Monday, January 11, 2010

First Try at Gothic Arches



I have wanted to try the Gothic Arches challenge for a while now. I have seen so many beautifully created ones by fellow bloggers. I felt inspired to try. This weeks theme is "Gemstones". My birthday gemstone is Aquamarine, so I made this piece with those kinds of blues.

My art room is coming along. Yesterday I sat on the floor sorting through a huge mess of ribbons and fibers. I am thinking of a way to store them so that they will be more accessible. Do you have any ideas?

22 comments:

Femmy said...

gorgeous arch!! love the soft colours!!

Terri said...

Wow Terri your arch is really beautiful.

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous arch, Terri!

Martina2801 said...

Terri, this is one of the most beautiful arches I`ve seen lately!! Wow - what an ingenious creation. A big compliment!

Terri Gordon said...

Terri, Beautiful arch, your work is always beautiful.

Terri said...

Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind comments!

Heather Robinson said...

Oh Terri, I sure hope you continue to participate because this arch is gorgeous...beautifully detailed and designed.

Artyjen said...

Love the colour and the look of your arch...if you have the space perhaps clipping them to a hanger and having them on view would be good...I don't have the room so mine are squashed in a box and I don't use them nearly as much as I should.
xoxo

Jan said...

Your arch is beautiful and that ribbon is so pretty! I love this piece!
Storing ribbons...my problem for ages. I have cute hat boxes, glass bowls, one of those ribbon plastic thingey's with holes all over it (hate that one), and have ribbons hooked onto a gridwork. If someone would come out with the ULTIMATE ribbon storage unti (where you could actually see what you own AND be able to get them out easily, I'd pay BIG $! This seems to be a problem for all of us!

Terri said...

Thank you again! I do hope to play again.
Jan, I wish I could invent the perfect ribbon holder.......(thinking...thinking...)

peggy gatto said...

Oh My, you are off to a great start, this is truly lovely!!!!
elegant

Marlynn said...

Love you arch, girlfriend! No help with ribbons that are the bane of my existence! LOL

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love what you made. If this is your first, you are a genious. I store my ribbons by color. Believe it or not I have drawers for the different colors. Bad I know. Anyway, if I can give you any advise, make sure you can see them. If you don't you will forget them. Blessings, Martha

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your arch is so inspired and absolutely gorgeous! The layers and special touches are WOW!!!

Linda said...

Terri your arch is beautiful - I love the colours.
Re: the ribbons - if you saw how I stored mine you definitely wouldn't want my advice, lol !!!
Linda x

Elegia said...

What a lovely color and so serene arch!

Lynn said...

What a gorgeous Arch , you will be hooked now :) I saw your studio in the post below too and it is looking awesome, I know you will make it a special place.
I too have been trying, and I say trying to clean out my art room because we are putting the house for sale and I need to keep it all tidy. Just hope the house sells fast :)

Effie said...

Doesn't look like a first try!... It's beautiful!

Chriss Rollins said...

wonderful piece of art and you could not have joined in on a better theme for you.

your craft room is going to be gorgeous and that window is fab.

Here is a link to how I made a storage for ribbons... you could colour coordinate them too.

http://thepapergirls.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html

have a great day

chriss x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I am so pleased you joined us...and your arch is fabulous! what gorgeous details and amazing design! LOVE IT! :)

Jackie said...

Simpl;y beautiful!

Evelyn S. said...

Terri....a friend just sent me the link to this fabulous Gothic Arch creation! I obviously missed it when you first posted. I have a question: how did you created the inside shape? Did you do that with an Xacto knife? This is truly an amazing arch!

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