So I've been seeing Gothic Arches around for a while and thinking about having a go... and one of the latest challenges over at the Gothic Arches Challenge Blog was the final straw in tempting me... cos the theme was butterflies! :)
So here's my first ever go at making a Gothic Arch:
I cut the basic arch from chipboard and I knew straight away what papers I was going to use for this theme... the yummy Mariposa stack from DCWV. It's one of those sets of beautiful papers (all glittered and foiled and yummy) that I've had sitting in my craft room for ages and been almost too scared to use cos they're so delicious! I covered the chipboard arch with one of the gorgeous butterfly-theme papers and cut out two smaller glittered butterflies from the same paper. I stamped a butterfly design in sepia Versafine onto more of the patterned paper, cut it out and added a little gold metallic pen to the wings. I folded the wings up for a little dimension and attached it at the top of the arch. I stamped the wording "Social Butterfly" in the bottom right corner and embossed with pirate gold embossing powder and added the small glittered butterflies. Finally I inked the edges with Inka Gold paint and added some gems in a little swirl.
You can check out the rest of the butterfly-themed Gothic Arches here.