Thursday, October 6, 2011

For Your Inspiration #15 -- Stained Glass

Welcome back to another For Your Inspiration challenge.  This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.   I hope you take time to play along with our challenge.  One randomly selected winner will receive seven free digi stamps from Bugaboo.  You have until Wednesday, 10/19 to submit a project based on the photo below.

Here is our beautiful inspiration photo.  It is taken inside the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada.

I chose to work with the Flower Block - Tulip image because it reminded me of stained glass.  I colored in each flower block and drew some framing lines with Copic markers and a gold paint pen. I was not happy with the results so I started cutting into the base to trim away some of the lines. I ended up snipping away at the base until I was left with only the flower blocks. I added a piece of black cardstock behind the card front to make the images pop.  That looked more like stained glass to me.

It's hard to tell in my photo, but the gold paint pen really helps this shine in real life. I also added a few strands of gold / twine cording for more shine.

Please be sure to stop by each of the FYI design team blogs to see what they created based on this photo. Their links are on my sidebar.

Stamps:   Flower Blocks - Tulip2 (Bugaboo digi), Out on a Limb sentiments (PTI)
Paper:   Stampers Select White, True Black (PTI)
Ink:   black (memento)
Other:  gold paint pen, copic markers, prismacolor pencils, scor-pal, gold twine


Michelle said...

I love your interpretation of the photo, Sara, and I love your story of how you got to the final design. Beautiful card!

Arlene said...

Sara, this is simply beautiful! :)

Lynn said...

Sara, gorgeous. I love the way you recreated the stain glass feel.

Joyce said...

Just beautiful. I love how you colored the details, but there is plenty of white space, too.

Suzanne said...

It's perfect for a stained glass look! I love this, Sara!

StephC said...

Gorgeous! Love how you used them to mimic stained glass. Well done!

Kara said...

perfect stained glass!

Laurie said...

Sara this is very pretty! I love the CAS layout!