I belong to a FlickR group called Let's Swap ATC's. There is always a theme you can sign up for but there is never pressure to sign up for any swaps. As you all know during the fall and winter I am busy with my craft shows and painting up a storm so paper gets put aside reluctantly and so trades are put on hold.
Since the Christmas holidays I have taken paper back up and got into trading again and here are a couple Arch shapes for the technique challenge.
As you all are becoming aware if you don't know already I lurve anything with an oriental theme so I am always using an excuse to try my hand at something a little different or just putting something together that represents my love for Chinese or Japanese themes.
Here is one arch I made with some K and Company scrap paper, I added some stitching and beads, the image was sent to me by one of my trade partners or arty friends, I can never remember they are all so generous, and a strip from a Chinese prayer book behind the image.
And this arch below is my gilded birdcage that fit just nicely onto another arch shape. I just had to cut the corners at the top a bit.
I used some music paper on the background and used colours from the ARTCHIX bird image around the outside edges, orange and yellow.I mounted the image on a piece of chipboard for some stability and added it to the front of the cage then added some chocolate brown German Scrap, again ArtChix and sanded it a bit to reveal the silver underneath. I punched a flower out of metal repair tape then used the embossing plate that the flower punch comes with to emboss it then added a gem.
And that is it. I hope whoever I get for a partner likes it.
I am working on an altered matchbox with the theme of birds, it is really starting to take shape.
Have a creative day and you know me, always love to read your comments.
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