Sunday, January 6, 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Gothic Arches


Taking part in the Wednesday Stamper challenge was a first for me...as was creating a gothic arch...but I don't think it will be my last time playing along! I love these arches and have been seeing them pop up on some friends blogs for awhile now. I'm glad I got an opportunity to create my very own arch for this week's challenge!

I started with a dark brown card base. Using bleach, I stamped the swirly background stamp directly onto the brown cardstock. The bleach pooled a bit at the top of the card but that's part of the charm of using bleach and I prefer a more "natural" look on some of my designs, especially an arch that reminded me of an old ruin in some quaint part of Europe...While my bleach was air drying, I created a band of cream and used a border stamp and "thanks" sentiment to complete the band. I also created small dots in between each "thanks" using a VersaMark pen and gold embossing powder. After attaching the band I edged the entire card with the VM pen and more gold embossing powder. The flower was stamped, colored with Copics, cut out, and attached with dimensional tape to the card. The left side felt a bit blank so I added three aged brads to the top. All stamped images used in the creation of my arch are compliments of justjohanna!

This is a really fun layout...why not give it a try? Hop on over to the Wednesday Stamper site (link above) and get inspired! I'm looking forward to trying out this layout again...

Happy Sunday!

11 comments:

audrey h. said...

Kim...this is so pretty and I love how you did the flower.

Heather Grow said...

I love your arch. Your stamped in bleach background is great.

LostLuggage said...

This looks great! What a stand out!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Summer. Wonderful arch. The colors and the paper are so beautiful. Love it.

Paula said...

Gorgeous arch, love the flower.

herminesplace said...

Its beautiful.

belindaschneider said...

that's a wonderful arch!

tina's space said...

Lovely! Quite different.

Silvia said...

Looks beautiful.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Those colors are yummy! Makes me want coffee and chocolate!

Emilia said...

congrats!! :D