Sunday, 10 January 2010

Turquoise



The challenge this week at Gothic Arches is to use the colour of your birthstone as the basis of your design. My birthday is in December, so my birthstone is Turquoise, which happens to be one of my favourite colours too. I created my arch using a clear embossing powder on a stamp for the background, and rubbed turquoise distress ink over the top. I then stamped the tree branches and birds over the top using Azure Stazon. To finish I added gems to the centres of the clocks, and used the new Martha Stewart stamp and punch butterfly punch to add a 3D element.

26 comments:

Femmy said...

just gorgeous!! love the colours!!

Martina2801 said...

This is awesome...gorgeous arch !!!

Rosie said...

Sally, what a gorgeous arch!

June said...

fantastic what beautiful colour and effect you have created with this arch
beautiful
Hugs June xxx

Yvonne said...

Love those 3-D birds and the colour is fabulous!

Terri said...

Beautiful! I never tire of seeing popped up butterflies.It really adds something.

Elaine. said...

Oh this is breathtaking. One of my top two favorite colors. What a wonderful job.
Elaine

Oxana said...

Just so beautiful!!!

Kris Dickinson said...

I LOVE this arch! The 3D butterflies add so much!

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous arch. I love the colours and the stamps you have used.

Ellen said...

scrumptious not only my favourite colour but such a beautiful background and the butterflies add such an extra dimension to it.

Jeanne said...

great colors....... makes me want to go to the mediteranean!!!

Karen Owen said...

Stunning!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Stunning arch you've created, every detail is so lovely!
Definitely one of my favorite colors!
Albert E has some great quotes!
Hope you had a wonderful birthday month! Sometimes we December babies end up celebrating into the new year even ;)
oxo

Michelle said...

The turquoise, blue and white goes beautifully together.

Gaby Bee said...

This arch is gorgeous! You have done a wonderful job with color and texture!

Basement gal said...

Wow it's stunning, I love it.

Kathy W said...

so pretty, great use of one color scheme

Terri said...

Absolutely beyond gorgeous! What a delightful piece of art you have crafted!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hello Sally
so happy you could play this week...your arch is brilliant! gorgeous stamping and details and the color is beautiful!

Elegia said...

Your art is very unique! I love that magical feeling you have created - it's like little story.

Faye said...

Sally, your turquoise arch is so gorgeous. I love the ink and the beautiful embossed stamping.

Effie said...

Love the colour and the stamps you have used.

Nicecrane Designs said...

wowwww,,,,,it is gorgeus,,,,,,I love these butterflies,,,,,they are amazing,,,,,,,and my birthstone is like yours,,,,,,yeahhhhhh thanks for sharing your work........

Athena said...

I think that is beatifully done! It's a gorgeous arch

kc_froglady said...

gosh this just takes my breath away...I love the mix of images used and the color oh I just don't even know how to voice the compliments :)