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Monday, 11 May 2015

Window on the world (posted by Claire)

Good morning folks, Claire here with my first sample made with this months new releases. As always there are some stunning new stamps, two A5 stamp sheets with a sewing theme and some gorgeous clear stamps too. I've used this lovely (and very useful) Dressmakers window stamp for this card (you can find it here)

I began by creating a background using a Crafters Workshop Brick Stencil and texture paste. Once that was dry I applied colour with PanPastels (Neutral grey tint, Burnt Sienna and a little Raw Umber). To create the window I  stamped the image onto black card with versamark and embossed with white embossing powder before cutting out the window panels. I then stamped and embossed the image onto acetate with versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. I created the little scene using my PanPastels and some old favourite stamps from Home Sweet Home and added a little colour to the cottages with coloured pencils. I layered the window up over the scene using 3d foam tape and then added ribbon, lace, paper flowers and a wooden button topped with a twine bow.

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful project Claire. I wondered how you made the background. The stencil and texture paste gives a fabulous brick effect. x

  2. Superbly effective with the two layers used for the window - the embossed acetate really makes this lifelike - especially with that rather splendid brick wall. I love your use of the flowers to give that real chocolate box cottage homey feel.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Very beautiful image Claire, what a nice view did you create!!!


  4. Warm colours for this project, something that gives so much to see...

  5. This is beautiful Claire and love the little scene behind the window and the pretty flowers and lace add extra dimension as does that textural brick wall on that beautiful shaped card background. x

  6. Beautiful card. lolve the scene you have created

  7. Everything about your card is just so pretty. x

  8. a very beautiful and clever make Claire - love it to bits! Hugs rachel xx

  9. Clever 'view from the window' Claire. Your brick background is fabulous!

    Lesley Xx


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