Thursday, January 13, 2011

McMahon Five Designs 'Stained Glass'

Hello! Today I will be showing you a card I made with the newest Vintage image released by McMahon Five Designs called 'Stained Glass'. When I saw this image, it was love at first sight for me for it contains two of my favorite things: Poppies and Stained Glass! Poppies are one of my absolutely favorite flowers. I love how bold their color is. I have a huge garden, and light colors tend to get lost amongst all the acres of green. But when the poppies are in bloom, they really 'pop out' in the garden, and you can spot them from a long way off. I love the deep black centers poppies have, and their soft layers of papery petals. I had no difficulty coloring this image with my Copic Markers because I knew from memory exactly what they looked like. I chose DCWV 'The Mariposa Stack' for my paper because I thought the rich orange background papers and butterflies went perfect with the image. After coloring my image, I coated it with Crystal Effects so it would look more like stained glass. I then put the image on Chipboard to make it stronger and mounted it up on dimensionals. The butterflies were cut out of the same Mariposa paper with a Martha Stewart punch. I put a crystal in the center of each butterfly head and I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.

Here is what the image looked like before I made colored it:

And now, here are the rest of this week's new releases:

Sammy Spaceman

Sally Spacegirl

What's The Buzz

As an added BONUS this week, Fairydoodler has given us another Freebie to offer!


Be sure to check out the samples by the rest of the Design Team!

Have a great day! Amy


  1. What a stunning card Amy!! I just love your colors and the cracked glass technique. Gorgeous details.

  2. WOWZER!!! This is so gorgeous!! I love that image!! The crystal effects you've put over it makes it really look like stained glass!! Stunning details!!HUGS

  3. Stunning card Amy your stained glass poppy actually looks like a stained glass winder. Awesome job sweetie!
    Hugs Bonnie

  4. Beautiful- makes me long for warm weather and blooming flowers....although with that comes sneezing too! LOL Your bow is so pretty and I love the butterfly accents!

  5. Amy, this is so GORGEOUS!! LOVE your beautiful coloring and that shiny accents on top of the image is perfect! Super fun with all the layers and love that butterfly DP in there too. BEAUTIFUL JOB!! =)

  6. wow...a stunning card. your coloring is perfection and the ce makes it look like glass!!!

  7. GORGEOUS creation Amy and the Mariposa paper is perfect with this image! BEAUTIFULLY done!!


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