Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lots of creative time is a good thing :)

I know it's only been 2 days since my last post but there's lots of creativity happening around here :) Once again I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for all your comments on Krystal's art work. It's amazing how supportive my blog friends are... I totally appreciate you all!!! So to say thank you I am putting together a couple of RAK packages... if you'd like one please leave a comment on this post and I'll draw out a couple of names on Friday :)

I'm going to start with something quite different today :) A few days ago while I was blog hopping (as you do LOL) I came across a challenge website on Gothic Arches. The work they showcased really appealed to me so I decided to give it a go myself.... and since I've recently ben doing vintage style it will come as no surprise that I've done my first arch using Vintage :) The theme this week was 'Me and My Doll' and I just happen to have a photo of me (age 2 1/2) with my walkie-talkie doll my great-grandmother gave me... and which I still have... so here is my arch:

I had a huge amount of fun making this and it really is simply 'art for arts sake' :)

Next up is the April ATC swap from the SBO forum. We only had three of us this month so we decided to make two different ATC's each using the theme 'birds'. I've really fallen for Cosmo Cricket paper lately so used it for both of my ATC's... and these are the ones I sent Tim Holtz!!!

The next two ATC's are Nie's... and 'owl be your friend' too Nie :)And here's Tilly's ones... love the 'kiwiness' of this first one!!After doing so many ATC swaps last year I ended up with quite a stack of them and they've been stored in pocket protectors in a bag until now:So out came the Cosmo Cricket paper again and I made me own ATC folder. The flowers are from Prima and the letters are Grungboard... really love that stuff!!!The only problem I found was that my folder is already full so I'm going to make another one!!And here's a photo of what the folder looks like when it's open:So that's all my sharing for now... Dave is calling out because I'm 'supposed' to be helping him make concrete for the posts on the new retaining wall... can't wait until it's done!!! And remember to leave a comment if you'd like to go into the RAK draw :)

16 comments:

  1. Ton arche est très jolie, concernant les atc, bravo pour la couverture de rangement du classeur et j'aime particulièrement celle avec les 2 petits oiseaux coloriés.

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  2. Hope you have got that concrete made and the posts in ...

    Your 'arch' is beautiful, just beautiful and I love your owl ATC. Awesome!

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  3. Oh very nice! And fabulous idea for the ATC - I always wondered what you did with them afterwards ;)

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  4. oh - forgot to say - I really, really like these birdy things happening round the place!

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  5. WOW and again WOW I love your ATC folder it is Awesome and the arch, I love the way it is girly with out being girly (hope this makes sense) and that OWL is seriously cool and i am not a bird person so that is saying something hee hee

    Hope you got your posts sorted okay and that they are level :)

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  6. Oh my gosh, so many stunning pieces. Love them all. Your arch is brilliant.

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  7. Lovely arch, the background is wonderful with all the different textures.

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  8. Wonderful arch. What a darling picture of the girl and her doll.

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  9. Hi Shell, it's me again. I see now that I didn't read well enough. Your doll was given to you by your ggmother! How wonderful to remember her! The picture of you is adorable.

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  10. okay I posted a comment and it went for a hike! hmmmmmm
    anyways i was ohhing and ahhhing over the birds and the owls and the gorgeous work you have been doing lol -well done!

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  11. Beautiful arch, love the pic of you with your doll!

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  12. Now Im not the only NZ 'Gothic Archer', Shell! Beautiful arch, love the lacy touch! You will become addicted like me to the 'arches'! I'm in a rural area of Upper Hutt. Where in Rotorua are you?
    You've got lots of gorgeous creations on your blog, too!
    Judy

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  13. Hi new commenter have looked at your blog a few times . I really love how your daughter has decorated her bedroom and that artwork is gorgeous. Your ATC folder is awesome - grungeboard is great. Love the arch as well.

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