Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gothic Arches challenge and a finish...I think

I have been following a blog called Gothic Arches Challenge blog for a while and been ooohing and aahhhing over all of the beautiful designs people have come up with using the gothic arch shape. Most of these are cards or tags using beautiful papers and embellishments in single arch or triptych form. Most are small pieces some a bit larger. You are given a prompt or challenge of one word and left to your own devices to come up with something arty. I've been wanting to join in one for a while now but when this weeks challenge word was "Crown" I knew I had the perfect papers and embellishments to meet this challenge.




I hand painted the princess myself and the rest is scrapbooking papers and embellishments, rub ons, beads etc



Kevin made the frame/canvas from old floor boards pulled out of the house and it's quite heavy. I originally had painted an angel on it overlooking the ocean and just never really liked it and wanted to do something else on it for over a year...and it hung and hung on the wall and everytime I walked past it I thought..I really have to paint over it. So I did...all black.. and left it again cause I had no idea what I wanted to paint on it.




So now it is hanging back on the wall in the dining room and I like this picture much better so I think I can say its a finish for Joys Finishing Stitches challenge too although technically it doesn't have any stitches in it. Does it still count?

I'm happy at least it's not ugly anymore :) Now to pull out some more UFO's. PLENTY of those laying about.....

12 comments:

robynart said...

Looks fantastic, I love it!!!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous!

Kaelin said...

This is beautiful! Love your blog & following now.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Shelley,
Wow, Arn't you the clever gal!
This looks fabulous and very creative.
Have a great, warm, creative weekend,
Hugs,
Anna

Dot said...

WOW! Just WOW!
She's beautiful <3

Chuck Workman said...

I like the galloping, knighty, crest thing-a-mah-who at the top. Well done.

teresa said...

ooooohhhh LOVE it Shelley.. You have done an awesome job. She is just beautiful. Well done xx

AngelDoll said...

You truly create the most beautiful things. I also love scrapbooking and must get back to it.

Sea Witch said...

Not only are you a favorite, you are a site I visit often. I think you are the most talented artist and I adore your work. Sea Witch

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, Shelley, this is absolutely beautiful!!! You have so many different talents, but I think this piece of art is my favorite until now. You found a perfect place to hang it in your home.

Joy McD said...

Yes it counts! Well done!!
lv,
Joy

clare's craftroom said...

That is just amazing , I love it !