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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Where in the World Party at The Outlawz

Happy Sunday to everyone,

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
365 Cards...Nature
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.



13 comments:

Linda said...

Wat een mooi kaartje
gr linda

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a wonderful and lovely card ursula.

greetings karin

TenSGal said...

Just love how you did this! I'll try to check in at the party!

Susan

Riet said...

Wat een schitterende kaart Ursula.

Liefs Riet.x

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Lovely card, Ursula! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Colors of your Country” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- what a Wonderful card- love your description of the poor women who have to do all of the house-work (yuck!). Love the colors and the great background- and of course- the microbeads! Thank You for joining us at the Sweet Stamps challenge this week!

Michelle Looi said...

Lovely card and the effort that you put in to creat this!
Thanks for joining us at 365cards!
~Michelle

Pryn said...

Beautiful card, Ursula! Your coloring is GORGEOUS!!! I enjoyed learning more about your country and hoe that I will one day be able to visit and experience the cultures firsthand. Until then, I will live through your words :)

Love and hugs to you my DT Sistah!

Gemma said...

lovely bright colours! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week! Gemma :)

Lisa Jane said...

Fab bright colours - love your project
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the design of your card and all the wonderfully bright colors. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at SweetStamps.com. Good luck in the drawing!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is quite a work of art! Ingenious design and a wonderful idea for a challenge!

Sarah Hurley said...

lovely card! thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenge this time, hope to see you back again soon.

Sarah x