Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Tag - I see the Light-

Hi Everyone,

No one is more surprised than me that I'm posting my April tag so early in the month.  It is only the 5th and I am ready to go.  I used the Tattered Pinecone Die (as Tim did) to make the roses for this one.  I have to admit that it was fun and the more I made, the better I liked it.  I try and think out of the box so I started digging in my stash and found a fabulous glass block that I had purchased at Hobby Lobby.  It came with a stand and small light bulb for the inside.  Here's what happened..................
A night light for you to dream by-

It started out to be for T!m's April tag and it works. I think it will also work for A Vintage Journey challenge which is A Little bit French.

I started out with the glass block and stand from Hobby Lobby.  The light bulb that came with the block was clear and I changed it out for a white one because I wanted the light to be softer.
I next covered the front of the block with T!m's Frosted Film.  Then I stenciled the Frosted Film with the Bubble Stencil from T!m's line using Peeled Paint Distress Paint. I only stenciled in the center because I knew I wanted to use a stamped image and didn't want the bubbles to show through the stamped image when the light came through it. 
 Next I got out my new stamp set, Nature Walk and stamped the face several times with Black Soot and then embossed with Ranger's Clear Embossing Powder.
After softly water coloring the image I cut out and edged with black.
I then placed the image on the Frosted Film and covered it with another layer of Frosted Film which made her recede into the background and become more arterial looking. 
So Far - So Good!
Nest came the Trellis using the new Trellis Die.  I used two layers of manila paper and one layer of T!m's Tissue Paper.  I cut out some vines using the Spring Greenery Die.  After edging everything with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink  and bending the leaves to give it some demention I weaved  the vines on the trellis making it look as if they were growing there.
I stamped the Eifel Tower and the word Dream on the Frosted Film with StazOn Jet Black ink and then added the trellis and roses.
I used the Spring Greenery Die again to cut out some leaves for around the face.  After making a small Rosette I added a metal Fleur de Lye.
I must admit that ribbon of any kind is my nemesis and this project was no exception.
After many attempts with all kinds of ribbon and a trip to the store I wound up with this mesh ribbon and decided it was good.
Hope you enjoy and will leave me some comments-


  1. Stunning, Sandy!
    Love how you have used all the images.
    Very clever use of the foliage & the TH die.

  2. This is gorgeous!!! Great take on the challenge!!!

  3. Now this is just stand out clever and beautiful Sandy!!! I love the way you've woven the foliage through the trellis and stamped on the frosted film. A project that will look outstanding at day and at night. Most impressed. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  4. Gorgeous! I love the way you wove the greenery through the Trellis. I already wanted that die, now I HAVE to have it! Beautiful home decoration. Need to do something similar to adorn my craft room!

  5. This is fabulous! Absolutely gorgeous and creative. It's perfect with just the right embellishments. Love the greenery.

  6. Sandy...great job on your glass block creation! It's really a lovely piece of art and what a cool accent light this would be in a room! The frosted film idea is such a good one to soften the background. I love how you've threaded the vines through that gorgeous trellis die cut. So pretty! That lovely stamped face of Tim's can sometimes be a bit tricky to work with because of the sharp edges...but you've done a masterful job of covering those with the foliage! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely piece with us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

  7. Wow! Fabulous piece of art Sandy. What a brilliant idea to use the glass block with frosted film. Love it ! X

  8. Wow, this is soooo beautiful, I love every detail.

    Greetings from Germany

  9. Absolutely stunning Sandy, wow, what an amazing make (and certainly makes for a fantastic adaption of Tim's original! I completely love this piece! Adding the greenery just over the lady's head is such a brilliant idea! Very clever!! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing piece with us over at A Vintage Journey!!

  10. Fabulous, what a brilliant idea to use the glass block, and the frosted film. Gorgeous, love it.

  11. that is really really beautiful Sandy!

  12. A real beauty, Sandy! Really love the lattice you created with the vine and flowers and the lovely lady looking down on the city! This glass box is one fabulous alteration and I do love the softness you created changing the light and using the frosted film! Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at A Vintage Journey.

  13. Love your take on this month's challenge.

  14. Love your interpretation Sandy - it looks lovely and it will look fab in your home.

  15. Thats so brilliant with the gorgeous glow, the colours are beautiful

  16. Really different, I like that there is a light source to give a soft glow to the whole project...FAB

  17. What a beautiful piece! I love all things Paris, so this caught my eye right away. Thanks for sharing the details on how you created it. So amazing.


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