Friday, June 29, 2012

Oh Zephyr winds that blow on high / Lift me now so I can Fly

This card is one of my favorite cards in a while... mainly because of the background paper, and the mythological look I got with it. 
When I was a kid I remember watching every Saturday the Shazam / Isis hour. LOVED it. The Kraftin Kimmie stamp Cleo reminds me of that show. Did you know that mighty Isis was the first live-action tv show with a female superhero? Before Wonder Woman. WOW! And trust me - I watched a clip - - WOW it was bad!!!! But I still loved it.

I used three different design paper with this - all from the new DCWV mini stardust matstack. Some really cool papers in this kit. I also used two different ribbons- a gold one and a navy one.

I colored the pyramids with Y11, and then layered over with Y21, 23, 26, 28. I then moved on and colored her skin. Iused YR000 as the base and then layered over with E11 and 13 for the shadows. I finished off her cheeks with a little R21. Her eyelids are B34 with B37 faded in from the corners. The jewelsin her crown and the badn of her headband are also the blues. Her hair was next. I used E25, 27, 29 and 49. I wanted her dress to be white, but since it was at night, it needed to reflect some of the night colors. To do this I used B60, 65 and 66 in some areas and left white in other areas. I finished it off with a gold pentel pen I have to add the collar and the gold on the crown.

I fussy cut her out and then edged her with black si she blended in with the background a bit more.

Now I am going to go back to watching the Olympic trials. I have had fun yelling at the television. Very happy that so far 2 Aggie women are going for the US - Breeja Larson in Breaststroke, and Cammile Adams in Butterfly! WHOOP. There are several who are on the Mexican team too -  Erica Dittmer, Rita Medrano and Lili Ibanez. GIG 'EM!

Have a great weekend.



  1. This is so cool! I love all things Egyptian. Love how you colored her, and that paper is divine!!! I MUST get that stack!

  2. She's so fabulous. I love how you colored her and also love that paper!

  3. Wow, this is a beautiful card! I loved those shows, too! :)