Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pink Paislee post for Monochromatic Monday

Happy Monday! Today is Monochromatic Monday, and I have chosen this beautiful lime green to work with today.  Lime is one of my most favorite colors. I have shades of green in many rooms in my house, so I thought I'd make a candle set to put in my den.  I decorated both candles in the same fashion, making them match but not exactly the same.






















Monochromatic to me is using all the same color in various tones. What I first did was to go through my Pink Paislee products and pick out items with this green in them. You  can see that I mixed and matched my collections, and have added a few tones of beige as well.



For my candles, I first took a layer of green paper ( Bayberry Cottage Front Porch & 365 degrees Imagine) then matted on top of that a lined paper ( Starlight Shine). Just underneath the bottom edge I added a cut off edge of die cut paper (BayBerry Cottage Porch Swing).
Each candle has a punched lined paper top edge (Starlight Shine) but only one of them is added under the paper. After this was done, I wrapped my papers around the candles and proceeded to decorate them.
First I wrapped a bit of dotted ribbon around the middle of the candle.
I used Bayberry Cottage Punch Outs for the diecuts in the center, adding those on top of the ribbon. I added sewing pattern tissue flowers topped with silk flowers and a button tied with a bit of twine, then sprayed with a glitter spray.




I added some Cricut cut out leaves underneath both flowers. I also added a few small glitter flowers from an alphabet sheet ( Expressions Glittered Alphabet Limeaid). I also added a small bow tucked in underneath my flower.



Lastly I added gems to my candles, there is just nothing like a little glitz by candlelight. I added a strip of gems along the top, just above the green paper mats, I also added several to the glitter chipboard flowers and some on top of each circle diecut along the bottom of the candle
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5 comments:

Kelly Massman said...

gorgeous!

Cassie said...

So beautiful!!
What a great project!!
=)

Kathy Martin said...

Beatuifully dressed candles! :)

Penny B. said...

So pretty!

NanaBeth said...

Stunning-blew me away when i saw it on the PP blog.