Tuesday, November 13, 2012

COPPER : Candle and/or Candy Dish

You now have COPPER, but I will bring you gold.
You now have iron, but I will bring you silver.
I will change your wood into COPPER and your rocks into iron.
I will change your punishment into peace.
And those who punished you will be replaced with those who are kind to you.
Psalm 60 : 17

Hello and Welcome to the Terrific Tuesday Challenge in conjunction with MyPaper Crafting !  There are lots of wonderfully creative ideas on that blog, great Cutting and Digital files and links to the other Design Team members’ blogs.  I’m really enjoying my time there on the Design Team and am happy to have you visit my blog!

Our Challenge this week was to make a project using Copper in some way.  When shopping for something else recently, I happened to see a bag of Copper-colored glass pebbles and I decided to incorporate them into this week’s project…somehow!  In keeping with my love of Re-purposing items – and ‘creating Beauty from Ashes’ – I used some ‘lowly’ items to make a lovely holiday gift for some unsuspecting recipient.

I used the ‘Flourished Baroque Elements cf2’ cutting file from PaperCraftWorld.com - 

Here are photos of the finished project – with information and more photos to follow.  I made a Candle and/or Candy Dish on a pedestal.

Candle/Candy Dish - empty

As a Candle Dish - lit

As a Candy Dish

Candle/Candy Dish - back
Sometimes I get a picture in my head of how I expect things to turn out…  Sometimes, they work out and turn out easily and well…sometimes there are challenges I hadn’t expected and I’m not sure when I’m finished if it’s ‘OK.’  This was THAT kind of a project…

I began with an unusual shaped empty food jar, a candlestick from the $$Store and some Copper pebbles from the floral section of the craft store.  (I didn’t take a photo of the jar before I began and this is an extra candlestick and the remainder of the pebbles.)

I agonized over what paper to make the cutting file from and finally decided to use Vellum.  By adhering the 2 Vellum cut files to the jar (front and back) with my ‘HomemadeModPodge,’ it looks as if the glass was etched!   It also makes an interesting pattern on the wall when lit with a candle.

I knew how I basically wanted to place the pebbles.  I did learn (the hard way) that Some of the Copper pebbles were sprayed on the top – and Some on the bottom…!   8-[    I hadn’t realized it when I began adhering them…  I made sure they were all sprayed On Top.  So be sure to check them as you adhere them for a project like this and use the ones sprayed On Top, so the color shows, but not the glue underneath.  I adhered them with my glue gun.  I attached the jar to the candlestick with 2 adhesives: 2000 Nails and then my glue gun.   I had Copper acrylic paint in my stash and I painted the lid before I adhered the pebbles.  I added a bow made with 2 different shades of Copper ribbon.

Now YOU make a project with this Theme, link it at My PaperCrafting and share it with all of us!  You can get this week’s FREE file to use in your project if you’d like –  Acorn ‘n’ Flourish

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  1. This is soooo beautiful. I love the versatility!


    1. Thank You, Jo! It was a fun project to do! ;-}

  2. Very pretty project! i love it as a candle holder and I love it as the candy dish :) Beautiful either way! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up! Please link up to our challenge in your post:) Have a fabulous day!


  3. I love how you did the etching - sounds much easier than actual etching and the result is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up challenges!

  4. Beautiful project, Lynden! Thanks for linking up to Cut it Up Challenge blog!

  5. What a pretty project! Love the big bow you added! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  6. This came out great. I love the soft orange and how you etched it. Great project! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up! :)



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