The challenge at CD Sunday is Land of the Pharaohs - this presented a bit bigger challenge than usual because I knew I had nothing remotely Egyptian in my CD or paper stash.
I found a lovely digi stamp on line at The Paper Shelter and downloaded the file which came with a pre coloured image as well as the outline stamp. Being a bit short on time I used the pre coloured image in this design.
I decided that I needed lots of gold and Jewels on the design and printed the gold leaf effect paper from the Magical Mystical Metallics CD from My craft studio. I used another backing paper from The Paper Shelter with the hieroglyphics and the border on. I happened to have some scraps of Gold card and deep blue glitter card lying next to each other on my craft table and together the two reminded me of the incredible death mask of the Boy King, which I was lucky enough to see as a child when it was exhibited at the British Museum. I layered the scraps up and die cut the top border and then used the same die to trim the remaining piece of card into an hour glass shape which was then cut across the middle to form the two vases.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Land of the Pharaohs
- Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
- I have been crafting since May 2008, when in desperation to find an unusual birthday card for my Mum, I gave up looking in the shops and decided to have a go at making my own. I soon realised that crafting is addictive and I haven't brought a card since. I am slowly starting to sell my cards now to friends, family and work colleagues. As my confidence has grown I have started to enter Challenges on line and in magazines, and I love having to think outside of my comfort zone to come up with something different. I really like the current trend for vintage and shabby chic. I really enjoy using die cutting in my designs and am just starting to poke my toe in the water with regards to stamping and colouring my own images.