Sunday, 24 October 2010

Inkurable Arch # 21

A few weeks ago I was asked to be a guest designer in Sarah's INKURABLE STAMPERS GOTHIC ARCH challenge, and I was very excited when I found out the theme would be "spooky"  (Sarah, I think you know me too well LOL).      So, here is my arch...
I started by covering my arch shape with a coat of black acrylic paint, and adding a piece of printed paper from THIS BG 6" pad , distressing the edges before sticking it down.
 I then got to work on my tree by getting a lenght of wire, twisting it into shape and covering it with masking tape.     I gave it a coat of brown acrylic paint and then dry-brushed some black paint to add dimention.     I used a sizzix alterations die to cut the fence, sanding it back around the edges, and trimming as necessary to fit around my tree, using black foam tape to stick it in place. 
 I used one of my favourite stamps, Head from HERE stamping him with black Versafine ink and covering the image with clear emossing powder, I then trimmed the image and coloured it in with wc pencils (I added the black circles around his eyes too) using ds tape to fix him to the fence.      I also stamped Gibi 's head, using black Versafine ink & clear embossing powder, trimming the image, adding a bit of wire (to hang from the tree) and sticking in place with foam tape.     Smile was actually rescued from my scraps box, & I think he had been stamped with brown Stazon ink.
 I printed out the sentiment onto white cs and trimmed the words using some decorative edge scissors, using some more foam tape for dimention.     Once everyone was in place I got some red nail polish and did some decorating of my own.     So there you have it, a Gothic arch just in time for Halloween : )
Don't forget this is a year-long challenge, and you can join in at any time.    You'll find all the details HERE, and while there, don't forget to check out the fantastic gallery.


LiveArt said...

WOW, this is sooo awesome, it's the coolest, creepiest arch I've ever seen!! Love it!! You make some amazing cards girl!! Standing ovations from me to you :)

Bravo and applause,

Lyn S said...

This is just awesome Vicky! Those Stampotiques are definitely made for Halloween!

Mim said...

Wow, this is Fantastic Vicky - I am realising that I have a lot more to learn about papercrafting and Gothic Arches!