Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Windows,Gates, Doors, and Portals

Eden's Gate
I have always been fascinated by doors and gates. Whenever I travel, I come home with more pictures of doors and gates than I do of the major tourist spots. I imagine that when Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden, the angels gated it, knowing that mankind would always try to seek reentry. For this week's tag, I first used watercolors to create the background of a lovely garden. On a piece of heavy card stock, I used metallic paint and Tim Holtz daubers to create a background for the gate. Next, I drew a modern gate with the design of a willow tree on it and cut it out with an Exacto knife and then finished it by gluing it to the background.


13 comments:

  1. oh so romantic and gorgeous! xo

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  2. Beautiful gateway, and we seem to like taking pics of the same things! Valerie

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  3. This is very beautiful. I am pleased to find someone else who takes lots of pictures of doors because I do the same thing :)

    chrissie x

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  4. You are the master of the exacto knife Martha! What a fab design. I would love a gate like this. It would sell for sure! The perfect entry for your pretty garden scene.

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  5. Gorgeous work Martha! Love it :D

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  6. How pretty I like the effect very much Dxx

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  7. Terrific cutting out I must say! Beautiful tag. X

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  8. This is so pretty! Love the swinging 'gate'.

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  9. Fantastic work! Love the design of your gate and the precise cutting. You've really created a little piece of art!

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  10. I've banished the exacto knife from my craft room so I'm very impressed with your cut work. Your concept is so creative!

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  11. wow! what a brilliant idea and beautifully done :o)

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  12. Such a pretty tag... Beautiful detail... Hugs May x x

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