Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gothic Arch Set

Set one

Set Two

These are a couple of Gothic Arch sets I have been working on lately. I decided to do a few sets to get the feel of the space and I had these lovely women just hanging around my studio. As some of you know I am new to Gothic Arches. I have discovered that they are good for travel. I usually do ATC's when I travel, but the Gothic Arch has turned into a favorite.

I cut out the arch. Then laid down some text. Lightly covered the text with gesso. When the gesso was dry I inked it with either a pale pink or antique linen. Stamped some. Made the border with my handy black sharpie paint pen. Then applied the women, birds and the final text. I hope you will click on then to really see them.

19 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

These are beautiful Elizabeth. Great arches and radiant women - they work so well together. Penny

A Vintage Chic said...

GORGEOUS arches, Elizabeth! I haven't tried them yet....maybe I need to!

Hope you have a most wonderful day!

Julie

Terri Kahrs said...

Darlin', YOU are "Lively & Frisky"!!! I do hope that everyone who visits enlarges these pictures to see the details. So lovely!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Janet Ghio said...

These are so pretty Elizabeth!! Good luck with selling your house!

Martina2801 said...

I always look forward to your art, Elizabeth and you never fail to amaze me with your lovely work! This arches set is simply gorgeous and stunning! Bravo!

me said...

I love these!!! Off to play...
:-)))

Taluula said...

Elizabeth, two beautiful sets of arches. I enlarged and saw the little 'asides' which make them extremely amusing too. Bravo.

Bea said...

Fun, fun, fun. The ladies are wonderful too. :)Bea

Barbara said...

I did click and I like these a lot!

Debby said...

They are so beautiful!
Debby

Micki said...

Love these arches. The ladies are wonderful.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

The ladies look so at home in their arches, they are adorable

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Thanks for sharing your process Elizabeth. It's great to see them up close when you click on the photos. Have a great weekend.

trisha too said...

These are gorgeous. Sometimes I see something and think, "oh, that's pretty." And sometimes I see something and think

THAT'S SOOOOOO PRETTY!!!!

Your arches are in the second category.

:)

Carole said...

great work :) love your blog, just been browsing through, could spend ages here ! carole x

Lindart said...

Love, love, LOVE them!! Definitely continue to do arches!!

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I think these are totally lovely. Once I clicked on the images to make them larger I was able to really appreciate them. Beautiful eye-candy!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You have given me so much inspiration with your ATCs and have been so generous with the images from the past. I just wanted to thank you for all you are giving us for inspiration. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Wabbit said...

I love these, Elizabeth! I've posted a link to our TreasureArtTrends group to see if anyone wants to emulate you and do a chunky book or ATC swap based on your idea. http;//groups.yahoo.com/group/treasurearttrends

Marilyn