I am totally creating the challenges for the Mark's Finest Papers Twelve Days of Christmas all out of order! I have submitted Day 1 and now I've jumped to Day 6. Thank goodness that it does not matter as all the challenges are now listed here and we have until 9 pm on Nov 11 to submit our 12 entries.
The leaves are a sea of vivid colours here, and falling non stop. The drifts of leaves in all the neighbourhoods around us look gorgeous. They crunch under your feet as you walk and the neighbourhood kids love to jump in them. The riot of colours made me want to make a some fall decorations.
The challenge for Day 6 of the Twelve Days of Christmas is to make a Mason Jar Candle. It does not have to be Christmas themed. I decided to make a fall inspired jar and decorated it with some hessian ribbon which has glittery embossed leaves stamped on it. I cut a piece of the wired ribbon, folded one cut edge under and wrapped it round my mason jar. I placed some Sook Wang tape under the folded edge and pressed it down as tightly as I could. I then wrapped some twine around and tied a loopy bow.
I fussy cut out a couple of the glittery leaves and combined them with some Prima Fall Leaves, nestling them just under the tied twine bow.
I don't have many MFP stamps but did find this "Live" stamp in their "Be Wild And Free" stamp set. I stamped it onto an upcycled coffee sleeve and trimmed it down to look like a slim fishtale flag. I combined that with a MME Wicked Merchant Malvado's single banner pennant and slid it under the bow.
Cut another piece of the hessian and frayed the edges all around. Mounted that on another piece of the coffee sleeve and added one more "Live" sentiment and pennant flag. Tied it round the top like a tag.
I filled my mason jar with rice, and dried beans. I wanted the fall colours of the beans so show through the bottom of the jar. I then placed my candle inside, nestling it down into the beans to level it.
Here is a close of of the front...showing the rice and beans through the design.
I am entering this in the following challenges
1. Marks Finest Papers, Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 6
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes