Thursday, April 25, 2013

DT Thursday - Stained Glass Window

Welcome to Impression Obsession's DT Thursday!  I have another idea for you today, using this die:

   

A couple of different ideas melded to pull this card together: a comment on my vintage radio card that suggested making a stained glass window with the arch die... and an idea I had been toying with using the Cover-a-Card Cracquelure stamp to create a stained glass look.

Here is the card that resulted, and a little peek into my process.


I started with the Sunny Sunflower stamp... I stamped it in brown ink, and colored in the basic color areas, so I would have some color reference points after the crackle background was stamped.


Stamped the crackles...


... then colored in each little section, trying to create a mosaic effect where sections side-by-side were different colors. Here's a picture I took while I was coloring...


These are the Touch Twin Markers I used:


I used a Sizzix Rounded Tag die to create the window opening, then framed it with the arch die. I created the window box by overlapping two trellis bases.


 There's an embossed acetate layer over the colored panel, for a more window-y look...


I used these dies in the window box: Leaf Cluster, Swirl Tree, Spiral Flowers, Hydrangea Set


Just a few more out-of-the-box ideas for your dies!

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12 comments:

  1. Great combination of dies for this scene and the stained glass is a clever idea. Gorgeous !

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  2. No way. Totally amazing. I can't believe you coloured in all those little spaces. You rock!

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  3. Ingenious!!!! Fabulous results - love the colors too!

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  4. Amazing! You colored each little crackle space! What patience.

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  5. Beautiful card,Love following you,just awesome!!

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  6. Every time I see one of your creations I'm amazed, but you out did yourself with this one...WOW!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the way you did the inside look of the window. Something I'd like to try. Thanks for the wonderful idea. Edna

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  8. Stunning!!!! Simply Stunning!

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  9. Wonderful project!! Great idea to use the flower in your stained glass window. It looks beautiful the way you colored it and I love the acetate over top of it also! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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