Saturday, January 05, 2008

Kicking off, suprisingly, with an arch.

First post of the year. Happy New Year all...

Have been really busy with real life and looking forward to mid week next week when both the boys are back at school and we can get into some routine, so blog posts have been few. Have been creating behind the scenes but cant show those just yet, so I thought I'd see what this weeks Wednesday Stamper was.

Arches arent usually my thing as I feel recently they've been a little over worked since being first highlighted by the very inspirational mixed media artist Beryl Taylor a couple of years ago(which can be seen on the cover of Cloth Paper Scissors (Winter 2005) and in her book 'Mixed Media Explorations', but I thought I'd give the challenge a go.

I used a combination of background stamps, die cuts, spray inks and ribbon. The colour is a little 'out'- its a dark day and avoiding flash glare as well as keeping the colour true is a challenge in its self lol

Thanks for dropping by.


35 comments:

Willy said...

What a wonderful arch Jo, love it!

Em's Blog said...

This is stunning Jo absolutely love it!! :o)

Liesbeth said...

Wow, very wonderful !!

Kaz said...

this is gorgeous, love it, that image is beautiful, she's so pretty. love the black swirly scrolly thing at the left side too. beautiful arch.
off to read up on Beryl taylor.....

Angelina said...

Beautiful!

Patti G. said...

Hi Jo doll, Ohhhhh this is beautiful! I love it!!!!!!!
Wishing you a wonderful New Year and I am happy to drop by to see what you are up to and creating! Just wwwwwonderful as always!
Hugs,Patti

Seona said...

This is stunning Jo - love the way you used the ribbon. Gorgeous colours too! :o)

audrey h. said...

Wow! Jo, this is gorgeous and that trim is stunning.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is STUNNING. Very lovely.

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous!!

Silvia said...

Really a fantastic arch. Love the black swirl and the gold ribbon.

Andrea, said...

Stunning arch, love all the different elements

Paula said...

Very pretty arch.
I love to look at otehrs but Im not sure if I'll make many as I found mine fiddly!

Barbara said...

wonderful arch.

Sanja said...

amazing arch,Jo!!:-)

joanne wardle said...

Jo, it's beautiful!! I love the detail around the edges.

and I know what you mean about the photos at this time of year. takes longer to photograph the pieces than make them sometimes.

DymphieM said...

Wow gorgeous work! Love the lace ribbon edge.
Happy new Year!

IsaNorris said...

lovely arch Jo !! and Happy New year to you too ..
as for arches, I'm sure we could go back to roman or greek times and find out who started them off LOLOL;
anyway emailing you now
hoping to see you soon
isa xxx

Gillian said...

Fabulous arch Jo, so much detail to take in, love the way you have used the ribbon on the border, and the background work is awesome . off to read up on Beryl Taylor :)

Vickie said...

Love the arch and the trim. I especially like the colors.

Carrie said...

I love this Jo - you have something special when you create, your work is always amazing.

Debby said...

Gorgeous arch JO.
Debby

Dani D said...

soooo beautiful - love it

Audrey said...

I love it Jo - its just so pretty.

tina's space said...

great start to the new year. love the bold colors.

deb said...

Gorgeous arch Jo, love the trim you've used and the background is stunning.

Sija said...

Gorgeous Jo! Happy new year to you too!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Splendid arch!

Kaz said...

Jo You Make My Day :))

(details on my blog. lol)

Em's Blog said...

Yep.. what she said :o)

sorry for being a copycat rofl

Zuzu's Blog said...

Gorgeous Arch as ever Jo

Viola said...

Gorgeous arch, Jo!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

so gorgeous and lovely! Happy 2008 to you!

My Treasure Barn said...

Found your blog through Vickie at Whispers of Inspiration.
This arch is beautiful! What a wonderful idea. Can't wait to try it.
Patti

Jeannene said...

I really love your work. I got your link though Vickie at Whispers of Inspiration. She is my friend and is doing a swap for Valentines day. I have been swayed into participating and I am really getting excited about it. Your type of Mixed media work is lovely and is my taste. I hope to get more involved in this. (I have never done this before.)

How do you and Vickie make the Arch? And make so glossy and smooth looking after putting your image on.

Feel free to email me back. I would love for you to come and visit me too.

Jeannene
(Love Conquers All)