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Hi there,

Well its the 1st of the month again and Christmas is approaching.

It is therefore fitting that the theme this month at the Clarity Blog Challenge is “Christmas”

Hope you will join in and create something for us all to see, maybe win a £50.00 voucher or be

one of the top 5, but just taking part in great fun.

Thanks to everyone who participated last month, really enjoyed seeing your projects.

Don’t forget to have a look at the inspiration from the other members Challenge Design Team.

Well as you can see my project this month is a Chrisimas Candle, I love candles all year round, but

a Christmas Candle is very special. We have a family tradition that the youngest in the house, lights

the Christmas Candle on Christmas eve as soon as it gets dark.

What you will need is

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Remember you are working on tissue paper, so the golden rule is gently does it

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Using Versamark, ink your “Away in the Manger” stamp liberally, as the tissue will absorb the ink.

Gently peel the stamp off the tissue and sprinkle with Wow gold embossing powder and heat emboss.

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Next stamp your Manger Scene using black adriondack ink onto a piece of tissue and emboss with clear embossing powder.

Stamp the star using versamark ink and again cover with the Wow gold powder and heat emboss.

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Brayer Eggplant gently over the top half of the image, place your outer part of the Mountain mask in the sky and brayer in black the Mountains.

Leaving a space behind the Stable. Then take a make-up sponge, gently sponge a little of each of the distress inks in the Stable and over the ground.

Next gently tear  as close as possible around the scene and the Away in the Manger words. I found straight lines can give you a run of wax down the edge.

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Place your torn tissue centrally on the candle, wrap carefully in baking paper holding it smooth at the back. Gently and slowly

heat the paper, you can peep in to check it has melted into the candle, but the key is be gentle or you will melt it too much and the wax will run.

Good luck if you wish to try this and I would suggest starting small and putting several images on a test candle to get the feel for it.

Here is another style.

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Hope you like them and please leave me a comment, if you get a chance.

Bye for now.