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Saturday 28 August 2010

Meet Camille...

Isn't Camille the mermaid a beauty?? She is another beautiful digistamp from Michelle Perkett (you can find her in Michelle's Etsy Store) and I decided to use her to make a little candle jar

As usual my dreadful photography skills haven't helped with the photo lol!! I've wanted to have go at a little candle jar for ages, my lovely friend Kerri has made loads and they are all stunning - pop over to Kerri's blog and check them out!!  I have a huge stash of stuff to alter and this old coffee jar was just the right shape for Camille.

I began by colouring the jar with alcohol inks (I used stream, lettuce and pesto) and coloured the lovely Camille with promarkers. I made a handle by twisting lime and teal wire together and wrapping it around the top of the jar and , twisting the ends together and then securing them with pliers. I then shaped the handle by wrapping the wire round my pokey tool and added a few beads from my stash as I went along. I attached the other end of the wire handle again by twisting it around the wire circling the top of the jar. I made a ribbon ruffle to hide the joins by stitching down the centre of some teal ribbon and then pulling the thread to gather it. I stitched it in place around the top of the jar.
Camille is coated with a layer of matt varnish and  attached to the jar with silicone glue. I love Michelle's mermaids and Camille is a real stunner with that gorgeous hair isn't she??

I've used a little battery operated tea light instead of a real candle as I thought it would be safer with the ribbon. I knew I had some in my stash but looked everywhere and couldn't find them. I managed to get some more from the Works - a real bargain at 3 for £1!! I got loads so you may be seeing a lot of candle jars in the future lol

I'm entering Camille in the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft challenge: Blue and Green (one of my favourite colour combo's!!)
The Shabby Tea Room : A little bit of metal (my wire handle)

Don't forget you still have time to enter the Michelle Perkett Studio's  blog hop and challenge - our theme this week is 'Back to School' and there are fab prizes to be won!!

Thanks for calling by, I hope you are having a good weekend
Claire xx


  1. A beautiful project Claire - love your colouring of the gorgeous image, and the beaded handle is fabulous!
    Hugs, Sylvia x

  2. You've done a lovely job with your candle jar Claire and big thanks for the mention. I was wanting some of those battery opperated lights so now i know where to look for them, i too thought they would be safer if only for photographic purposes, less messy too :) Fancy a jar swap sometime before Christmas?

  3. Ooh Claire that is one gorgeous creation, the beads on the handle finish it off

  4. very creative! Love it!!! Hugs Juls

  5. Hi! Great take on our Blue & Green theme. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Shelly ;

  6. Claire, this is so creative! You should do a tutorial on it and share it on CDAC.


    PS I added a Freebie today in my CDAC group. I hope you can use it.

  7. Oooh, I'm loving how you've used our blue and green colour combo, this project is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing at cupcake this week. xx

  8. Well Claire what an I say but WOW!!!!! This is so gorgeous and very clever. What a fantastic project.


  9. Great job on your candle jar - how creative of you! Your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  10. This is such a wonderful project! Your photo came out just great ;o)

    Thank you for entering it in this weeks Digital Tuesday Challenge.

  11. Could you tell me is the mermaid laminated etc and how did you attatch her to the glass? Thanks


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