Sunday, 2 November 2008

Gothic Arch Challenge "Vintage Children"


This week the Gothic Arch challenge is "Vintage Children". I started with a Paperartsy paper background and stamped on a flourish image in brown inkpad. The main image is a Tim Holtz stamp and I stamped this image on cream card, stamped the image twice and cut out second girl image and mounted in front of first image. Decided to keep this simple sticking to vintage browns and cream, mounted arch on brown card and then black card. Added a vintage effect handwritten card at the back of arch. I love researching family history and looking at old photographs. This arch reminds me of one of those old photos, the sisters in their sunday best waiting for their picture to be taken. Wonder what happened to them and what their future holds...........

29 comments:

Theresa said...

Gorgeous! I love the vintage feel. The handwriting is a perfect addition.

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous.
So lovely arch.

Femmy said...

beautiful arch, great vintage look!!

WendyK said...

Fab arch, love the vintage look you have achieved

Moira said...

Lovely arch

Willy said...

Beautiful arch!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is beautiful, what a great arch!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great Arch! Love it!

Kimmie said...

Very wonderful Arch! Love your work!

Thank you for the tutorial!

Andrea said...

A great arch x

vintage wil said...

wonderful arch !!!
love the vintage look.

Shelly Hickox said...

Love what you've done with this - the little girl cutout is such a great idea.

Linda said...

Beautiful arch sis :)

herminesplace said...

Beautiful arch, great stamps

Ginger said...

Oh my loved this arch and you had me dancing in my seat !Outstanding!!!

Judy said...

Your lovely arch certainly has a very vintage feel!
JudyNZ

Virginia said...

Wonderful arch.

Faye said...

Brilliant! Thanks for explaining the process you used to create this gorgeous card.

Heather Robinson said...

This stamp has always been a favourite of mine and you have used it beautifully. Love how you've played with the two sides of the arch.

Rein said...

What a beautiful arch!

Mary-Beth said...

Fabulous Rachel!

Chris said...

I love the stamp you used it is gorgeous and your arch is just perfect :D
hugs
Chris xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely vintage arch!

Janny said...

Lovely Arch!

Suze said...

wow this is beautiful !!

cairnlae said...

thanks for your comment at my blog..had to come check out your arch too!!! LOVE the combo of black and vinatge brown...yum!!!!

Lorraine said...

this is a lovely arch with excellent clear stamping..thanks for your comment on my one

purplepaint said...

Oh this is cool! Your stampwork is awesome!

Francine Cronos said...

Your arch is amazing.