Tuesday, 14 October 2008

"Mixed Media "..." Arch"... !


Here is my "Gothic Arch" for this weeks challenge which is "Haute Couture"...
I would also like to enter it into Mixed Media Monday which is "Purple/Blue Background "
I started off with a piece of tissue from a pattern and then put the image on top....I then inked the background around the image taking off any excess ink by dabbing with a baby wipe....and then added the inked border.
I made holes where the buttons from the pattern showed through and stitched them and then placed the needle and thread on the side overlaid by the thimble button.
Haute Couture is usually made in miniscule sizes...hence the words !
....and finally I ran thread along the edges of the words by making a small nick to slot the thread into to stop it from slipping.
I hope you like it ...!

30 comments:

Anni's Art said...

Beautiful arch love the little details on it.

Femmy said...

beautiful arch, lovely details!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my gosh, what an elegant arch.
Fabulous style.

vintage wil said...

what a beautiful arch !!!

Judy said...

Very elegant card, RubyMay, love all the details & design!
JudyNZ

Ginger said...

Loved your arch also loved you added a thimable i collect them so loved that one your arch!

Viv's Visuals said...

fabulous detail on this arch...i love it!

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous arch Rubymay, with exquisite detail! I also love the humour in the text element, and the thimble embellishment is just brilliant.

Moira said...

This is really lovely

Beth said...

This is so beautiful. The stitching really adds to it. You are great with the details!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

RubyMay ~ your arch is just Brilliant, everything really fantastic!!!

Fannie said...

Absolutely wonderful, RubyMay! Thanks for sharing your process too! Beautiful.

Mary-Beth said...

This gorgeous!! I love that image and your details are wonderful!

mixedmediamonday said...

This is a beautiful arch, RubyMay! Very stylish. So glad you came to play on Mixed Media Monday - hope to see lots more of your art! Diane

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous arch and I love the details

purplepaint said...

Oh this is so cool!!!!! Love the thimble! Thanks for your comments on my arch. :) Marva

CreativSpirit said...

Beautiful Arch, goregous work.

Rob

Willy said...

Wonderful arch!

carolann said...

This is absolutely stunning well done xxxxx

Bettie said...

Wonderful Card.

Simple Journeys said...

Ruby May, I absolutely love it! I love all the sewing accessories you attached to the arch! The colors at lovely! Just fantastic al the way around!

Heather Robinson said...

Oh how very sophisticated in every way...the beautiful colour, the image of the woman and all of the wonderful details you've added. Bravo!

Cat said...

What a gorgeous arch! The colours are lovely and the addition of the thimble & needle are perfect.

Dreamer said...

This is lovely. You are very talented. I enjoyed some of your other work also. You do make pretty artwork.

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous arch.

Tami Bayer said...

Such a beautiful design. Love the way you used a pattern piece as your background and the needle and thread are perfect. Your choice of words gave me a giggle.

Kimmie said...

Beautiful arch...I too love all the details! I love how you attached the buttons!

Sandrine said...

Wow stunning arch RubyMay!! I love all the details!! Great job!!

Dawn said...

He He Love it ! Gorgeous image!

Dawn
x

Gaby Bee said...

Your arch is simply wonderful. Love the whole layout. You've done a beautiful job.