Sunday, 2 March 2008

Gothic Arches ~ Using Trash


Well, this made me think and also have a quick look through my bin! I've used 'trash' to make my background rather than adding elements using 'trash'. firstly, i painted the background, then used a yoghurt pot to stamp in paint, then a piece of bread roll, then added the images and used an old used teabag to stain the whole thing and finally using an old net for putting washing tablets into, i did the 'punchinella' type bits on it. (i used so much tea on it, the piece is all crinkled!)

32 comments:

carylsrealm said...

Whoohoo! Love your arch!

Lottie said...

Lovely work Mandy and adore the arch shape

cmoh said...

Oh this is absolutely fantastic...it dosn't look like you used trash at all, then again I think that is the point. Wow!

friedaquilter said...

I'm so impressed with what you've made with your trash, Manda. The arch looks lovely! I'm still looking for inspiration in my trash!!

Femmy said...

this is sooo beautiful!!! love your take on the theme!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is really trash. Great work. Love it.

Donna said...

Still chuckling over the fact that part of a bread roll was used to make this but the result whatever you used is great.

Trudie said...

Whow..this is gorgeous...really beautiful!!

Rosie said...

I laughed when I read the bit about tea and bread Mandy!! I didn't go quite that far, but you've made a super job of you arch! :D

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

This is so cleverly done, it's just great!

DymphieM said...

Wonderful, love the shape of your arch.

herminesplace said...

Great idea. Beautiful

LazyKay said...

Excellent idea using 'trash' textures for inking up and I love the crinkled by tea effect too, deliberate or otherwise.

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Kris Dickinson said...

What a lovely arch!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

You created a beautiful arch using all your 'trashy' techniques!! Awesome...love it!

Karen Owen said...

So beautiful and very vintage looking!

Klaartje said...

Beautiful Mandy!

Janny said...

Loveley mandy!

Judy said...

Enjoyed reading about how you made your fantastic arch, Mandy!
Judy NZ

KardKrazy said...

All I can say I WOW! Amazing arch!

Tami Bayer said...

Absolutely amazing piece. Thanks for taking us through the process on the background.

sandee said...

Great arch!

Mary-Beth said...

Fantastic end result and the wrinkling just adds to it!

~*~ Patty said...

Beautiful arch and so cleverly done!

anne said...

Nice and Trashy. Gorgeous

dutchstamptramp said...

Gorgeous arch

Kriss said...

Great ways to use your trash -- as the inkers and background makers. Great work!

Barbara Hagerty said...

You've made a wonderful vintage piece! I'm amazed at all the different things you put into this! It's great!

filetta said...

it's a special ATC, lovely

Angenita said...

Very nice, I love your arch. And you just gave me an idea for makin a new card, thank you!

Rein said...

Beautiful arch, wonderful image!

A Note From The Queen said...

I'm really loving the new gothic arch shapes that are popping up. This one is gorgeous!