Sunday, 26 August 2007

Off to school

I thought I would contribute to the new challenge site , based on Gothic arches. This is my first attempt at one, approached with trepidation, but enthusiasm.

The theme was school, so I went a bit Victorian and used images of an abacus and a satchel, as well as the predictable letters (probably not Victorian!!) The lace went a bit awry when I stitched, but actually I quite like that. The image was from Nancy Dooren's blog.

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Stamps : R&L Travel France set; Paper Artsy Frames 4; Crafty Individuals 72 and 147

Inks : VersaColor Bamboo; Marvy pens light brown, dull blue and aubergine; Fluid Chalk charcoal

Extras : lace; PP from BG sublime pad; white thread

26 comments:

Viola said...

Beautiful colors! Love it!

Rein said...

Wonderful arch!

gaby said...

Really nice!

Gillian said...

love the colour hues to this, adorable image:)

Tova said...

Beautiful background and it's funny, but it seems that I saw the image on another arch, no ?

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

We both got the same idea probably to look for a vintage image at Nancy Doorens place! I love it! Great idea with the lace too! Lovely colours Ros.

IsaNorris said...

www. spooky.com LOL
lovely arch and can't wait to see what "we" come up with next .
isa x

Nellie said...

Lovely soft atmosphere!I like it

Angelina said...

Super Arche! Love it!

Angelina said...

Great Arch!

KardKrazy said...

Lovely arch card! Love the lace and the image your chose.

Patsy Jackson said...

Beautiful Ros - the lace really sets it off!

Patsy x

Donna said...

Love the colouring

aquaréelle said...

Superbe !!!!!

Myriame said...

Thanks for the response to my blog.
Your Arch are also very beautiful.
Greetz from Belgium (Europe)

Mandy Chilvers said...

fab arch!

Nancy Dooren said...

Wow!!! Super!!!

Sija said...

Beautiful! Wonderful colours.

Clau said...

I really love the Victorian touch. Looks great with these soft colours.

DymphieM said...

Beutiful! Love the soft colours you used.

mum on the run said...

Great arch card!!

Jennifer said...

Oooohhh how lovely! The colors and the lace and ofcourse the charming image. So pretty!

Jennifer :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is so lovely! I love the images - it reflects school days so well! beautiful accents (lace is so pretty)! thank you for playing!!!

Gillian :O) said...

Delightfully Beautiful Arch Ros,

oh for some more time to join in on these challenges..lol!

Linda M said...

The colorful background adds an element of fun to this vintage piece. Nice job.

Lisa Renéa said...

Lovely arch! I can't believe it's your first! Beautifully created!!