Monday, 10 March 2008

Transitions Gothic Arch


Our new theme for the Gothic Arches challenge this week is transitions. After a lot of consideration this is the arch I came up with entitled: From Saint to Sinner. I used a background, painted with acrylic paint and subsequently stamped using a variety of stamps and again acrylic paint. I wanted the image of the star like sun image because as we all know the sun shines equally on saints and sinners!

This fabric was layered up with Fast2Fuse and the images of the saint (a transparency from the Madonna's #2 sheet by Bmuse) and sinner (paper sheet The Muse from LostArtCreations) were added, the transparency by stitching using gold metallic thread and the paper image by glueing.

I added the text using my Dymo writer and machine stitched along the outlines of the sun rays. The centre of the sun was beaded. I also added embellishments in the shape of sequins and beads to the sinner.

I ironed on a backing fabric to the other side of the Fast2Fuse and used satin stitch in gold around the outside edge of this arch, which is one of the new templates provided on the Gothic Arches site.

31 comments:

Karen Owen said...

Frieda! I love your gorgeous AND humorous interpretation. This is great!

Maureen said...

an enjoyable piece of work - love it - maureen x

Maureen said...

A great idea for the subject - love it - maureen x

KardKrazy said...

Creative idea...love this!

Mary-Beth said...

Frieda, this is a gorgeous piece! I love your take on it!

Femmy said...

love it!! great arch!

carylsrealm said...

Just gorgeous!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is really stunning. Gorgeous.

herminesplace said...

Beautiful,l love the fabric background.

Rosie said...

WTG Frieda - that arch certainly has the wow factor. Stunning!
The theme you picked made me grin!!

Joanne Huffman said...

What a wonderful interpretation of a transition - beautiful workmanship, creative imagery and a delightful concept.

Joanne

filetta said...

your arch is beautiful ! love it !

Barbara said...

Fun interpretation, beautiful work

johanna said...

love your take on the theme! great work!

Willy said...

Prachtig Frieda en een geweldig idee!

Debby said...

Ooh-la-la!!! Frieda this is spectacular. This is such a great theme. Love your interpretation.
Debby

Judy said...

Love your fun, risque interpretation, Frieda! Awesome!
Judy NZ

Laura said...

Fantastic artwork rendered skillfully! A subject not many would dare! You're right, not only does the sun shine on both, but the "Son" (Christ) loves both!
Creatively Yours, Laura

Anneke said...

what a very beautiful arch you made.
this is so great and such a beautiful colors.
thank you for visiting my blog

truutske said...

Very nice and creative arch.
Love it.

Patti G. said...

Frieda,
It has been a while since I had the time to stop by and view your wonderous art! I ADORE your fabric art and am always in awe! Just stunning my friend! Wishing all well on your side of the world and know that a hug is traveling across the miles to you! <3
Hugs,Patti

Linda M said...

WOW--a fabric one. Brilliant.

catworx said...

Beautiful arch Frieda!!! Love your transition!!

salud!
Cat

joyce said...

This is so beautiful Frieda! I love it.

Kriss said...

Good one! Saint to Sinner! That's great, just great. And it's a beautiful arch.

~*~Patty said...

oohhh, I like it Frieda!!! A fallen arch (teehee), it really is lovely!!!

dutchstamptramp said...

Gorgeous as always! Love your background

Maryanne said...

Frieda.. another great piece of art. I always like to check your blog. Good take on this weeks theme.

Maryanne said...

A great take on the subject. As usual... I love it.

barnie said...

Great interpretation, your arch looks really beautiful.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Frieda you never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous details, textures and artwork! beautiful and GORGEOUS arch - lovely!

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