Thursday, November 18, 2010

Scarlett Arched Window

I hope everyone is starting to get into the spirit of the holidays! I know I am! I can't wait to start decorating for Christmas! I love all the reds, funky greens & silver....I am getting excited just thinking about it!

Today I would like to share with you one of the largest, unusual windows I have created to date. This behemoth measures a little over 45" tall, almost 4' tall at its highest point. I found 2 of these super amazing windows for $35 a piece back in the Spring at an estate sale. Although most of the 100+ windows in my possession are either donated to me, or picked up off the curb; I occasionally can't resist shelling out some $ for something quite this unique. As I mentioned, I have been holding onto these babies since March and have been looking for the perfect papers to fill the panes. When I laid eyes on the recent Scarlett line by Glitz Designs, I knew it was it. The green paper with the flowers in the corner just kept beckoning me back. I waited for several months to get my hands on it, and it was well worth the wait. I truly love the way it turned out. I am a total sucker for damask patterns at the moment, so I knew such a large window would allow me to create one of such intricate magnitude.

I still have one of these beauties left to create with. Any suggestions on succulent papers out there I should use? My sister-in-law has first dibs, so I know she will want some deep reds in it for sure. I am really eying the new Circa 1934 line by Cosmo Cricket. Thanks in advance for all your wonderful thoughts and suggestions! Amy


Anonymous said...

I love the colors that you used there, and the damask is hot as hell! Great arrangement on the paper, too. I hate you.

Robin Thomas said...

Amy, I am so glad you find out you have a blog.

That window is just past fab. So beautiful You are such an artist.

I miss seeing you!

Nancy said...

WOW! Amy this extraordinary!!! absolutely brilliant...the black mosaic damask is PERFECT for these rich papers!!! FABULOUS! BRAVO! :)

Valerie said...

Wow!! This is fantastic. I think you got a great deal for that price - this is a gorgeous shape. Love your mix of papers but would be afraid to recommend a line for the other window - a project like this is way out of my league! Amazing work!

Beata said...

This is awesome! had to come here again and stare at it:)