Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rainbow arch


I made this arch for no particular reason at all. I had this girl stamp (heather) from Inka to use. As she has an umbrella the piece need a rain theme, so I decided to make a rainbow background from distress inks. I did start with a long quote which I liked
"Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colours appear" but it looked cluttered with all that on. So I just went with the single word, and actually I think that says it all.
I chose an arch shape as I wanted it to look like she was standing in front of a window, but also because I'd had an idea. I've been sent lots of lovely arches, 4x4s etc. basically non free-standing pieces and I like to display them, and then I saw a card embellished with a binder clip in a magazine, and I just wondered, if it would be able to support a piece enough to make it free-standing.. and it does!
I have also used Inkas vine background stamp which I have stamped in black and embossed with siler pearl - just to see what happened.

16 comments:

  1. thats awesome, great colors and I love the black outline.

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  2. Most charming piece, and I love reading how you created it. Great rainbow background.

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  3. This is lovely Joanne, the background is gorgeous and really makes the piece.

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  4. Love that composition. Very gentle.

    (I always just atach a triangle of card to backs of arches but using a clip is a clever way of displaying)

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  5. Very clever, Joanne...love your use of Heather in the arch...beautiful!

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  6. love it, love it, love it. sooo cute, and cheery and love it!!!!

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  7. that's gorgeous Joanne. you do find some lovely Inka stamps! i think that was very innovative using the bulldog clip as a stand. you watch - it'll be copied all over the place LOL!

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  8. Beautiful arch Joanne, I especially love your soft BG.

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  9. LOVE this Joanne, this is absolutely one of my fave things you've made ever. the image is just gorgeous. love the rainbow background etc. just love it all. :)

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  10. wonderful arch! lovely background!

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  11. fabulous arch! great colors and image!

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  12. love the background on this.. gorgeous colours!

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  13. This is stunning. The rainbow background really is terrific.

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  14. Incredible colors! and I love the vines! Thanks for sharing the little clip idea too! How fun … I will have to give that a try :)

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!