Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gothic Arch for two challenges

"Let us love the world to peace."
Quoted in "The Angels' Little Instruction Book" by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

I so enjoyed creating my first Arch that I had to do another one, and I had to sign up for the Gothic Arch Challenge group, just had to :) I am a bit behind on the challenge due to our holiday weekend.
The challenge for last Sunday was "Peace". The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of "Peace" is Inner Peace, after all, isn't this what we all long for? I then thought of Angels, and cherubs. This sweet little stone cherub , who just looks so peaceful is from a collage sheet at Shabby Cottage Studio.

The other challenge I am entering this in is June's Soartful Saturday which for this week is to use a Cherub, so glad I could join in finally :) This challenge is now on June's Art Freebies blog, where you can find lot's of free vintage images, so take a visit if you can.

This arch was made on heavy card and I tried to create a frame of peace around the cherub with paper I liked, but then I didn't like it. Added some lace. Didn't like it either, so I gessoed over all but the cherub and a bit of paper behind it. Used paint and glue to get cracked and bubble effect after that with my heat gun. Some distress ink to age it a bit, the quote, and done, then I decided to add the resin crown, which I am still not sure on, but it is there anyway.

A few of you asked how I am feeling, you are so sweet :) I am almost myself again, and never did hear my test results, which means I have nothing wrong with me. It was a silly virus, and I am so happy it's about gone. I hope you are feeling great today, and taking time to do what you love the most :)

"Peace is the first thing the angels sang."

- Leo The Great