Friday, September 07, 2007

Gothic Arches and the Moon


After visting a few blogs including Nat B'sI wandered over to a new challenge blog by Nancy James. The above Gothic Arch is my first which ended up becoming a door. I've used a scrap piece of cardstock that I had embossed with one of my Cuttlebug embossing plates. I then used several paints including Payne's Grey, Cerulean Blue, Metallic Antique Copper, Metallic Peridot and Metallic Silver Stirling Acrylics to create the aged look. I added a Collectionslock and a die cut piece again from Cuttlebug, all having the same treatment as the main piece. Where to with this piece now....hmmm...it may sit on the shelf awaiting a new home or inspiration to open.

The Enchantress of the Moon was my second piece that I created with the Gothic Arches blog challenge directly in mind. I don't often paint, rather using stamped images or collage, but I felt the need for a bit of painting this arvo. Thanks for coming over to look at my art. Cheers!

10 comments:

Godelieve said...

Great painting! Love your door arch also.

Linda M said...

Both of your arches are lovely. Someday I'm gonna learn to paint.

Barbara said...

I really like the painting you did on your Arch.

Tami said...

The door is such an amaing interpretation of the arch. Love them both...you are great with the paintbrush.

Julie H said...

They are both wonderful - but the door is particularly lovely.

Natalie B said...

Fabulous!!I have one of those cuttlebug die cuts (the heart one down the bottom) and haven't had time to use it yet. Love the embosser too. Might have to get some more plates. Did you get yours locally? Both pages are great!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are both gorgeous. the texture in each is fantastic! :)

DymphieM said...

Both are wonderful arches! The moon itself looks almost like a van Gogh painting, gorgeous.

Angelina said...

Love them both!

Debbi Baker said...

Both arches are great. I especially love that heavy looking door!