Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Gothic Arches challenge

The challenge this week on Gothic Arches is to use a patch work technique by kelly Rea Roberts.



I have just read kelly Rea Roberts book Taking flight and the technique is in there i hope i have got it right. yes i know i have used my fav image again LOL im so drawn to her.

you basically collage patterned paper patch work style onto the background of your work paint over the top and remove areas to reveal the pattern underneath. you can also add images and do the same to them as in the bird at the bottom.


20 comments:

bubblegum said...

Oooh I love the colours you have used Crissi - the collage effect is great too. :) :)

xxDebbiexx

Saila said...

Lovely arch!

Julie said...

Fantastic arch Crissi and that sounds like a fun technique :)

Femmy said...

beautiful arch, love the colours!!

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful arch

RubyMay said...

brilliant arch Chrissi ! I love the gorgeous colours you chose...and that image is rather good isn't it !

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Crissi this is awesome.
Fabulous arch.

Cora said...

Your patchwork background is beautiful and you have used one of my favorite images. Thanks for playing.

LaY hOoN said...

Ooh !! This is gorgeous ! Love it.

Moira said...

This arch is really lovely, great patchwork

lunaplume-d-oiseau.overblog.com said...

I love your arch...it's beautiful !!

Dawne said...

lovely arch xx

Kreativgeschwafel said...

what a wonderful arch!

Faye said...

Wow, Chriss, this is so gorgeous. I love your favorite image, too. Keep using it often. She is so beautiful.

Judy said...

Thats a great technique you've used, Crissi, love the colours - gorgeous arch!
JudyNZ

Lynifyni said...

Wonderful! I love it! Lynn F.

Dream With the Fishes said...

So very pretty! Love that image, too. I have an old Dover book called "WOMEN A Pictorial Archive From Nineteenth-Century Sources" chock-full of these beautiful images of women.

Fiona Whitehead said...

Lovely Crissi - love that little bird at the bottom.

My artful blogging was ages ago - it was for an ATC I did - you'll find it here on my blog
http://magickdiva.blogspot.com/2008/02/15-minutes-of-fame.html

carolann said...

Gorgeous arch hun WTG xxxxx

stamp and scrape said...

Ooh-er - love the colours you used here Crissi. Lovely to see you at GA.
Ros