Thursday, October 7, 2010

2010 Gothic Arches #5 - Hats

I had fun making this arch - but I had to learn about Pierrot the French clown first ;)

If you are wondering what all the fuss is about with the Gothic Arches, you can visit the original Inkurable Stampers post here - it's not too late to join in! Not up for Gothic Arches? Why not visit Inkurable Stampers and take part in the stamping challenge for this month? Or you could check out the Gothic Arches that have been completed so far in the dedicated Flickr Group here.

This arch is coloured in wild honey, peeled paint and broken china DI. The man (Queens Dresser Drawers 'measure of a man') is stamped in black archival ink and mounted on black and trimmed again. The hat, hearts, tag, and script is from Paper Artsy 'Pierrot 4' set. Pierrot is stamped in walnut stain DI and are DD Alphabet Medley stamps. The single 'P' is die cut from Tim Holtz Vintage Market and coloured in broken china and covered with dimensional magic after edging with a black artline pen.

The tag was clear embossed in fired brick, and coloured with rusty hinge. Layered the elements, added kindy glitz to the clown hat, and glimmermist to the rusty hinge coloured hearts.... some scrap fibres added to the tag, which was trimmed to fit the bottom of the arch.

Thanks for visiting :)



Mim said...

The way that you use Distress Inks catches my eye and inspires me to play with them more - the vibrant colour scheme are graduated so smoothly, it's fantastic!

Mim said...

Wow, looking at your arches led me to checking them out further.. they really appeal to me! I like the way that you have all year to play along, very cool. Thanks for the inspiration!