Monday, 7 January 2008

Guardian Angel Gothic Arch


After a break of several weeks due to the holidays, the Gothic Arches challenge is back and the theme this week is Guardian Angel. I also made this arch for the January challenge set by Lost Art Creations on our Yahoo group, where the image is provided each month and we each make a piece using it. The girl was part of our January image. I added colour to her clothing with rub-ons in blue and silver.

The background used the December collage I made for my December Journal Quilt. I had scanned this into my computer so I can use it for future project, and printed it out onto watercolour paper specially suitable for inkjet printing (from Crafty Computer Paper). I layered this onto felt and put watercolour paper on as backing.

I found a suitable quotation which reads:

Hear thy guardian angel say:
Thou art in the midst of foes -
'Watch and pray.'

I added the artbit star at the top (Lost Art Creations no. 260) as well as the crown (artbit 262). The whole piece was covered with Polymer Acrylic Gloss (from Golden) and after this had dried somewhat I added gold foiling on the wing.
The edges of the arch were antiqued with a Vintage Sepia inkpad.

18 comments:

herminesplace said...

Beautiful, great background.

carylsrealm said...

Love your arch! :) :) :)

Tova said...

Beautiful collage.

HeArt Collective said...

nice work, frieda!
i haven't done my challenge piece yet, but the image is printed, ready and waiting!

thanks for the inspiration!
xoxo
julee

Stempelchaotin said...

Wonderful arch.

Barbara said...

Pretty work

Anne said...

Oh Frieda, I am blown away by the work that has gone into this - it looks so amazing. Your background is really fabulous and so inspiring!

KardKrazy said...

This is really, really lovely!

Debby said...

Frieda your guardian angel is so beautiful. I love the quote.
Debby

Sija said...

Very nice arch.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Beautiful arch and gorgeous, gorgeous, background!

spiralsun65 said...

I love your arch; the colours are so pretty.

planetescrap said...

beautiful, great background !

DymphieM said...

Gorgeous arch. love all the layers! thanks for telling how you made this piece.

Silvia said...

Wonderful arch. The background looks fab.

Linda M said...

Very creative piece. Sounds like you had fun putting it together.

Rein said...

Lovely arch!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just gorgeous! love the little crown accent!

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