Sunday, 17 February 2008

School Gothic Arch


Here is my Gothic Arch for this week. The theme on the Gothic Arches site has been set as Old School. How good does it get!! After working on the Alphastamps kit we received as members of the Alphastamps Design Team I already had bits left of a paper/fabric collage I had made with this, which incorporated into the background stamps from the Pen and Ink Clear Stamp set.

At the top you will also see another Alphastamps images (from the Chalkboard sheet) which I antiqued and printed out on my inkjet printer. Without setting the ink I then incorporated it into my collage so that the wetness almost washed out the colours. I love how this worked out. You can see the image but it fades away into the background. This won't work with the actual sheets from Alphastamps as they are simply so well set that the ink won't run!

I stamped the alphabet with images from The Alphabet stamp sheet, also by Alphastamps, onto a transparency and stitched it on. The text School is from AS sheet Animals in School
Some iridescent glass spheres (2mm) from Alphastamps were the finishing touch. You can see them at bottom right.
The arch was stitched onto a background of Blue Felt so that I can incorporate it into my blank board book (mentioned in earlier posts!) in due course!

26 comments:

herminesplace said...

Beautiful, fabulous colours.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow really fabulous arch. Great background.

vintage wil said...

Wow really fabulous arch.!!!

Femmy said...

stunning piece of art!!!

Angelina said...

Beautiul! Great details!

Kelly said...

fantastic arch!

Barbara said...

Beautiful arch great background

carylsrealm said...

Love it! Love the ABCs!

cctigrou said...

Très belle arche!! j'aime beaucoup les couleurs

Kris Dickinson said...

Love this wonderful collage'

claudilue said...

fablous colours, great background.

Karen Owen said...

Frieda, you are amazing with fabric!

Judy said...

Another amazing creation, Frieda! Beautiful!
Judy NZ

Elaine said...

Such wonderful detail.. love the idea of the felt backing

Nancy Maxwell James said...

fantastic composition!

~*~ Patty said...

Such a wonderful fabric arch Frieda! Your book is going to be amazing!!!

filetta said...

very beautiful arch !

kreativgeschwafel said...

great arch!

barnie said...

Wonderful arch, love your colours.

Mary-Beth said...

Incredible!! Love all the details.

Susan said...

Love your collage work.

Debby said...

Frieda this is beautiful. Love the colors and all the wonderful details.
Debby

dutchstamptramp said...

What a splendid arch! Great colours and everything fits in so well

Barbara Hagerty said...

Beautiful arch, Frieda! I love your layers and layers of interest! Very wonderful!

Linda said...

Lovely arch...wonderful details!

Donna said...

Great arch, wonderful collage :)

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