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:

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG what a beautiful arch.
Fantastic work.

Willy said...

Very beautiful arch!

Ozstuff said...

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

Rachel Bland said...

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

sassy said...

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

Lynn Stevens said...

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

azLizJane said...

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

Heather Robinson said...

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

Yvonne said...

Very elegant!

vintage wil said...

Beautiful arch !!!

Kersten said...

Lovely arch - the background is so eye-catching.

Jen said...

lovely arch.

Carla said...

Just gorgeous! Love the colors and shimmer!

Judy said...

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

Ginger said...

Gorgeous arch !Backround awesome!

Anne said...

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

joey said...

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

lilibulle said...

verry cute and si lovely!!

Sally said...

Beautiful arch

ARTful Wings said...

Love this arch - its beautiful and romantic

Debby said...

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

Kris Dickinson said...

This is gorgeous!

dizzy di said...

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

Lynifyni said...

Exquisite arch, Viv! Lynn F.

Pam said...

lovely arch beautiful and romantic

lena said...

Lovely arch!

Deby said...

Stunning & gorgeous! Where do you get your inspiration?

vintage wil said...

Wow What a beautiful arch ! great background!!!

Suze said...

Very pretty arch, love it.