Friday, 28 January 2011

Gothic Arches - Queen


It has been far toooooo long since I joined in with Nancy's fabby challenge at Gothic Arches. This time the theme is "Queen".

I went for this playing card Queen from Google Images as she reminds me of Queen Elizabeth I in her coronation portrait - now that to me was a QUEEN!!

Over on the UK Stampers Forum we had a bit of a thread going about altering papers so I attacked this cheap Papermania one with some gesso, sandpaper and Distress Inks and over-stamped it a bit. I am very pleased with it. We've now got an "old paper" swap going on over on the forum so that should be really interesting!!

The sentiment was printed onto the computer and inked with Distress Inks again. I made the little embellishment out of air drying clay and an Art Mould, again coloured with Distress Inks and a little Adirondack Dabber.

This turned into a wall hanging so I am going to put her in my craft room :-)

15 comments:

Annie said...

a fabulous arch creation Lynn and I love how you have 'messed up' the background paper!
hugs, annie x

Terrie B x said...

Hi Lynne..your wall hanging is soo beautiful..
Hope you and yours are doing well....
Thankyou so much for your comforting words on my blog lately big (((hugs))) xxx
and Thankyou for my beautiful card..I am touched beyond measure by your kindnes xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fantastic, Lynn, love it,

Lucy x

xxx Myra xxx said...

wow very nice!!!

Sandy said...

Wow Lynn your arch is wonderful.
Gorgeous design. Love them.

Yvonne said...

Fantastic arch, Lynn!

Faye said...

Your arch is so fantastic!!! Love your queen. And the colors are beautiful.

Martina2801 said...

Stunning arch, Lynn!
Beautifully created!

Leann said...

Love it babes!
Hugs x

*Vicki* said...

Hey sweetie!! WOW!! This is really gorgeous hun!! I love your arch and your gorgeous details!! Hope all is well with you friend!!HUGS

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hello Lynn
I adore your gorgeous arch! what a wonderful composition and that vintage feel (that I adore)! beautiful work! Hope you are staying warm in Scotland!

The Happy Tonic said...

I love it! I am always partial to the vintage look and this is great!

Kris Dickinson said...

What a wonderful arch!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful mix of elements!

Sue said...

I love the subdues colours on this Lynn and how nice to be able to hang her up and actually use it.
Sue x