Saturday, 22 September 2012
CFC 71 - Thanks
This week's CASual Friday challenge is Fall Fun. So here are some fun falling leaves! lol! I love the '70s colour combination in this little 'stained glass' leaf from Paper Smooches Gently Seasoned set. I rounded the opposite corners to emphasize the movement of the leaves from top left to bottom right - did it work? Little dabs of Diamond stickles at one end of each leaf just because I like a little sparkle on my cards.
I really love stained glass - so much that a few years ago, I took a course through the Toronto District School Board's Continuing Education department. I had a wonderful teacher who let us design what we wanted to make and helped us, really just letting us use class time as studio time. Here is the result, that hangs in my kitchen.
I designed it myself to fit my kitchen window, loosely based on a Frank Lloyd Wright design called The Tree of Life and the materials that we had available in the class. I really needed to make two of these (this window has a matching window to the left), but that was a little ambitious for an 8 week course (I barely finished this one and you can easily see that the lines do not all line up perfectly!). When I registered to take the course again and make the matching window, the teacher had changed, and she had a firm idea that every person in the class would be making the same project. Maybe one day, I'll find a way to make another one, in the meantime, this is a fun reminder of me with a soldering iron in my hot little hands!