Monday, 15 November 2010

Gothic Arches *Baubles* Challenge



This time the challenge was to make an arch with *baubles*, a good excuse to use up some *bling* from my stash that has lately been gathering dust. I used a photo of a distant relation, taken in 1918 when she was 3, and evidently a little lady of fashion. She still loved to be fashionable when she was over 90! I mounted the photo behind a die-cut arched door, which can be opened or closed. I like it closed, where the photo behind can just be glimpsed.... The arch behind has been cut with a scalloped circle die from Sizzix, using paper from the DCWV *Fairy Tale* stack. The edges have been distressed with TH ink. Was fun to make - as always! Thanks for looking!

14 comments:

  1. Wow, you've been at it again! Well done, hugs, Sarah & Kids

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  2. Totally awesome Val, it makes it so special using a family member. Take care, hugs Annette x

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  3. Thanks Ladies, it was fun playing with some bling today!

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  4. Beautiful arch and photo! Hope you are keeping as well as possible, hugs, T

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  5. lovely piece of art again val, love all the bling and the old photo, well done...

    maria x

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  6. Thanks Maria, a bit of bling now and again is good, huh?

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  7. I've always loved the old family photos you use in your work, good job you have a good-looking family! I'm sure she would have liked the bling around her picture. CoB x

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  8. Absolutely awesome,,,,,,love your idea and your baubles are totally gorgeus........

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  9. Thanks a lot - she would have loved all the baubles!

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  10. wow Val this is amazing, and would look wonderful hanging from a christmas tree hugs almaxx

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  11. I was unable to participate in this challenge. Your arch is incredible, love everything about it. Lynne M

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  12. Thanks a lot, I had great fun making it, and it is a nice keepsake to remind me of a great old lady!

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