellie said...

Beautiful candle.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, such beautiful projects and such lovely stamps.

Alice

maiahs_momma said...

Wow, gorgeous projects :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Judy Jackson said...

Beautiful candles!
Judy Jackson

Lisa Lynne said...

I LOVE the candle!!!! Perfect for Christmas decoration around the house!

Dani said...

WOW! These candles are so lovely!! Thank you for the beautiful ideas!! :)

QueenPam said...

Love your work Dawn!

Sue K (Australia) said...

These candles are gorgeous. Beautifully done and what a stunning addition to any Christmas table.

Only by His Grace said...

What gorgeous candles. the stamps look terrific on them. Thye will look wonderful on the Christmas table.
Hugs Marion

Lori Halt said...

Love these candles....I am going to have to do this myself. Thanks for sharing.
Lori

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, Dawn for the helpful hints on stamping on candles. And for the beautiful creations.

Colleen H

Cheri Howard said...

How beautiful! I have GOT to try that tissue paper technique - thanks for the tutorial!

Teresa said...

Love what you have done with these candles. So pretty.

MaxineD said...

love those candles!! The stamps are beautiful too!

Anonymous said...

Estelle from Hernando,MS

Your candle is beautiful. I have tried to decorate candles before without any luck. Thanks for your tips.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and just to special to burn.
Blessings
Jane

mypaperpleasure said...

I love the detailed and fine images of the stamps.

Rebecca said...

The candles are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Peg said...

These candles are gorgeous, I hope to try this technique soon. Love all the ODBD stamps!Thanks for sharing these projects.

valken said...

Very nicely done, thanks also for the tuturiol.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial too. Thanks for sharing!
Anita

Mary Lou said...

Dawn very lovely candles!! Great detail and thanks for lesson!!
Blessings
Mary Lou

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Wonderful candle projects, just fabulous!! Thank You!

Dacia Smith said...

Drop dead gorgeous! You did a great job. I'll have to give it a try.

AndreaA said...

Beautiful candles. love the shimmer

windycindy said...

Your candles are exquisite!
Thanks for sharing.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Shirl said...

Fantabulous if that is a word. So much patience.
Shirl

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your candles are simply stunning LM!! WOW!

Donna said...

Dawn,
These are beautiful. I save tissue paper to recycle for projects & this idea is fantastic.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

These are SOOooooh stunning! Lovely images & scripture. What incredible gifts these make. You're making me wanna break out the tissue paper. :-D I'll have to do a couple for Christmas. Thanks for the superb inspiration--as usual!

Carol said...

Dawn these candles are outstanding. I learned something today from stopping by your blog, and that is how to stamp on a candle. Very fun and thanks for sharing this wonderful project.

Carol
chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Candles are beautiful and so are this stamp sets. Would love to win.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Absolutely gorgeous Dawn! Thanks for sharing~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Dawn!! Beautiful Candles! You did a great job stamping on the tissue paper and coloring!! They are both so elegant and gorgeous!! What awesome gifts or decorations for the holidays!!
hugs,
Chris

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the secret word, fun checking out all the sites i have never been too. Debbie

kimkraft said...

Awesome and amazing!

christi said...

i love candle art. this is soo cute.

Diane said...

These are just gorgeous...I have to admit I have made candles with this technique, but nothing as beautiful as these....a "gotta" try again technique...wow!!

Anonymous said...

Good morning, this candels are beutiful I will be trying to make some!!

candy61429 said...

Love the candles! Can't wait to try them myself,just so beatiful!

Sue D said...

Absolutely beautiful--great gift ideas or to decorate your own home.

DZMania said...

Oh Dawn, these candles are both gorgeous and brilliant!! They would make a lovely decoration or gift!! The second is absolutely stunning!

Sherry said...

These are both amazingly beautiful, I really love the tissue paper stamped candle though, it's just gorgeous!

Donna said...

Beautiful Candles. Can't wait to try my hand at this.

Anonymous said...

Love your candles. They would make great Christmas gifts.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful candles, Dawn. Thanks for sharing your great ideas and love those new stamp sets too. Wonderful creations.

Beth Ann said...

Love the candles. I need to try them for Christmas gifts.

Diane (DeeDee) said...

Beautiful candles Dawn! I need to try out the tissue paper technique that you did. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Your candles are beautiful...thanks for sharing!
Anne

Anonymous said...

