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Sunday, January 19, 2014

A is for Altered Arches

 Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  is brought to you this week by the letter "A"... The challenge is to be inspired by the letter "A".  I was inspired to create an altered arches using Authentique's Valentine's papers.  .

Here is the full display:

 Click on the image to enlarge it and see the full image.

A few close up pictures:
The other end of the arches:
and the middle:

The unfinished arches after the pattern paper was cut and taped down.  I smeared white acrylic paint over the surface to soften the edges:


The back side is covered in coordinating papers and linked together with hinges.
I traced the arches on the reverse side of the papers and cut them out.  I cut chicken wire to fit over the opening of the arch.  I stapled the chicken wire to the chipboard.  I taped the pattern paper onto the chipboard arches.  I then smeared white acrylic paint over the surfaces.

I attached the hinges on the reverse side of the arches. I hand cut the different images from the various papers.  The doilies were painted with pink and white acrylic paint. I sponged the edges of the cut images and the doilies with brown dye ink.

Products: Smitten, Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiment,   hinges ,   white paint,   Lace Trim, Idea-Ology - Lavish Trimming, Bo Bunny Doilies, Heart DoiliesScrew Brads, Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Claudine Hellmuth Pink Acrylic Paint
 

Come join in the challenge this week  for an opportunity to win a  Simon Says Stamp $50 Gift Voucher.
Thanks for stopping by! 
 
Suzz

18 comments:

  1. This just blew me away Suzz. You never know what beauty awaits you, when you visit your blog. Stunning.

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  2. Hi Suzz, what a wonderful gorgeous dreamy piece of art. I love the whitewash over the papers and the gorgeous imagery. The doily is beautiful and I love love the addition of the chicken wire. Stunning. Tracy x

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  3. Wow... Suzz, this is such a gorgeous design! I love those elegant flowers and angels. What a stunning artwork! :)

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  4. Suzz...LOVE your vintage Valentine piece! Those arches are simply lovely. Where in the world did you find chicken wire that small? I love your choice of colors and papers. The victorian cherubs and flowers really are stunning on this piece. <3 Candy

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  5. Super cool project, Suzz! I'm loving that you added chicken wire :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  6. Very pretty project Sue! Love the mix of chicken wire and beautiful patterned papers! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Arches! Very clever! And pretty too. I love the beautiful details. I also love the way you used the chicken wire. Awesome!

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  8. STUNNING!!!! I love the idea of the hinged arches and the chicken wire is totally genius!! The paper is so pretty, this is such a beautiful, romantic project, LOVE IT!!!!

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  9. Hello, it's a wonderfull card with beautiful arches, beautiful papers and images ! Very lovely !

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  10. THis is so soft and lovely. I like the chicken wire you added in too!

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  11. Lovely shabby chic Valentine's make... and the chicken wire is so cool!
    Alison x

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  12. this is an amazing work for Valentine's Day! really beautiful, the chicken wire is a detail that really impressed me! BArbarayaya

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  13. Ohh wow Suzz! This is amazing! Love the romantic vintage feel of it! Sooooo pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  14. Such a pretty project Sue! Love the arches of various sizes, the chicken wire and the pretty papers you used.

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  15. This is a WOW project! Love everything about it.

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  16. WOW!!! And DOUBLE WOW! I actually gasped out loud when I saw this because it is absolutely gorgeous! I truly love everything about this and the romantic feel you created is lovely. You are seriously a miracle worker to transform materials the way you do! This is one of my favorite pieces of yours ever!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous... Did you cut the arches from wood, or chipboard?? Where did you find them.. what were the measurements of them. ?? Inquiring minds would love to make one!!

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