Monday, March 16, 2009

GOTHIC ARCHES - "Mother & Child"




This week's Gothic Arches Challenge theme is "Mother and Child"--I've never done a gothic arch before, and this was lots of fun. I printed the arch template onto some cardstock, covered that with patterned paper, and added an image I got from Outsider Artists. I hand-colored the image with chalks and added wings to the mother and the little girl. I then applied paper lace to the edges of the arch, added some embellishments and a little stamping, words, and there you have it! Oh, and I added a bit of definition to the edges with an ink pad after I took the picture--almost forgot that!

13 comments:

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Jann, this may be your first arch, but I think you've quite got the hang of it! It's absolutely lovely! Especially like the paper lace border.

Draffin Bears said...

Beautiful Mother and child card ~ I love the colours and the gentleness of the picture.
The lace border is pretty.

Have a great day

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

SO beautiful and sweet Jann, Love the wings so much!

Christine said...

Oh how lovely.Adorable arch.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Very beautiful Jann! I just love the soft colors that you used on the sweet Mother & child image and also the arch shape of the card. The paper lace is the perfect finishing touch!
xoxo
Carol Anne

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Jann this is delightful.
Wonderful design on your arch. Love them.

Patti said...

Very Nice Jann
Hugs
Patti

craftaholic mummy said...

Gorgeous, makes me want to say aaahhhhh!
jaine

Lynn Stevens said...

So glad you decided to join us, You did a Beautiful Arch, I hope you continue your work is Lovely!!

RubyMay said...

what a pretty arch...I love the colours and the lace border x

vintage moon studio said...

So very sweet with a lovely image... hope all is well with you ~ xo Deb

hastingshall2 said...

Jann, this is really gorgeous.

Janny said...

So beautiful and soft!