Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 18: Not All Winners

Yesterday was a whirlwind of activity. I finished pruning the roses, brought out my summer clothes, decided what I'd bring to Florida, but that's as far as I'd gotten when it was time to leave for New Jersey to have family dinner.

Before we left Sissy's house, we had to wait for her to finish packing. (She slept over last night since I live closer to the airport, and we can share the cab.) Then we'd gotten about fifteen minutes down the road when Jersey called in a panic because she had his iphone. We turned around and delivered it back to him. Anyhoodle, I got home at 9:40 and still had packing to do. And crafting.

The dude thought I should show you the rose bushes for yesterday's craft, but that seemed wrong to me.
I tried stamping on a candle. I experimented with Stayz On ink and some used candles before moving on to the orange candles. The projects like this that I have seen before usually use pillar candles and a narrower stamp; this makes it a bit easier to work with the curve in the candle. I had been considering this craft when the idea of leopard print candles popped into my head. It meant, though, that I was going to have to use an undersized stamp. I had to roll the candles over the stamp four times. I think I did a good job avoiding overstamping, and you can't really see a seam. The execution isn't bad, the effect is just a little underwhelming.


C in DC said...

I'm with Pete - pruning roses is an art. Nice candles, though!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

How could you expect the project to be overwhelming when you display with a GREEN, tiny frog? Love it!