Monday, November 2, 2009

Challenges...

I did this for two challenges. Over at Gothic Arches, we were challenged to use a piece of Lord Frederick Leighton's art, and at Created by Hand, the challenge theme is "Times gone by." These gothic arch windows remind me of the beautiful architecture we saw when we visited Italy last month. I digitally superimposed part of one of his paintings on the centre window, added some beads and glitz, and used a sentiment stamp and the corner checked design stamp from Quietfire Design.


Over at Project Tuesday, the challenge is to create a triangle box. Mine uses stamps from Heather's Stamping haven in Ottawa, Ontario. These are such fun little boxes for party and wedding favours! I stamped and gold embossed the background on SU cardstock, and the rose on vellum, then mounted that on cardstock and pop-dotted it as shown.



Over at Tag Tuesday, Louise has challenged us to create a tag with NO PAPER! Well, this one sure had me scratching my head! (lol) However, she did permit us to use cardboard...just no paper. So I cut apart a cereal box, glued tinfoil over that, let it dry, embossed it in my 'bug, painted it with white gesso, rubbed that off to distress it, then added a metal Creative Imaginations flower and a piece of ribbon. Here's the tag, and then I uploaded a photo of the tag made into a card with an Impression Obsessions sentiment stamp. THANKS Louise, what a fun challenge!




Thanks for stopping by today...I'll stop by your place too if there's a link! ;)

29 comments:

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Deborah
I am in awe...this is soooo gorgeous and creative...love the triple arch effect and the wonderful 3-D the card has. beautiful!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi Deborah...you certainly created a beautiful art piece for this theme...excellent..love the triple arch. Gorgeous.

Kersten said...

This just pops! :) Stunning work!

Yogi said...

very nice

Lori Saul said...

Wonderfully creative- the triple arch is so special with this image- beautifully done!

peggy gatto said...

What a creative piece, I love the image you chose!

Yvonne said...

Not one, but three arches! This is beautiful, Deborah.

Amy said...

I love the 3D effect and glitter's and pearl's..your piece is gorgeous

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful and so clever to think of the arches as windows.

Femmy said...

fabulous arch!!

Athena said...

This is such a wonderful arch and very original.

My Little Space said...

Deborah, this is a fantastic idea for a favour box, love it !! Glad you enjoyed the challenge this week.

Mandy

Jean said...

Deborah, I love everything about your beautiful arch. I especially love the bling.

Hermine said...

Beautiful artwork

Sarah said...

The technique you used on your tag looks great. Nicely done!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great thinking, very cool tag!

Robin said...

Fabulous tag!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Ah, aluminum foil! A very creative substitute for background paper. Love it...and love your tag!

Char said...

Fabulous tag. Blue is perfect with the silver.

Lynn said...

Amazing work Deborah, what a most beautiful card with the arches. I am just loving your triangle gift box too, you are so clever :)

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful projects and cards Deborah, you have been busy creating! What a gorgeous triangle box, the silver background and added pearls are stunning!

Thanks for playing along with us over at Stamps and Smiles! Hugs, Jennifer :)

Mrs B said...

Just beautiful! Your box is so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Project Tuesday this week!
CindyB

Paula -Teaberry Cottage said...

I love your creativity!

Kris Dickinson said...

Such beautiful art!

Carol said...

Gorgeous Tag
TFS

Rose said...

all are so beautiful. your triangle box is awesome! and i never thought of embossing foil, thanks :0) thanks for joining us on project tuesday.
rose nov GD

ScrappyPam said...

Wonderful projects! I love what you did with the foil on your tag!

JeanFB said...

I came by for Tag Tuesday, but I love everything on your post! Very inspiring and lovely!

Lottie said...

What a lovely selection of art - very creative