Sunday, 1 March 2009

Brown and Pink Gothic Arch



After missing the Gothic Arches challenge for the last couple of weeks, I was pleased that I managed to find time to do it this week particularly as the colour combination of brown and pink is so pretty!

The background paper and image is courtesy of the Collage Group on Flickr. I added some pink tones to the backing paper and edges of the arch. I used Pink Pearls Liquid to highlight the child's hair ribbon. I think this pic is beautiful as so many of these vintage images are - I always wonder what these children looked like when they became adults!

The jigsaw piece was a real bright fuschia colour and far too bright so I used some white versamark ink over it to tone it down a bit. The fabric roses were in my 'lace box' - I think they were cut off a child's dress by my Gran a long time ago!

I now have quite a collection of arches and really do need to make a book to house them all in.

29 comments:

  1. OMG what a beautiful arch.
    Fantastic work.

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  2. Wonderful work - your arch is elegant and romantic. Perfect.

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  3. Gorgeous Arch. Love that background, it goes so well with the image.

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  4. hiya you....this is right up my street...gorgeous vintage and the colour well its my shade too...love it hugs xxx

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  5. Beautiful job of putting this together, Love how you blended the background

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  6. The background is unusually beautiful with all the various tones on it. Thanks for sharing how you colored the arch as that helps with ideas for my own!

    Liz

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  7. This is so beautiful. I love how the pink and brown just blend together so seamlessly.

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  8. Lovely arch - the background is so eye-catching.

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  9. Just gorgeous! Love the colors and shimmer!

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  10. Such a precious arch, too, Viv, delightdul image!
    JudyNZ

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  11. Gorgeous arch !Backround awesome!

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  12. What a stunning arch. Love the little flowers, how nice to be able to use them :)

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  13. Hiya Viv, this is gorgeous, I love the style and it is so pretty. joey.x

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  14. Love this arch - its beautiful and romantic

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  15. Wow you are a busy busy gal. Love your arch but I am super drawn to your birds. Beautiful.

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  16. What a grand job you've done here Viv! So you're another one that keeps old bits n bobs LOL
    That's a good tip on using the white Versamark to tone down the colour TFS

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  17. Exquisite arch, Viv! Lynn F.

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  18. lovely arch beautiful and romantic

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  19. Stunning & gorgeous! Where do you get your inspiration?

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  20. Wow What a beautiful arch ! great background!!!

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  21. Very pretty arch, love it.

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