Sunday, 25 January 2009

"Winter Sports" for...."Gothic Arch"


I've had a go at something new for this one.
I found a picture and put gesso on it to make it look like snow.
I've chalked the couples clothing to make it stand out a bit.....and I mixed some gesso with powdered chalk and added some touches of colour here and there.
I dont seem to have much craft stuff to do with winter sports but I wanted to join in .....so here it is ....!!!
A big thank-you to "The Graphics Fairy" for the image.

17 comments:

Femmy said...

what a great image!! love your arch!!

herminesplace said...

Great arch, love the image

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent arch...gorgeous!

Faye said...

Beautiful arch, RubyMay. I love the way you put gesso on for the snow. Actually, we used to live on a hill where the kids on the block and I (one of the kids' mother) would sled down like the kids in your scene.

Judy said...

What fun they seem to be having on your gorgeous arch, RubyMay, you created a great snow effect!

KardKrazy said...

Oh, I am so glad you did. It's an excellent image and you've really enhanced your arch with the gesso and coloring. Gorgeous!

voodoo vixen said...

Now, I have used gesso lots but never as a colour on its own, just to be covered by another colour, so you have taught me something again!!

Moira said...

This is great, gesso is just such a good material to work with, love the sense of fun and movement in your card

christine said...

Ohhh Superb! Love this one You are so talented!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

awesome image and background detail. I feel like I am on the sled with them! :)

Karen said...

What a great arch and,oh, I'm so glad you shared your method! I'm definitely going to experiment with gesso and chalk!!!

Maria Matter said...

Oh, this looks great RubyMay!
I really like how the gesso looks like snow, the mixed color adds depth!
Blessings, Maria

you have a lovely blog!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a perfect image. Love what you did with the gesso and chalks- really brings it to life ! :0)))

AliMayes said...

Lovely arch Ruby. I must try some gesso sometime.
Ali xx

Margaret said...

love your arch, they seem to be having a lot of fun! I also realised I don't really have any winter sport supplies, just managed to find two stickers!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow this sure looks like fun. its almost like their going to sled right off the page !! wheeee

Char said...

You arch is lovely. They look like they are haveing a ball.