Monday, 1 June 2009

Walk Like An Egyptian

This weeks Tag It On challenge was Egyptian.

Oh did my heart sink. At least last week I could borrow some Oriental Stamps but I knew I was completely snookered this week because nobody in the family had anything Egyptian, let alone some stamps. It is just not something we do!

I was determined not to be defeated though so had a trawl through the Internet for some ideas. All I knew about Egyptian design was sand coloured and the Sphinx and they did not inspire me. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found. Lovely oranges and Turquoise and then I found the Eye of Horus, which I really liked and I was away.

This is what I have ended up with. I sprayed the tag with orange glimmer mist and traced the eye on to card, coloured it black, cut it out and stuck it on.
The border was stamped in gold brilliance ink so I managed to get a stamp on it in the end. I then coloured it with orange, navy and turquoise pens, edged it with a gold gel pen and stuck gold peel offs on each square.
The area above the eye was painted with turquoise glimmer spray and the text was printed on the computer.

These tag challenges are totally addictive and they certainly challenge you to come up with something out of your comfort zone, which I really enjoy.


Jill said...

Wow what a beautiful Egyptian tag.

Beryl said...

Well done for finding just what you wanted on the internet. And also for making such a dimensional tag with it too. Great stuff.
Beryl xx

Beryl said...

Well done for finding just what you wanted on the internet. And also for making such a dimensional tag with it too. Great stuff.
Beryl xx

Sally H said...

I am very impressed! love the colours and that eye of horus is very striking!

Jo said...

Full marks for problem solving. Very nice results!

Dragon said...

Well my girl!!!!!!!!!! iT IS totally STUNNING. What a capture of the colour and the theme, Lisa... thanks so much for indulging the DragonsDream

Karen said...

I LOVE IT!!!!! The eye is just amazing and the colours...oh just everything about it! X

p.s. had to laugh...the word verification is SEDAT....a former president of Egypt I think wasn't he? X

Kim Piggott said...

Wow! This is just stunning!
Beautiful work!
kim x

craftimamma said...

Give yourself a gold star Lisa. I don't think I would have had the patience to search something out if it wasn't immediately to hand and you ended up with a brilliant tag that fit the bill perfectly.

Thanks for your lovely comments on my Stampbord mirror post.

Lesley Xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

well done lisa-at least you gave it a go!!my heart sank too!!!ha ha
its great

Anne said...

This is fantastic! It's incredible looking! Thanks for sharing how you created it.

Michelle said...

Fantastic Tag Lisa, Love the colours and focusing on the eye - a stroke of brilliance, it's great fun having a go at different things, you might be being stretched but you're measuring up easily!
x Michelle

brenda said...

Wow Lisa, your tag is beautiful, so arty as well, really evokes the feel of Egypt (luckily not the smells though !). I really love.

B x

Anonymous said...

fab fab fab, my youngest Harry is learning about egypt in yr 1, must remember to come back and show him it !

Clarky J said...

Amazing - I had no inspiration for the Eygptian theme at all so missed it how clever of you to put this together x