Am I Made of Glass?

Sunday, August 1, 2010
One more post, I promise.  I screwed up on this one, but I'm posting it anyways because I worked really hard on it and it means a lot to me.  The title "am i made of glass?" is after the Trapt song "made of glass".  the follow up line is "'cause you see right through me".  This is a tribute to my love Charles, because it is oh so true.  He can see right though me.  I suppose it's because we endured a long distance relationship for over 2 years.  He lived in Dallas, TX while I lived in Fargo, ND.  We got to know each other sooo well because all we had was the telephone and skype.  We saw each other every 3 months.  One stretch was 5 months, and a couple of times there was a only a couple of week between visits.  It was a very challenging time in my life.  Because we talked ALL the time, he knew what was up with me just by the tone of my voice, and still does. 

Where do I even begin with this one?  I used so many different products and techniques.  I'll start with the background.  I used an 81/2 x 11 transparency and stamped on it using some of my favorite stamps.  After all the stamped images dried I used Tim Holtz alcohol inks to add various colors of greens/blues.  The smaller photo you see of Charles and I is altered using Tim Holtz Fragments (it's a piece of acrylic for those unfamiliar) and then used alcohol ink on it to give it an old warn look and then glued the photo to the fragment using glossy accents.  For the title, I cut it out with my quickutz hand cutting tool and then used Stickles (glitter glue) on top of it to give it some color and blingy dimension.  

Tools Used:
Various Stamps

Supplies Used:
Various Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
Tim Holtz Gear parts
Tim Holtz Lock and Key
Tim Holtz Fragments
Tim Holtz Game Spinner
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Archival Ink
Ranger Stickles Turquoise
Prima Flowers
Prima Leaf
Michaels brand butterfly


  1. Rebecca said...:

    I love the story behind this! Long distance relationships are the hardest. Beautiful.

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