Sunday, 19 September 2010

Gothic Arches #16, #17 & #18

Gothic Arch # 16 had the theme of "birds" so I used the beautiful image from the Stampers Anon. set which had just arrived the day before (My prize for last month's entry to INKURABLE STAMPERS challenge of lavender & lime, Thank you Sarah, & Tarisota) For this arch I started by sponging red & yellow Marvy inks onto the b'ground, I then stamped the bird image, as well as the sentiment (from another Stampers Anon. set) with black Versafine ink, adding the ds satin ribbon from CRAFT QUEEN, & the Maya Road leaf pin, also from CRAFT QUEEN.
For the next arch, which is #17, the theme is "metals". I started by painting the shape with brown acrylic paint, & adding torn bits of cs which I had embossed & then painted with metallic paint in a bronze colour, I then painted & distressed the flowers (Alteration die) & stuck them down with the gem brads. The image is from Stampers Anon. & it was stamped with Versafine black ink & coloured using wc pencils. The image was stuck down using foam tape, & red rhinestones were added to the crown. The words were covered with DM.

Gothic arch #18's theme was "flowers", & I chose to paint my b'ground with turquoise acrylic paint. The flower images are by DARKROOM DOOR from THIS & THIS set. I stamped the flowers using black Versafine ink & covered them with CE powder. I then added a B & W strip of paper, & punched out a b'fly shape out of same paper. The sentiment is also from DD, from THIS set

So now that I'm caught up with the arches I might get started on my entry to this month's fun theme of "shoes" over at INKURABLE STAMPERS, there's lots of inspirational links there, so if you're stuck have a look HERE & join in. Get your stamps out & have a play : )
& don't forget to have a look HERE if you want to know how to make THIS quick banner card

& don't forget to visit the Flickr group page to see all the fantastic Gothic Arches, there's lots of very inspiring works there, enjoy :)


Jenxo said...

your arches are beautiful, i particularly like the flowers you made....

Aija said...

I love your arches! Very creative.