Friday, April 5, 2013

Flower Candle Mat!


I finished my candle mat, it took longer than I thought it would, but well worth the effort. I got the design from Dover Publishing. They send email once a week with free samples, so well worth signing up.

I used some of my variegated floss for the flowers and a solid green for the leaves. To make the circle, I use an old plastic lid and trace around it with a wash out blue marker. I added some yellow french knots to the centers to give it a little extra pop. I decided to antique it, I think it looks nice on my firkin, but it will probably be a gift.


And here is a shot to show you the design and details. I still have the design, so if you would like a copy, just send me an email.

This is a bit light and pink, but I lightened it, so  you could see the detail better.


15 comments:

marie said...

Great job, Debbie. I loved that you primmed it up some.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I really like your candle mat!

Dorothy said...

It looks wonderful under your candle holder.

Raymond Homestead said...

Looks great!

krislovesfabric said...

This is so beautiful!!

Kate said...

Debbie, it's quite lovely and the 'primming' is perfect for it.

moosecraft said...

Beautiful Spring blossoms! Love it!

Deb said...

It looks great. Like something that was embroidered and handed down.

Karen said...

The candle holder caught my attention. I have never seen one like it. Even the candle looks old.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love this!

Jacque. said...

Looks great, Debbie!!!

Natalie Santini said...

That is one AMAZING candle mat! Oh my...just absolutely lovely.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Darling! You are so good at aging things. I am amazed! Mine does not turn out so well. Would you do a post telling how you apply the stain sometime? Mine turns out in circular globs...

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

I love it Debbie!
Hugs,
Lynn

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

It turned out beautifully Debbie! And I just tried out your trick for making your own variegated floss and it turned out wonderfully! Thanks so much for your tip :O) Deb