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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Gothic Arches - By The Sea

This week the theme at Gothic Arches is "By The Sea” and our hostess this week is Nellie van Leeuwen who came up with this beautiful arch and challenge. What comes to your mind when the sea is mentioned? Bathing along the beach? Lighthouses? Nautical? Whatever the vision may be we want to see it here in gothic form



When I think of the sea I think of Lighthouses -and for this challenge I got to use one of my favorite StampScapes stamps - Light, Rocks & Waves. I stamped on Glossy cardstock with Staz-On Black Ink and then used many blues and purples from Marvy Inks. I layered the clolors lightest to darkest and to get the white in the waves and rock I scraped off the colored inks. I added a bit of yellow for the light in the windows. I layered that piece on a piece of navy cardstock and added just a little glitter around the edge with a silver glitter pen.
Thanks for looking - Hope you like it.

24 comments:

truutske said...

gsikyvviFantastic...stunning idea.
I love the lighthous.
Great arch.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wonderful arch. So fabulous.

Femmy said...

beautiful colors and image!!!

carylsrealm said...

Fabulous arch!

Kelly said...

great arch! lovely lighthouse!

Karen Owen said...

Gorgeous!

kreativgeschwafel said...

a wonderful idea to use a lighthouse!

friedaquilter said...

Spooky in a really fantastic way. I love it!

Bertie's said...

Lighthouses are so beautiful... this one too!

Christa said...

Nice job!

Judy said...

Stunning effects you have created in your arch, Nancy!
JudyNZ

Judy said...

Stunning effects you have created in your arch, Nancy!
JudyNZ

Barbara Hagerty said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful lighthouse!

Barbara Hagerty said...

And I have to add how much I love the lighting effects you have achieved on this arch. Beautiful!!

filetta said...

It is magnificent of simplicity! A whole symbol!

Annapurna said...

Gorgeous! Love the light effects you gave it.

Rein said...

Wonderful arch!

Janny said...

Lovely!

Hermine said...

its gorgeous.

Ann Whitfield said...

This is stunning

Debby said...

WOW!!! This is incredible. Beautiful work.
debby

Mary-Beth said...

This is gorgeous! Fantastic stamp, wonderful effects.

Jean said...

Great arch! Where would we be without the humble lighthouse to guide the way!! Beautiful colors and love the tiny bit of glitter around the edge, wonderful!!!

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Beautiful atmospheric arch. Love lighthouses love this stamp love your arch