Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Egypt


Hi everybody!
 'Egypt' is a good theme, with many wonderful places and artefacts to inspire us. I cut a triangular tag from corrugated card, which I distressed and painted with acrylic in black with some touches of blue, and added some fairy dust while the paint was still wet. I chose Bastet as the subject of my tag.She was a cat-goddess in old Egypt, and is sometimes portrayed as a women with a cat head. She was associated with war, and the sun, but also was regarded as goddess of women, fertility, music  and dance, and had to guard the sun by night so that the mice didn't steal it! I have put my tag in front of a statue of Bastet, and added the sacred Ibis, wearing the double crown.



That's all for today, take care, have fun and thanks for coming by!

17 comments:

  1. Love the triangle and the lush colour on your tag Valerie.

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  2. Lovely tag. Val, and i love how you have displayed it. So, off to look at your other blog! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Love the triangular tag shape and the very regal looking cat! Carolyn xx

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  4. Beautiful - I love the efect you've achieved on the corrugated card :o)

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  5. Unusual, unique & brilliant as always Valerie :o)

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  6. I love, love, love your expertly designed and crafted tag inspired by the Egyptian goddess Bastet. Blessings!

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  7. Oh you did a great job! I wanted to do something with a cat but I couldn't find the inspiration. You nailed it!

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  8. wow,this is perfection. the triangle shape is brilliant. xo

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  9. Wonderful tag, love how simple it is and how evocative of old Egypt. Hugs, Barb

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  10. Fabulous, love the clever shape, love all of it come to think of it.

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  11. Wonderful way of creating a night time background, makes you cat stand out perfectly

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  12. The colors are so well chosen and blended. I'm sure that Bastet loves her Bastet tag - you could have used this for mother and child!

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  13. Gorgeous. Love the shape, colour, texture and cat.

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  14. A great tag, the shape of the tag is inspired! X

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  15. Very unique tag, and I loved the history lesson!

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