Another Gothic arch for Sarah's 24 Gothic arches over at INKURABLE STAMPERS, this one is #8, child/children.
I started my arch by covering it with some scrap pp, from memory I think it is a Karen Foster design, but i could be wrong (it has been in my scraps box for a veeerrryyy long time LOL)
Next I inked the edges with teal StaZon ink. I then stamped the steps (Cherry Pie stamps from TSQ) onto some grey cs, trimmed & added it to the arch.
Next, I stamped the starfish image onto a scrap of white cs which I had inked with various colours of StaZon ink, trimmed & stuck to the arch. The little boy is an image from a Collections sheet, which I have torn & inked around the edges. The quote was cut out of an old book, & as a finishing touch I added the tiny Kaiser pearls & the scalloped edge at the bottom :)
Next is my mail art entry, also for INKURABLE STAMPERS, a lot of masking, & lots of different images :)
I started by using a kraft coloured envelope & Versafine ink (jet black), & chose some random images...The frame is AL(coloured with a white wc pencil), Art Declassified quote & Paperartsy frayed fabric (both from TSQ), Stampotique Originals (Head was stamped onto some scrap pp & cut out, & Gooseneck was stamped directly onto the envelope & coloured in with white wc pencil) & also from TSQ.
The ruler (at the bottom of the envelope, stamped with red StaZon ink) is by Blockheads stamps, as is the hook & eye image. I also used the lace (from DD) & the butterflies (also from DD) were stamped onto an old book page with rust StaZon, & cut out. The lips image is an old one from Studio Astarte.
I think it looks very cute even if I say so myself LOL, & what a great way to use our stamps, right ? So next time you have to send something through the post, why not do it in style, you may just brighten up someones day :)
Have you taken a look at the STAMPBORD website lately? If you click to read their NEWS, you'll see that yours truly has been asked to do a tutorial on the use of their very stamp-friendly tiles, so if I'm not around for a little while, you'll know why LOL.
In the meantime, I'd just like to thank those of you who take the time to leave me comments, they are very much appreciated, & if you ever have any questions about any of the project you see here, don't be shy, go ahead & ask, & I'll do my best to point you in the right direction :)
As always, thank you for your visit, & next time I'll put on the coffee if you'll bring the cake LOL.