Thursday, 21 October 2010

New Hannah Lynn Stamps and a tutorial

My turn to show you one of the fab new xmas images by Hannah Lynn which are released for sale next week only at Crafts & Me.  This one is Candy Cane Angel - Aint she pretty!  For the first showing I decided to do the colours pretty much as the original are but you can choose what colours you like for this kind of image.  I've made a tealight candle card which is really easy to make and make a nice little gift especially if you use scented candles Mmmmmmm :)

For the hair on Candy Cane Angel I used a promarker in cool aqua just around the edges of the lines and a few random strands here and there then used the blender pen to spread the blue out so there's no harsh lines.  To make it super duper sparkly use a sakura stardust pen in clear.  As its a large area you will usually get streaks so roughly colour in an area and before it dries use your little finger to smudge the pen in, this spreads the sparkle and loses the lines.
I've used a white gel pen to add highlights and lines and some stickles glitter glue on the fur.

To get the glow around her (If you want to!) I used lime zest roughly around the edges then cool aqua for the rest, coloured over with the blender pen to merge them and when still wet I added sky blue towards the outer edge.

I love how she turned out and she's an easy one to colour which you can also experiment with the colours too for more contemporary rather than traditional colours.  She'll be available next week but you'll have to be quick as all the DT are after the full set!

Also entering into...

Papertake Weekly - Sketch (I realised I'd put the tabs in the wrong place so void it girls if its not valid)
ABC - F for Flowers
Charisma - More than one fold
Gingersnap (Spicy Supply challenge) - Versamark (Gold flourish is versamark and pearlex)
Christmas Stampin - Colour Inspiration
Penny's - So long as it flies

Thanks for looking :)


To make the tealight candle card you'll need a piece of A4, some tealight candles, some ribbon & a little imagination :)

There are some points to remember if you want to adapt this design and that is the size of the tealights.  To add 4 you'll need to cut your card at least 15.5cm high, to add 3 would be about 11.5cm.  Its important to remember to cut your card as close to the size of the tealights lined up as if your card is any more/less they'll stick out or rattle around!

OK I've made one with 4 tealights in so I've cut a piece of A4 lengthways to 15.5cm and trimmed it to 27.5cm wide. 

Score at 1cm, 3cm, 7cm and 9cm, this is the box bit they sit in.  I've made a very light score at 13cm (or you can draw a faint pencil line) This is just a guide to line your box up straight - don't score it!

Decorate the area which will be the candle holder how you wish, I've used a Hero Arts fabulous flourish stamp with versamark and gold pearlex and cut out a panel in the widest section (between the 3cm and 7cm score lines)  You could use circle cutters, flourish dies or anything you like to do this but remember the cuttlebug is only 15cm wide so you'd have to improvise!
Decorate an extra piece 4cm x 15.5cm.

Once decorated glue the 1cm flap with a good quality adhesive and line your box up with the faint score line (or pencil mark) as shown previously and glue it down.  Glue the back of your extra piece and slide this into the base of the candle holder.

You should be looking something like this now :) 
Make up your card as normal, mine is 15.5cm by 14.5cm and glue this onto the base of the tealight card.  Wrap a length of ribbon around the tealights and you're done :)


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for the instructions ... awesome gift idea! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges! Hope to see you again next time!


thepozbabe said...

Thanks for the tutorial Vix. I'll be making some of these. x

thepozbabe said...

Thanks for the tutorial Vix. I'll be making some of these. x

angelwhispers said...

Fabulous image and a beautiful project you really have done Teresa pround showcasing her new stamps!! Thanks for the tutorial Love Chanelle xx

meeshka said...

You never fail to impress me, Vix! Absolutely stunning!

Now I'll have to have a go at one of these.

Meesh. xx

hazel said...

This is brilliant Vix, thanks for the tutorial.
xxx Hazel.

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous, adorable card and what a great tutorial.

PepPop said...

Stunning and love the image. Thanks for the tutorial too - I'm gonna bookmark it. Jaqui x

Hands On said...

Thanks for sharing. Your card is beautiful. Love your ribbons over the candles. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty!

Sheila said...

I simply HAVE to have that stamp - she is gorgeous! And you have coloured her so perfectly. TY for sharing tut for this fab wee gift for Christmas too, Sheila:)X

Lau W said...

OMG ! Such a fantastic creation ! The image is so beautiful and colors are fabulous !

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Vix, and thanks for sharing the tutorial too ! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

Danni said...

Fabulous!! Great project and wonderful tutorial!Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Dotpat said...

Gorgeous as usual Vix

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card/gift! Thanks for the tutorial. I might have to make one or two. Thanks for joining the ABC F is for flowers challenge.

Terry said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us! Love this card and the image is just so cute!

SmilynStef said...

I'm a sparkle pen finger-smudger too ... love the vibrant red with this wonderful holiday image ... thanks for celebrating Goth-tober with us at Gingersnap Creations.

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is really gorgeous! I just came across these tealight cards last week.
Thanks for joining us over at Papertake Weekly :)

Nancy said...

Wow, what a fantastic creation and an amazing tutorial!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wowzers, this is a stunning piece of artwork! The colours are magnificent, and the image is a beauty. You featured it so gorgeously. I am amazed at the creativity with this project! What a unique and wonderful idea!

Helen said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I was trying to work the dimensions out and would have wasted a ton of paper if I hadn't seen this first!

Ali Manning said...

What an amazing project - thanks so much for sharing! And thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!