Monday, 8 October 2007

Gothic Arches challenge Flowers

This weeks challenge on Gothic Arches is Flowers

This is what they said......"This weeks theme at Gothic Arches is “Flowers”…what do you think of? a bright spring day with tulips blooming? a summer field of sunflowers? autumns harvest of mum plants? whatever comes to your mind we would love to see it in the form of a gothic arch."







I really wanted to do something different today, i have lots of paints pencils and all sorts and never use them mainly because im .....Afraid... LOL. so i got some acrylic paint and bits of sponge and swiped and splodge the back ground. used various paper Artsy stamps and the flower image is from a fantasy cd (just love this flower) so printed and cut that out. the butterfly is from crafty individuals miniatures book, i cut the butterfly out and rolled the wings over my fingers so it has a 3d effect but it's stuck down as well. I quite like the background and will defiantly use my paints more



33 comments:

Sandy said...

Wonderful, so amazing. Great flowers.

Audrey said...

Beautiful flowers!

Linda M said...

I wish I could see it. It sounds fun. I'm not very brave with paints either.

Also, thanks for participating in the gothic arch challenges. I would like to invite you to do something special for Nancy James, the one who hosts the arch site. Her son Andrew is being deployed to Iraq on October 17th. He was home for the weekend, and Nancy and her husband are going to Georgia today week to meet Andrew’s platoon. You can imagine how wrenching this will be for Nancy.

I am inviting you and the other arch participants to do an arch, a 4x4, or an ATC for Nancy. I have set up a blog for it: http://fornancy.wordpress.com/

Just link in the comment section under mine. You can keep doing this for as many weeks as you like.

Let me know if you have any questions:

mjmoyes@comcast.net

Thanks for your support!

Linda M said...

There's the picture now. Great 3 D effect. Wish I could see the background up close. It's a neat piece.

Magickdiva said...

This is fab Crissi - I love that painted background!

Julie said...

ooh the colours are lovely - Fab Arch Crissi and I love getting messy with paints too ;)

KardKrazy said...

This is very different and the results are fabulous!

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous. love those tulips.

Barbara said...

What a beautiful background, lovely work

Rein said...

Fab arch, What a beautiful background!

DymphieM said...

What Gorgeous colours! Love the flowers.

Sija said...

Wonderful! Stunning background.

Godelieve said...

I love how this turned out! So cheerful!

Leni said...

nice

Hermine said...

Your arch is gorgeous. Really love the background and the flowers you have used.

Lisa Renéa said...

Love the techniques! Beautiful colors!

My Paper World said...

Really stunning, the colours look fabulous!

Jillian said...

What a stunning arch. I love the background and the way the flowers seem to pop right up.

bubblegum said...

What a fantastic idea - I love it, well done. :)

Debbie x

Rosie said...

This is fab Crissi - you must practise backgrounds more often - fabby!!

Angelina said...

Wow!! This is beautiful! Love the depth you've created here! Fabulous Arch!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful Arch, Crissi...love the tulips.

Francoise said...

fabulous arch crissi
I love it very much

Anne said...

Oh gasp! Crissi! This is absolutely gorgeous!! What a fabulous arch!

mapie said...

wonderful! the flowers are beautiful!

Sheri said...

fantastic colors!

Louly said...

Wow! that is soooo lush! Thank you for your lovely warm get well wishes.

Silvia said...

Fantastic arch, the flowers are great.

Emma said...

Wow this is very striking. I love it.

Suzan said...

crissi--This is the most beautiful piece that I have seen in a long time (from anyone!)...I am just breathless--it's soooooooo pretty!!

toscania-art-life said...

One word: beautiful!!!

Paula W said...

Simply stunning crissi!!

Gillian :O) said...

This is Stunning!
it looks as tho you could reach in and pick those beautiful flowers, love the dimension!