Sunday, November 16, 2008

Daring Cardmakers, Gothic Arch, & Technique Saturday Challenges


The Gothic Arch challenge this week is to use silhouettes, and the Saturday's workout challenge is to use the thread technique, and the Daring Cardmakers are using birds as their theme. The crow stamp is from Quietfire Design, the sentiment stamp is Hero Arts. I've never done the thread technique before. It was so simple! I cut the arch, stamped the image and the sentiment, then just wrapped the thread around a part of the arch, then brayered over the whole card with "Old Paper" distress ink. Then I sponged some "Vintage Photo" ink around the edges. Have a look at all the entries on these fun challenge blogs...some great inspiration there!

Thank you for stopping by today. :)

40 comments:

Jennifer said...

Ohhhh Deborah! This is gorgeous. Now, tell me more about the thread technique. I'm loving this Gothic arch and I'd love to know more about how you did this.

GORGEOUS work as always, m'dear!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Deb this is awesome.
So wonderful arch. Love them.

Thanks Deb for this great entry to SaWo.

Godelieve said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love your color scheme. Great crow stamp!

christine said...

Wonderful Arch Deborah.

Moira said...

Lovely elegant arch

Saila said...

Lovely arch!

joanne wardle said...

gorgeous arch, love the simplicity.
isn't that thread technique just fab!

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous!!!!

Seona said...

I adore this - it is so full of impact - absolutely gorgeous!

vintage wil said...

wow Deborah what a beauty, great image !!!

Femmy said...

Beautiful arch!!!

Virginia said...

Beautiful arch.

Lythan said...

this is an amazing card. I love the arch detail

Bettie said...

Wonderful arch

Willy said...

What a beauty!

Kreativgeschwafel said...

really wonderful!

Faye said...

Wow, you did a 3 in 1 entry! And it is so lovely, too. I love the way your string technique turned out. Beautiful shaped arch.

Terrie B x said...

Ohhh is just `beautiful`:)~X~

Ginger said...

wow deborah amazing arch loved your bird such a clean feel to it.
Great technique!

KardKrazy said...

What a great combination of challenges. Your arch has a uniquely gorgeous effect!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, this is stunning, love it!

Quietfire Style said...

I just love this!!! Love the Arch! This is one happy crow!

Kelly said...

beautiful arch! great crow image!

Wanda H said...

Wonderful arch, Deborah!!

Anneke said...

a very elegant arch

Kris Dickinson said...

LOVE this! What a great image!

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful! That thread tech is pretty dang cool!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Terrific Arch, gorgeous silhouette!

indybev said...

Thanks for sharing the process for your unusual background. It's a great arch!

Ozstuff said...

Fantastic arch. I love the sepia touch you have given your silhouette crow. Artistry in action. (I may live just about as far away as one can be from Nova Scotia but I have been a tourist there and thought it beautiful and unspoiled. Lucky you to live in such a place).

Suze said...

Terrific Arch, gorgeous silhouette!

Chriss Rollins said...

Your Arch is gorgeous the simplicity of it... less is more.

I have seen a lot on my travels today including the tread technique I really love it and will try it tonight before bed.

thank you for joining in this weeks challenge.
chriss x

Kathy said...

That stamp is just beautiful - thanks so much for sharing this with The Daring Cardmakers

Jaqi said...

Fab, I love the shape of your arch, JAQI

purplepaint said...

Oh this is cool! Love your thread technique and your bird!

Jacqueline said...

Love your distressing around the edges of this fab arch! Cool!

Anesha said...

this is so striking! Love it.

Susan (Sue H) said...

Oh wow, this is so unusual.
Really beautiful.

Mary-Beth said...

This is wonderful Deborah! Love that you got 3 challenges in 1. Very clever!!

stamp and scrape said...

Simply stunning, and stunningly simple!
Ros