Thursday, September 2, 2010

2010 Gothic Arches #1 - Butterflies

So I was able to squeeze in this Gothic Arch - it was the very first theme of the Inkurable Stampers 2010 Gothic Arch series.

I used two arches in Bazzill White - the first was inked in antique linen, pumice stone and vintage photo distress inks and stamped with the flower from Paper Arsty Hot Pick #1006 in vitage photo and became the base layer. The second arch was lightly inked in antique linen, old paper, pumice stone and the Hero Arts friends definition stamp stamped in vintage photo. It was then partially torn and adhered over the first layer.

The flower is Stamp It Dainty Daisy - it was stamped multiple times on scrap cardstock and coloured with scattered straw, wild honey, spiced marmalade, rusty hinge, shabby shutters and forest moss. The images were cut out and partially adhered on top of each other (so the petals and leaf points are raised off the arch).

The butterfly is from the Tim Holtz alteration die, coloured in broken china, faded jeans, dusty concord and chipped sapphire. The body was stamped in Darkroom Door floral background, but I'm not sure it shows up so well in the picture. A little wire and beads, and alphas for the word 'papillon' (French for butterfly), and finally a brown artist pen to lightly draw around the outside of the arch.

Have you checked out the dedicated Flickr gallery yet? There are some awesome pieces of art there to inspire you! And it's not too late to join in!