Sunday, January 17, 2010

Gothic Arch Callenge~ Shabby Chic

This weeks Gothic Arch Challenge is Shabby Chic...weathered, pale pastels, romance, and florals! I painted my arch to give it a bit of a weathered look with a pale pastel blue Dauber. Used a doily for a stencil and used a white dauber for that. Sprayed Tattered Angels iridescent gold. Stamped a Tim Holts flourish to the one side. I edged the arch with a silver metallic marker. Put silver decorative stickers around the edge. Stamped and cut out the saying then backed it with black paper. Popped up the dreamy image of the lady. Finished it off with rhinestones, flowers and pearls.

34 comments:

Becca Holso said...

Bea-u-ti-ful!!

Sue Abbott said...

This is so lovely, and you have given the definition of shabby chic. I always get it confused with vintage! x

Jeanette said...

Beautiful and very chic shabby chic.
Love it.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh this is brilliant! I love the wonderful elements you combined and gorgeous image! beautiful arch! :)

ScrappySuzanne said...

Only one word to describe this arch - STUNNING!

Rosie said...

What I like most about this is how you've used those pearls on nylon - gorgeous effect! I had to enlarge the pic ro see the painted background (I love bg's!!). Great job!

Martina2801 said...

Elegant and chic arch, Terri! Looks great.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

This really is stunning, Terri. I especially love that spray of pearls going off your arch. So many gorgeous details here.

Ellen said...

gorgeous, so this is it?
Love the pearly bit and the subtle background

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous! Awesome details!
I Love that image and have used it myself a few times.

Kelly said...

gorgeous! love those flowers and beaded sprigs!

beedeebabee♥ said...

This is perfectly beautiful, Terri! I love it all! ;) Paulette

Jeanne said...

oh great details!! this one is awesome!! (like your kitty on your blog page too)

Ginger said...

Love how you have your art,All the added thing brings it to life awesome shabby chic.

Evelyn S. said...

She is so romantic....beautiful...with all the wonderful embellishments! I'm glad I found your blog!

Jan said...

BRAVO.......the whole piece is just amazingly beautiful!

Yvonne said...

G O R G E O U S!!

Terri said...

I can't seem to leave a comment on your blog. I think it is the playlist that has slowed up my attempts. Anyhow, your arch is gorgeous and I'm sorry everyone can't see that I agree with them all. Beautiful work.

Faye,

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There you go Faye, Thanks for your kind words

Elaine. said...

Stunning!
Enough said.
Simply Stunning.
Elaine

purplepaint said...

Oh this is fabulous!!! Love the spray of pearls! beautiful image and details!

Lynifyni said...

What a spectacularly gorgeous arch! Great representation of Shabby Chic! LynnF

ANULAL said...

This is superb. I loved it.

lena said...

Wow! Very nice and romantic.

Basement gal said...

So so pretty and chic.

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Incredibly beautiful! I especially love all the tiny details. You do such lovely work! xo

Heather Robinson said...

Wow, wow, wow, Terri. This is stunning! Love the gorgeous details that just make the piece "pop".

Effie said...

Very, very pretty!... lovely stuff.

Michelle said...

Lovely arch.

GWENDOLYN said...

This is so gorgeous , I can't wait to see how my Audrey turns out!
Blessings!
Gwen

Mary-Beth said...

Terri, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments, I absolutely appreciate them!
I love your arch!! All the lovely flowers, the black accents, the gorgeous image .. beautiful!

Shawn Caro said...

Beautiful--This is so very romantic. I love the quote you used.

Pretty Things said...

AWESOME! I love the pearly feathery bit! Sooooo creative!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Positively stunning arch along with the perfect quote!!!
oxo

Terri said...

Terri, This is such a beautiful arch! I love everything about it!