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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Gothic Arch

The first Wednesday Stamper theme this year is Gothic arch. I have seen & admired many of these but am not happy with how mine turned out. The edges are a bit too wobbly. This is my New Year Arch. I stamped over my favourite paper from HOTP, it has journey, create,love printed in different fonts all over. The top & two bottom corners are my fav scroll stamps by design Objectives. Down the sides I stamped leaves & flowers from two of my floral See D's clear stamp sets. My image is a stamp from Crafty Indivduals, Angel Child. I stamped her twice, once onto some plain white paper & once onto some alcohol inked card. I cut the flower bouquet & clock from the paper image & inked to give a dimension to the colour. I feel she is too dark but the lighting here isn't great & the flash hates this piece. We have a dusting of snow here in Scunthorpe today so light should improve!!

I'm back at work now full time, as all my holidays are used up & its going to be hard getting used to going 5 days a week again after only working 3 for two months. I miss my two crafting days at home very much.

28 comments:

The Artful Eye said...

We are our own worst critic. This is a lovely arch. Ahh the back to work syndrome. I feel for you as today was my first day back. Time is now valuable.

herminesplace said...

Beautiful arch, great background.

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous arch Paula, I love the scrolls you have stamped on the background. The angel stamp is so pretty and looks great on the AI card. We don't have any snow but it's very windy. Hope your day at work goes ok.

Sanja said...

great arch!!:-)

Stempelchaotin said...

Paula this is a fantastic arch. Wonderful colors. Love it.

Rosie said...

So sad you have to go back to a 5-day week :( Don't be so hard on yourself... 'tis a really pretty composition. I couldn't find the GA template last night, so I created one to fit my card!! I folded paper and cut a half-arch, then opened it and drew round a whole one (if that makes sense!!) It's a bit like making paper dolly chains... ;-D

Willy said...

Wonderful arch Paula!

Sija said...

Happy New Year Paula! Love your arch.

Leni said...

very nice.

Claudette said...

I'm with you paula, had a time cutting out the arches..wasted a few sheets of paper. However,your finishing results are wonderful, expecially like the stamping on top.

KardKrazy said...

Isn't it horrible when work interferes with our crafting time?
I know how you feel:0)
Love your arch background...great stamping!

Barbara said...

Great arch Paula

Susan said...

Happy New Year Paula. This is great.

Jodi Barone said...

Your arch is lovely. I adore the colors. Sorry you are back to 5 days but am sure you will continue to share with us your fabulous art. jodi barone

belindaschneider said...

beautiful arch! had my first day at work today and know how you feel...

Liz Ness said...

Oh wow...as you're saying the piece is a little off, I'm thinking, "THAT'S SO AWESOME!" Sometimes, we're a little too close to the things we make, I think. But, the truth is, this is GREAT!

Happy New Year and all the best for a creative and wonderful 2008!

Angelina said...

Great Arch!

Silvia said...

Very lovely, cute little angel. Love it.

Viola said...

Beautiful arch, so lovely!

Jeri Aaron said...

Hey Girly Girl - I am so excited that you have finally gotten on the arch "band wagon"!!!! It looks wonderful Paula.

audrey h. said...

Paula...this is wonderful and such a great image.

bastelkueken said...

a lovely arch

michelle said...

i think your card is very pretty and I don't be so hard on yourself. I can't imagine how hard it would be to go back to work 5 days a week! argh!

~*~ Patty said...

Very nice dramatic looking arch, your stamping is very nice too!

manus said...

I like your arch! It's a wonderful background!

Myriame said...

Beautiful Arch, love the colours and the angel

Tania said...

Very elegant and beautiful!

wilma said...

Beautifull arch, especially like the background