Thursday, September 20, 2007

Gothic Arch Challenge-Weeks Three and Four

Okay, so time REALLY got away with me! What's new, right?? I had a free morning yesterday, and got caught up, though! Last week's challenge on the Gothic Arch Challenge Blog was a family theme, and I have so many great vintage family photos, that I couldn't choose just one, so I did three arches!


*The McNeil Kids arch is dedicated to my mom and her siblings. (minus one who was not born yet! LOL) My mom is Diane-the little girl on the left end. I used scraps of paper and ribbon, and a Buzz and Bloom Stamp.
*The 19th Century Brooks Family arch is the first family photo we have, taken on the farm where I grew up over a hundred years AFTER this was taken. My Great-Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandmother along with their children, are in this photo. This is the house I grew up in! I used more scrap paper, a brad, and a POD scroll stamp.


*The 20th Century Brooks Family arch is of my Dad and his siblings/parents. He is the shorter boy, with the black shirt. I love to see all my Aunts as little girls with ringlets! More scrap paper, a printed definition, and some teeny buttons finished off this arch.


This was a really fun one for me, Nancy--I love working with and showing off my family photos!


*For week four of the Gothic Arch Challenge, our theme is gold. Here is my try at it. I decided to make it completely monochromatic-gold cardstock, ink and embossing powder only. Turned out pretty cool! Stamps are Blossoms Abound and Words of Wisdom from SU, and the vine is from POD Ornamentals.

Happy Thursday! Love Keri

9 comments:

stamp and scrape said...

Goodness, you have achieved a lot. These are all really super.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

They are all awesome Keri! I Have yet to create any... on the list!!

DymphieM said...

Wonderful family arches! Love the monochromatic gold one too, some gorgeous images on that one!

Lisa Renéa said...

Fabulous arches! You could easiy do an arch scrapbook (nancy had one she posted on her blog) Glad you found a free moment to play along. Super stuff!

Angelina said...

These Arch's are great! I really love them!!

Tracy said...

wow - so many and so lovely. everyone's doin these arches! makes me want to play but i think i'm gonna have to sit out for alittle bit.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your arches really tugged on my heartstrings. amazing photos, details and design! thank you for sharing your family, history and beautiful art with all of us!

Linda M said...

Keri: Your arches are excellent!

Sue McGettigan said...

I looked at the pics before reading the text - I just knew Diane was your Mom - you look just like her Keri!!