Gothic Arch “Children”

This arch combines a number of challenges.

At the Yahoo-group “Creatief met stempels“, Christine challenged us to use the “Broken glass technique”. This involves inking your complete image with versamark,  sprinkling ultra thick embossing powder over it (I actually used normal clear embossing powder) and heating it up. After repeating this process at least 3 times, you put your embossed image in the freezer for a few minutes. Then you take it out again and make cracks in the embossed image. You finish by inking up the cracks with a contrasting colour of ink.

I used this technique for the girl on my gothic arch, for Sarah over at Inkurable Stampers wanted to see arches featuring children.

Theme Thursday wanted to see vintage projects, so I created a vintage background with Brown Glimmer Mist, gold Smooch and copper Paint Dabbers. I stamped a Prima marketing Damask in frosty white on the background and heat embossed an Oxford Impressions lace stamp in gold and also heat embossed the edges of my arch in gold. I also added a vintage frame to my broken glass girl.

This picture gives a better view of the sparkle in the background

Stamps used

Girl: Scrolls Work
Frame: Stampfrancisco
Lace: Oxford Impressions
Damask: Prima Marketing
Memories: Darkroom Door

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7 comments on “Gothic Arch “Children”

  1. Lori Saul says:

    A beautiful gothic arch with wonderful vintage elements!

  2. Kelly says:

    beautiful arch! love the look of the new technique!

  3. Sandy says:

    Wow this is stunning.
    Fantastic design.

  4. Bev says:

    What a beautiful end result! A lovely vintage look.

  5. shirley henry says:

    I just hopped over from Inkurable Stampers.
    Love your arch. Was wondering if you stamped the girl on vellum or white card?Also how did you color the girl.
    Have a great day!

  6. lottie says:

    This is absolutely amazing. The image is just adorable and you techniques are just perfect. It truly looks vintage and the cracked glass effect adds to it. I love the way you have stamped the background too.

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