Wednesday, 8 April 2009

The 'Arch' Bishop

The challenge at Gothic Arches this week and next is an open theme.

I have chosen to use a play on words and make an 'Arch'bishop.

This is Thomas Cranmer who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Henry VIIIth and continued in the reign of Edward the VIth but was executed by the Roman Catholic Queen Mary as a traitor and became a protestant martyr because of this.

The background came from Art Freebies, the archbishop from Google, the combination was done in PSP, edged with a gold pen and the cross was from my stash.


  1. Fantastic idea Ali and works perfectly
    Ann x

  2. Brilliant idea Ali, and a great arch as well
    Beryl x

  3. Hi Ali, Its a lovely arch. I love the history too. Brilliant work and the Art Freebies background works well with the look of the arch. Thanks for using my graphic on your art
    I shall add it to the slideshow at art freebies
    Hugs June xxx

  4. What a clever thing you are!!! I LOVE theplay on words and the shape just fits him ... well done you!!

  5. It was difficult to keep your head - literally - in those days in England!

    I love your visual pun.

  6. Your bishop, clever and he looks fab!

  7. Good idea and what a nice arch you have done! I do like the background there...

  8. good idea!! and thanks for the story !!


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Ali xx