Sunday, 18 January 2009

Gothic Arches "Gypsies"


The theme at GA is "Gypsies". I think we actually should call them Romanies as the word Gypsies is not truly politically correct.... Anyway, I experimented with my background paper, first I used an altered background from Shabby Cottage Studio, I added colour with various inks, overstamped and added the image, I then scanned that, opened it in photoshop and added some digital stamps/brushes (something I just learned in Gail's workshop). I then printed the image, added more colour and "real" stamping and some embellishments and finally mounted it on a piece of card which was embossed with the cuttlebug script folder.

19 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

So brilliant arch. Love the design. Fantastic work.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous arch

indybev said...

WOW! A lot of work went into this gorgeous piece. It's lovely.

vintage wil said...

Wow astrid gorgeous arch!!!

Kris Dickinson said...

Gorgeous arch!

Moira said...

Fabulous arch so much depth and detail, really lovely

Ginger said...

Gorgeous arch and lot of technigue great job!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love the image and vintage background! soooo beautiful!

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Janny said...

Great Arch, beautiful colours!

Sarah said...

It looks like you are a quick learner using photoshop...with beautiful results!

Lynifyni said...

Nicely done!! Lynn F.

Lynn Stevens said...

Great arch,wish I had photoshop!!

Faye said...

Your tantalizing description of your technique enticed me to open up your enlargement. Wow, what a lot of detail work. This is so beautiful. The script cuttlebug background folder was a new one to me. Love you piece. And yes, I wondered about the term gypsies, too, but that is a word, like many now unPC, that I grew up with.

Willy said...

Beautiful gypsy arch, Astrid!

Ozstuff said...

Astrid, I have just been blown away by your beautiful turquoise postcard and now I am looking at your arch which is just perfect. Everything about it.
I agree with you regarding the word "gypsy" as opposed to "Romany". Gypsy has become a derogatory term to mean anyone who doesn't fit into normal society and, as we know, the Romanies have a long history and a culture which is rich and productive.

Viola said...

Wunderschöner Bogen, Astrid! Liebe Grüße! :o)

Viv's Visuals said...

beautful arch Astrid.

Laura B said...

This is beautiful! I am reading "Witch of Portabello" just now by Paulo Coelho at the moment and this looks just like how I imagine Athena's mother to look :)

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