Monday, 8 September 2008

Pink Gothic Arch


The Gothic Arch Challenge has found a new home as Wordpress insisted on considering most of us as Spam posters, specially those who use Blogger. The new home is most impressive and I'm still discovering all its possibilities. I will change the link at the right hand side of this blog too so that you can easily find your way there if you fancy joining us in this challenge.

The new theme is posted every Sunday and for this week it is Pink.

I could not resist and used a fabric image from one of the new Alphastamps sheets. This one is called Over the Garden Wall!

The background is a piece of hand painted and stamped calico which I made quite some time ago. I also added some silver sparklies which really catch the eye (although not on the scan!). I ironed it onto Fast2Fuse and used one of my decorative stitches with pink thread to machine quilt it. The image was also stitched on (isn't she lovely?) as well as a piece of a ribbon featuring pink flowers (also available from Alphastamps). I added a quotation in paper: The very pink of perfection, which was stitched on.

Additional decoration is provided by pink flowers held down with size 11 seed beads which were also added to the border of the arch, after it was satin-stitched with pink thread.

13 comments:

herminesplace said...

Geweldig en zo romantisch

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my gosh, this is extraordinary.
Amazing arch. Love them.

RubyMay said...

What amazing work. This is awesome. You have some wonderful work on here. I am lost for words....x

KardKrazy said...

My, this is just gorgeous...wonderful all the way around!

Faye said...

Really gorgeous, Frieda. What an undertaking! You used so many different art methods in this and it turned out beautiful.

purplepaint said...

Frieda - this is gorgeous! Love it.

Mary-Beth said...

Beautiful Frieda!!! I love that image.

Sue said...

Fantastic arch. Love all the materials and beads that have gone into it. Very feminine and pretty.
Thank you for taking part. x

ilonka -kreativgeschwafel- said...

what an amazin arch!

Judy said...

Amazing, so beautiful, Frieda, such lovely soft pink shades!
JudyNZ

carylsrealm said...

Beautiful Frieda!

Happy Daze said...

Frieda this is exquisite I love seeing textile work

anne said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!

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