Wednesday, April 29, 2015

TAG ALONG CHALLENGE BLOG #87: EGYPTIAN

A new challenge has been posted on the Tag Along Challenge Blog, and it is a doozie! Mandy Chilvers is the owner and author of the Tag Along Challenge Blog, and this week has invited Anne to post the challenge theme.  Anne has chosen "Egyptian!"

Having no Egyptian-themed stamps, the first thing I did was go shopping!  I came up empty at my local scrap store, at Michael's, at Jo-Ann's, even at Hobby Lobby.  I did manage to pick up a few things at each store, however, so the trips were not wasted!  Ha!  I was finally successful when I went to my stack of magazines and found the image I have used on the cover (and inside) of the National Geographic from October of 2002!

I used a Ranger #10 tag and adhered my image to it.  I also punched out circles from other patterned bits from the same article, then mounted them on scalloped black cardstock.  I cut these in half, then adhered them to the left side and bottom edge of my tag to create a border.  I was definitely still at a loss as to what to use for a sentiment or quote.  Everything I found was just way to serious--until I found one by Mark Twain.  Take a look:


Thanks, Anne, for what ended up being a super fun challenge this week!  

I hope you will find some time this week to join us at the Tag Along Challenge Blog.  Thanks for your visit and for your comments.  Both are important to me!

23 comments:

  1. Kay, the layout on this tag is wonderful and the quote is perfect! I love how you incorporated some of the article text too.

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  2. Brilliant quote! Fabulous Tag Kay, love the colours and textures very much, glad you had fun in the end.

    I visited Egypt in the 90's stayed in Luxor, travelled to the Red Sea before there were any resorts and had many adventures. Most exciting was visiting the Tombs of Tutankhamun and Hatshepsut, oooh and you have me remembering the 2nd most beautiful sunsets i have ever seen over The Nile. Think i should stop now...

    Big hugs, thanks for bringing back such fab memories:-) xxx

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  3. what a super tag - it is so visually arresting, but then the juxtaposition of that Mark Twain quote brings a smile. Just beautifully done.

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  4. I love it. Great tag. Texture and color are terrific. The quote is perfect.

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  5. Kay what a stunning tag I love it. Great use of a magazine picture
    Love
    Amanda x

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  6. this is a brill tag Kay. i love how you tell us how it's made. and the quote is fantastic. i just love quotes and often make my card/tag/page around the quote
    fab.

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  7. Egyption is certainly out of my comfort zone, and like you I have nothing! Love what you have done here and that quote is BRILLIANT!!!

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  8. Oh wow you certainly have put a lot of thought into this tag and it is superb! Love the image and that quote is fabulous... what a great tag for this theme! love it!

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  9. Absolutely brilliant tag Kay! I love it,you have created a masterpiece here and that quote is soooo funny!
    You really are one of my favourite crafters....just saying ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  10. No stamps needed! This is a great tag without them ;-)

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  11. Very cool! Love when something you've been holding onto comes in handy like your mag did.

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  12. Wow, love this ! Great quote too !
    Corrie x

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  13. This is awesome! The facial expression seems to match the funny quote perfectly! Brilliant! xxx

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  14. lmao... now that quote made me chuckle. What a fabulous take on the challenge and I love that as crafters we can always make a plan. So glad you managed to get in some shopping too. Love this tag with its rich gold colours. Just fabulous :D

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  15. Well GF, you really hit the top of the Pyramind with this piece of art! Fabulous. The only pyaramid I saw was the one in Vegas, and I love being in the tomb! This would hanf proudly on any wall there, or mine too! I could never go to all that bother like you, put then here comes the perfectionist! Love this

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  16. ¡Fant├ística!
    Realmente una etiqueta preciosa, ¡me gusta mucho, Kay!
    Muchos abrazos para ti :)

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  17. This tag is fabulous Kay!!! I absolutely love it- glad you found that image, it works so well with your design! I think it's my new fav! xo

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  18. Wow!!! You came up with an incredible result, for starting with "nothing" to make it with, Kay! Very creative, and the quote goes well with it. (I'm not sure which Anne is the actual guest host this week, because it isn't me. I do have my first guest host spot coming up in June, however, which I'm very excited about!)

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  19. Oh very clever work!!... For a very beautiful art result, this tag is gorgeous!!!! Mwah!

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  20. Love this. The quote had me running for the loo. If I'd seen this challenge I might have joined in cos I love egypty stuff. Hugz

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  21. Lol Kay, this sentiment is brilliant. Glad your visits to the craft stores weren't in vain :-) xx

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  22. Wow, wow - this is so creative and so beautiful! The gilded image is glorious, and the words are hilarious - a joy!
    Alison xx

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