Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gothic Arch Challenge - Haute Couture

I have always found myself drawn to this beautiful image of a woman bedecked in her finest gown. Every time I look at it I study all of the detailing on that gorgeous dress and wonder how long it took for her to bind herself into all of the undergarments. Did she require assistance? Imagine what a relief it must have been to be released from all of that clothing in the evenings. This is my entry for this week's gothic arch challenge with the theme of "Haute Couture".

35 comments:

Bettie said...

What a wonderful card you made!

Femmy said...

beautiful arch Heather!!

Ed said...

I love your arch Heather, so pretty.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Heatehr your arch is amazing. So beautiful work. I love it.

Moira said...

Gorgeous arch, love the backgrounds you make, so intricate and colourful, and champagne too, wow! Happy Thanksgiving

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is beautiful!! Happy Thanksgiving!
chris p

Sherry said...

Heather, she's beautiful...as is that dress. A nightmare perhaps to get into but a dream once she was in it -- no doubt!

Lynifyni said...

The beautiful Lina Cavalieri is the zenith of haute couture. I wonder how she sang trussed up like that. You've caught it all wonderfully well in your beautiful arch, Heather!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful arch, great image.

Kersten said...

Heather, you are the Queen of Detail! I so love your arches for this very reason! I'm still trying to figure out if your tiny stars are stamped. What a perfect image for this theme and a gorgeous arch.

Ginger said...

Oh my i love her real lovely !
Sweet and well done!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Heather, this arch is absolutely adorable. I love it. Great klasse!!!

vintage wil said...

what a wonderful card !!!

Kris Dickinson said...

This is such a beautiful arch Heather! Love the softness of it!

Judy said...

Beautiful arch, Heather, lovely design & colours!
JudyNZ

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your arch is gorgeous...great image!

Audrey said...

Beautiful arch Heather!

Kathy said...

Simply FAB Heather

Astrid Maclean said...

What a gorgeous iamge,
fabulous arch

Chris said...

Heather this is awesome... I love that gorgeous dress too. I used to always imagine myself as a lady when I was younger, dressed up in those kind of dresses... think we miss out nowadays. Mind you don't think I would have enjoyed getting in and out of them...lol
hugs
Chris xx

Diana Evans said...

Hi Heather....this is an awesome piece...I love her and the theme....

I also wanted to pop in to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

I am grateful to have met you !!!

Hugs
Diana

Gaby Bee said...

Your arch is gorgeous, Heather. Fabulous background and great image!

Janny said...

Gorgeous Heather, great colours!

Virginia said...

Beautiful arch..Love the background and the image..

Mary-Beth said...

Heather, this is goreous!! I love the softness in it and that is a beautiful image. I cannot imagine having to be all corsetted up like that, my insides are aching thinking about it! LOL

Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend!

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous arch love it

inkythings said...

Stunning Heather

RubyMay said...

Gorgeous arch Heather. I must say I'm glad we dont have to get ourselves into this sort of clothing now...but there again..if it makes you look this good ....
Wonderful work x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful and ever thoughtful Heather. I too Love that image, surely they must have sighed huge sighs of relief at the end of the day. I would also imagine they could not eat all that much cinched in that way. Another beautiful creation!! oxo

purplepaint said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!! Beautiful work!

Dreamer said...

This is super!!

Tami Bayer said...

Really lovely and such an interesting take on the work that goes into the look.

lunaplume-d-oiseau.overblog.com said...

it's so pretty

Sandrine said...

Wow this is gorgeous! This is one of my favorite images! Well done!

Kimmie said...

Heather, lovely arch! Love all the details.