Thursday, March 29, 2012

POSTCARD CHALLENGE WEEK 13~ TURKEY

This week I had  more time to work on my card & book   - So I returned to more of my hand done artwork- Also because I knew at the beginning of this challenge what I would use as my topic for the country of Turkey- TROY;  I was able to complete my card quicker. I love all  the ancient ruins,  the  history of the glorious & romantic stories of  the Trojan Wars - Who wouldn't Love Achilles, Helen of Troy and all the gladiators in their wonderful armour? This land also has many hidden clues about my male character's  legacy (as the story progresses it will all make sense).
 But better yet, the  poet Homer wrote beautifully of the area in his books "Iliad & Odyssey"- The quotes/poems from these books are some of my favorites . So as Homer wrote about Troy:

"It was built  against the will of the Immortal Gods, and so it did not last for long"

But this challenge will last and I can't wait for the next country!!

Front of Card

Used a photo of a  sunset over the Black Sea (internet)
Lower left corner has a photo cut out of the Trojan Horse used in the movie Troy.
Lots of black Pitt pen over the top of this to get details. Lower right
corner has an outline of the ruins left at the city of Troy.-all done with markers.
(sorry for glare but the  markers turned out glossy on photo paper)

Back of card
Back ground of card is a tile mosaic of a Turkish rug pattern -white wash over top
Quote reads: "The roaring seas and many a dark range of Mountains
lie  between Us" ~Homer

Correspondence reads:
"Melite,
WOW so strange that we were just across the
Mediterranean Sea at the same time...I'm on a holiday
visiting a land so Dear to my heart-Troy, Turkey. This
ancient land is amazing- so many ruins and great beaches,
Turkish carpets & mosaics like this one!
Alexander.

Page in Book
The main building is a water colored picture of the
'Blue Mosque'- Lower left corner is a sample
of the gorgeous beaches in Turkey- Center item
is a pack of the world famous Murad Turkish
cigarettes - Lower right corner is a bust of the writer Homer
By the way TURKIYE is the proper way to write Turkey

Page with Postcard in Place


Well this week was fun -hope everyone had a great week
Happy Creating!
Fotojoy/Joyce

22 comments:

  1. Lovely dramatic image! your page is just perfect! M

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    1. Thanks Margaret- This challenge has made me really try new things so far I'm having a blast!

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  2. `Such a lot of work has gone into this week's card and book page. Fabulous.

    Janet xx

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    1. Janet thank you so much -some weeks the ideas just flow out of me (like this week) and other weeks it takes me to the last minute to complete a page....

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  3. Isn't it funny how our minds work. I read your description which got me thinking about the movie and Brad Pitt so I read your next sentence as Brad Pitt pen...

    Fab card despite my crazy mind wanderings!

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    1. LOL~ yea I invisioned Brad the whole time I was doing this page too!! ( I think his role in Troy was by far his hunkiest role ever!)

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  4. Wow, I really love your card. I've never tried drawing over a photograph. I'm going to give it a try. I love the way the Mosque peeks out from behind your card. Kind of magical looking.

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    1. Thanks- I find if you use a matte finished photo paper you can draw over the photo- (Pitt brush markers work the best).

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  5. what a great postcard.. love your ideas... great colours to.

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    2. Mags Thank you for the great comment- I seem to be on this flow of too many ideas -they have been keeping me up late at night working on them -LOL

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  6. Very creative and of course Troy is special. Cheers

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  7. great card, love the detailing on your horse and the Homer quotes.

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    1. Thanks Darcy until this challenge I didn't realize how many famous qotes were fone by Homer

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  8. Beautiful card, great details and quotes! Valerie

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  9. Beautiful!! Love all that you put into both page and postcard

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    1. Halle thank you for the wonderful comment!!

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  10. Wow, you did so well this week! Please, send some inspiration over! I had a very hard time this week and it took me to Friday morning to come up with my next chapter... Glad for you it all worked out so beautifully!!! :)

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  11. Love the postcard and your book page. The stories are so brilliant too.
    Jen x

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