Gothic Arches

Yep, they’re back with Happy New Year as the first theme for 2009. Here’s my contribution:


The background is red fibre paper over white card stamped with script. I used black soot distress ink and it smudged delightfully as I applied glue stick to it!! Automatic distressing, I call that! The white lace trim is probably from an old petticoat.

Despite my dislike of peel-offs, I can’t bring myself to throw them away, and a good job too as I needed a little ‘fizz’ to finish this arch off. I used stars and dots in gold for that… I still dislike the fiddly little blighters though!

Thanks for looking! 🙂

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  1. Oh Rosie, this is just wonderful!!! Love that red and just everything, even the peel-offs!!! LOL

    Thank you for playing and a Happy New Year to you!

  2. beautiful arch

  3. hastingshall2

     /  January 5, 2009

    Great arch, Rosie. Really pretty.

  4. This is gorgeous! What a perfect image. Great job.

  5. Sandy

     /  January 5, 2009

    Oh what a lovely arch.

  6. Wonderful arch Rosie, I like the touch of the stickers too. I used to feel the same way about them, but they’ve come a long way and I like using them now too! Love how you described your naturally smudged border…..I call that a flopportunity…’ll want to try that one again and again!

  7. Very lovely arch!!!

  8. Great arch and great image!

  9. Great New Year arch, Rosie!

  10. So beautiful arch and lovely colors!

  11. simply fantastic!

  12. I love your wonderful reds! What great background paper! And I love the balloons with their strings! –it’s been too long since I have done some serious blog visiting! I’m blaming the nasty cold and flu bugs! I’ve missed LOTS of wonders on your blog, but am in eye-candy heaven right now looking at all the pieces you’ve been creating! Fabulous as always, Rosie!!

  13. Brandy

     /  January 30, 2009

    I love this arch!


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