Thursday, 22 January 2009

Introducing Esmeralda ...


or at least that's what I call her. She's my very first attempt at a Gothic Arch and the challenge here was 'Gypsies'.

I started by printing the backing onto some card and then I cut out the arch shape. I then distressed it with Stazon 'Timber Brown' and Encore Ultimate Metallic 'Gold' before attaching the picture of Esmeralda.She was one of several old images I have on my computer and I have absolutely no idea where she came from. Then I stamped a few flourishes in the same two inks as I used to distress and finished it off with a little coin embellishment to match those in her head-dress which I had highlighted with a Sakura metallic pen.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, how lovely again Ali!! You beat me to it again... Rainbow Lady and Ann said I should do these Gothic Arches, but been form-filling all morning!!! Don't worry, have applied to join LOL
    Love and light
    F xx

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  2. What a b eautiful image wonderful use of colour i love it.thankyou for my hug
    luv
    linniexxx

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  3. That is brilliant Ali - wish my first one had been as good!
    Ann x

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  4. What an amazing first arch Ali ! It's absolutely stunning x

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  5. Wonderful arch Ali. I must get on and do one myself. Love Cynthia x

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  6. This is wonderful Ali, I can't believe it's your first one!
    The name Esmerelda seems to suit her perfectly, she's just adorable.

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  7. Such a lovely Arch Ali, colours go so well together. Well done.
    Hugs
    Christine xx

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  8. Ooo ali this is good. This is only the second time that I have heard about the 'Gothic' themed cards yours is lovely.

    Lorrainex

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  9. She's lovely! I havent tried arches yet. Thanks for putting a link to my candy. I plan to offer candy of some sort on a regular basis now.

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  10. What a lovely blog! Your cards are great. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Good luck in the candy draw

    Hugs
    Suzanne x

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  11. You did Wonderful with your first arch. Glad you could join us
    Lynn

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  12. Hi Ali I have yet to attempt a Gothic arch and your first attempt is superb! I have a little something over on my blog for you. Pascale :)

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Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. I do appreciate your comments (usually!)
Ali xx