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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Land of the Pharaohs

Well it's a beautiful day here and for once I'm glad I'm not in the UK and having to cope with more snow!!! Well at least in Durham where my daughter lives. The grandchildren will love it though!!!

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?
                      Not sure.
                      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


  1. Hi Wynn. I think your notebook is wonderful and a great and thoughtful present for your friend whom I am sure will love it. I wish I had had one like it on my trip to Egypt.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Cd Sunday
    Carol x
    CD Sunday DT

  2. This is a fabulous notebook, I love all of the details and great travel themed embellishments - what a wonderful gift.

  3. What a wonderful creation Wynn. Love everything about it and I am sure your friend will love it.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday again this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  4. Such a lovely idea and very well done. I'm sure your friend will love it.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  5. Wynn your journal is a great idea and your friend will love it, it is also very suitable for the challenge, you don't have to make a card.
    Thanks ofr joining in with us at CD Sunday this week.
    Jenny xx
    CD Sunday DT

  6. What a lovely idea I am sure your friend will be thrilled. x

  7. What a fantastic gift for your friend! I love all the layers anf text.

  8. This is brilliant Wynn - and such a good idea to give it as a travel book. Hope whoever gets it fills each page with news of their adventures. Thank you for joining in this week.
    Beryl xx
    CD sunday DT

  9. Brilliant card love the images

  10. What a good idea Wynn, i think this will be great for anyone going on their travels, and it's perfect for our challenge too.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

  11. Such a good idea, so nice to make a different project for our challenge. Thanks for your DT application too, I wish you good luck. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz