Friday, June 26, 2015

Altered Pocket Page of the Pharaohs

Hi everyone.  Robin here today.  In the last 10 years or so I have really come to appreciate the beauty of Egyptian art and the grandeur of this ancient civilization.  There is much debate about how the actual builders of the pyramids lived, but there is no doubt at all about its historical significance.  My project today for Altered Pages is an homage to the Pharaohs.

I made a full size collage of 7.5 x 10.5, which is the size of the 9 cards before they are cut out.  Final card size is 2.5 x 3.5.  The now retired On The Nile Mailbox Muse kit came with a sheet of images on clear acetate.  I ran the page through my sticker maker and added them to the outside of the pocket page.

As you scroll through these photos, see if you can pick out which one is the coin envelope.  Answer is down at the bottom of the post along with the completed pages.  Each of the ATC-sized cards has all four sides dipped in black ink, but it doesn't show on every photo because of how they were scanned. 

The front and back of each card is shown here.  I hope you enjoy the photos!

Side one started as a full-page collage

Side two are separate pieces of art
Empty pockets with outside art.

Products used in this project:
Glitz paper Yours Truly
Bazzill paper All Hallows Eve
Coin Envelope
Wink of Stella pen
Double sided tape
Bazzill mini edges
Several items from the now-retired On The Nile Mailbox Muse kit
a few other bits and pieces from my scrap bins
...and of course, a protector page to hold it all!

Altered Pages collages:
Collage Backgrounds I
ATC Advertisements
Travel Images


  1. I missed putting the Mailbox Muse On the Nile rubber stamps on the list of products used. The whole kit is gone, but you can still order the beautiful stamps!

  2. Wonderful project Robin! I remember studying about the Egyptian culture when I was in elementary school. It was so much fun :-)

  3. I like the idea of using the images on clear acetate and the coin pocket♥ Very clever♥ Thank you for new tips!

  4. Love the Egypt theme, and your pocket pages are awesome. I did not guess which one was the coin envelope. Your disguise was too good! LOL

  5. Always have loved Egypt, started as a kid at the museum and was fascinated. Love this layout and inspired creation.

  6. Robin, playing catch up here! These are total fab cards!! Love the Egypt theme! Well done!

    1. shoot hit publish too soon- love your hidden treasure too!! Great idea for the envie!