:::By The Sea:::

The theme this week is “By The Sea” and our hostess this week is Nellie van Leeuwen who came up with this beautiful arch and challenge. What comes to your mind when the sea is mentioned? Bathing along the beach? Lighthouses? Nautical? Whatever the vision may be we want to see it here in gothic form.

A bit about our hostess:

I love sea as a theme in my artwork and I definity love the beach chair stamp I used for this arch. It’s from Oxford Impressions. But of course I love the sea in real too. Especially when it’s a bit windy. I love to stroll along the beach with our dogs, hearing the sound of the waves. I don’t live near the sea so have to travel quite a way to experience that special feeling.

Groetjes, Nellie

You may visit Nellie’s blog to see more of her beautiful artwork:



66 Responses

  1. Nellie thanks for the awesome theme – one of my fave’s!! love your arch!!!

    here is mine for the challenge – although I might have to make more this week!


  2. oohhhh thrilled with this theme..(.beach is literally at the end of my street,)

  3. Here is mine.

  4. Here is my arch.
    It’s a very nice theme Nellie.

    Thanks for looking.


  5. This is a great theme – I got to use one of my favorite stamps and techniques.

    Here is my arch:


    Thanks for looking.

  6. Another great theme, thanks !
    Here’s my entry :
    TFL !

  7. Great theme! Here’s my arch!

  8. Waiting for warmer days … a wonderful theme!
    Here’s my entry:

  9. This is not anything like our seas in the UK.
    Thanks for looking
    Love Cynthia x


  10. Thanks so much Nancy for letting me host again. Here is my arch


  11. Great theme !!
    Here is my entry: http://liesbethart.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for looking ! 🙂

  12. Here’s mine. Nice theme, thanks!

  13. This weeks Theme makes me wish for a fabulous Summer, here`s my entry.


  14. Yesterday I bought the By the Sea set from Oxford Impressions, so I played too!


    Thanks for looking and leaving me a comment!

  15. Great theme Nellie and a gorgeous arch… it brought out the child in me!!


  16. “I do like to be beside the seaside!”
    Here is my arch:

    Thanks for looking!


  17. Awesome topic, Nellie! I had a lot of fun with this one! 🙂


  18. hier is mijn bijdrage

    here is my entry


  19. Here is my entry – my first ever for this group.


  20. […] thema van Gothic Arch Challenge is: bij de zee. Stel je voor je bent helemaal alleen op het strand in het vroege voorjaar, alleen […]

  21. Here is my entry ~

  22. This is my first Gothic Arch and a brilliant theme to start with!

  23. Hallo – was für ein toller Blog – hier ist mein Einstand – das Thema ist super!!!!!!!

    Liebe Grüße


  24. Was fü ein genialer Blog – hier ist mein Einstand:


    Liebe Grüße


  25. I’m back!! LOL I have so missed doing the challenge for the last 2 weeks and I can’t wait to be able to go look at all the fab arches!

    Here’s mine for this weeks


    Thanks for looking.

  26. heres mine,not brilliant..but wanted a days gone by/ghostly effect

  27. My By the Sea has been added. What a fun challenge.
    You can find it here

  28. I couldn’t resist making a second for this challenge…so here’s #2, my serendipitous mermaid! 🙂


  29. It’s been a little while since I have posted an arch & I have missed them so much. So I am spending the week in remedial classes catching up……..keep checking back for more this week. http://thecolourguru.typepad.com/the_colourguru/gothic_arches/index.html

  30. Hello, here is my arch by the sea for this week.


  31. ah, I wish I were by the sea instead of in the snow….again!

    one can dream…


    Thanks for a good challenge!!

  32. My “By The Sea” gothic arch-thanks everyone!
    Tami R.

  33. I like this theme so much that I made another arch


    Thx for looking

  34. This is my 1st gothic arch challenge i really enjoyed it . The subjet was great too, Thank you for the challenge

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