Tuesday, December 8, 2009

GOTHIC ARCHES - "Regal Ladies"

This is my arch for the week - the theme at Gothic Arches is "Regal Ladies" (it's suggested to "think lavish, royal, and fancy.") My image is a portrait of the Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, painted when she was a young woman. In 1936, Elizabeth became Queen of England when her husband took the throne as King George VI, after his brother unexpectedly abdicated. Queen Elizabeth was a very popular member of the royal family, especially in her later years as the Queen Mother, during the reign of her daughter, Elizabeth II, who continues presently as monarch of England.


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Your arch is absolutely gorgeous Jann!! The image is so beautiful and I love the color of the crystals and how you added them to her crown & necklace!! I also really love the "Sweet Heart" banner you added, it looks so lovely!
xoxo Carol Anne

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely stunning, Jann!
Gorgeous arch.

Janny said...

Gorgeous Arch!

The French Bear said...

What a lovely piece of artwork!!! Beautiful job, I love her crown! Thanks for entering my giveaway, good luck!
Margaret B

Sandy said...

Wow what a beautiful arch.
Looks gorgeous. Love them.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your arch is just lovely! beautiful, romantic and soft colors! :) I hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season! :)

SweetAnnee said...

I'm loveing it.. AND your blog design..
I have it on my Birds of a Feather blog..
Many smiles