Monday, 14 January 2008

Gothic Arch Gypsy


Another week has fled past already and it's time again for a new Gothic Arches challenge. The theme this week is Gypsy and as soon as I saw it I knew I had the perfect background for it already. A fabric/paper collage I made ages ago using vintage French text, images and napkins featuring wine labels and french chateaux. I cut out the arch shape and added a female gypsy image from Alphastamps Beauty Queens sheet. I added beading to her in true gypsy fashion gold. I stamped Fortune at the top of the arch ( from a unmounted stamp on the subject of alchemy, also from Alphastamps) with Staz-On, and added the star (from Lost Art Creations Artbit 260). I added a bead through the centre of this. My book of quotations provided the text Do Fortune what she can. I layered the whole arch up with felt and watercolour paper, enclosing the beaded trim at the bottom. I zigzag stitched around the edge with gold thread on the other 3 sides and finally added Krylon Gold Pen markings around the edges, the text and the dress of the image.


I find myself really looking forward every Sunday now to see what the new theme is and making the arches is the first thing I try to do in my studio on Monday!

19 comments:

Tova said...

wow your background is georgous !! And love the ribbon with beads !

Debby said...

WOW!!!
Frieda your gypsy is incredible..

Debby

~*~ Patty said...

Very nice gypsy arch!!!

Zuzu's Blog said...

stunning


I LOVE it

herminesplace said...

Beautiful, greaat colours, like her jewelry and love the beads.

Barbara Hagerty said...

You're right! That background is perfect! And so many other wonderful things you've done to this as well! I love the "fortune". Great arch!

Barbara said...

Really nice Gypsy arch

carylsrealm said...

Love your Arch Frieda!

Jeri Aaron said...

You created a very nice arch!

Mandy C said...

gorgeous arch

Willy said...

Beautiful arch!

Silvia said...

Wonderful arch, love the colours.

Sija said...

Beautiful arch!

papertreasures said...

Nice! I love the colors and the beads.

Glitter Monkey said...

This is a truly beautiful arch. I know what you mean about looking forward to Sunday for the new Arch challenge! Lol x

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

I too love how you achieved your background!

jocelyne said...

wow ! your arch is beautiful ! I love any detail

tchou said...

wow!!! great arch!! your background is wonderful

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a GORGEOUS arch! every detail is amazing! beautiful work!

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