January 25, 2009

Gothic Arch

I was honored and thrilled to be the hostess of the Gothic Arch challenge this week. I selected the theme of "winter sports" which is a favorite of mine at this moment. (The theme, not actually participating..lol!)


I created the background paper for my arch with a sled stamp from Oxford Impressions which I stamped repeatedly on the striped paper.

The main image is from Sugar Lump Studios. I really love that vintage sledding stamp!

I also added some radiant pearls to the corner of the image and to my snowflakes as well.

22 comments:

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Louise
Thanks so much for playing hostess this week! I love the theme you selected! Your arch is so vintage and beautiful with lovely combinations of elements! I wish I could still sled and skate! :) So many fond memories!

Ozstuff said...

Thanks for the lovely theme this week, Louise. It helped cool me down on a very hot and humid summer's night (it's past my bedtime this Sunday night in Western Australia). Your sample picture is beautiful. Wonderful take on your challenge.

Femmy said...

fabulous arch Louise!! love all about it!!

Moira said...

This is really lovely, a great inspirational piece

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, loe the stamps and colours

Lynifyni said...

Outstanding arch, Louise...it's perfect! Lynn F.

Kris Dickinson said...

Great arch and great theme Louise! Thanks for hosting this week!

azLizJane said...

Love the theme and the BLING!!

Liz

Margaret said...

Hi, its me, Margie from Craft Fancy. Lynn, my smarter other half set me up so I can email you. I love your stuff especially your new challenge card, dreaming of far way places.

RubyMay said...

This is wonderful Louise...thanks for being our host x

Sarah said...

Perfect sample for a great challenge...that I might get done if I ever come across something that has to do with winter sports!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Great theme! Excellent arch...gorgeous!

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous arch -love the theme

Faye said...

Louise, what a lovely theme! I love the very beautiful arch you have made.

joanne wardle said...

great theme, and a beauty of an arch!

Judy said...

Great theme you chose, brought back memories, Louise, wonderful arch!

Jacqueline said...

I love that stamped image - looks gorgeous on your arch!!
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christine said...

Ohhh Superb! Love this one You are so talented

Buffy said...

Love your arch. Its adorable. Great theme.

Lynn Stevens said...

Thanks for the being the Hostess with the Mostess!!Its Beautiful!! I,m a little late but got it done.

Ginger said...

Thank you for being the hostess this week loved you arch!

Karen said...

Hi Louise...great theme...lovely arch!I'm having a good time looking over all your other stuff too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving mine a look!!!