Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Spanish Dancer

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 39
Give us a song to inspire us :) :) :) 

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

Another candle from me for this challenge but I think it will be the last for a wee while as I seem to have made so many recently.  The song I have used for this creation is Spanish Dancer by Patti Scialfa - you can read the lyrics here and the image very fittingly is also called Spanish Dancer.

To begin with I designed the background on Photoshop and added another of Ike's images, a map of spain.  The next layer contained the lyrics from the song Spanish Dancer and on the final layer I placed the Spanish Dancer image with the white background removed.  The wrapper is now ready for printing and then I can finish the rest of the colouring.
The image was coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos and then attached to the Ikea 9" candle.  If you would like to see how I decorate my candles please have a look at the video :)

Here is the finished candle :) side views
Front view

  • Image -  Spanish Dancer by IKEsART
  • Colouring medium - Faber Castell Polychromos
  • From my stash - candle varnish, gold wax strip and the IKEA candle
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-
  • Turtle Soup Forum - D until 3rd Friday of the month - 1E per day -  Color Inspiration*


  1. A truly stunning piece - it's wonderful :-) Thank you for making such a fabulous creation with my images :-D
    IKE xoxo

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  2. This is fantastic I love doing candles Ginny x

  3. Wow this is stunning. I love the colouring and it looks perfect on the candle. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting #37 Inspired By A Song xx

  4. Stunning is right - I am absolutely amazed at your project and the beautiful coloring you've created to produce this candle. Thanks for the video, I'm not sure I would even attempt it but it was sure nice seeing it. Thanks so much for entering at Open-Minded Crafting Challenges - "inspired by a song". Good Luck.

  5. A very special gift for someone. I love it.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  6. Stunning project. Loving it. TFS and joining at Jo's this week for Funday Friday

  7. WOW this is so beautiful!!! I LOVE how gorgeous this looks! Thanks for joining us in our Funday Friday challenge this week!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  8. WOW! Beautiful :) Thanks for playing along with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
    Tina DT

  9. Beautifully decorated candle and love the Spanish Dancer image--Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Carol DT x


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