January 17, 2010

Gothic Arch Challenge

I made this skinny arch for the challenge this week at Gothic Arches.   The theme was "shabby chic," and as part of the description was "romantic," you know I'd be in!

All kinds of new stuff were used for this skinny arch:
New vintage background stamp from StampinUp.  It's a border stamp I "unrolled."
New flowered background stamp I bought from Lost Coast Designs at the convention last weekend.
New lace strip I found at the antique mall yesterday.  A nice little bag of lace borders.
New Tim Holtz snaps I grabbed at the Convention because I heard he wasn't going to be selling
these anymore.
New image from Digital Collage Sheets (a few of these sheets were a birthday present to myself:)

27 comments:

Terri said...

I adore your arch..love the use of the snaps and the lace and you image works perfectly. Terrific!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh Louise I just adore this! what a sweet image and beautiful art!

Rosie said...

Louise, how delightful! So romantic... it's almost Valentine's day, isn't it?

joan said...

love this , just said I don't do romantic but after seeing this maybe I will ! its the kind of vintage look that I love, the lace is so pretty

JeanFB said...

This is sooo very pretty and shabby chic! Love it! Glad you got to play with your new goodies!

Martina2801 said...

Stunning arch! Beautifully created!

Jacqueline said...

Wow, gorgeous! Love your fresh colors!

Ellen said...

lovely soft colours and great use of goodies. love the snaps on the lacy bit.

Kelly said...

very pretty!

Jann said...

Oh, Louise, this arch is just so sweet and absolutely lovely--very "shabby chic" and so vintage!

ScrappyPam said...

And it turned out lovely! I thought I recognized that background. ;)

Sue Abbott said...

This is lovely. I hope to enter the challenge myself, fingers crossed that time allows and I get to add the link lol.

Jeanne said...

great job!

Ginger said...

Louise ,Has that sweetness showing threw it, Just like you gorgeous art!

Sarah said...

This is so refreshing and "springy". Very sweet and romantic, too.

Jan said...

Louise, this is adorable. Love the wrapped lace and the snap, too! Just lovely AND romantic!

Faye said...

So beautiful, Louise. Love the rosy colors.

Evelyn S. said...

Darling creation, Louise...and I love the explanations of the origins of the parts.

Nancy said...

Such a beautifully crafted piece of art....love the sweetly romantic feel!

nise said...

Pretty! New Lost Coast stuff makes me think I might need to go shopping since convention up here is 7 months away.

Elaine. said...

What a wonderful arch Louise. Pretty colors.
Elaine

lena said...

Very nice card! Great colours and image!

joy said...

Very pretty arch, Louise!

Basement gal said...

What no more snaps? Good job you snapped them up when you did - hee hee!! Gorgeous arch and those snaps look perfect there.

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhh purdy purdy purdy! Love all that vintage goodness. And so YOU!

Effie said...

Love the bright colours...... very chic!

Michelle said...

Great arch. Love the background.