Monday, September 19, 2011

Gothic Arches.

The swap over at the Art 'n' Soul flickr group for September had the Title Gothic Arches.
We were asked to make 3 Gothic Arches using the template provided covering both sides of the arch and to attach together to make a book. The theme was Musical Instruments/anything Music or song Related.
After much procrastination I finally came up with the idea of using quotes by famous people that were music/song related. A quick search of the web provided me with several free sites that had quotes listed and I quickly selected six that I thought appropriate and that I could incorporate into the pages.
I was determined not to make it all pinky even though I love pink so I chose pale lilac and grey bazzill card stock from my stash. I have a musical notes embosing folder so I cut the card using the template and then ran it through my Big shot using the folder. I sandwiched a mauve and a grey together with thin card in between to make each page more stable. I made the flowers from a mixture of white paper coloured with water colour pencils , then spritzed over with water and purple paper which I chalked over.A splosh of glossy accents and a sprinkling of tiny beads finished them off. Finally I joined the arches together with purple organza ribbon from my stash.

This is the front using the lilac card.

Quote by Shakespeare.
1564 - 1616 English poet and playwright.

Quote by Robert Fripp.
1946 - English composer and record producer.

Quote by Sidney Lanier.
1842 - 1881 American musician and poet.

The back using grey card.

Quote by T.S. Eliot.
1888 - 1965 Playwright and poet.

Quote by Richter.
1915 - 1997 Soviet pianist.

Last quote by Heinrich Heine.
1797 - 1856 German poet.

Linking to the following challenge.
Cupcake craft challenge: The Dark side.


  1. Oh wow! This is terrific - the colours are so right and all the detail is amazing. I wonder how long it took you to make this little beauty? :) Love it! Di xx

  2. Hello Mrs. A. WOW, WOW, WOW. You are so amzing in everything that you do. The colours are gorgeous, but your attention to detail is faultless. The recipient of this amazing creation should be "over the moon". I love it. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  3. What a lovely card- I am so inspired by this. Love the way you have held the pieces together


  4. What a fabulous card,I love the shape of

  5. Wow .....Wow this is just amazing truly gorgeous lovely layout!:) Sandra H

  6. This is gorgeous ! I love the shape and the embellies are beautiful ! Great work as always ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  7. Absolutely stunning Mrs A and such attention to detail too! I think you should deffo enter this at Cupcake this week...if you don't tell the boss then I won't lol! :) Donna ♥ x

  8. Well, you did do a lot of homework for this one - but it's paid off wonderfully! A beautiful creation and I love the colours.

  9. Dear Mrs A. Thank you so much for entering your wonderful creation at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week. If you would like to be in with a chance to win a prize, please don't forget to link up with Cupcake within your post...

  10. Utterly stunning - Love the colour and the quotes - gorgeous work xx

  11. Gorgeous design and lovely colours too! Love lilac and purples, my Nan's fave colour. Ideal for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Great creations!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my dresses. The embroidery was done on my machine. :)

  13. This is fabulous! Love the design.


  14. Great work, Mrs. A! I love the design and music theme and the details are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck! Delphine xx

  15. Hi Mrs. A! Lovely work on the gothic arches... the embossing using music notes etc fits well with your theme! Loving the purples... thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly ;)

  16. Mrs. A. what wonderful arches these are! I just love the lilac; it's so very lovely. The lace is so elegant and the music with the quotes; how clever. Love it!

  17. Hello Mrs.A! Sucha wonderful project!! Love the arches...Hmmm...Now i want to have one my desk....*Running to my craftroom...* Thanks for the insipiration! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck!Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

  18. Really pretty card, love the colour scheme and the flowers
    Lindsay xx

  19. What a beautiful arch. This is stunning
    hugs June x

  20. Hi Mrs A, what a gorgeous card. I love the lace and stunning details and of course the amazing shape. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x


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