Saturday, 26 January 2008

Gothic Arches for Cat

Another new venture has started up for 2008, concentrating on Gothic Arches. A group of us formed a Yahoo group OhMyGothic and every month we are making a set of arches for one of the other artists. This month, Cat and I are exchanging arches. I've chosen Vintage Nude or Vintage Ladies for my arches. Cat has a much broader brief. She likes green, birds etc. so this is the first one I made for her. The arches are not the same size as for the Weekly Challenge on Gothic Arches, they are broader and a bit shorter.

This Window arch is made from a paper/fabric collage on the theme of birds, nests, and birdcages, which I also used for some inchies coming up in a future post. I stamped the background first with stamps from Cavallini Birds and Nests tin. They are lovely and small and great for background stamping. On the collage I included vintage bird images from an old bird book which I bought on Ebay. So is the vintage text I added to the collage.

The flower image at the top is from a fabrik-paper collage sheet from Bmuse and the window word is on fabric and from Artchix (they have stopped doing their fabric images but I did stock up before they disappeared!). I've added Perfect Accent to the word.
Cat also likes fairies and the other arch I made for her plays with this theme. The background features a bird and flowers and the transparency featuring a fairy riding a butterfly is from Artchix Studio as is the transparency with the words. I've also added some pink beads.


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

More inspiration from you! Love your arches!!

Mandy C said...

ooohh id like to join this group


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