Since tomorrow is 4th of July I thought it would be fun to make a Gothic Arch celebrating the day :)
I was pondering what stamp to use for the main image when I happened to think I had a cool housewife stamp that I hadn't inked up yet.... The only problem was she's holding a broom...
|(Altered Pages - Housewife)|
I knew I wanted her to hold a flag so I left the majority of her broom handle and tried to figure out how to make a nice looking flag. I had a few left over images from the Altered Pages Americana collage sheet that I used to make my Recycled Lawn Timber Firecrackers last week and low and behold there was a flag image that fit perfectly with her dimensions! Couldn't get a better fit!
So I colored my housewife, trimmed out the flag then glued the flag to the back of her hand where the broom handle was. I think it turned out pretty good ....
I used my basic Gothic Arch pattern, covered it with vintage sheet music; inked on some stars with a bit of starry punchenella (star sequins waste material) and blue ink. I then added some gold and silver leafing to the background...added some collage images to the bottom and affixed my flag wielding housewife to the arch using double stick foam tape. I free handed a few stars which I covered with silver foil, added the sentiment & Dresden Trim to the edges.
Altered Pages products used: Housewife Stamp; Americana Collage Sheet; Silver Foil (on the stars); Gold & Silver Leafing (around the edge & background); Ink Blending Tool & Foam; Inks (brown & blue); German Scrap
I hope you all have a wonderful
Please stay safe and cool!
God Bless America!!!