Monday, 17 June 2013

U is for...

The Craft Barn's fortnightly Alpha Challenge has reached letter U.  Not the easiest letter to illustrate - I have to admit, this one nearly defeated me...but not quite!.  I considered "Umbrella", and "Unicorn" before settling on "Udjat"

The udjat is an Egyptian amulet, also known as the "Eye of Horus".  The right eye - which this stamp by Clarity shows - represents the sun (the left eye is the moon).  I stamped it onto some scrap Centura pearl card (the reverse side) embossed it in gold WOW powder and then dug out my Sakura Gelly Roll pens to add colour .  I blended DI's (Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade) over the background card, put some silicon glue onto the eye and stuck it on.  Then all that remained was to add the definition, and the job was done!


Thanks for visiting....

Crafty Hugs,

Keren

10 comments:

Redanne said...

Thank you Keren, I learned something today, I have never heard of it before. The eye is quite hypnotic - love it.

Annie said...

Another learning word for this round! What a great stamp!

Pat said...

Very striking. Great choice.

Elaine said...

Love the simplicity of this and I've learnt a new word too so thanks!!

Maggie said...

New word for me too love the background colour really makes your design pop

MaggieH

Scrapmate said...

Wow no worries about anyone else choosing that word! Great idea!

carolfromkiwiland said...

Like you, letter U is causing me problems - but yours is a great word choice.I just love it.

Sandy said...

Oh Keren - fabulously creative and I too learned something today. Wonderful!!!!!
sandy

Maisie Moonshine said...

Wow - really great impact. Simple but stunning. MMx

The Craft Barn said...

Another new word for me. Love your entry
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
Izzy