Sunday, March 13, 2011

Butterfly Votive with Vellum Flowers

Votive with no candle

Votive with lit candle in daylight

Votive with lit candle at night

Today I did not create a new card but was playing with something I have been wanting to do for a long time.  I had this votive and all it had on it were the white metal double mounted butterflies.  I wanted to add some flowers.  First I cut a Nestabilities Lacy Circle to attach to the bottom of the votive.  Before attaching it I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder.  I created a lot  of vellum purple flowers using the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punches and the green vellum leaves were punched with the Martha Stewart "Frond" punch.  I wasn't sure it would work, but I attached the flowers and leaves to the glass on the votive with "Tombo Mono Aqua Liquid Glue".  It worked -- at least the flowers are still on and I think they are there to stay.  This glue is clear so it doesn't show through the glass.

Well that was my quick and easy project for you today.  I love creating flowers out of vellum because they are so quick and easy to make, and can really dress things up.  Hope you enjoyed my "frilly" project. 

I am sure most of you have read my tutorial on how to make the vellum flowers, but if not, there is a link on my side bar.  The candle inside the votive has a battery - not fire.

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Carol L said...

this is so beautiful, and what a fabulous gift this would make! TFS!

Chrissy said...

Really gorgeous work Selma.Just stunning..especially the night shot.

CraftinGranny said...

Boy, would I love to have something like this to put on a table or two around my watergarden with citronella candles. This is beautiful Selma. Think I'll try it and see if it works for me. Thanks for the inspiration. I love it!!! "Hugs" Carol

Gladys R. said...

This is so beautiful. Thanks
for sharing.

Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Joan Fricker said...

what a beautiful candle and a nice addition to any room. Great gift idea too!

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Donna said...

Gorgeous, Selma! Love that color of purple. You just amaze me with what you come up with! Have a wonderful week!

Colleen said...

This is really pretty, I can imagine it on an outdoor dining table.

Sherry Kushibab said...

You jazzed this up quite nicely - love the low light shot....very inspirational TFS

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! What a quick and easy gift for the holidays. Not just the plain candles, but with that personal touch.

Thanks for sharing.


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