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:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is fabulous.
Wonderful arch. Great design.

Lynn Stevens said...

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

vintage wil said...

Fabulous Gypsy arch!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful arch

Alberta and Ava said...

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

Kelly said...

great arch

indybev said...

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

Willy said...

Very beautiful arch!

n8tvtexan said...

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

Flippinpest said...

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

Astrid Maclean said...

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!

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful arch

Lynifyni said...

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.

ilonka said...

What a fabulous arch. I love that.

Liesbeth said...

Wonderful ! Great idea !

Tami B. said...

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.

Ginger said...

What a wonderful gypsy arch outstanding loved it!!!

Kris Dickinson said...

It's absolutely perfect!

Kersten said...

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

Janny said...

Beautiful Arch!

Sarah said...

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

Gayle Page-Robak said...

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

Debby said...

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

Sherry said...

Beautiful arch Viv - great detailing.

Faye said...

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

Heather Robinson said...

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.

Judy said...

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

Ozstuff said...

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.

Susie said...

this is great!!!!Thanks for sharing

ScrapyCrafter said...

Amazing! You have made beautiful creations!

Anne said...

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

AztecMichelle said...

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