Friday, September 30, 2011


As the beloved Gothic Arches challenge has been on hiatus since last April, and I have really missed creating in this genre, I was delighted to discover that Kris of Nostalgic Collage has generously offered to host a temporary gothic arch challenge each Sunday! You can see her beautiful arches on Sundays and join in on the challenges here.

My arch for this week was created using watercolor paper for the arch, colored with Distress Ink Pads, and stamped with a music background stamp by Recollections from Michaels. The beautiful image that I printed on my computer was provided by the Graphics Fairy . The flower and butterflies are from K & Company, as is the rhinestone brad in the center of the larger butterfly. I used Stickles, Colorbox Chalk Inks, (both of which you can find at almost any scrapbook or stamping store), a snippet from some vintage sheet music, and words cut out from an old children's book, to finish my arch.


Linda R. said...

What a lovely Arch.. Those gorgeous fall colors look amazing..

I do hope you have a happy weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Kris Dickinson said...

This is stunning Jann!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

such a gorgeous arch Jann! perfect autumn colors too! I have two gals that are going to take over the Gothic Arch blog in 2012 for me if you are missing the challenges!

Terri said...

Hello Jann, fabulous arch! The watercolor paper is a great background, love the colors you used! Your design and layout is fun and fab.
I love making arches and this one is really perfect, especially for fall.

Ellen said...

What a great autumn piece. The colrs flow so nicely and that butterfly is gorgeous.

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Jann!
Gorgeous arch!

Lorraine said...

Hello Jann you have some lovely vintage art on your blog and I love your blog background so dreamy. You asked what perspex probably call it plexiglass or acrylic sheeting in the States

Feathers and Flight said...

Hi Jann!
Your Arch is Gorgeous! The Gypsy and your Colors are Wonderful!
Awwww Fall! Love it!
Have a Wonderful Day!