Sunday, 9 December 2012

Stained Glass Window

I have another sample to show you today using the new Steampunk Butterfly stamp set from Chocolate Baroque

When I saw the circular fragment, it reminded me of a church window, and I wanted to try and create that effect. After a bit of practising on scrap paper, I managed to achieve a reasonable attempt! I made a background using Distress Inks spritzed with water, then stamped the four sections of the fragment. I needed to mask a small portion off each time, using masking tape, as the fragment is too large otherwise. I then added the two spires from the Gothic Fragments stamp set. I needed to mask a tiny portion of these to then stamp the corners so that they appeared to be behind the spires. I coloured the images in tones of brown, using my Polychromos pencils, and added touches of gold Mica ink.

I stamped a flower from the Bold Bloom stamp set onto acetate, using Stazon, and then added some multi-coloured flakes behind the image. Once this was dry, I added this to the centre of the 'window'. I used fine line masking tape coloured with a black Copic pen to represent the leading on the window.

To complete the background, I used a stamp from the Texture Fragment stamp set, using three different colour Distress Inks, and stamped randomly to create a stone effect. I then used a sentiment from the Artistic Affirmations stamp set in the top corner.

This card is showing over on the Design Team Blog today, but if you keep checking back there will be lots more inspiration from my Design Team mates over the coming days. Thanks for stopping by, xx


Caroline said...

Judith this is beautiful I love the design. Caroline xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Judith, it reminds me a little of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

Goodness - this is spectacularly effective & I love the stonework effect with the golds. Really makes me think of the inside of a Cathedral - remembering Exeter Cathedral in particular with all the history & decoration. You've really captured the combination of ornamental stonework & tracery with rose windows that you see in the Gothic architecture of many of our UK Gothic Cathedrals. The sentiment is terrific with this.
Paula (PEP)

Gerrina said...

This is a stunning card! Love the way you made this and thanks for explaining that so well! Have a nice sunday! Gerrina

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Judith! Again it's amazing what you have created with these stamps! Gorgeous design. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

Aquarius said...

A beautiful rose window effect and some clever masking and stamping - love the muted colours too

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful Judith this design and the whole combination. Love the nice colors.
lovely greet

Anonymous said...

Judith I am so pleased to see this as that was my first thought when I saw this stamp, love it

craftimamma said...

This is fabulous Judith. Love the combination of stamps to create the wonderful effect of a cathedral window. The colours are perfect too! Fab work my friend.

Lesley Xx

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