Friday, 26 November 2010

distress ink gothic arch

Hi everyone, hope you are not too cold! It is snowing on and off at the moment here. Insided crafting is the best place to be :)
I had this sudden urge to make a gothic arch (haven't made one before, but love the shape)
The doors on the front are made using the double distress method from Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities. I am entering this into the Studio L3 Double distress Challenge no #23. The colours I used are Barn Door and Walnut Stain.

the background on the inside is barn door and perfect pearls gold sprayed onto baking parchment and the card smooshed around on it. It has a nice shimmery effect. I stamped and embossed the dragon in copper and painted peeled paint distress ink on the body.
I masked the dragon and stamped the windows behind, masked them and stamped another window at the top. I used watercolour pencils to colour them. Oh, the wings of the dragon are embossed with holographic powder.

The hinges I cut with my NEW cricut machine. It doesn't just cut cutesy animals but a lot more!!
These I embossed with a cuttlebug halloween folder, just as the doors. an old beady earring completes the door.
I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show your distress inks
and also Fab and funky challenge - go with the flow.
and Paper Cutz challenge anything goes
Thanks for looking and all your lovely comments :)
Jolanda x


  1. Lovely Gothic Arch Jolanda and love your hinges. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

  2. awesome! thanks for sharing this with us at papercutz :) shelly

  3. This is a fab project very gothic arch and very beautiful. nice work
    hugs June

  4. Great project! you did a fabulous job with the double distress and the colours look just great for a gothic arch.

  5. Gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

  6. Love the technique you used on this! Thanks for playing along with Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

  7. Looks like you are mastering your Cricut already! I love mine. Great detail work. Thanks for sharing with PCC

  8. wow, what an innovative use of this technique. Love the hinges!

  9. What an amazing project! The embossing makes the arch so rich looking ... very Gothic! Great work, Jolanda!

  10. Really fantastic arch, it looks wonderful.
    Sue x
    PS. like the blog design.

  11. OH my god! i love gothic arches too! This one is so beautiful!

  12. This is such a beautiful piece. Love all the details and layers! Wow!

  13. Such a cute card thanks for sharing!!

  14. Jolanda, your double distressed gothic arch is brilliant! What a fantastic use of this technique- it truly looks vintage. The gold embossing is a great contrast to the aged-looking doors, and those hinges are SO cool!

    This is really clever and beautiful!