Sunday, 19 April 2009

Home is Where The Heart Is


Created for the Gothic Arch Challenge. I started by sponging distress inks onto the card stock (Vintage Photo & Faded Jeans) using a piece of cut n dry and dragging the ink vertically and horizonally. Next I stamped the house image and added some gesso around it. I added more Distress inks over this, then stamped scratches in Vintage Photo, and speckles in black. The borders are German scrap coloured with acrylic paint in Burnt Sienna & Expresso to give a rusted appearance. I did the same with the Grungeboard letter, key and keyhole, though these were painted first with gold before adding the brown colours.

22 comments:

Femmy said...

fabulous arch!! love the background!!

Judy said...

Fantastic arch, Rachel, amazing background!
judyNZ

Susie Dally said...

Wonderful arch! Love the rusty touches

hastingshall2 said...

Fantastic background, Rachel. And the German scrap gives it just the right touch.
Faye

Saila said...

Wonderful!

Martina2801 said...

Wow - what a great arch.
It looks so old and rusty !!!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Rachel, this is fantastic! (It's exactly how I wanted mine to look....lol!)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous, as always! Great arch, Rachel!

Ozstuff said...

What a beautiful arch. I love all the muted colours. Perfection.

Lynifyni said...

Stunning! The colors are perfect...it's just an amazing piece of art! Bravo! Lynn F.

Aileen said...

Fabulous arch, love the techniques and stamp image you used, great background you created!
Thanks for participating!
Aileen~

vintage wil said...

Fantastic arch !great background!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous arch Rachel, love the colours and the whole lay out!

Lynn said...

What can I say Rachel, your work is always, always Amazing !!!!!

You have always been so helpful and inspiring to me, so I am presenting you with an award today. Please come to my blog and pick it up :)
Lynn

Kersten said...

Gorgeous arch, Rachel!

Kris Dickinson said...

This is fantastic!

Basement gal said...

What a gorgeous stamp. Beautiful arch.

Kelly said...

great arch! love the stamps!

AliMayes said...

Great take on the theme. I love the rusty bits - I must try that sometime.
Ali xx

Taluula said...

Wonderful take on the challenge.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Wonderful arch Rachel, Love it!

lilibulle said...

Rachel!!!! your house -arch is amazing, so beautiful colors!! wowowowow