Sarah over at INKURABLE STAMPERS has set up a great new Gothic arch challenge which will run for the rest of the year, you can read more about it HERE. & the theme for the first Gothic arch is butterflies, which you can read about HERE .
The top photo shows my Gothic arches (I used the template for a triptych card from HERE ) all ready & waiting for the themes, & this is the one I finished last night, I had to ask DD to hold the arch for me to photograph it, thanks darling :*
After tracing the design onto heavy card, I covered it with an old book page, painted the b`ground with white acrylic paint, inked the edges, stamped the swirls (Sculpey texture sheet) & the face (My Stamps) Added the b`flies (Darkroom Door) which were stamped onto painted cs, cut out & mounted). The sentiment is from a red rubber butterfly plate (?) & I added the tiny rhinestones to the lower corner. This is my very first Gothic arch, & I have to say I`m so happy with how it turned out, I can`t wait to see what the other themes will be! Sarah has created a Flickr group HERE where the arches can be uploaded. You can join in at any time, so if you`re like me & haven`t made one of these before, why not have a play : )