Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Painted Harvest

Hello and Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring the stamp set: Painted Harvest.

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So I'm sure by now you've see this beautiful sunflower stamp set. Not a day goes by, that I don't see a beautiful sample being posted on Facebook and I'm sure it's the same for you. I love all the painted imagery in this set and the sunflower is beautiful, but since I've seen it everywhere, I thought I'd focus on the leaf and autumn theme of the set instead. 

For today's hop I decided to decorate a candle and package it up as a beautiful gift. If you've never stamped on a candle before, check out a tutorial HERE. It's a really simple technique and I'll warn you now... It's addicting. 
For my candle design, I really wanted to create the idea of the leaves changing colour. So what I did was carry one colour of ink onto the following leaf.

So I did:
Row 1: Daffodil Delight for the background leaf, Crushed Curry for the detailed leaf.
Row 2: Crushed Curry for the background leaf, Pumpkin Pie for the detailed leaf.
Row 3: Pumpkin Pie for the background leaf, Cajun Craze for the detailed leaf.
Row 4: Cajun Craze for the background leaf, Chocolate Chip for the detailed leaf.

What do you think? Does it give you the idea of the leaves changing colour?

Thanks for hopping in today, I hope you enjoyed my project. Up next is the Talented Mercedes Weber! Enjoy the rest of hop.


  1. How awesome is that! You designed the candle! Wow Martha!!!

  2. What a wonderful idea to stamp th e candle!
    Great! Thank you for sharing!
    Yours, Julia

  3. Whoops, I hit enter too fast :-) I LOVE the color gradient you did. It's so perfectly fall!

  4. Ooo, so lovely Martha! Love the fall colors, and ombre effect you achieved!

  5. Amazing i do have to give this candle stamping a go I just need to find out how