Monday, 1 December 2008

Snow Gothic Arch


It's unbelievably cold at the moment (apparently record low temperatures for November here in the Scottish Borders!) but at the same time beautiful outside. Frost and snow have come very early this year and to walk the dogs I am wrapped up in multiple layers of clothing, a large coat, a woolly hat, gloves and an extra pair of socks in my wellie boots.

The views are amazing and every day I'm spotting the same group of deer, a mother and her 2 young ones. Fortunately Troi is on her lead and Rueben is extremely well behaved and a firm no keeps him in check so that I can have a good look before they catch my smell and hop away into the forest. Needless to say a lot of winter pictures get taken even though it's hard and cold to take my gloves off to do so. More pics tomorrow but above is one which formed the inspiration for my Gothic Arch this week, for which the theme on the Gothic Arches Challenge site was SNOW.

To make the arch itself as shown I printed out the picture onto glossy photo paper and layered it with white felt by stitching around the edges. I layered a transparency on top (from PaperWhimsy) as the girls' eyes were just as blue as the sky. I added vintage blue trim (LostArtCreations) on the bottom and added blue snowflake shaped sequins with a white seed bead.
I then added the backing watercolour paper and satin stitched around the 3 remaining edges and stitched on size 10 seed beads in a white transparent colour. The text Peace on Earth was added at the bottom of the image.

Finally I added the silver moon at the top, which is a left over from a pair of earrings (no idea where the other one ended up!).

15 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow stunning arch.
Really unique. Love them.

Femmy said...

wat een beauty!!!!

Kriss said...

Beautiful arch.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Very lovely arch, it has such an air of mystery about that sweet PW girl! Enjoyed your winter wonderland pic as well:)

Judy said...

What an amazing take on the theme, Frieda, the cold eyes of the image add to the 'cold' of the arch!
JudyNZ

WendyK said...

A gorgeous arch, and fabulous photo of the lovely snowy trees.

Mary-Beth said...

That's such a gorgeous picture and I love the arch you created using it!

Kersten said...

I love how you have created this collision of the natural world around you with an online Gothic Arch challenge - I love seeing your terrain in an arch. Lovely work, and what a joy it is to peruse your blog. I have a few diehard quilter friends that I'll have to share your blog addy with.

Virginia said...

Stunning,the colours,the background the image..love it all

Rein said...

Wonderful arch!

Hermine said...

Geweldige arch

Linda said...

I am thrilled to have just discovered your blog and picturetrail site. Your work is an inspiration and I love the way you explain your methods.
This is a beautiful arch with a great atmosphere.
Linda

Lynifyni said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Lynn F.

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous arch

Janny said...

Gorgeous Arch!

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