Here is the 5th layout I have created using the February “TellTale Heat” kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! I also made this for Suepup’s DarkLoveStory Valentine’s Challenge over at www.scrapbook.com.
I chose Mark Antony & Cleopatra’s tragic love affair for this challenge. They met in 41 B.c. … Cleopatra, an Egyptian Queen, seduced Mark Antony, a powerful (and married) Roman general, into tumultuous love affair & alliance between their territories. Octovian, the future emperor, convinced the Roman Empire that Antony was bewitched by Cleopatra and declared war in 31 B.C. To avoid capture, Antony & Cleopatra committed suicide.
This is a photo of a painting of Antony & Cleopatra done by Lawrence Alm-Tadema in 1885.
I hand-stitched the harlequin background on the entire page…accented the diamonds with sequins that I individually glued down. I painted the flowers to co0rdinate with the page using my newest favorite paint Glam from Tattered Angels in Stiletto and Be Positive….it is mixed with glitter…it’s not opaque and not completely sheer….and I LOVE IT! The scalloped edges are tied with silk ribbon. Some of the flourishes & key were made with CTMH stamps and Technique Tuesday chipboard pieces….colored in by a black permanent Sharpie marker. I used the same Glam paint on the Rainboot’s American Crafts Thickers in the title.
I used Tim Holtz’s crackle paint in Rock Candy on the photo…and it is impossible to see on the larger photo….Here are some up-close detailed photos:
Tell me that stuff isn’t AWESOME!
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