Tuesday, July 14, 2009

GOTHIC ARCHES - "Roses"



I finally finished my arch for this week's theme over at Gothic Arches. The challenge was to incorporate the theme of roses into your arch; I just had bought this beautiful background paper from K & Co, so I used some of that, and stamped a few flourishes around the edges. I then added my image and some butterflies, and enhanced them with watercolor pencils. Lastly, I applied glitter and German scrap on the bottom edge, plus a word from a crumbling antique children's book, for the finishing touches. You can't see the glitter very well, but you can get a closer look if you click on the photo.

10 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow Jann this is delightful.
Really gorgeous arch.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

A lovely vintage arch....gorgeous rose background!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh Jann...this is so gorgeous!! I just love the colors of the butterflies and how you used the watercolor pencils on them. They look so lovely on the background paper!
Love, Carol Anne :)

Rein said...

Gorgeous arch!

Christine said...

amazing arch - fantastic details!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Lovely arch Jann, such sweet details!

Jamie said...

Hello Jann! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Your artwork is lovely and meeting a fellow teacher is wonderful:) Here is what we did for James' eczema. Bear with me. I think I wrote a novel! LOL!!

Hi Jann! I am so sorry your sweeties are suffering with all of that yuckiness! I know how hard it is to watch them struggle.

James has had eczema on both elbows and behind both knees on and off since birth. I never would have thought that it could be making his asthma worse!

For the eczema, first, we switched to Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash (it contains colloidal oatmeal and is fragrance free)and Method Baby Hair and Body Wash (it is 99% natural and it is hypo-allergenic).

Then, we applied a prescription steroid cream twice a day to the infected areas. The steroid cream is called Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream 0.1% and our pediatrician gave us the prescription.

James also takes Singular 4 mg.at night and Flovent (inhaled twice a day).

I hope some of this helps! I am amazed at the difference we see in James. He had been on the Flovent and Singular therapy for several months, but still was having wheezing, low pulse-oxygen readings and needing weekly breathing treatments. Only after the excema went away did he really start to improve. And it only took two weeks for it to disappear. We are still watching him very closely, but I have to admit that we are doing a happy dance all the same:) Love, Jamie

Barb said...

Oh Jann, your arch is beautiful, like the trim accent at the bottom too. :)

Lydia said...

You always!!! do such beautiful art work, Jann:)

xo La

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is gorgeous! I love the beautiful trim! :) thanks for all your kind comments on my blog. Yes, I made the banner and template background...used Adobe Photoshop...are you familar with this program?