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Friday, 22 January 2010

Something Completely Different

It's time for a new challenge over at Something Completely Different today & Carol has chosen Angels for this weeks Gothic Arch challenge. Here is my....

... Angel arch.

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I covered my arch in corrugated card & swiped it with Distress inks. Then added some angel fibres that I had melted together. The stamped image is from Crafty Individuals which I inked & covered in Rock Candy Distress crackle paint (I don't think it shows up very well on the photo)

I stamped the image twice & decoupaged the angel covering her hair with Rock Candy Distress Stickles. This arch was really great fun to make! I covered the word angel with Glossy Accents & added ribbon & flowers from my craft box.

Why the penny you may wonder? well, it's to go with the sentiment... believe.....

Angel's Pennies
I found a penny today
Just laying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny
This little coin I've found.

Found pennies come from heaven
that's what my Nana told me.
She said Angels tossed them down
Oh, how I loved that story!

She said when an Angel misses you
They toss a penny down,
sometimes just to cheer you up
To make a smile out of your frown.

So don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue.
It may be a penny from heaven
That an Angel's tossed to you.
Author: Unknown

I think it's a lovely little poem to share with children & my children love finding pennies when we are out & about. Especially if we are on the way to school. They believe their Nana Jo sends them!

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  1. Wonderful arch, love the wonderful details in it. Great poem, love it. Have a great day. Anesha :)

  2. Hello Gez!!!
    You asked about the Moda fabric I used on my Quilt (It's a creative World) I google searched for Moda Layer Cakes (those are the 10' squares) and found several places online that sold it- Ebay has some lovely Quilt sites!!
    Good luck choosing your fabric- I took ages to narrow down my choice!!!
    love kt x


  3. Awe I love that poem & think of it when I see a penny on the pavement. This arch is really awesome Gez!!! I bet its even more beautiful irl. HUGS XXX

  4. Hi Gez,
    Your arch is fantastic and the poem is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.
    Fiona x

  5. what a great poem! yep..put a smile on my face! and wowza ~ gorgeous arche chickie! love that angel..and how you did that scrumptious corrugated background! beautifully done!


  6. Great arch, love the image and I'm imagining the Rock Candy effect - fab!

  7. wow love it and that angel is gorgeous x

  8. Fantastic arc Gez, I love all the detail and the poem to go with it is wonderful. I love Gothic arches and keep meaning to join their challenges I will when I have finshed all the other challenges.
    Pat xx

  9. Such a gorgeous arch, Gez, with so much creativity and detail. And I love the penny poem - reminds me very much of a dear friend who died a year or two ago - he always looked and collected pennies - and a poem was read by a friend at his funeral x

  10. Oh your arch is fantastic and all the glorious detail really shows up when you enlarge the picture. The penny is a great touch and that poem is so sweet - I've never heard it before, but it did bring a tear to my eye too.

  11. Your angel arch is absolutely gorgeous Gez and I so enjoyed your poem about the found pennies. I have a knack of always seeing money on a pavement and always stop to pick it up, but now I shall see that penny in a different light

    Hope you are having a happy weekend
    Carolyn ♥

  12. Gez - I've never heard of that poem its gorgeous - thanks for sharing - and I too will look at found pennies in a different light now..

    Gorgeous arch xx

  13. Wonderful angel arch Gez! Love the image and your story that goes with the penny


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