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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cracked Glass

This was inspired by an ornament I saw online where they had the picture under a layer of glaze. These are some of the new stamps from Hero Arts. I went out yesterday and picked up some of the new sets. The rose comes with two beautiful sketched birds. The butterfly is part of a clear set called Antique Engravings and it has other butterflies, dragonfly and shells.

After I applied the yellow dye ink background, I wish I had chosen another color but once it was down I had to keep going.

The main panel was stamped in memento and the flowers were colored with my Copics. I then stamped the butterflies and dragonflies and used my watercolor pencils to color them. The background is sponged with yellow dye ink and around the edges with brown dye ink.

I than stamped the entire image with versamark watermark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I repeated that process 4 times and then cracked it. I then applied a layer of brown dye ink and wiped up the excess.

The rest is just piecing the background together.

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

16 comments:

  1. Wow Suzanne this is absolutely stunning, love your cracked glass effect.

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  2. Está perfecto!, me encantan los colores y todo el conjunto, una vez mas, arriba. Bss. buen fin de semana.

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  3. Gosh Suzanne - this is amazing. Such gorgeous stamping and beautiful crackle glaze technique, Jo x

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  4. This is more than fantastic - haven´t seen anything like this before - So so beautiful Suz!

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  5. The cracked glass looks fabulous on this aged, yellow coloring.

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  6. wow! what a gorgeous piece of art Sue!!!!!! i am drooling! this is sooooo beautiful! love the cracked glass look. this is amazing!

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  7. Your stamping and colors look great with this technique! Once again, I am blown away by your talent!

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  8. Looks awesome Suzz.. the yellowy colour gives it a real vintage old look... like aged paper goes...

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  9. So beautiful Suzz.. Love the yellow vintage.. Thanks for explaining, so I know how you made this amazing creation.

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  10. How gorgeous is this, Sue! You are amazing, I enjoy your work so much!!

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  11. This is sooo amazing, oh my gosh, love the look of that cracked glass!!

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  12. This is gorgeous! I really like the yellow - it works very nicely with the green leaves, paper and ribbon. It truly looks like a vintage piece!

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  13. This is very beautiful Suzz - love how you always put so much work into your cards with different techniques!

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  14. Love this technique Sue. The card is beautiful and I like the yellow too.

    Lesley Xx

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  15. Suzanne, stunning is an understatement... just amazing card. Thanks for you lovely comment on my blog. (Santa was arriving to the yacht club so I suppose it is only fitting he arrives by boat! and gets a cannon salute!) Don't you just love the questions children ask! Looking forward to seeing more creations with the new stamp sets. Enjoy the holidays.

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  16. This is honestly one of the very few cards I have seen using the Cracked Glass technique that I have liked. Yours of course is just stunning!

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