Friday, March 14, 2014

Walk Like An Egyptian

I was browsing the Altered Pages collage collection recently and saw a wonderful page of Egyptian images (AP-137).  I love the pyramids & pharaohs.  It's the one type of documentary I will voluntarily watch on TV.  Absolutely fascinating, beautiful artwork in that ancient culture.

I cut out several of the images and tried out several different combinations until I found the one I liked best.  I cut the pyramid landscape scene in half so it can be seen on both sides of my card.

Since Altered pages is partnering with The Robin's Nest in March, I chose their dark distressed red scrapbook paper for the top layer and a textured dark green heavy card stock from my collection for the body of the card.  Once the images were attached to the scrapbook paper I stamped two obelisks on the same red paper and cut them out.  I used them to cover up some of the darkest background on the pharaoh image.  The word Egypt was stamped onto the landscape image. 

Then I needed some embellishments to give it a little life.  I used a clear Stickles glue on the yolk the pharaoh is wearing and chose some Robin's Nest chocolate Dew Drops.  And then I spotted this awesome border by Bazzill Half the Edge Cardstock Strips in a package of embellishments I also purchased at Altered Pages.  Doesn't this remind you of an ankh?  Perfect!  It was already a beautiful neutral color and worked well with the collage, but to give it a little texture I used two different shades of brown Crayola markers to make the dots.  The darkest green Mini Dew Drop from the hillside color collection went into each of the circles.  The Dew Drops were all adhered with 3D Crystal Lacquer.

I think it works as either a masculine or feminine card.  I hope you like it, too! And I always like to share a scan as well as a photo when my project is a card.  I think you notice different things in photos vs. scans.

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7 comments:

  1. Great post!!!! LOVE your Egypt THEME!!!! Congrats on joining the team!

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  2. Parts of my home used to be Eqyptian in style. Even down to hand painted hieroglyphics! So this suits me just fine! Beautiful art and use of the elements!

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  3. Love this Egypt-themed card! Welcome to Altered Pages! Anne, yourmainestamper

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  4. Love it! Everything looks great together. { Of course, now I have the song in my head lol }

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  5. Very cool Robin ~ it's awesome.

    And Welcome to the team!!

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  6. To cool!! Welcome to the blogging world and the team!!

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