Monday, 15 September 2008

Tea Time Gothic Arch


I'm quite late with my contribution to this weeks's theme at the Gothic Arches Challenge site but better late than never!! The theme is Time and I've chosen to interpret this as Tea Time, despite the fact that coffee is my preferred tipple! But I had such a great fabric/paper collage background all ready and waiting featuring tea cups and it seemed just the thing for the theme.

I cut it to arch shape and layered it with white felt by stitching around the edges.

I then added the fabric image of the tea drinking lady (from Alphastamps Tea #2 collage sheet), which was partially glued and partially stitched. I outline stitched the tea cup with blue running stitch and added a stamped spoon (from Alphastamps Teaspoons Clear Stamp Set).

I added the tea pot charm (from Collage Stuff) to make it look as if it was pouring tea into her cup and added the clock charm (7Gypsies) to go with the title which was added with my Dymo writer and stitched on. Finally I added a fabric as backing and satin-stitched around the edges to which I added blue size 11 seed beads by hand.

17 comments:

christine said...

Beautiful arch!
You do fabulous work.

WendyK said...

Your arch is fabulous Frieda, love all the different elements to it.

Ethel Amutan said...

Oh my word! This is so creative! I admire artists who are daring, like you. I love the stitching; and the fact that you added fabric. This is a wonderful arch!

lynn said...

gosh i adore this arch...great job.. tea is my favorite theme.. you did a wonderful job with the colors and images

Mary-Beth said...

Gorgeous Frieda!! Love all the wonderful details.

Anne S. said...

Great idea, lovely arch!

Heather Robinson said...

Ah, you've just captured the pleasure and ceremony of tea time. Just the thought of taking a few moments for a cup of tea conjures up such lovely feelings. Beautiful work as always, Frieda!

Willy said...

Prachtige arch, Frieda!

Shelly Hickox said...

WOW! That fabric paper is gorgeous! I really need to get my sewing machine fixed....this is lovely.

Happy Daze said...

Great arch, always love to see textile work, and of course for me any time is time for tea.

Femmy said...

fabulous arch!!! great background and the image is perfect for the tea ceremony

Rosie said...

That's a beautiful arch Frieda!! But then, you do excel with fabric and collage!! Funny how in the UK it's always time for tea (or coffee)!! ;-]

Judy said...

Again you have created another masterpiece, Frieda, so much detail in this beautiful arch!
JudyNZ

Dawn said...

Tea time, Did not even think of that. Great out of the box arch. Love it! Thanks for playing!

Virginia said...

Just beautiful..Love all the detail..

vintage wil said...

wow this is beautiful artwork !!!

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

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