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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Digging around for inspiration



Good morning friends, followers and blogland.  Here I am again dashing to post my altered pages for the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge letter "E".  Family matters have overtaken me over the past three weeks and "E" has had to wait until this week to be worked out.  On Wednesday I sat down and flipped through "E" in my dictionary and came up with Egyptology.


Got to be quick only a few hours to post this at the Craft Barn, I used five stamps Judikins Carol's Cube, Artifacts Cube and Egyptian Cube, Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge,  distress inks in peacock feather, scattered straw, fired brick, pumice stone and spiced marmalade and a blue ink pad without any info!  The artifacts hieroglyphics were stamped and embossed in gold onto coloured squares and also under the definition.  The leaf was also stamped and embossed with gold.  The lotus, eye of Horus and scarab were stamped in black, parts embossed in gold and coloured.  The "E" was coloured and stamped and added to the page.







The sun ray and bricks were stamped to represent Ra and the pyramids, a picture of an Egyptian fresco was coloured and edged with pumice stone ink and attached to the page.  I finished by adding the definitions printed on velum and coloured to look like papyrus

 
If  I was starting again I would stamp the lotus and the eye and emboss them with gold as I did with the leaf, but otherwise I am pleased with how the pages turned out.

24 comments:

Lesley said...

Great idea for E! Fab pages! xx

chrissies said...

Fabulous page-I love the gold embossing and all of the other colours.It made me think of when I went to see the Tutankhamun exhibition years ago.

Love Chrissie xx

Annie said...

Good word choice with all those great stamps to depict with. Wonderful stamping and color.

Yvonne Garner said...

Love your pages for the letter E. wishing now I had created my project within the pages of my dictionary! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Best, Yvonne

ionabunny said...

I love all things Egyptian. You have some lovely stamps here. Gold and blue gorgeousness

Barbara said...

Brilliant Sylv, love the gold embossing on the page ....you could also show these on Altered Dictionary xx

Maggie said...

Super pages for "E" I have these stamps buried I mean stored away, must have a rumage in my long forgotten stamp stash!!

Scrapmate said...

The blue is just a perfect Egyptian blue. What a great DPS.

Nan G said...

Wonderful depictions of your word for the letter E! Love the blue eye!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fab page!! Great choice of stamps Px

Kate M said...

I love all things Egyptian and your pages are no exception - awesome work!!
xx

BJ said...

Love what you have done with your page and how you have half buried the "E"

JansArtyJunk said...

fab choice of word...lots of lovely egyptian details..brilliant pages x

Pat said...

Yes, I liked the E too, clever, as it "E-merges" from the sand.:-)

Doreen said...

Love the Egyptian theme going on here.xxx

jane stillman said...

A fabulous project, love all the images

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a fantastic idea. I love the cold embossing and the images you have used are gorgeous. Great colours as well.

Thank you for leaving such lovely comments on my blog :-)

Hugs Lisa xxxxx

Craftychris said...

Absolutely fabulous page! I love all the detail - an inspirational page. Thank you for visiting me. xx

Joan Macdonald said...

Fabulous idea and the colours are gorgeous.

Joan x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sylv, I love these blues, and what a brilliant choice of stamps x

Susan said...

Beautiful page! The embossing is so pretty!

The Craft Barn said...

fantastic Egyptian page. Love the embossing
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Eileen said...

Beautiful work Sylv.. you really know your 'crafty' stuff.
Love the colours and the overall beauty of the pages .
E xx

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Stunning page!:)
Love the letter E you´ve used:)
*Hugs, Inger*