{Winged Pastel Lacey Arches}






I am embracing the first day of Spring this week like never before! It certainly was a long, snowy, and very cold winter – and while I do LOVE the winter season I am ready to say good-bye to it. My heart welcomes the birds tweeting, the suns warm glow, and the flora and fauna coming alive.

My muse for the Paper Whimsy Inspire Project this week was directed by colors and thoughts of spring. I used robins-egg blue, French blue, and a soft silver paint on the projects. The little wire hangers could also be replaced using pretty pastel ribbons. For those of you that display an Easter tree each year, the little winged pastel arches would make a perfect addition.

Happy Spring!


(1) Paint wings with several coats of silver metallic craft paint. Once dry, add Matte Gel Medium to wing front and sprinkle silver German glass glitter on top. Tap off access glitter. *You could also use silver glitter or silver Stickles for this processs.

(2) Paint Lace Arches using pastel shades of craft paint. I painted one in a Robin’s-Egg blue, French blue, and the soft metallic silver.

(3) Add pattern papers to the background area of each arch using matte gel medium. Add images, flowers, word art and several coats of matte gel medium.

(4) Glue and center wings to back of each arch using craft glue. Once dry, add wire to each wing for hanging purposes. Glue crystal bling and small buttons (or sequins). Apply matte gel medium and dust with mica chips.


Materials Used:

PW-LTBS-300 USMF01-300 digisheet123-02sheet232-150 sheet259-150 gothsheet03thb-026630-00-150dar10044-35thb

About Sugar Lump Studios

I am a dabbler. I love to create using all sorts of mediums...pattern papers, stamping, fabric, assemblage, collage, altered art, a never ending smattering of whatever strikes my fancy in whimsical moments. I find creating allows my soul to be fulfilled and love to spend hours in the studio.


  1. Darling little winged arches! So pretty are the images with the flowers and love the sparkles! Your creations are always such a delight for these old eyes! Shooting peas across the miles to you! Hugs and enjoy the weekend! :-0)

  2. I love what you do with the Paper Whimsy “whimsies”. I’m with you, I need some serious spring here…not happening yet. Tomorrow’s a.m. low is supposed to be 19!!!

  3. These are very sweet little arches of Spring Bliss. Sunshine Smiles…

  4. Love these charming arches! No sign of spring, here, yet! xo

  5. wonderful angels

  6. Wonderful arches to play with, and you created the most beautiful, dear little hangers using them, dear Nancy.
    I love your use of sparkle ,with the sweet images and lovely papers- how good you are starting to see spring.

  7. Such lovely and charming creations with your magic Nancy touches ♥

  8. really gorgeous spring hangings Nancy-happy Spring!

  9. Winged beauties, perfect for Spring! Lovely as always Nancy.

  10. Oh, Nancy what can I say but WOW!!!
    Your pieces are always sooo beautiful and these arches are just a wonderful eye candy! You are sooooo talented!!

  11. These are so sweet! Thanks for the instructions.

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