Monday, 26 October 2009

Gothic Arch Challenge - Black and Orange


This weeks Gothic Arch theme was black and orange to fit in with Halloween, although you didn't have to use a Halloween theme. So I decided to try out my new thistle stamp that I got from the Dome yesterday. Background is a mixture of distressed spiced marmalade and the orange out the primary colours of the colorbox chalk set. All the stamping was done with black soot distressed ink. I used Tim's new rock candy crackle paste over each of the thistles, I only gave them a thin coat though. If you enlarge the picture you can just about see it!!!

19 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

I can see it, and thought all of those stamps were cool, love the way you have implemented it in with the halloween themed colours. Looks ace
Kate x

crafty creations said...

Stunning colours Sam - love the new stamp

x Hilda

Zoechaos said...

Love the colours and those stamps are fab. Great Arch

Willy said...

Beautiful and elegant arch!

Sid said...

Love the new stamp Sam, vry nice effect !!

Lynn said...

Beautiful, love the stamp too. The whole thing makes me want to walk in the fields while all the leaves are orange, red and yellow :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

the close up is wonderful, lovely arch and that is a very nice stamp!

Rein said...

Beautiful arch!

Laura said...

Fabulous. Love this arch, the colours, the textures and the stamp is jut beautiful.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is gorgeous Sam, they're not colours I would automatically reach for, but I keep seeing fabulous orange and black works on people's blogs, and it's really growing on me :)

LazyKay said...

Gorgeous colouring - love the effect. Yes, I can see the crackle and it looks really good - makes the thistles stand out - looks like a versatile stamp too.

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Effie said...

That's a fab stamp.. looks great on the orange background.

Basement gal said...

How cool, I adore the stamps. Rock candy crackle paste is a new one on me - I'll have to go look on Tims sit.

Joy said...

Lovely Stamp and great use of the rock candy crackle paint xx

Lesley said...

Stunning! I love that thistle image.
Lesley x

having a {me} day said...

Oh WOW!! I love your arch! kxx

Paula said...

wonderful arch..love it

Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh I just adore your arch! beautiful stamp (and a thistle? which holds special meaning in my family)...love it! :)

Femmy said...

beautiful arch!! great background!

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