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Tuesday 23 October 2012

Through the window

Good morning, today's card features the new Gothic Fragments stamps available from Chocolate Baroque, this is a lovely stamp sheet which lends itself to so many different projects.

The background was made using a Crafters Workshop mask and distress inks to create a brick effect, I thought this would echo the bricks around the window image. I coloured the window image with promarkers and carefully cut out the 'glass' using a craft knife and die cut the image using nesties. I stamped the image again on acetate and embossed with black embossing powder and then used adhesive film to attach gilding flakes to the reverse of the image before attaching it behind the window. The sentiment is from 'Words of Comfort and Cheer' stamped with versamaemark and embossed an with an antique gold embossing powder. To finish off I added a bow andtwo delicate borders, die cut from white card using Crealies dies.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers: anything goes
My time to craft: just sepia
One Crazy Stamper: Clear or acetate
Squirrel and the fox: use a ribbon

Well I'd better get organised and go to work, its really grey and miserable here at the minute, just the weather for bunkering up in my craft room but I suppose I'll have to get wrapped up and go earn some pennies.
Thanks for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. It's lovely Claire - the colour tones so suitable for the image and the brick mask.
    Beryl xx

  2. Wow Claire, this is very it!
    Hugs xx

  3. The Distress Inks really work superbly with that brick template & I must admit this is my favourite combination of colours. Your dainty white borders are just beautiful echoing the lattice shapes in the leaded window. So many interesting techniques included in this & I love the attention to detail.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Oh, my, this is beautiful! Love the way you created both your background and your lovely window! Wonderful sentiment, love the bow and the borders! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Gorgeous card hun, love the brick work & the gilding flakes!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Absolutely beautiful! Love the background, and the image is wonderful! Love the sentiment!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Stamptacular sunday challenge, would love to see what you come up with for our next challenge!

    Hugs Jessica

  7. Very lovely card! Thank you for playing along with us at Hiding in My Craft Room! ~Amber

  8. Amazing card, thanks for joining in this week at stamptacular challenge


  9. Very inventive card. Thanks for joining the October acetate challenge at OCS

  10. Love the combination of techniques and the wonderful richness of your card!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  11. Wow, this is lovely, and the white ribbon looks fab! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox

    love Mags B x


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