Thursday, May 03, 2007

Howard Carter

this week at Wednesday Stamper the challenge was 'EGYPT'.
I don't have any stamps that would cover this theme, but I do have a keen interest in history... so I thought of Howard Carter straight away... So I found this rather Dapper looking image of him, and the image in the BG is of a Watercolour the man himself painted.

I printed out the Painting, in B&W, then rubbed it over with Versa Color Khaki, and it made it look Gold...

Journaling on the ATC reads - 'after excavation down to the Plaster Blocks of the tomb, at 4PM on November 26, 1922, Howard Carter broke through and made one of the 20th Century's most amazing discoveries -
Tutankhamun's Tomb'.

For this Egyptian theme ATC - I've used Catslife Press - Grunge Date Stamp, Making Memories number rubber stamps, Artchix word, Collections Word, Versa Color Khaki, black & clear embossing powder, Red tombow pen (for tie) and my sewing machine.

30 comments:

Megan said...

Very cool Gillian!

Kimberly White said...

Gillian, you have such a unique and beautiful style to all you do! Thanks for sharing your art with us! Have a wonderful day! Kim

Dani D said...

great ideafor this theme - love it

johanna said...

soooo CLEVER!!!! what a wonderful solution to make this theme!

PMB said...

Very original....great work Gillian!

Enidan said...

Great Idea!!

Rein said...

Great idea, wonderful work!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Oh Yes Gillian.. way to go in interpreting the theme in a nice different way..
Love this :-)

Glad you are taking part in our swaps as I like your work :-)

KardKrazy said...

Vey impressive take on this week's theme.

Kaz said...

love the history behind this- so original and lovely atc as well. gorgeous work.

gaby said...

When I saw the theme at Wednesdaystamper, I thought, Oh! my Good, I don't like Egyptian things. Then I saw your entry and this inspire me for my card.
Thanks Gillian, you have always good ideas.
gaby

Hermine said...

Very beautiful.

Viola said...

Great!! Love it!

Anthea said...

WOW love it, and your little mans ATC too!!

Flower said...

Now aren't you too creative?! I'd have thought, oh well, no stamps to go with that theme! You did your homework and made quite the clever ATC to rise to the challenge! Impressed, indeed.

DymphieM said...

Gillian you are CLEVER! This is one of the best Egyptian cards I saw. Wonderful!

sigrid said...

What a wonderful card. Very nice with the Dapper photo :)

Manja said...

Very different to all the other cards and therefore very special. I like it and especially the idea and how you helped yourself.

manicstamper said...

Fabulous...love how you didn't go for the predictable.
I wish I had time to do this one as I love the Egyptian theme.

Tara said...

I've been away for three weeks... you've been seriously busy. Love it all.

Love your son's atc too... talent must run in the family!

Lana said...

What a great idea!!

Petra said...

This is a very interesting art!!! I like it very much!!!

Cora said...

Great card and idea. This was a hard challenge if you didn't have the eygptian stamps.

Kathy said...

Great take on the Egypt theme Gill

It looks fab, love the vintage thing

Nancy Dooren said...

Love the vintage look on this one!!!

Susi said...

I never would have the idea to take Howard Carter for my card, but it's a great idea and a great card!

joanne wardle said...

well done, you certainly got around the problem of not having any egyptian stamps

Linda M said...

I like your take on this theme. I didn't have any Egyptian stamps either. Your ATC is so cool.

Ilonka said...

what a fancy idea for this theme!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Very clever indeed...brilliant 'out of the box' thinking.