March 2, 2008

This is Trash

Well, at least that's what it's made from. And what Gothic Arches' challenge this week called for us to use. So it was into the recycling bin for me to dig out some advertisements from the newspaper. I found this picture of a perfume bottle from one of the department store ads and thought it would be great to stamp on. So I stamped and embossed this great collage from Hampton Arts. I cut out a few other odds and ends like the D and the gold chain at the top from the paper. I also cut a strip at the bottom from the band that went around my to-go coffee cup. It was already embossed with a polka dot pattern which I highlighted with some Brilliance ink.

26 comments:

Sarah said...

You have lovely "trash", Louise! Great use of the perfume ad. The beaded flower looks great!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Really nice trash-arch. Love the design of trash on it.

Femmy said...

beautiful trash arch!!!!!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Love the perfume ad - neat idea!

Trudie said...

Very nice trash arch.

christine said...

WOW- really nice trash-

filetta said...

very beautiful trash ! really

Janny said...

I love your trash, it's beautiful!

vintage wil said...

Very beautiful trash! really.

DymphieM said...

Love the way you stamped on te perfume bottle . Your trash sure smells good :)

Rosie said...

Great arch Louise... the stamping on the bottle is genius!

herminesplace said...

Its beautiful

Dawn said...

Louise, I really love the color and the lady that was placed on the perfume bottle. Very very clever. Trash to treasure!!

jacki j. said...

I'd say you've turned this into treasure! Beautiful!

Maryanne said...

trash never looked so good.

Kris Dickinson said...

Really well done Louise! Love the theme and colors!

friedaquilter said...

You managed to make an absolute treasure out of your trash!

nise on gw said...

Love your trash! This is much better than hearing about your shopping adventures. VERY clever!

carylsrealm said...

Fantastic arch!

Klaartje said...

Beautiful!

marciad said...

Awesome!

cctigrou said...

This is really amazing.

dutchstamptramp said...

Great arch lovely colours!

Kriss said...

Great arch. It's so dimensional -- it looks 3-D.

~*~Patty said...

Great arch, lovely, such fun rounding up "trash" isn't it :)

barnie said...

Wow, such a fantastic arch.