What lovely candles. I especially love what you did with the poinsettia and the gold ep. I will be doint that also.
Mary

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Card, I like the idea of using glimmer mist, Linda P.

Lori said...

WOW! Beautiful candles, Dawn! Love the idea to use the Gold Webbing to hide imperfections on candles! Thanks for sharing!

Teri said...

How pretty! Great idea for a gift.

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful candles, Dawn! And beautiful stamps!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Beautiful candles! I might try one myself =)

Gretchen said...

I had kind of forgot about stamping on a candle! Thanks for inspiring me to try it out again! Lovely projects!

CRAFTERESA said...

these candles are stunning
really beautiful work

Roxx said...

Dawn you've made some beautiful candles.
Thanks for mini tutorial,enjoyed your blog.

Roxx.T

Kermity said...

How beautiful! I've never been brave enough to try this technique and make a candle, but this definitely inspires me to try.
Thanks.
Sue

Julie Overby said...

I've not heard of this technique. Thanks for sharing. Very pretty candles!

Claret Belle said...

Your candles are beautiful and I think I am going go try to make some.

craftieodamae said...

Your candle is fantatic!

theneon said...

The new release is to die for and this is a candle delight! They are both so very beautiful and love that you have taken the time to explain the tissue application for those who have never done it. It is a fun technique.

Kelley said...

Those candles are so gorgeous!! What an awesome idea!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to stamping, and never knew you could stamp on candles. Must try that one. Thanks for shareing. Debbie S.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing - very beautiful! Cindy

Julia said...

Beautiful candles....I always wondered how it was done, now I will try it out.

Karen Arthur said...

What an absolutely beautiful project. Love those candles, they are so elegant!!

beadz said...

Your candle is so pretty, what a great present that would make!
hugs,
Gini

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, Dawn! Your candles are fantastic!!! You are just a Jackie of all trades!!!!

Sheila said...

Beautiful candle projects, I think I'll use this idea for teacher gifts this year!

quilter said...

I used to make candles in the 70's as a hobby, but never make anything to rival yours. Amazing one with the tissue paper. I'd like to try decorating one simiiar to your first one but I will have to leave the second to the professionals!!! Blessings

Tricia6653 said...

Wow, beautiful.

Tricia6653@valornet.com

Susan Ikin said...

thanks for sharing your lovely work - love blog hops, as I discover new blogs to visit.

YTET said...

Hi Dawn, The technique you use on candle is very new to me. I will definitely try to make one. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

The candle project is beautiful and so is your website.

YHess4 said...

I'm a stamping noobie and have never seen anything like these candles! They are beautiful! My mom and I are going to have a blast trying this out this weekend.

Anonymous said...

I love candles and this one is awesome

- dlm. said...

Dawn - Your candles are stunning! TFS!

Diana Evans said...

these candles are amazing!!!I am hosting a giveaway every week on my blog so pop by and tell all your friends too....

Kathy Oltmanns said...

Thank you, Dawn, for the wonderful ideas! These are stunning! My sister sells Party Lite so I have an abundance of candles!! You've given me great ideas for Christmas gifts for friends and neighbors.

Cheryl said...

Great ideas for candles - they will make wonderful gifts!!

Rosella said...

These candles are absolutely beautiful and I am in love with the new releases!!
Thank you!!

Pati said...

Beautiful set of stamps! The colors and shimmer makes the candles look elegant! Thanks for the reminder of how to use tissue paper for the candles. I haven't tried embossing tissue paper, makes me cringe just thinking about trying it. I may just have to try it outside, till I get the hang of it : )

Briananie said...

Thanks for your candle tips. Yours is very pretty!

Janie said...

Your candles are gorgeous--thanks for sharing--

Debora said...

Thanks for sharing you ideas

Emily said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Anonymous said...

Great inspirations.

Anna Matthews said...

Lovely - I've been wanting to try this forever, these images are perfect for this!

dinkuminkum said...

Dawn your work is just beautiful. I love it. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Anne. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz

Mary said...

Beautiful Dawn!
Candles are always beautiful to give and this makes them more special!
Thank you for sharing!

Cassie said...

your second candle was my favorite from the entire blog hop dawn! it was also one of my favs for the whole week!
cassie
http://www.toptencreations.blogspot.com

Linda Wright said...

I am fairly new to stamping. These candles look like something I could do. I'm off to the store for supplies. Thanks for the ideas.

Jan said...

Stunning!! just so beautiful.