Rule Britannia!

At Layers of Color, Laura asked us to make a piece of art incorporating our country’s flag, while Gothic Arches challenge was about ‘Patriotism’. So I got out some red, white and blue elements for the good old Union Jack and set about making a stitched Gothic Arch:

There are lots of symbols in this piece, including the trimmed tassel from an old handbag, which I trimmed to curve with the arch… I thought it looked rather like a Busby (the Guards’ hats). I think I had SMWS (sewing machine withdrawal symptoms!), seeing as I’ve had my head stuck in my accounts this week. That plus the torrential rain we’ve had, certainly put a damper on this week.

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  1. Marvelous entry, Rosie! I love the multiple layers of mixed media. A wonderful addition to the Flags Gallery!

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  2. nice one rosie – i have joined in with this challenge too!! 🙂

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  3. Stunning rosie. This is amazing. Love all the stamps and the clever use of the ribbons

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  4. carolann

     /  July 11, 2008

    Fantastic work Rosie it is fab hun xxxx

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  5. this is a wonderful arch!

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  6. Great way to incorporate two challenges. Love your arch!

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  7. Very, very beautiful. I know what you mean about missing the sewing machine – just the sound of mine is a comfort.

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  8. love the composition of your arch! fantastic!

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