Sunday, September 16, 2007

Strive for Gold

This weeks Gothic Arches challenge is GOLD.

My youngest son started school for the first time last week and came home with a gold sticker on his uniform awarded to him for 'having fun' :0), so with that inspirational thought my very first contribution to the arches group is school based. 'Strive for Gold'. The metal embellishment is a paper clip (on the left) and the gold stars are German scrap.

*edit to say the main stamp is by Queen's Dresser Drawers, the clock by B LineDesigns.



And a shot to show the gold



And as I couldnt resist, heres a couple of photos - all ready on his first morning posing his various poses in his uniform as only 4 year olds can, lol.




And my fave, heehee


Thankyou, as always, for looking and taking time to visit. :0)

52 comments:

Greensleeves said...

awww Kane looks so grown up... Love the school arch, beautiful colour scheme, and a great image.

Em's Blog said...

Fab as always Jo and how cute does Kane look!!!! :o)

Nellie said...

Gorgeous contribution Jo!

Angelina said...

Stunning Arch!! Love it. Is the stamp made from a image of your son? Cute kid!!

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous and what a handsome boy!!

Kaz said...

aaaawwwwww Kane is so cute, like his dad!! and the arch is FAB obviously lol

love it, the gold is fab and the stamp does look like Kane.

Paula W said...

Bless him hasnt he grown!
Love your arch but then again I love anything you create.

pat said...

Great arch and a very tiny and nice boy!!
pat

Seona said...

He's adorable!!!!! and the stamp does just look as though you have had one meade of Kane! Great Arch - the gold is fab!

Carrie said...

Great arch Jo - love your background and your embossing. Kane looks very cute too. xx

Gillian said...

Love the shading of the boy stamp, great embossing too, lol @ Kane posing lol:)

Barbara said...

Such a sweet story behind this and so glad you honored him with an arch this week. Congrats to him on having fun. Lovely piece as aways from you.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your arch is so gorgeous! I love when something in my life inspires me and your son certainly did this piece. what a cutie he is! :)

KardKrazy said...

Gorgeous arch -- love the embossing.

Once Upon a Cottage said...

Lovely! I enjoy how you interpreted the theme. Watch out! Making these Gothic Arches is ADDICTING!

gaby said...

Great work and great use of the stamp!

deb said...

Love this arch Jo.

Very cool photos too, lol.

stamp and scrape said...

Gorgeous work - love that clock superimposed on the image.
Ros

Penny said...

I love the big gold clock right over the little boy.Fabulous!x

Audrey said...

Love your arch!

Rein said...

This is beautiful!!
Fab arch!

Francoise said...

beautiful gothic arch ! I love it very much

Sheri said...

great embossing! beautiful!

Tova said...

So beautiful ! I love it ! Great work with embossing !

paru's_circle said...

great pose!lovely arch!

paru's_circle said...

great pose!lovely arch!

paru's_circle said...

great pose!lovely arch!

isa.norris said...

bless him !! how does he like school ?? Melissa started this morning ...
oh, and great arch too btw .. ;-)
isa

audrey h. said...

This is gorgeous and i love all that gold embossing. And i get to see those cutie patootie pics again of him. He is just too adorable. Sending hugs so that he feels better soon.

Lisa Renéa said...

Gorgeous arch! Love the colors and theme. Your son is just adorable!

Linda M said...

Well, your son is a wonderful inspiration. He is so cute! Glad he has such a nice school to award him for having fun!

Your arch is just as wonderful as your inspiration.

Debbi Baker said...

Oh your son is so cute! Love your arch - great take on the theme,

c said...

Beautyful!

cécile said...

Waow!!!!
so beautiful!

Lana said...

Love this Jo! Doesn't the QDD stamp look so like Kane?!!! Uncanny!

Judy said...

How cute is your little one!
The stamped image looks remarkably like him - the piece is gorgeous - love the embossed gold too. Yum.

DymphieM said...

Gorgeous arch Jo! It's so fun to use a stamp that looks like your son. He's such a handsom young man :) Good luck at school.

Heather Robinson said...

Now that's a confident looking little guy! What better than getting a star for having fun! Great arch piece....obviously also a guy who likes to have a bit of fun.

Godelieve said...

Fabulous Arch! The last photo made me laugh out loud! What a fun little guy!

Sandra Evertson said...

Love this piece, and the stamp image really does look like your son!
Sandra Evertson

Debbie said...

wow - the stamped image looks so much like Kane!!! He is a little cutie - playing up to the camera... the arch is fantastic as always

Debbie said...

wow - the stamped image looks so much like Kane!!! He is a little cutie - playing up to the camera... the arch is fantastic as always

Debbie said...

sorry I said that twice - blogger seemed to have a glitch... ghosts in the machine ya know? :)

joanne wardle said...

bless, bless, bless! what a cutie! and what a great way to be inspired for your arch, which is fantastic (of course)

Paula said...

Fab photos, doesn't he look happy.

Very beautiful arch, I simply love that gold clock section.x

Sharon said...

What a handsome young man you have there, Jo. :D Kane is growing up fast!

Love your gothic arch ... the gold embossing is wonderful, as is the image. :)

tchou said...

i love it verry much!!! so beautiful!! great work!

Roben-Marie said...

Oh, My! He is soooo very precious!!! RM

Roben-Marie said...

Maija,

What a lovely idea! I am so glad that you are doing well! I must also say that in the short time since AU, you are looking even more beautiful! I can really see it in your face! You are doing so well and I am very excited for you! Stay focused, my friend!!! Cheers, RM :)

Ticia said...

great arch and the gold is a really awesome touch. You little boy is adorable ! I remember when mine was that little!

Sija said...

It's gorgeous Jo! Love all of it as ever.

Viola said...

Fantastic arch!