Sunday, 29 March 2009

Arch of Friendship


Here is my arch for my friend Cynthia's challenge as Guest Designer at Gothic Arches.(Click on the photo for a better view - it's not as dark as that in real life)

The challenge( in her words) was " ‘Inspired by the Rainbow’ Take only two colours from the rainbow (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet), two rubber stamps and a Word of Inspiration’ and create something wonderful in your arch."

I took as my two colours Violet and Indigo. The base card is violet distressed slightly with Distress Ink 'weathered wood' and the stamps used were from a collage set by Butterfly Kisses stamped using Versafine 'Majestic Blue'.

I tinted the rose with a Copic marker and used a Spica pen to put a little glitter on the butterfly wings. The arch was finished off with two torn pieces of iridescent violet vellum and several violet gems. 



26 comments:

  1. Gosh you were quick Ali!! Stunning arch
    Ann x

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  2. Yes I notice they give a clue earlier in the week now on the GA site Ali so well done for getting in early. This is fabulous and of course just my colours. Thanks for playing Love Cynthia x

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  3. Wow your arch is beautiful.
    Fantastic color.

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  4. Wonderful arch. Violet ist my favourite color.

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  5. Beautiful arch, wonderful colour!

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  6. Great colour choice and shape.

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  7. Of course I love the little gems on yer gem of a card.

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  8. Beautiful arch art....gorgeous color choice!

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  9. Ali, This is Wonderful, the gems are a perfect touch!

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  10. Very excellent outcome, especially with the limited tools you were allowed.

    xxx

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  11. Lovely colors and shape, great quote too!

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  12. beautiful purple card. I love that.

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  13. Gorgeous Ali love the colour.

    Lorraine x

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  14. Such a gorgeous color. Gorgeous arch!

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  15. Ooooooh, these are fantastic colors! I need to try more purple - I am totally inspired by this piece!

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  16. Fabulous arch, Ali, love the stamp!
    JudyNZ

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  17. Beautiful...and my favorite color!

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  18. Ali, the arch shape is fantastic and so very beautiful. I love your violet and indigo, and the quote is wonderful. What a perfect saying.

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  19. Beautiful work, Ali! Striking colors! Lynn F.

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  20. Your choice of images and colors are beautiful, Ali. Love the violet and indigo together!

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  21. What a beautiful shape and colour.

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  22. Striking arch Ali nicely done!
    Happy Creating,
    Aileen~
    otm@outsidethemargins.com
    http://aileensmusings.blogspot.com

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