Saturday, September 29, 2007

Autumn Gothic Arch


Here's a litle break to show you some art I made last weekend! It's a fun trend called a Gothic Arch. This card just started out as one mishap after another, but I kind of like the final effect, LOL!

Background is stamped with Versamark Inkadinkado leaves and brayered over with some inks that were horribly bright and 80's looking--not the beautiful fall colors I thought they would be. So then I swiped over the whole thing with my pumpkin ink pad to tone it down so I could like the colors better! it took away the brightness of the magenta and teal and softened the leaves. Then I stamped with gold brilliance swirls (Aud Designs) but they didn't show up as well as I liked so I outlined them with a sepia glaze pen. I thought it needed an edge so I trimmed and mounted on some metallic yellow-gold CS. Gold vellum leaf and gold CS ornaments are punched out and embellished with the same glaze pen for contrast. The photo is of my grandfather in the 20's--I sanded it and used paper glaze to add some dimension (and ended up with a strange halo around my GP!)


11 comments:

DymphieM said...

Gorgeous arch Lianna! Doesn't look like anything mishappend at all!

Jillian said...

Happy accidents! I love them. But your arch doesn't look like a series of mishaps by any means. It's gorgeous--full of beautiful deep colors and movement. It's wonderful.

Nellie said...

It's gorgeous! Love the colouring and the whole idea

Hermine said...

Gorgeous. Love the rich warm colours.

Sija said...

Stunning Arch! Love it.

Angelina said...

Wow!! This one is really special! Love it!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Lianna
this is sooo amazing! the colors are gorgeous and so is the detail!
thanks for playing - beautiful arch!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Absolutely superb!

Cathy said...

Oh, Lianna, what a beauty! I love the beautiful autumn colors, the depth, and the texture this piece has. Wonderful work!

Sue McGettigan said...

Lianne this is just fabulous - wowzers!!!

crissi said...

wow look stunning