Thursday, August 23, 2007

Luggage + Arch = fun!

Nancy talked me into making some gothic arch panels the other day and I am glad I did! Wednesday Stamper's (still on summer schedule) theme is "stitching". I am not happy with the thread tension here...I think the Carry-On may have found some new buttons to play with when I wasn't looking....

I used Golden fluid arcylics...with a few interference colors as well as some iridescent colors. This is layer upon layer of paint. I was not happy with the first few layers, so I layered and layered...watered down, wiped and painted my way to these end products.



And now a moment to thank all of my 'regulars': Thank you, regulars (and brand new friends!)!! I am blown away by the number of hits and comments I am getting during my art journey. Thank you so much! It really means a lot to me. I hope you come back tomorrow too!

(tree image: justjohanna rubber stamps)

20 comments:

Debbie said...

That arch is very cool. I love everything you do. Well, except for that clicking noise.....

stamp and scrape said...

What fantastic backgrounds! Just right to set off the art work.
Ros

Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh Julie this is just lovely.
I love the pattern background, your stitching and quote. You make BEAUTIFUL gothic arches ! how did you like the result?

Kelly said...

fantastic!

Kim said...

Super cool Arches! Have not tried my hand at arches yet!

Hermine said...

Looks great.

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

I love your arch Julie!

Hazel said...

Lovely backgrounds. And I like the arch shape too, it suits the style of background and the stamping.

Godelieve said...

Stunning arch! I love all your wise words on your art Julie! Your backgrounds are amazing, fabulous layers!!

Viola said...

Very, very beautiful again!!

Jennifer said...

The background is fantastic! WOWZA! I'm working on my 1st Gothic Arch right now and after seeing yours...hmmmm...well...maybe I should go back to the drawing board. This is great!

Neda said...

Thanks for the demo, do you mind telling us the dimensions?
PS. I like the tension

zorana said...

I love your arches! The finished one is amazing and the backgrounds are a joy to look and explore all the colors and shapes they created.

Heather Grow said...

Julie, you are the background queen. Love them!

Sija said...

Gorgeous! fab card.

Tami said...

Who is the show-off now? Amazing backgrounds.

Emilia said...

This so wonderful! I love the background, the stitching AND the sentiment! It is encouraging!

Cathrine StClair said...

Those are just beautiful backgrounds!

DymphieM said...

Gorgeous arches! Love the shimmery colours you used.

joanne wardle said...

great arch