Now for this weeks challenge on CD Sunday........The Land of the Pharaohs. This made me think of travel and holidays, so what to do? I found a CD by Joanne Sheen 'Egyptian Adventure' with lots of fab images. The one that stood out with regard to travel was the one with the camels and oasis. Looks like they're 'camping out' in the desert.
Thoughts......Who would I send a card like this to?
I know I'll make an altered notebook for a traveller.
I know someone who's off to Egypt very soon so this will make an ideal travel gift.
The notebook is 11 x 15cm.
I printed off the image and hieroglyphic backing paper and the 'theatre' card border and image.
The backing paper was adhered with DS tape over the front and back of the notebook.
I chose one of the smaller images and put it down right corner. I googled and found 'Land of the Pharoahs' in words. These were cut and trimmed and placed left and top sides to act as a frame for the whole layout.
I then made a tag using Tim Holtz distress ink, Vintage Photo. I put the ink on a palette then I spritzed it., dabbed the tag on to it to give it a mottled effect. I then gently edged the tag with the ink. The whole thing has a subtle aged look. I added a brown ribbon and eyelet.
The small image at the bottom was framed with the 'theatre' border and I found a small map of Egypt....thanks again to Google....which I cut up and placed across the corner. 'Think these guys might need a map!!! You might just spot an Egyptian lady looking on from the side of the 'stage'. I smeared gold stickles across the image to glitter up the sand and the sunny sky.
Now I just had to find some appropriate words. So off to my stash of goodies and I found ....Vacation - summer - memories - Bon Boyage - and a great shield which says Road Trip.......all very appro don't you think?
I hope my friend likes it and I'm sure it'll be very useful for jotting down memorable moments.
I'm entering this in challenges:
- CD Sunday challenge - Land of the Pharaohs
- Tuesday Alchemy Challenge 52 - Anything Goes