Friday, July 31, 2009

GOTHIC ARCHES - "Bathing Beauties"


I'm pretty late this week; had a couple of crummy migraines which lasted all day and set me back some . . . anyway, I really wanted to do this theme of "Bathing Beauties" for Gothic Arches. I took some glossy cardstock and, using my Stampington Shore Cliff cube stamp, I stamped the starfish with Versamark ink and embossed them with white pearl embossing powder. I then used a makeup sponge to apply 2 Distress Inks from Ranger Industries to the paper--Antique Linen and Broken China. I added a vintage image, and edged that and the arch with Colorbox turquoise ink. I next added computer-generated words, and lastly, I glued Swarovski crystals to the starfish and applied Crystal Stickles around the edges of the arch. The photo looks better if you click on it!

5 comments:

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Jann, you are right -- you can really see the bling when you click on it. I love your background, great idea witht he embossed starfish. Just lovely!

Christine said...

Wow this is wonderful. Great background.

Sandy said...

Wow Jann your arch is wonderful.
Fabulous design.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love the starfish background and the image you used!

Catherine said...

Your bathing beauty is gorgeous! Love the starfish stamp and cool turquoise - they contrast so well with her pretty red swimsuit!