Wednesday, January 18, 2012

the old were young once

Do you recognize these images? They're based on actual
Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt, from the period beginning
around the 3rd century BC. The originals were done in an
early type of encaustic, on wood panels, for sarcophagi.

So, it was really surprising to see Mini Ancients
offered by Lost Coast Designs, available at Blockheads.
--I'm used to seeing vintage
images, but this is about as vintage as you can get! Had
to have these--my children even recognized them, from when
we studied Egypt a while back.

The images are stamped on yellowed notebook paper,
cut out, and adhered to some hand-pieced background
paper I've been hoarding for awhile, but the Use Your Favorite
Paper challenge
at Gingersnap Creations coaxed the last
bit of it out of me . . .

More Challenges?
Tuesday Throwdown--neutral colors
Crafty Bloggers--monochrome
Ink It Up--anything goes
Truly Scrumptious--something forgotten. I played it in my mind
as the people in these stamps are forgotten, but it is, in reality,
use something you haven't for a long time or forgot about. I didn't
forget about the pieced paper, but I did hoard it for a long time!
Sir Stampalot--monochromatic


Lynne Moncrieff said...

It is always wonderful to stumble across new and different stamps.
Great visages on each and every one.

Brenda Brown said...

These are a great addition to the vintage range Trisha, I can see why you fell for them and you have showcased them brilliantly as well.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Debbi Powell Designs said...

Very striking card! Thank you for entering the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge...good luck xx

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful new stamps Trisha and love how you've displayed them, x

Michelle said...

Just read your blog on these images - a very strange group of women to meet on a dark night!! LOL... Lovely card. Thank you for taking time to play along with Crafty Bloggers Network! Ta Michelle

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, love the images too!

JeanFB said...

Trisha, what a wonderful card! I'm so impressed that your kids recognized these stamps, and that they are actually historically accurate. And your hand made background paper is fabulous. :)

Terry said...

Beautiful! Love how you used these awesome stamps!

Unknown said...

Wonderful stamps, you can't get more vintage, I agree. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Rhonda Langley said...

These look a little scary to me.

sara said...

great vintage card thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

Tipper said...

Fascinating-and cool too : )

Mandy said...

Wonderful card,love the images and a great take on the challenge...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious..
Mandy x

brenda said...

What wonderful images Tricia, so unusual.

Thank you so much for joining in with our Monochromatic theme at Stampalot challenge this month, good luck and hope you will join us again.

B x

Cameron said...'s so cool your kids recognized these. I had no clue...haha!

I find old pictures fascinating a window into time :)
This is great!

Joanna said...

Those stamps are so interesting - I would never have thought that the images were so old. Really interesting background (paper and story!) to your artwork.

Michele said...

this is really beautiful! xo

Unknown said...

Kids sure are knowledgeable these days. I just found one of those images in an encaustics book the other day and thought, "Hey I know that image!"

pinky said...

Amazing images Trish, makes a great card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Anonymous said...

How fun to find these images as stamps! Great use of the neutral colors and your marvelous hand-pieced paper to create this beautiful vintage card. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown -- hope you'll play with us again next week! :-)

Wendy said...

Fab card Hun thank you for joining us this week at trulyscrumptious for our challenge.

Wendy DT TS

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

Fascinating and thought provoking.

Francesca said...

Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Ruth said...

Such a lovely monochromatic card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !


Tammy, LIIU DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx