Tuesday, November 3, 2009

GOTHIC ARCHES-"Lord Frederick Leighton"


The subject of the Gothic Arches challenge this week is the artwork of Lord Frederick Leighton, an English painter and sculptor, who lived during the 19th century. I chose to use an image of one of his paintings, titled "Light of the Harem." My background paper for the arch was an insert from an old Somerset Studio magazine; I used gold embossing powder to emboss the edges of the image and the stamped swirls. I added some glitter, and a little "bling" with embellishments called "Center Kisses" by Prima Marketing. The flowers were originally clear, but I tinted them with Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink by Ranger Industries. I edged the arch with a gold leaf pen. Sorry I can't get a better photo this morning--I've tried! It looks better in person . . . Stop by Gothic Arches to see all the lovely entries this week!

8 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow what a beautiful arch.
Fantastic.

Lynn Stevens said...

Your gold embossing makes this so rich looking!Lovely arch.

Hermine said...

Beautiful arch, great shape and background

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Ohhhh Jann, your arch is absolutely exquisite...I LOVE it!! The image is so beautiful and the way you added the glitter to her gown & scarf is just stunning...love how you did that!! You chose the perfect background paper for the image too...the gold embossing looks so lovely!!
Love you sweet friend~Carol Anne

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Forgot to tell you how beautiful your blog looks with the new background...goes perfect with your banner! :)

aino said...

Nice work.

lorhen82 said...

This arch is really beautiful! ~Lori

Nancy Maxwell James said...

such a gorgeous arch! love the image!