Leaving my ‘Unwrappers’ behind for the moment – I have completed my Skinny Book Page for this week. I have been dragging my tail with this week’s challenge – mainly because I couldn’t find a suitable graphic for my ‘Queen of Sheba’. The Queen of Sheba is thought to be of Persian or Ethiopian origin & every image I found that was regal looking – was very western looking. Even the one I have finally settled on (despite having Middle-Eastern looking clothing) has Western facial features…she is from a Christmas card & I have some jewels & earring peices also attached. The challenge I set was to use ornament from some period/style in your page for the letter Q. Mine was built from a tiny thumbnail that included only ONE little flower motif with the trellis around it about 1" square. I have duplicated it in Photoshop over & over again to create an A4 page to make my Skinny Book Pages from. I have then taken to it with a knife, then worked black wax crayon into the scratches. I wanted it to have an ancient, worn look about it. I scratched it up some more & scraped back some of the black, then worked Verdigris wax in. Although the page looks simple, there is alot of work in it that you just don’t see, I am happy with the result.