A nearby view of the stamp done on handmade paper made from animal dung, coloured with promarkers.
With a bit of excitement I want to share this card with you. My first african card in quite a while, but when I saw the challenge of your favourite zoo animal I just had to join in the fun.
South Africa does not have that much zoos, but we have lots of game reserves. We also host 93% of the white rhino population of the world. Currently we also have a war on poachers that hunt the rhinos for their horns for the Eastern markets. They make sex stimulants out of the horns, but the latest reason they give: it is used for a cure for cancer, which nobody believes and it still does not give them the right of hunting Rhinos illegal. The prizes are very high for Rhino horns. It makes me very angry, because it is amazing how sick the world became in their attempt of getting rich, because there are even veterinaries involved, so it is not limited to poor uneducated people.
Back to my card. This is a black rhino, because of its sharp lip to eat leaves on trees. A first for me, stamping on handmade paper. Gives you a rock art effect. The back craft paper has different animal scene done in brown. I added the hinch of green. The borders is done with a border punch and selotape with the skin patterns, which I had for ages now. Finished it of with a dried leave, coloured guineafowl feather and porcupine pins. Sentiment is computer generated with an owl bead as final touch.
This is a card I made for our first French visitors this year. I'm a bit excited to see them again and to show them a bit of my country.
Challenges I was inspired by:
Dutch Dare #153 - Sketch
CCEE1208 - Your Favourite zoo animal
One Stop Craft Challenge #171 - Colour on Craft
Tuesday Throwdown # 87 - Paper tearing
Thank you for your visit!