Monday, 21 March 2011

Gothic Arches challenge

This bi-weekly theme is 'Spring' so the colours, yellow, green and orange, together with the gold of sunshine spring to mind !
Birds, leaves and flowers.
This effect is the same as the one below for PDCC. A leaf cut out of card and stuck on the arch, then covered with the creased kitchen foil, painted with bronze, a bit of glitter on the leaf 'cos we usually get frost in Spring, and then I used an alcohol ink, in green, to sponge randomly into the pockets of creases.
The bird is a Tim Holtz die. A touch of chalks on printed, stazon inked script stamp, and diamond glazed over the top.
A couple of swirls and a few buttons in spring- like colours set it off. Hope you like it.

7 comments:

Nicks said...

lovely xxx

sparkles said...

thankyou mate xx

Martina2801 said...

Such a pretty arch :-)

Faye said...

Barbara, this is amazing and so pretty! I learned a new technique from you (using the aluminum foil). Very neat art. Thanks for visiting my blog. It means a lot that you would stop by and leave a comment.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is cool looking!

Katherine said...

Fab. Must have a go at this technique. xx

Linda R. said...

Your arch is so beautiful.. I just love it..

~Linda


This is an ATC which means an Artists Trading Card where people from all over swap these little cards. They measure 2 1/2ins by 3 1/2 ins and they cannot be bought.