Monday, November 09, 2015


A very different style card from me today.
This is for the new challenge over

We are being sponsored by
The theme is anything goes  as usual
and we would love to see your projects.
I chose this image called ' Cleopatra Portrait.'
As soon as I saw her I  knew I just had to colour her up.
I have used Promarkers, gold gel pen
and gold pearlised chalk.
I fussy cut the image out after colouring her.
The stamp is of Roman Columns and writing
but I can't for the life of me recall where I got it from
or the make other than is is unmounted red rubber.
I have layered up with orange and red card stock
on black as my base card.
The black panel has been embossed using 
a Darice folder of Bulrushes.
Cleopatra is raised up with 3D pads.

The only way I could get a  half decent photo to show up
 the embossed panel was to turn the card sideways
under my white desk light. 
Entering into the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks #4 Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Crafts Galore #23 Use a stamp or digi.
Creative Ladybirds #9 Anything goes.
Create and Inspire #33 Anything goes.
Inspiration Destination #58 Anything goes.
A Bit More Time To Craft #7 Anything goes.
Crafting With Friends #10 Anything goes.


Catherine said...

Such a beautiful card Valery Anne ! Love the embossed pannel ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Sandra H said...

So lovely Mrs A is your image l like the colours used to colour her and the embossed panel what a great idea! another great make ........have a lovely day although the wind and rain is awful here hope it's not too bad where you are take care xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

I am fascinated with anything Egyptian...the reeds match so well with your theme
Dr Sonia

Margo said...

Great embossing and lovely digi !

Viv said...

Great card Mrs A! x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Mrs A. Carol x

Brenda in IN said...

You did a fantastic coloring job on her eye makeup. That's what I always noticed on Elizabeth Taylor. This is such a fun card.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, very different card from you and love your colouring and the fab black embossed panel!! The background stamp is stunning, I have never seen before.

Amanda said...

great card, love the bulrush embossing xx Amanda

Createology said...

Cleopatra looks ready for action. Great Card...

Kathleen said...

Great image and a great style of card, totally love the colours, brilliant creations and not a butterfly in sight!
Well, get this, I was once called Cleopatra by Tony Hicks of the Hollies, oh yes, you won't have heard of Batley Variety Club but they had great named artists on there and one night it was the Hollies and after the show we went back stage to meet them, I was dressed in an all in one black trouser suit with a gold, chain belt and had long black hair, Kathy Magowan style and the first one I saw was Tony Hicks and he said .. Hello, Cleopatra, stupid me
should have said Hello, Antony, my life could have been so different.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

oops forgot to say I was only 21 then.

Well way back then, in fact yonks ago.
K xxxx

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card, great color combo!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card, great color combo!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and image Valery and love the embossed strip---thank you for joining us at Create And Inspire
Carol DT x

Isobel said...

Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge …………..great project and good luck x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Great card Valery! Beautiful coloring on the image.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

TRACEY MO said...

This is lovely so pretty!

Thanks for joining us at crafting with friends today

Tracey dt

Peanut said...

The are gorgeous, Mrs A. The first is very clever... with the cut out butterflies flying out. You are going to LOVE your MISTI... trust me! :)
hugs Asha

Aurelia Aurora said...

An awesome card.. love your design.. Thank you for joining our 21st challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog.. Hope to see you again on our next challenges.. And good luck at the draw.. ;)


Janis Lewis said...

Great card! Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks.
DT Janis
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Kandy's Krafts said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Ladybirds Creations.