Sunday, 26 October 2008

Gothic Arch Challenge



This week the theme is to include a witch in your arch. I love this theme and have made two arches. My first arch was inspired by the moon -I just love the moon and have a vision of a witch on her broomstick gliding across the sky -no traffic jams at all. I coloured the background with various shades of blue/brown/black inkpads, cut out a circle which I coloured with orange inkpad and rubbed off after with babywipe to lighten the colour slightly. Used an Inkadinkado stamp for the witch image. This is a new set of clear stamps I have bought and there were also some flourish stamps on the sheet, one with bats incorporated and one with birds sitting on a branch and used these at the bottom of the arch, stamped them in black inkpad.

For the second arch I coloured the background in similar way. I love this Magnolia stamp. Idea for this arch is that this little witch is standing in doorway just ready to head off into the night sky. Stamped the image on white card, then coloured in aquatone pens, decoupaged her boots, hat and broomstick to make 3D. Added some glossy accents on buttons, boots, hat, pocket and broomstick.

21 comments:

herminesplace said...

Both are gorgeous. really love the feel of the top one.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh my! the background and stamping is just fantastic! I love it! sooo Halloween! :) thanks for playing!

Moira said...

Great arches, really like that top arch

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow so wonderful arches.
Lovely work.

Phree said...

Gorgeous arches, love the backgrounds you made.

vintage wil said...

Both are gorgeous!!!

Kelly said...

great arches

Lynifyni said...

These are fabulous, especially the top one! Lynn F.

Ginger said...

Both are so clever and cute well done!
hugs ginger

Shelly Hickox said...

These are both amazing! I really love the top one - great stamping.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your 'wee witches' art...beautiful!!

Karen Owen said...

Beautiful arches!

Lesley said...

I love your arches Rachel! xxx

Judy said...

Fabulous arches, Rachel, great backgrounds!
JudyNZ

Andrea said...

WOW Rachel this is brilliant and isnt Tilda just great x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely arches, the first one with the moon looks really magical!!!

Mary-Beth said...

Rachel, I love them both. That Magnolia image is so sweet but I really like the story and shivery feel I get from the top one!!

Suze said...

Love both of your arches, great work

Chris said...

Fabulous arches I love both of them but my favourite has to be the top one :D
hugs
Chris xx

Theresa said...

These are beautiful! I love your background and layouts in both cards.

Kenning Stone said...

Beautiful night backgrounds, and I love both of your witches.