Monday, 4 February 2008

Purple Passion Gothic Arch


The theme this week for the Gothic Arches Challenge is Purple. Gorgeous! I've combined this challenge with our February Lost Art Creations challenge where Terrie from LAC given us an image to download which we then use to make a piece of art with and upload it for our February competition. The image she gave us this month was us a beautiful vintage couple. I manipulated this digitally in Photoshop Elements to change the colours. By adding equal amounts of extra blue and red I ended up with the same image in glorious purple and I printed this out onto photopaper.


The background is a piece of purple velvet decorated with machine stitching. I cut out a purple heart from a purple flower fabric, stitched this on and added the couple also by stitching. I added beads to the heart. I also added a sparkling heart (from Paperchase) and a lovely purple rose. A vintage trim was stitched at the bottom as well as a purple postage stamps. The text Purple Passion was added with my Dymo writer. The back was finished by ironing on a purple backing fabric using Mistyfuse and zigzag stitching around the edges with purple thread.

22 comments:

carylsrealm said...

Very passionate and beautiful!

Tova said...

Beautiful arch !

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is stunning. Great arch.

herminesplace said...

Beautiful arch.

kreativgeschwafel said...

really a wonderful arch!

Debby said...

Frieda this is so gorgeous! Love it!
I knew I had to be getting close to you, I have been chasing you on the comments for some time now..LOL...
Debby

Willy said...

Prachtig Frieda!

Filetta said...

love too much, very beautiful arch and thank for your comment

Judy said...

Beautiful, shows so much passion for your creativity, too!
Judy NZ

Angelina said...

Great Arch!!

Lisa Renéa said...

Beautiful, love the edges, too.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Gorgeous quilted arch! Beautiful, Frieda!

KardKrazy said...

Very romantic, lovely arch!

Karen Owen said...

Frieda, it's stunning1

Rosalie said...

Very beautiful.
Rosalie

~*~ Patty said...

Very nice arch! I'm coveting your purple India stamp :)

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Beautiful!!!
chris p

Jeri said...

Pretty arch.

barnie said...

Great work.

DymphieM said...

amazing. love your stitching.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

very romantic and love the textures!

Deb Lewis said...

What a wonderfully textured piece! Love the use of color and the fabric... thanks so much for stopping by and leaving the lovely comment ! Deb

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