Monday, 24 November 2008

Celebrate Gothic Arch


It has been such a long time since I last made a Gothic Arch for the Gothic Arch Challenge but the theme this week is Celebrate and since today is my 26th wedding anniversary it seemed to be my fate to make one specially for the day.

As you can see I have made a fabric/paper collage which shows dreamy vintage landscape pictures, fragments of roses napkins and a mix of pink/green, which always reads as sweet in my mind. I also added art glitter when I made the collage although the sparkle does tend to disappear in the scan! I cut out the Gothic Arch shape and layered it with felt by stitching around the outside edges.

I then added a paper image from Alphastamps Art Deco Valentine sheet (glued on) and coloured it with colouring pencils and rub-on metallics to melt it better into the background. I added a dictionary description of the word celebrate (also rubbed with red metallic colour) and added flower sequins by sewing them on with a size 11 seed bead each. At the bottom of the arch I added the transparent pink ribbon, which came with my box of chocolates given to me today by that lovely husband of mine!!

A wooden heart button was sewn on and the entire piece was layered with watercolour paper and the edges finished with pink satin stitch.

17 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is fabulous.
Truly amazing arch. Love them.

Gunnels blog said...

This is so beautiful! and Congratulations to you wedding anniversity !! say hello to your husband :-)

Saila said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! Your arch is very beautiful.

Heather Robinson said...

Did you hear me whisper "wow" when I enlarged the photo of this arch! Congratulations on your wedding anniversary....this gothic arch truly celebrates love. The details are stunning!

Willy said...

Gefeliciteerd, Frieda. Wat een geweldig mooie arch!

Mam said...

This is incredible! Lovely work.
Nancy

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

A charming and beautiful arch to celebrate your wedding anniversary Frieda! So lovely!

Faye said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous. I really love the pink and green together. BTW, congratulations on your 26th anniversary.

Hermine said...

FABULOUS!!!!

Ginger said...

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and looking at my arch this is the first time i seen you blog.I'm enjoying your arch .Loving the technique you use awesome!
Wedding wow Congrations to you and your groom!
hugs ginger

Ginger said...

Boy did i read that wrong Congratulation on your Anniversity!

Angelika Westermann said...

This is stunning! It reminds me of Venice.
Belated, but congratulations to your anniversary.

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

I'm glad to see you are busy and arting and doing well.
xo Rella

Patti G. said...

Frieda, HAPPY 26th Anniversary! And your arch is LOVELY as all your art ALWAYS is! Just full of breathtaking beauty!I clicked the image and saw the close up details! :0)
Hugs,Patti

Mary-Beth said...

Belated Happy Anniversary Frieda!!! Your arch is stunning and oh so romantic.

Linda said...

I am so in awe of this - I can't stop looking at it!

SBL picture colouring said...

This is fantastic!!

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