Friday, June 14, 2013

Just Because

Have you ever woke in the middle of the night with a creative idea that you can't wait to try?  Come on, I know you have....and that's where this card began, in the middle of the night.  In my dreams, I pictured the window to be stained glass, open to the inside of the card.  In practicality of time, it became what you see.  The stained glass was created using Tim Holtz alcohol inks on JudiKins Window plastic.  The dies I used are PoppyStamps Small Gothic Window and Small Gothic Arch.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and mounted it to mirror gold card stock.  But here's a hint.  I drop cut the gold matt so that the window would sit on the base of the white card stock....why?  because the light shows through and the colors are more vibrant.  
I tried it on the gold and it looked really dull.  So, this is my dream substitution.  In my dream I also colored the frames in the window with my alcohol ink pens.  This didn't work well, so another dream substitution was born.  I used only 3 colors to create the stained glass - egg plant, cranberry and lettuce.  I spread the colors using my breath and blending solution.  Pretty  

I know, I should be getting ready for vacation, but I couldn't help myself. name is Mary and I am a paperholic.  

Here's something my daughter got me doing.  She is using coloring as a way to relax.  So this is a page from a Dover Coloring for adults book.  It took much longer than I thought it would, and I only colored when I felt stressed or hungry.  I've got to say, it was fun, used a ton of ink from my Spectrum Noir pens (which I will refill when I get home from vacation.  

Coloring for fun is fun coloring.  Thanks Amy for making the suggestion.  

Well, it's time to think about getting ready to go out with neighbors.  My last get-together with them for a month.  

I'm thinking I won't be making any more cards before I return from vacation....but who knows, that's what I thought "While I Was Sleeping".  

Hugs to all,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. BEAUTIFUL card.Can you please tell me where you
    get your MIRROR gold card stock, I can't find it anywhere. Thanks Carol

    1. I get mirror card stock from Paradise Scrapbook Boutique, and also from Michaels. At Michaels you will get it in the art department. It comes in large sheets, I think 18 x 24. I then cut them down to size. The stock I get at my local scrapbook store is thicker. The Michaels mirror stock is great for cutting with Memory box, Poppystamps, etc...the thin dies.

    2. Thank you very much for the info..have a Great trip. Carol

  2. The card and the colouring-in both look terrific Mary.

    Happy hols to you.

    Sasn xxx


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