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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

GOTHIC ARCH - BACK TO SCHOOL


Hi,

My first Gothic Arch, thank you Yvonne for directing me to the pattern for arches. The challenge is 'Back to School'.

Stamps used Paper Artsy and Debbi Moore. The Apple was drawn by me......I know it looks more like a tomato but am still learning...........lol Went a bit over the top with Crackle Accents, once started using it I got a bit carried away. T Holtz distress inks used.

I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and hope to do some more. Thank you for popping in and for your support and encouragement. Have a good day, Annette x

45 comments:

Daniele said...

stunning piece of art Annette, I'm typing this whilst reading a story to Ethan my grandson.....really hard to do but its called multi tasking.....lol
weather here is miserable great for crafting
hugs

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Annette,I love the addition of the apple.xxx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Your colors are wonderful on this piece, very effective. The APPLE is the perfect touch to finish it off.

Kay Griffin said...

Gorgeous arch, Annette and I love how the apple pops out at you with such a bright red.
Kay x

Mandy said...

Nettie this is stunning hun, the colours and images are beautiful.
You'll be pleased to know I'm on frog saving duty again, Diddly's bought 3 in & Lily's caught one, they are so kind to me lol
hugs Mandy xx

Effie said...

Great arch!

Lori said...

Fab, Netty, you nailed the arch! Way to go! Just love the layers, and I can tell that it's an apple!

Yvonne said...

Oh the colours, stamping, background and shape are awesome, Annette! Well done!

Linda Robinson said...

Well it is fabulous.. I love those rich colors..

Rachelle said...

Beautiful piece, Netty. I love your over the top crackle. Very vintage.

Terry said...

I knew it was an apple! This is just gorgeous. Love the stamps and colors you used! You sure did ace this!

stampdiva said...

Fabulous arch. TFS. Lynne M x

Meggymay said...

Wow, amazing piece, love your little apple.

Andrea said...

this must definitely have vip treatment on the old mantlepiece standing up there all proud strutting it's stuff teasing all the other ornaments, fantastic work an original piece of art as always x

kayc said...

This is absolutely fantastic. Love the apple. Kathleen x

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous arch love the colours and depth the crackle gives it. xx Zoe

coops said...

wow this is so stunning netty,i love the arch shape and fabulous images.i love your apple and the effect of the crackle paint :D

xx coops xx

Kristel said...

A wonderfull card Annette! Really lovely!
Hugs Kristel

craftattack said...

A gorgeous card, Netty, but after working as a teacher for 35 years I am glad I don't have to go back to school any more!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful arch, great background.

PetraB said...

A stunning arch with all the details and the colours. I particularly love the apple, this is such a lovely touch!

Esther said...

This is fab - stunning colours as always and it does look like an Apple! I came across the Gothic Arches blog a while ago but haven't got round to having a go yet! Esther xx

Otter Blue said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is a fantastic first attempt at a Gothic Arch...WOW! Let me know when you get your CCC challenge up so I can drool over that too!

Stampin' D'Amour said...

This is quite lovely! :)

-pamela

Hells said...

don't know why you thought I wouldn't like it Nettie. I think its great. Loe Helen xx (especially the apple!!!!!)

Faye said...

Nettie, I enlarged it to the max and discovered all sorts of cracks. What wonderful stuff that crackle paint is. I must get some. This is adorable. I love the alphabet behind your adorable image. And the apple looks like an apple to me. I immediately said: oh, an apple for the teacher, before I read your write up. Great job on this your first arch. I know you'll be doing them every Sunday now.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Netty, this is gorgeous! I've never made anything with arches (except photos of them.) Your texture is amazing...I've tried it but can only achieve it with paint and silk...I love how you do all this...you are awesome!
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

MarleneMAZ said...

Great piece and love all the crackling you did on it.

agypsyangel said...

As usual a hit. I did the flannel tag (it was no paper and I had no idea--I am new to papercrafting) Have a wonderful day, always a please to see you.
Kim

Lori Saul said...

What a wonderful arch - so rich in color and image. Beautiful symbolism too Annette!

Shannon said...

I love this "Back to School" arch you made, it's really wonderful. I love the colors in it and the texture. It really caught my attention.

Janet said...

What fabulous work and a your blog is amazing......I have become a follower! x

Shawn Caro said...

Wow, Netty-- this is a fabulous arch! I always say you can never have too much crackle.--Take care,Shawn

Femmy said...

fantastic arch!!! love the distress accents!! great image too!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is fantastic! I love the technique you used to achieve the crackle/aged finish! gorgeous arch! Thanks so much for playin!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Adorable arch, luv your tag.

Lyneen said...

Fantastic... your arch is beautiful... be sure to come back a play again..

Nicecrane Designs said...

The vintage effect is absolutely stnning oh my,,,, thanks a million for your comments in my blog please feel free to ask me a free copy of my gothic arch........woww....

Electra said...

Tha crackle looks awesome on this Annette! Love the colours too!

Lynn Stevens said...

Its stunning!!!! can't believe its your first!

Athena said...

This is superb, Annette! You certainly give me lots of inspiration. Love your taste in stamps,too.

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful, Annette! I love the effect you achieved with the crackle accents!

Carina said...

It,s great!!!!!Like it!

Jane (J-bug) said...

Really stunning arch, Netty. All your work on your blog is amazing. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Xx

My name is Toni said...

omgoodness Netty... I just love this, I am so about textures and this is awesome. It almost has a stained glass effect. I just love your work :)