Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Gothic Arches Text


I kept reading in various of my groups about the Gothic Arches challenge and I finally caved in and had a look at the website. Needless to say it proved to be my undoing as I simply loved the arched shape.

This website posts a new theme every Sunday and you make a Gothic Arch incorporating the theme. You then upload it to your own blog as I'm doing now, and provide a link to the Gothic Arches website. You can upload till the next theme is posted. And then you leave a comment on the Gothic Arches site, with a link back to your own blog.

So without further ado I downloaded the template from the site (thanks to Belinda Schneider) and made my very first one. This weeks' challenge theme was Text, so I used a fabric/paper collage background which featured text in a variety of languages, added two stamps (Fortune and the hand with heart) from Alphastamps and also 2 fabric images from the Kisses Alphastamps collage sheet. I loaded the whole lot onto a watercolour background and stitched around the edges while at the same time couching down a nobbly green knitting yarn.

My contribution to the Arches challenge is called: The Art of Kissing!

I'm going to keep my eye on these challenges and hopefully I should end up with a lovely collection of Gothic Arch Art which I can put together in a book.

15 comments:

Hermine said...

Great arch, great colours.

Tova said...

Great work on your arch, great colors !

DymphieM said...

Gorgeous work! Love the stitching.

Silvia said...

Great collage and fantastic colours.

carylsrealm said...

Frieda I love it!

Becky Vigor said...

I've been seeing these arches everywhere too and have been most intrigued. Thanks for the link, I feel a compulsion to make arches coming on!

Ilonka said...

wonderful arch !!!

Barbara said...

Fun arch.

Sandy said...

Wow fabulous arch. Love the details.

Christine said...

Gorgeous work!!!

Sija said...

Fab arch!

Lisa Renéa said...

Fabulous arch, I love the story it tells!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

gorgeous colors and composition!

Anonymous said...

More wonderful work Frieda..
Beautiful.

Debby

Gillian :O) said...

WONDERFUL ARCH!
It's like a gorgeous quilt.

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