Sunday, October 19, 2008

paper patchwork


The theme at Gothic Arches is paper patchwork.
I have made this with scraps of blonde moments christmas paper. which I positioned randomly. I painted the joins and the edge with white paint. The Santa collage image didn't really stand out against the background enough, so I masked it and edged it with black ink using a cotton wool ball.
The snowflakes are stamped with acrylic paint.
The collage image, greeting, snowflakes and pine cone stamp are all from Inka.
I have made my arch from a A6 card so that I can use it as a christmas card.

26 comments:

  1. Wow this is really nostalgic.
    Love them.

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  2. A lovely arch and a super Christmas card

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  3. Oh, I love it, Joanne! What a great card.

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  4. What a marvelous idea to create a Christmas card. I love the quilted look that you've created with this marvelous paper.

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  5. What a wonderful idea to use Christmas paper to make Christmas cards! This is beautiful. I'm wondering if I could use last year's cards to make new ones by this method.

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  6. What a beautiful christmas card with patchwork arch just wonderfully done!
    hugs ginger

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  7. What a lovely arch card, Joanne!
    JudyNZ

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  8. love this patchwork arch....a great idea for using any old papers you might have.

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  9. Love the vintage, frosty look of this!

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  10. Oooh, I really like this....great vintage look to it1

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  11. wow Joanne stunning Arch i really like it

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  12. How smart to get a head start on your Christmas cards. This one is lovely.

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  13. This is so beautiful!!! I just love it!
    Lynn F.

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  14. Oh this is awesome! Love the white paint! Great addition, gives it a very wintery feel!

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