Sunday, 21 February 2010

New Gothic Arch

Here is my Gothic arch for this week`s theme over at INKURABLE STAMPERS (which you can join in at any time)

For this week, the theme is crowns, & as is usually the case for me, I worked on this backwards LOL, I`m so not the planning type LOL!!!!

I set myself the challenge of using a stamp that had not seen ink in a long time, so I decided to play with one of my Non Sequitur images.

I stamped the image (from the "Every Woman Is A Star" plate) with black Stazon ink onto watercolour paper, & then used some gel pens to colour it in, & trimmed it with my craft knife, but I wanted to add some more dimention to it, so I stuck the image to some cs for stregth, & trimmed it again. I then worked out the shape for my new arch from HERE , & pasted an old page book onto my arch, painted it with white acrylic paint, & when dried, stamped the flourishes (AL Flourishes Vol 2) with Brilliance Moonlight White ink, & heat-embossed with clear EP. I then painted over the flourishes with jade wc paint, & wiped with a clean rag to reveal the stamped flourishes. I stamped the wording (from the same Non Sequitur plate) using timber brown Stazon on off-white cs, trimmed with scallop scissors, & edged with Brilliance Pearlescent Coral ink.

I also wanted to add a bit of trim, & found the perfect LACE RIBBON in the stash that Nicole (from CRAFT QUEEN) sent me (thanks Nicole)

So, after adding the trim, I stuck the dancer & the words using some foam tape, & thought I was finished, & then realized I had forgotten to check that I had a suitably sized crown!!! Just like everyone else, I have lots of crown stamps, but none of them were small enough to go on my dancer, so I decided I would cut one out of cb, but when looking through my scraps box I found a bag with some shrink plastic scraps, so I changed plan & stamped my crown (from Studio Astarte) using Brilliance coral, trimmed it using Kai scissors, & shrunk it, sticking it down with Pritt gel (very strong stuff)

There`s a lot to be said for planning!!! : )

Nicole has put some of my work up in the gallery HERE, so if you get a chance, go & check it out, & let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading through the long post, & I hope you get a chance to play with your supplies too. Have a happy Sunday, & see you soon.

Ooh, & before I forget, final DT Doctor Who episode is on tonight! : (

1 comment:

Lyn S said...

Great job with the gothic arch Vicky! Fabulous job cutting out such an intricate image and love the shrink plastic crown!

Had a peek at your Craft Queen cards too......they're wonderful too!

Hugs, Lyn