Wednesday 29 February 2012

Welkom - Bienvenue

The black rhinoceros stamp from Ollyfant Storybook stamps.

A nearby view of the stamp done on handmade paper made from animal dung, coloured with promarkers.

A near peek on the embellishments.

My card.

Good Morning

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:

CCEE1208 - Your Favourite zoo animal

Tuesday Throwdown # 87 - Paper tearing

Thank you for your visit!



Cat's sCrap said...

What a fantastic work ! I like all these details : papers and embllishments. It's very successful ! Bravo !

Hugs from France.

Dorte said...

Fab card you have made, wonderful embellishments! I have to Google 'animal dung' to see if it is what I think....
Great take on our sketch at DDCC. Thank you for sharing.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

What an awesome card and education on the rhinoceros! Thanks for playing with the CCEE Stampers!

Shannon White said...

Oh what a Fabulous card! Love all the patterns and layers! Just Wonderful! thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

Davi said...

Very cool card with all the different african details! So glad you shared with us at TT this week :)

NanaConnie said...

Olga, Congratulations on taking a Top 3 spot on Tuesday Throwdown this week! Incredible card. NanaConnie DT