Sunday, 18 January 2009

Gypsies


Today the Gothic Arches theme is 'Gypsies'. Here is an arch I made yesterday but couldn't post till today!
This image is from Dover publications although it took me some time to find it as my filing system leaves a lot to be desired. (Isn't it annoying when you know you have something that will fit the theme and you've no idea where you put it?)
The background paper is from DCWV 'The Luxury Stack' - this pad is full of cardstock weight pearlised prints in lovely pastel colours and although the photo doesn't show it very well, this piece has a pale green sheen to it.
I had to search the internet for suitable gypsy proverbs or sayings and although I found one or two that I liked ( such as - 'A tear in the eye is a wound in the heart'), the 'wanderers' one seemed to fit in with the image. I also found the 'Romany' sheet music cover amongst some downloaded vintage images that I had saved some considerable time ago!
The chain embellishment was taken from a necklace and earring set which I picked up in a local charity shop. The flat silver coins appeared similar to those worn round the neck of the romany girl in the picture and I thought complemented and highlighted the overall view of the arch.

32 comments:

  1. Wow this is fabulous.
    Wonderful arch. Great design.

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  2. Wow you did a Great job ,everything a Gypsy card should be

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  3. Oh, I love the bling you added to your arch!

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  4. Oh wow. I love all the embellishments on this arch. It is so creatively done. Kudos.

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  5. LOVE the arch! I've given you an award on my blog.

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  6. Fantastic arch, Viv and great image and words :-)

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  7. Stunning arch, love it! I so know what you mean about filing images, I waste hours trying to find stuff. This image is just perfect though and the embellies really suite the romany theme!

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  8. Well done, Viv! And you have lots of company in not having a great filing system...it's not good when you constantly change things around like I tend to do, so I know what you mean! Lynn F.

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  9. What a fabulous arch. I love that.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous piece that really captures the theme beautifully. I love hearing the story behind your arch, I spend lots of time looking for things I know are here, too.

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  11. What a wonderful gypsy arch outstanding loved it!!!

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  12. Great greens and the bead/chainwork is such a lovely addition!

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  13. The bling and touch of color finishes this arch beautifully! Nicely done.

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  14. This is such a beautiful arch...so gorgeous!

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  15. Beautiful as always. Your tag is cute too but I really love the couples piece!

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  16. Beautiful arch Viv - great detailing.

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  17. Viv, I love the look or the embellishments and your fantastic gypsy image.

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  18. I'm so taken by all of the details on this arch. It is so imaginative and contributes to the "gypsy" feel of the piece so beautifully.

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  19. Love the embellishments, Viv, fabulous touch to your creation, perfect & true saying, too!

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  20. Wow! Such a fantastic take on the Gypsy theme. Your arch is amazing. Thanks for linking me up to your blog which I have enjoyed browsing through.

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  21. this is great!!!!Thanks for sharing

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  22. Amazing! You have made beautiful creations!

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  23. Wow! Your arch is stunning Viv, I love the quote on it

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  24. A lovely arch... I know what you mean about the filing system - I think I've got that image somewhere too!

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