Sunday, 6 April 2008

Gothic arches

Gothic Arches




These two arches are for a swap I'm in. The last one using a vintage image and distresssing it, inking and stamping other images, and adding embellishments.
The one with the angel on, doesn't show up very well. I have sprayed the card with shimmer paint, and there is foil in the arch top. I have put gold around the wings, and the edge of the arch. The whole card is quite shimmery, the scanner has dulled it off quite a lot.





The arch with the miserable looking baby on is me. I had obviously been taken to the photographers under duress, and I wasn't going to smile how ever many toys he gave me to play with.
The stamped image I thought looked a bit like me, so put that on as well.
You will be pleased to know, I have cheered up a bit since then.













These two arches show some of my ancestors. The last one is of three generations my great grandmother, my Nan with a family friend, and then my mum, with one of my first cousins. Mum can't remember who the little girl is. My great grandmother looks a bit of an old harridan to me.

The other one is of my great grandparents. Great grandad looks like a typical grandad figure, the sort who would slip you a sweet when your mum wasn't looking.

12 comments:

Jan said...

These are all really lovely Wendy -beautifully done

Sian said...

These are all brilliant, but I REALLY love the top one!

Maureen said...

All really lovely Wendy - maureen x

Sherry said...

I love them all Wendy.

MARGARET FIELD said...

WOW, WENDY, these are absolutely beautiful. I love every one of them, even the one with the'miserable' baby roflol.
Great pieces of work

Sanja said...

these are all wonderful!!!great arches!

audrey h. said...

Hi Wendy......found your blog through Lorri's.

All of these arches are wonderful. I was giggling over what you wrote about the arch with your baby pic. I think the pic is adorable and that arch turned out wonderfully :)

Dawne said...

these are lovely wendy x

Cath Wilson said...

Love the angel arch, Wendy - gorgeous! Cath

Jinny said...

ohhh i missed these wendy-they are lovely

Angie said...

I love these Wendy, there's something about Gothic Arches, great work.

Agnes the Red said...

Gorgeous Gothic arches Wendy - really must have a go at this one day (note to ones self - add to ever increasing must try list!)

Ange xx

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