Thursday, 26 November 2009

Tuesday taggers - A festival of light

For Tuesday Taggers I've gone well off the beaten track. I've found some rather lovely celtic candles from a Non Sequitur  stamp plate. I then started looking for celtic festivals involving light, and it is most of them! There is the winter solstice, or Yule, summer solstice, Beltane, Samhain,  Imbolc and Lughnasadh to name but a few. As it is all based on the sun and light and dark, candles and fire are fairly major symbols. If you want to read more about it there is a good site here.
I have opted for a Yule card as it is about the right time of year. I coloured my candle sticks with promarkers and then used a clear sakura glaze pen over the top. the background was done with sponges and distress inks.
The celtic stamp on the base card is my Jumbo rollagraph. Thanks for looking!


Michelle said...

Sally this is a stunning piece of artwork, love everything about it. The stamps are perfect and you've created fantastic backgrounds to compliment them
thanks for joining in at TT again this week.
x Michelle

Lynne K said...

Wonderful! I must revisit my Celtic stamps.

melody said...

wow ~ that is simply GORGEOUS chickie! lovin those stamps! beautiful work

brenda said...

What a fab take on the theme Sally.

Have to confess I'm still grasping at ideas on this one, but have a few days still.

Eye and arm coming on Ok thanks.

B x

Teri said...

What a lovely project! Love the Celtic theme!
Thanks for joining in at Tuesday Taggers this week - hope to see you next time too.
Teri x

Chris said...

Sally your card is wonderful... so unique. Love the colours and the gorgeous celtic stamp.
Thank you so much for your kind words of support on my blog means a lot to me :)
Chris xx

lisa said...

This is beautiful Sally. I'm in love with those candles, they're fantastic. The background works perfectly with them. You are clever.
Have a great weekend.


PatR said...

Brilliant creation. Just love those candles. Very clever indeed. Thanks for joining TT this week
Pat xx

Barbara said...

Sally this is stunning, love the images and the way you have done the colouring.
Thanks for all your comments, we are getting back to normal now.

craftimamma said...

Wow Sally this is absolutely gorgeous. Your colouring is superb and those candles are just beautiful and so unusual.

Lesley Xx

Avril Ann said...

Sally this is utterly beautiful, and what a lot of work you have put into the theme for our TT "festival of light", thanks for joining in. Hugs Avril xxxx

Clarky J said...

This is AMAZING! Not only lurve your card but the research too! A fab entry for our "light" theme this week at TT thanks for joining in x Janet

blackdragon said...

I really do love these celtic candles. Thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Taggers
hugs lynx