Sunday, 24 August 2008

Black and White plus Red Gothic Arch

The latest theme for the Gothic Arches Challenge is to use black and white with a little bit of red. I've combined this with the first arch I'm making for Linda K. as this is also one of her favourite colour combinations. She also adores all things French so this arch also has that certain je ne sais quoi, I hope.

The background is one of my paper/fabric collages in black and white only to which I have added an image from the Beauty Queens collage sheet by Alphastamps. I love her nostalgic look and she also looks distinctly French. I coloured in the flowers on her hat with red colouring pencil and did the same with the apple which formed part of the original collage. I added the text: Bien-Aimee, je suis a toi.... I leave the interpretation of the arch up to you!

The arch was mounted on felt and a red fabric was added to the back with Mistyfuse. A ribbon with red hearts dangling was added at the bottom (from Alphastamps) and red satin stitching on the sewing machine was used to finish the edges. Finally a red self-adhesive heart was put at the top.

17 comments:

herminesplace said...

Hij is prachtig en de onderkant maakt het helemaal af.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh, I love how the elements of this arch just blend together in such a soft way. It is oh so feminine and beautiful. I'm so attracted to the beaded bottom too! Beautiful work my friend.

Chriss Rollins said...

Hello Frieda,

My first time on your blog and i took forever to look at your Arch as there was so much to take in it is stunning you have inspired me to have a go at a B&W background.
the stitching and beads bring it all together.
thank you sooo much for a walk down memory lane with the post on Scotlands beauty.
chriss x

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely stunning Arch Frieda and I love the way you always describe in detail how you make them.
Could I ask you where you get your Mistyfuse?

Willy said...

Wat een prachtig kunstwerk!

Linda Elbourne said...

Stunning Arch Frieda

Kathy said...

Vampy Vixen....
This is stunning.

Faye said...

Ooh, Frieda, this is so fabulous! What a wonderful combination of items you used. I just love those dangly beads at the bottom.

Judy said...

So stunning, Frieda, the red beads just add so much to such a gorgeous creation!
JudyNZ

Glitter Monkey said...

Great arch Frieda - love the image and the fringing is just the perfect hint of red! Lol Lynn x

KardKrazy said...

This is sooo gorgeous!

vintage wil said...

what a lovely arch !!!

Karen Owen said...

Gorgeous arch, Frieda! I also loved the beautiful photos of Scotland in your previous post.

Happy Daze said...

Oooooh lovely, love the beading

Mary-Beth said...

Gorgeous arch Frieda from another who loves the trim. LOL

Patricia said...

Your arch is just beautiful and very elegant. I love your use of beads - they add so much to the piece.

Kenning Stone said...

Beautiful arch Frieda....and this is a very fun blog site...so much to see and read.

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