Thursday, July 8, 2010

Anniversary Arches Swap

By now, all of the players should have received their swaps with the exception of our international players. I received permission to post these on my blog. I also encouraged all the players with blogs to show their swaps, too. Each player's name is to the left of their arch front. In case you can't tell, this is ABC's 7th anniversary. PLEASE ENLARGE (click on photo) for better detail.

Both Ingrid

and Gina

sent two each.

Duane's is far more beautiful than any scan could pick up. It really does look like stained glass.

Rita's front

opens to a triptych.

The one at the bottom is from Dianne and it's a hostess gift. It is beautifully decorated on both sides, but I chose to show this side only. Thanks Dianne for this beautiful one-of-a-kind arch.

Can't get enough arches? Then Sugar Lump Studios, my blog pick of the day, is the place you want to be. Nancy Maxwell James, a Michigan (US) artist, whose collages, assemblages, and mixed media art will blow you away, is also a designer for Paper Whimsey. I can't say enough wonderful things about Nancy's art. I could study her pieces all day long. First, for the great composition, something I am exceptionally poor at, and second, for the excellent use of color, something I am good at.

But I promised more arches, so here is a direct link to a FREE downloadable e-book of Gothic Arches created and authored by Nancy, with help from some some pretty spectacular contributing artists, such as my good friend Patty, from whom I learned about this book. Thanks go to Nancy for allowing us to experience this project, and for Sugar Lump Studios.

15 thoughtful remarks:

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Loving the arches that I see on your blog here today. I am honored to have the Gothic Arch eBook included on your post and the wonderful work/talent of so many artists that help put it together. I hope your followers will enjoy it. I also appreciate your sweet comments. I am adding myself as a follower. Beautiful blog! Have a great day! :)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh so beautiful! And thanks for the links, because you're absolutely correct, that I for one, now need MORE arches! How lucky you are to be part of such a wonderfully talented group!

Brian K said...

Soooo envious! I wish I had done this swap...

Karen said...

WOW WOW WOW these are all so gorgeous! XXX

Halle said...

The arches are even better in person! But I say...Awesome scanning job. I can never get an 3D items to scan right.

La Dolce Vita said...

great arches and I will go now and check the link!!

Marilyn Rock said...

These are all so beautiful! I love them; thanks so much for sharing and I will go check out the link! Keep cool! xxoo

Terri Kahrs said...

What a fabulous collection! I'm in awe of the creativity and artistry. Thanks for sharing these, Elizabeth! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Dianne said...

Now to get busy and create a book from them...thanks so much for hosting this, and the link to today's blog...wonderful ebook! glad you liked the arch giftie...winding that copper wire around the bottom was not easy, but worth it once it was done. Couldn't resist the Medieval image from one of my Goodwill finds!

sjmcdowell said...

New to your site and love the Arches. The stained glass arch is wonderful!!

Susan

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Beautiful arches!

~*~Patty said...

Oh I do Love arches, what a fine array of creativity to celebrate the ABC's 7th !
Thanks very much for the kind mention Elizabeth. Nancy did an amazing job on the Gothic ebook and has a wonderful blog too!
You certainly do tie things together so well! I appreciate your attention to detail and always giving credit to various people. I know that takes time and thought +!
oxo

peggy gatto said...

Very unique and lovely!

Mollye said...

Oh I adore making ATC's and especially arches. Maybe some day we can do some swapping. XXHugs, Mollye...those are beautiful.

Dawn said...

You really have had some amazing swaps really true treasures to keep

love Dawn xx