Thursday, November 26, 2009

Monochromatic Gothic Arch!

I have cheekily combined two challenges this week, and do hope that this qualifies for both! The first one, Gothic Arches , asked for a shrine, and for Gingersnaps colour challenge which is monochromatic, using shades of one colour. I did sneak in a little gold here, but only as highlights!
From time to time, I alter a book I started too many years ago to mention, and I thought I would make a shrine to the kiss, at the back. I cut out the middle of the pages, and glued them all together using Studio multi medium, which gives a lovely base to work on. I used The Kiss stamp in the middle , and this is actually stamped in blue Archival, and glued onto some chipboard.  Then I spread on some Terra, and used a little texture brush tool I have to give it texture. I then used a mixture of Studio blues paints to cover it. Lots of gold and blue Glimmer mist (ok, I succumbed and bought 2 bottles!) all over it. Finally I highlighted some of the book ( edges and curled paper) with gold precious metal colour. A little Fragile tag from 7 Gypsies, on the opposite page, and a set of heart and wings from the Maya Road minis, completed it.





I love the texture of it, and it is a very touchy feely piece. Do hope you like it, and thank you for the challenges.
Have a good day , and a very Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. Enjoy your turkey!
Watch out tomorrow for new stamps ( no sneak peeks as they are way to easy to guess!) , but you never know I may do a give-away!

21 comments:

Artyjen said...

Oooh fab! Seeing a lot of art/altered journals lately and I am tempted to have a go if only time would pause for a while! LOL....thanks for more inspiration.
xoxo

Chris said...

Jennie, this is stunning. Love the colours and all the glimmer.

Katharine said...

Thumbs up jennie. Could not do it myself, books are my family in my house, it would be as bad as picking the flowers in my gaden! Oh I do sound sad! I would have to go and cut up someone else books in their house. Boo no sneaky peaks! Give aways yeah!

Rachel said...

Beautiful. The whole thing looks metallic. Stunning.

The Scrappy Tree said...

Wow, this is BEAUTIFUL! love the gold accents and the great texture :)

Nigel said...

Fantastic! Love the textures and the colours and just the way it all 'fits' :D

Lorraine said...

love this Jennie..the colour and texture is superb

Kath said...

Fabulous Jenny.Colours are gorgeous.

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome book Jennie, love your extra touch of glimmer. The kiss has always been one of my very favorites!

Minxy said...

Oh wow its awsome Jennie..love it :) xx

* Shaz * said...

Very unusual Jennie loving the colours xx

craftytrog said...

Fabulously arty! Love the colour and texture Jennie! x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh I just love the wonderful color and richnesss of this! awesome arch and wonderful composition!

Athena said...

Oh, wonderful! It does have great textures.

Kim said...

Jennie, this is gorgeous!!! Love the blue, and you did a great job incorporating the gothic arch!

Ali Manning said...

What a fabulous page! I love the rich, shimmering colors.

Shar said...

Awesome page and awesome arch! Love those touches of gold.

cathy said...

This is beautiful.

Sid said...

I really love this altered book Jennie. The textures are amazing and of course, blue is my colour. Great stuff !

Susan said...

Just stunning!

Debby said...

Wow! Stunning! I adore this!