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:

  1. So brilliant arch. Love the design. Fantastic work.

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

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  3. Fabulous arch so much depth and detail, really lovely

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  4. Gorgeous arch and lot of technigue great job!

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  5. love the image and vintage background! soooo beautiful!

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  6. Great Arch, beautiful colours!

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

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  8. Great arch,wish I had photoshop!!

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  9. 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.

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  10. Beautiful gypsy arch, Astrid!

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  11. 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.

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  12. Wunderschöner Bogen, Astrid! Liebe Grüße! :o)

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  13. 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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