Sunday, January 9, 2011

My first Egypt layout (and my crazy cats)

I created my first layout from our Egyptian vacation yesterday! Here it is:

I used papers from the new Spring Market line from Websters Pages. The background is glimmer misted with "Jingle Bells" and a Crafters Workshop screen.

I layered some of my cutwork and added buttons to try to create some dimensions for the piece:

I distressed my accent photo, but then forgot to distress the main photo before I glued it down, whoops! Check out the man carrying a load of pita bread in this picture. It was hot, fresh baked, and absolutely delicious!

Alton and I both loved the experience of wandering through that market. The entire area is protected from the heat by those movable carpets you see overhead. Along with a few touristy stalls, there were pharmacies, a butcher shop (which stank to high heaven), electronics stalls, clothing stalls, and, of course, the spice stalls. Basket after basket full of red, black, white, green, and blue peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom, and many others. I bought some chamomile and saffron. While I didn't write down how much I paid for the saffron, it was something like a dollar or two an ounce. I saw it in a local grocery store the other day for, I think, $15 an ounce. I haven't used it yet; I'm waiting for the right occasion!

In other news, it looks like we might be getting a major ice storm overnight and into tomorrow, so if court is canceled maybe I can get a ton of crafting time tomorrow! And if the power goes out, at least I know that I'll have the cats to keep me warm. Sometimes I'm so jealous of them when I see them taking one of their many naps. Here's Lucky in sweet mode:

And Princess guarding my ottoman from all the other cats:

And finally, I watched Lucky being weird this morning. Honestly, I don't know what else to call it. He climbed onto the window from the cat tree and left his hind leg cocked up against the tree for about a minute and a half before moving on to attack Spike. Weird, weird, weird.

Happy crafting everyone, and stay safe!


Jennifer said...

That layout is gorgeous! I love all the little details. I'm not usually much for glimmer mist but I love what it adds to your layout here. Too funny about the cat's leg. :)

hilde janbroers said...

gorgeous!! love your layout. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

mborrero said...

gorgeous Egyptian lo my mil and FIL are going there soon.

Steph said...

Beautiful layout. Love the details and embellishments.

Rach H said...

Love the misting on the spice layout!!! Fabulous!!!