Well finally THE day has arrived for the start of the Big Celebration of 2000 members. There is so much happening at The Outlawz this week, with great challenges, games, blog hops, you name it ....you will have to go and look for yourself,,,,and the prizes....you have never seen anything like it before. You do need to be a member to take part , so hop on over and join up and have fun
There are also so many beautiful cards by all the members of the DT. you could have a world tour of inspiration...I urge you to join in the fun. I will watch out for you....
At the Colour Challenge this week we have made cards showcasing where we hail from..country, province, state... I have made a card showing just a little bit of my lovely country and of the colourful people that inhabit it.
We have many different tribes of indigenous people and one of them is the Ndebele, who come from the northern part of the country.....in fact just north of Johannesburg.
They are known for the beautifully decorated homes and dresses of the women. The beadwork of the women is so elaborate, that many of the garments and bangles can only be removed by destroying them, and the heavy rings around the feet and neck remain there for most of their lives.
The women do most of the work and the decorations on their houses are done by hand.
I have also used the colours of the flag as background to all my papers, and on the front, some animal print paper depicting the wild life that South Africa is famous for..especially the Big 5, much sought after for tourists to the Game Parks.
I have used images from Digistamps4Joy..Ndebele house and woman, coloured with Distress inks and aquarelle pencils. I have used beads for the bangles on the woman's legs and head band..not sure they show up too well...I coloured the embossing folder before putting the paper through, and used some texture paste for the sand in front of the house.I finished it off with a poem on South Africa which describes so much of the beauty of our country. I hope you enjoyed this little trip to South Africa.
I am going to enter the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges...Anything goes
Sarah Hurley Challenge... Dimension & Texture
Crafts and me challenge...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter challenge...The great Outdoors
Crafty Sentiments...Bright Colours
Sweet Stamps Blog...use micro beads
Kaboodle Doodles challenge #124...Celebrate your Country's colours
Wishing you all a great week, take care and hope to see you at The Party.