This was from way back at arch #2 - Lace. I have been dreading doing this one, as I just couldn't think of something to focus on..... so with all the recent foray into shabby chic, I thought I would shabby chic this arch.
The papers are scraps of Bella Bella, Kaiser and a few other unidentifiable scraps. Distress Ink the base (antique linen, frayed purlap, vintage photo) and add strips of patterned paper, torn and inked, with a strip of lace. On some spare cardstock I stamped an image from DD Tour Eiffel set, an image from Paper Arsy HP1006, and the stamp from Tim Holtz French Market set to make a couple letter/envelopes. Also stuck in a stamped phrase from the same DD set. They were distressed, and inked to age them.
I wrapped some lace around the bundle and adhered it to the arch, after attaching the flowers and button. Once it was all in place, I added some stick pins I made, a key charm and the bird (which is a Tuscan Rose stamp).
I will be back later in the week with another arch