Sunday, 5 October 2008

Gothic Arches: Turquoise




This is my entry for this week's Gothic Arches challenge on the theme of Turquoise. I created the background by crumpling up some paper, inking it in two colours and spritzing it with water. I dried it with my heat gun and then ironed it flat. I stamped over the background in white with a lace stamp, although this doesn't show up well in the photo, and stamped some flourishes around the edges in turquoise. I then stamped my main image on a separate piece of card, tore around the edges and coloured it with inks. I layered the image onto the arch on top of some shimmery mesh, coloured the lace and flowers using inks and then added the lace, fibres, butterfly and flowers.

20 comments:

RubyMay said...

oh this is beautiful x

Shelly Hickox said...

This is lovely! You background is just gorgeous. We had very similar ideas for our arches this week!

Kimmie said...

Very lovely arch! Great job on the stamping!

Faye said...

Really gorgeous background. Thanks for your explanation on how you did it.

Saila said...

Great arch!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is wonderful.
Fabulous work. Love them.

Thanks Sian for playing.

Femmy said...

beautiful!!! great background!!!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful arch

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely Sian

christine said...

Wow, its amazing, really great Arch

Willy said...

Wonderful arch!

Moira said...

This is lovely, super background and great stamp too

Gunn Marit Solli HÃ¥land said...

Hello Sian, this is so gorgeous! Love the colors! Would you like to join my ATC'swapp, have a look in my blogg!! I would be thrilled to swap any ATC with you!!

vintage wil said...

what a beautiful arch !!

Kreativgeschwafel said...

really fantastic!

cleo said...

what a shiny arch. great

Cat said...

Very pretty.!Thanks for sharing your background technique.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful arch, lovely details and the butterfly is perfect!

stamp and scrape said...

So many lovely details on this stunning arch.
Ros

lunaplume-d-oiseau.overblog.com said...

beatiful arch !