This weeks theme at Gothic Arches is “Purple”…my favorite color. I am a February baby, my birthstone (amethyst) and birthflower (violet) are also my favorite color. What do you think of when the color purple is mentioned? Violets growing sweetly in a meadow? Rich jewels on the Queen’s crown? A deep rich starry sky? Whatever the thought may be we want to see it here at Gothic Arches.

A bit about our hostess:

My name is Nancy Maxwell James and I live in Michigan with my husband and our 3 fur babies. I have three children: Ian who is a collage student, Andrew who is serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq, and a daughter Allison who is also a student. I love mixed media, cards, scrapbooking and genealogy. I also love all the wonderful artists and friends I have met through blogging.

In celebration of my birthday this week I selected purple as our theme. I have always loved the color and have many trinkets and keepsakes that I collect that are purple. My Grandmother also loved the color and passed down many precious heirlooms to me because we shared that love.

You many visit my blog http://vintagepapers.blogspot.com to see more of my artwork.

Can’t wait to see the pretty purple creations this week! ๐Ÿ™‚


83 Responses

  1. I am looking forward to seeing all the beautiful purple creations this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here is mine:


    Have fun creating! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. It’s been a while since I made an arch, almost forgot how fun this shape is. Here’s my night sky butterfly longing for the moon:

    Wishing you a wonderful birthday Nancy!

  3. Wow wonderful theme. Here is my arch. Thanks for looking.


  4. Hello! Here is my card.

  5. I love purple too…Here’s my entry…

  6. I love purple! What a wonderful Theme!

  7. Wow ! it’s not easy for me, ’cause I hate purple, lol !!!
    But a challenge is challenge, then I nevertheless made my arch :-))
    TFL !

  8. Not so easy… I donยดt like purple…but I try! My first entry:

  9. Nancy, I hope you’ll have a wonderful birthday this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here’s my entry for the theme “purple”:
    Thanks for looking,

  10. Lovely colours to use today. Looking forward to seeing all the other arches.

  11. Here is my entry for this week:


    I had a great time playing with a color I rarely use….thanks!

    and……Thanks for looking!

  12. One of my favourite colours, so thanks for the lovely theme!

  13. Nancy, happy birthday to you. Thanks for the purple challenge.

  14. here is my purple arch !

  15. This was a great theme. I love purple, but I don’t use it very often in my art, so it was good to shake things up a bit.


    Thanks for looking!


  16. Here is my first entry. I just had to stop and do a purple arch.

  17. How anyone cannot like Purple is beyond me! As everyone who looks at my blog knows it is my favourite colour so thank you for this challenge.
    Thanks for looking too.
    Love Cynthia X


  18. Purple ..!!! I don’t like that colour, but it’s a challenge so here is my entry:



  19. Happy Birthday to you, Nancy…whatever your date is in February! I’m also a February birthday and that’s what inspired by arch today. I’ve posted it at http://art-interrupted.blogspot.com/.

  20. Oh my God! I’ve made a mistake! You’ve said purple, but I had pink in my mind and make a pink arch! Sorry!


    This happens when you have to many things to make.

  21. Happy Birthday, Nancy! Here’s my Purple Arch!
    Tami R.

  22. Wow, I didn’t think I’d like purple, but I ended up making 3 purple arch pieces. This is my favorite:

  23. Here is my purple challenge-

  24. Here’s my arch. Thank you for the challenge to use this color…I always forget how much I like it!


  25. Happy Birthday, Nancy! Here’s my “Purple Passion” card:

    Gothic Arch Purple

    Thanks for looking!

  26. Here is my purple arch, thanks for looking !


  27. My very first Gothic Arches challange, I hope you will enjoy looking at my first try to make Arches. Thanks for visiting.


  28. Purple is one of my favorites too. Here is my arch for this week

  29. here’s mine:

    Happy is the Heart of an Uncaged Bird

  30. I love purple, have done all my life , also in combination with orange….my first bike was painted in those colours!Anyway, this is my purple gothic arch:

  31. What a great theme. Thanks Nancy!
    You can find mine here:



  32. I can’t wait to see all the challenge creations! Not my usual, but you can view mine here:

    Great challenge Nancy!

  33. Purple, such a pretty color!!! Here’s my arch:

  34. Finally – here is my purple arch ~

  35. no arches here but I enjoy the creativity

  36. Here’s my purple arch – I forget how much I love this color! I don’t use it nearly enough in my day-to-day creativity.


  37. Beautiful collage !

  38. My purple arch is here.

  39. Here’s my entry for this week’s challenge…http://pandoras-artbox.blogspot.com/2008/02/sundays-daily-artgothic-arch-sunday.html

    Thanks for looking!


  40. here is my entry for this wonderful theme


    thanks for looking!!

  41. I decided to do one more…this time with last week’s theme as well, dogs and purple:


  42. This was a beautiful choice of themes. I have mine all done and on my blog. I can’t express how thrilled I was to see my arch on the blog here. Thank-You. I look forward each week to these lovely challenges.

  43. Purple isn’t my fav, but what an exchange of color and spirit.


  44. Fantastic art. here’s my link.

  45. great theme! thank you!

    here is my entry:


  46. After months of wanting to join this fun challenge… who can resist purple! Here’s my link and thanks for taking a peek! Deb

  47. […] mijn bijdrage voor de Gothic Arch Challenge: PURPLE. Helemaal besmet door Marion met de postage people besloten hier een arch mee te maken, […]

  48. I’m always a late comer. I have to think about these things first! Anyway, here’s mine:


  49. Ik hoop its purple enough;o) Here is mine, the first Arch.


  50. My participation for this challenge I like very much your subjects
    Thank you for your ideas


  51. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY – I hope you had/have a lovely day doing EXTRA special things & that 2008 is a great year for you & yours!


  52. I finally managed to participate in a challenge on this site… yay!!! You can find my entry here


  53. Although I am very late with this challenge, here is my entry



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