Sunday, June 5, 2011

Stainglass Tortoise


Okay - it's not really a stainglass tortoise - just two different challenges.

I had a lot of fun making this first card based on the stained glass window shown below from Daniel Maher Stained Glass - which was the site for the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast Saturday. I love stained glass and am in awe of the people who can create such intricate works of art with such a difficult medium. I had fun with my punches creating all the little bits for my creation - the tiniest circles were made using the eye parts of the Two-Step Owl punch. Once I had all the pieces down and the lines drawn, I added Crystal Effects to make them glassier. It really perks up the colours a bit too.


Our dear little tortoise is sending Thanks for the challenge over at The Paper Players this week - remembering how important it is to send messages of Thanks, especially in an age of electronics. It's much more fun to receive Thanks in the mailbox! The sketch for this card is from Stamping 411 this week.

I guess the weekend is coming to a close and I will be happy once Wednesday is over this week. Hope it has been a wonderful one for you. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
Joan

16 comments:

Lauri said...

Oh! Mr Turtle! He is so cute! I love your choice of colors to offset his coloring! Great ribbon effect too! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Great job on that Turtle Joan.....looks like he may walk off the page. Love it!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful coloring on the tortoise! I love how it looks like he is walking on scrunchy ribbon! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Kerin said...

Both cards are great, I love the stained glass look and have always wanted to take a stained glass class! The coloring of your turtle makes him look so life-like! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week :)

Adriana Benitez said...

Love the way the colors pop on the stained glass card. And the turtle looks great - the colors are so lifelike!

Anne Marie said...

Joan, your coloring is just gorgeous on that sweet, little turtle! He really looks like he could just walk off the card. THe scrunchy ribbon is such a great accent, too. Thank you so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week! :)

Selene Kempton said...

These are awesome! I love the crystal effects stained glass. Just awesome!

Christy Q said...

Joan - I love the tortoise. Your coloring is fab and I agree, it does look like he is walking along the ribbon. So clever!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Oh wow!! Fantastic colouring of the tortoise Joan. The scrunchy ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players this week.

Nance said...

Yes, that's super coloring on the turtle Joan and he does look just like he is walking on some scrunchy sand! And your stained glass card is phenomenal--when I saw the first part of your post I thought it really was a stained glass piece! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Marlene said...

Wow - that first card is very different from your usual style...but I am loving it!

Your turtle card is also adorable. Who can't love turtles?!! CUTE!

LeAnne said...

These are fabulous----the stained glass one is incredible, and the turtle one is quite realistic! I just love the ribbon & embossing! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players Kind Thanks challenge this week!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great cards!!! Love that turtle!!

Cindy Beach said...

I love the DSP you paired with this turtle, it's a great choice made even better by your lovely coloring. A beautiful thank you, love it!

gbarron56 said...

great job -- I never quite know what to do with that little guy! So glad you played along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Patti Chesky said...

Love the variation of color on the turtle. It's a fabulous card!