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Friday, March 27, 2009

Gothic Arches Challenge - "Vernal Equinox"

I’m very excited to have joined the Gothic Arches challenge group! Their challenge this week is “Vernal Equinox”. For the background of this spring fairy, I used a copy of an earlier collage on wood made from various purchased papers, gesso, paint and ink. The fairy image is from an antique cabinet card, her wings and tiny bird are digitally altered Dover clip art, flowers are from a deconstructed silk flower from Michael’s, brass crown is from MudBay Embellishment Co., and the lace and leaves were a gift from Lyneen (Thanks, Lyneen!). This challenge was so much fun – thanks to all for welcoming me into your group! Happy Vernal Equinox!

11 comments:

Yvonne said...

WOW! This is truly beautiful.

rochambeau said...

Happy Vernal Equinox Catherine!
Your piece looks great!! Isn't it cools that you took the challenge? Or maybe this beautiful work would have never existed!
Hope all is well!
Happy Weekend~

xox
Constance

Lyneen said...

AWESOME... So glad you joined. LOVE your Arch, the colors are perfect for your little fairy... all the embellishment are wonderful. Glad you were able to use the leaves!!!!

Susie Dally said...

Such a soft and lovely arch

Judy said...

What a beautiful work of art, Catherine, says so much about Spring!
JudyNZ

AliMayes said...

That is gorgeous and what a sweet child. I love her crown and the flowers make me wish, yet again, that Michael's would open up in the UK!!
Ali xx

Sandy said...

OMG what a lovely arch. Gorgeous background. Love them.

Martina2801 said...

Very beautiful arch ! Love the soft colours !

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous arch, that image is just soo sweet, - lovely composition and welcome to Gothic Arches!

Kersten said...

What an amazing arch! Love the ephemera and texture you've added. Absolutely lovely. Happy spring to you!

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, how creative you are! It is really very beautiful. Thank you, my dear. You are wonderful.