Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Thursday, 16 October 2008

More "stained glass"

Here are the cards I made from the little stained glass pictures from my last post:I quite like them!

Give it a go! Painting them is so relaxing. I did them on a laptray, in an armchair, in front of the telly with a cup of tea:)

Here is another beautiful stained glass-affect stamp. It was up for auction. I did bid, but didn't win. So saved a picture of it, printed this out, and had a go at drawing it. Obviously, because of copyright, I wouldn't be able to do this a lot, not without substantially changing the design. So this is isn't something to sell. But I think the result might make a lovely card for someone special.

Print-out of saved stamp photo, left; my drawing, middle. Trusty water-colour pencils and water-brush-pen on the right :)


Here is a close-up of the stamp:
....and a close-up of my drawing:
The expression on mine isn't so graceful, but never mind. I think I'll go over the hair a tad more to make it browner. Otherwise, I'm really pleased with this :)

10 comments:

Dragonstar said...

They've come out really well! Keep drawing - it's cheaper and much more satisfying than stamps!

carolann said...

Wow these are stunning you are so taented hun well done xxxx

Dragonstar said...

Just popped back over to tell you I discovered a small watercolour pencil set in a local shop. Only 8 pencils and probably meant for secondary school use, but in a useful bag. I bought it to try things out. You see - you've inspired me!

Kristin Bueter said...

Helena!!!!!! I ADORE the cards you made with your own drawings of the stained glass stamps! All of them are incredible!! I'm wondering if what your partner said actually inspired you (maybe in a small way) to get the sketch pad back out. I'm really glad you did! It's kind of like the best of both worlds :O) You are soooo talented!!

bolha said...

Beautifull cards. I never used this technic it looks to complicated for me. Oh, btw, love your cats. :) The longhaired black one looks just like mine. I loooove cats. :)

x Natasha x

Rach said...

wow you have done a fabulous job with recreating the image. i so wish that i could draw you are so talented...fabulous job. Hugs rachxx

Tab said...

oh Helena your cards are stunning! I would love to be able to draw free hand, really I would. Thank you for your extremely kind comments about my cards and I have pasted on your scrunches and tickles to the hound, he pasted back a big lick lol! Take care Tab xxx :0)

Bev said...

Oh my goodness, these are AMAZING!! I am gobsmacked Helena!

Also just had to pop on and leave a message after reading yours on my blog about your cat - too funny and I'm sat here grinning like a Cheshire cat lol
hugs Bev x

Maria Matter said...

Wow, Helena, you're awesome! Your drawing is so beautiful!!! Now that's inspiring!!!
Blessings, Maria

Shirley said...

Your stained glass is so stunning. I love how you paint them.