Sunday, 10 August 2008

Red Queen Gothic Arch


I'm once again combining various threads into one arch! The theme for this week on the Gothic Arches Challenge site is Royalty Crowns and also today the new Alice in Wonderland goodies are revealed on the Alphastamps website. As a Design Team member I had the privilege of seeing these sheets before anyone else and they are truely delightful.

Playing with them is a real pleasure and this arch was no exception. My chosen royalty is the Red Queen, whose motto in the Alice in Wonderland book is: Off with her Head!

The background for this arch is watercolour paper onto which I have adhered a paper napkin based on playing card imagery. I used matte medium both underneath and on top of the napkin.

The Alice in Wonderland scrap (from Alphastamps) was glued on next, followed by the Red Queen pronouncing judgement, the Cheshire cat at the top( both from Alphastamps The Red Queen collage sheet) and finally Alice herself (from the Alphastamps Mad Hatter's Tea Party #1 sheet). She looks remarkably cheerful considering the verdict! There is however one head sort of rolling around next to her.
To unit all the different elements I applied watered down Titanium White fluid acrylic (from Golden) and also lightly sprayed the entire arch with Gold Glimmer Mist.

The card was sewn onto a felt and watercolour paper background with gold stitching and a gold edge was applied with a Krylon pen. The Cheshire cat was crowned to top the arch!

14 comments:

herminesplace said...

GEWELDIG!!!

KardKrazy said...

Gorgeous work ...thanks for sharing how your accomplished this. Amazing!!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Helemaal prachtig!!!

Liesbeth said...

Wow, echt geweldig mooi !!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely stunning! Great Arch!

Faye said...

This is a most ingenious creation!!! The crowned cat tops it off perfectly. Your fine workmanship is obvious in your resulting art. Really beautiful and fun.

Kathy said...

Beautiful, so much detail.

Kris Dickinson said...

Oh I love this wonderful, fun, creative arch!

Silvia said...

Fantastic idea, love the Alice theme.

Mary-Beth said...

Gorgeous piece!!!!

~*~Patty said...

Wonderful Alice arch Frieda = SO lovely!!!

Wendy said...

Lucky woman! I have been lurking around the Alpha Stamp site, nifty stuff there to play with. You did a great job with the images. I really like Cheshire cat at the top.

Janny said...

Gorgeous!!

Sija said...

Schitterend!

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