Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Metal Arch

Rosie and I were very inspired and impressed by the amazing arch that Sharon made ...... so we decided to have a go ourselves!


First I made a metal frame to practise using the roller wheels and the drawing tool, then I moved on to the real thing! It was wonderful to do and I can't wait to have another go, so will be ordering some metal and tools from LB Crafts very soon. The stamps in the middle are mostly by Paper Whimsy. They were stamped on fabric and then I padded and stitched over it. I used alcohol inks and black acrylic paint to colour the metal.

20 comments:

magpie said...

LINDA
What can I say... AMAZING you have finished your arch the colours are wonderful... I have been on and off the pc waiting to see it..... and I get to comment first.....
since you said it was going on today..... It has been a long day but well worth the wait

Sharon xx

Jaqi said...

OOOH very nice, i thought i was on Sharons blog for a moment.......cant believe this is a first attempt, its stunning. Well done Missus......Jaqi xx

Rosie said...

Blooming GORGEOUS! Love the colours you used, and how you've stitched the central panel. A fabulous project.

~Barb~ said...

OMG, these are amazing. I've never worked with metal but you beautiful pieces give me such inspiration. Great job!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

sesga loves 1950s said...

OMG!!
AMAZING!!
STUNNING !!!
BEUTIFULL!!!!
I Adore this work its Amazing I love the Metal Next to the cushioned Fabric .I Love the colours stiching the layout absolutely Everything.
You Are Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Talented .

Love from sesga xx

Mar said...

just gorgeous pieces
i usually try to come up with a different descriptive word than what everyone else is using
but gorgeous just fits
!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oooooooooooohhhh I´ve missed my words Linda. What can I say for so impressive works. I love it.

Dot said...

Oh my goodness Linda! Your arch is incredible! Love how you have stitched the central panel. I would buy this in an instant if you listed it on Etsy. Wish I had more time to play - this looks like so much fun.

Thanks for providing art inspiration during my boring work day ):

Dot xx

Judy S. said...

Wow, Linda, you must have been something in the classroom! I can't keep up with your projects; each one is more interesting than the last one. Don't you ever run out of ideas? Nice work!

Jacky said...

Linda your arch is FANTASTIC !!!

The stamped and coloured fabric on the inside is stunning, love your colours. And, that stitching really sets it off.

Must check out the link you have left for us...I love the arch!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Awesome as always!!

Jackie said...

Excellent work. So inspiring.

KathrynAntyr said...

You made a very lovely arch. I love all of the details and patterns.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOWEE ~ I had a lot of catching up to do on your lovely blog today Linda! Your metal work is stunning! Is that your drawing in the first pic? Amazingly beautiful work! oxo

LazyKay said...

Stunning - I love the metal work and must get mine out again now - you've inspired me.

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Kaz Scrapz said...

Wow Linda - this is such a stunning piece of art. I LOVE it!
What did you use to make the perfect arch shape (is it hardboard or something similar?)
I too want all those tools and moulds and metal (adding everything to my list for Santa to bring me - which is already far to long.... LOL)

Sharon said...

Amazing, your arch is beautiful as is your padded piece.

Lorraine said...

this is marvellous now I want to have a go..why does time disappear? when you have so much to do!!

Anne said...

I love these metal frames! Great stuff!!!

Viola said...

Sooo great!!!