Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gothic Arches

Wow, did I have fun making this today. I went to see what Gingersnap Creations Challenge was this week. They are a very Arty bunch of gals over there, so I wasn't sure if I could measure up, but after I looked at some free clip art, I picked the main image.
Before I start sharing how I did this I want to leave you a link to Netty's Craftings. Annette always comes and leaves me encouraging and admiring comments even though our styles are quite different. She says she loves to take old cereal boxes and jazz them up. Usually, when I look at an old cereal box that's exactly what it looks like to me, but she has inspired me to stretch my wings and I think today I have created something very arty from an old cereal box, that I hope will make her proud of a long distance student.
I printed the picture on copy paper, wadded it up before it was dry to get lots of crinkles, cut the middle piece to fit the arch exactly, the two sides were a little thin, glued them  to the 2 1/2" X 4 1/4" arches made from the cereal box cardboard, smeared broken china distress crackle paint all over the edges. I let that dry, I only got tiny crackles, so I'm going to have to practice, but it was o.k. for this project. Sponged black ink all around the edges and on the crackle paint, Stamped the flourishes and bats in black, stamped the skull and Spooky on Tempting Turquoise with black ink and cut out, raised them on pop dots, attached the hinges, and gave the whole thing a couple of sprays with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch.
Hop over to Gingersnap Creations for some wonderful inspiration and stretch your wings.
I'm also entering this in the Creative Inspirations challenge: Spooky--I think it kind of fits the theme.
2 Challenges:
Supplies: Cereal Box, Papers: Free Clip Art image, Stampin Up-Tempting Turquoise, Stamp: Little Yellow Bicycle-Frightful Collection, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint-broken china, CTMH black hinges, Stampin Up-Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, pop dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 


Sandy Ang said...

What an artistic creation !

Netty said...

How brilliant Beverly......Cereal boxes have never looked this good. This is totally fabulous. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Monika Reeck said...

oh woow this is terrific dear..woow...nice creation and the colors is so fit to this creation...hugs

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!! This is amazing. I absolutely LOVE it!!! I really like the way you did the background with the trees and ruins and graveyard. The blue is wonderful too. Great work - you inspired me! I have to do a spooky creation and have been struggling with ideas all week, but this has got the wheels turning again.

NGCARDS said...

Oh this is wonderful! Thanks for joining in with us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

SmilynStef said...

What a magical cereal box transformation ... love all of the layers of stamping and those cool hinges ... thanks for celebrating Goth-tober with us at Gingersnap Creations.

PetraB said...

An absolutely amazing and fabulous transformation. Never thought that cereal boxes could look so stunning! Thanks for joining the Gingersnap Creations challenge.

Kris Dickinson said...

A spectacular piece! BRAVO! ~Kris

Cassie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!
I love the blue color. Amazing work!!