Friday, March 16, 2012

POSTCARD CHALLENGE WK 11~NETHERLANDS

Week 11 finds us in the country where a vast majority of it's  land mass is under sea level-Netherlands.
Netherlands  is well known for tulips, wooden- shoes , bikes, canals and the famous windmills. It was home to many famous writers, scholars and  artist such  as: Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Hals, Mondrian, Peter Paul Rubbens, but my favorite would have to be Johannes Vermeer- who did "The Girl with the Pearl Earring". But with all this information; I wanted to stay true to my character and chose my subject matter to be architecturally influenced. I found this amazing building in Hilversum-"Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid". Which means the Dutch institute for Sound &Vision. It is a cubed shaped building; 5 floor above ground and 5 floors below. The building holds the national broadcasting archives and its glass covered exterior is breathtaking. The actual glass has pictures of different shows-like multiple TV screens   with every changing channels (follow this link to learn more : http://dutchdesign.submarinechannel.com/?p=415

Front of Card
                                                              This was done with watercolors and paint markers.
                                                  The Neutelings Riedjik Architectural firm designed the building
                                                  as well several other famous building throughout the world-They
                                                  submitted a plan for the WTC Memorial, but currently the US project
                                                  they are working on is at the Art Museum in Cincinnati , Ohio.

Back of Card
Correspondence:
"Melite,
I know I just wrote to you, but I just remembered something about
Austria. The night you were going to supper with your Friends, you mentioned
you hope Franceso did not bring Pierre with her. Hope this helps.
Oh Yea! when I left Belgium last month I stopped off in Hilversum,
Netherlands-Visited the Dutch Institute for Sound & Vision.
Amazing "cubism" architecture!!
Alexander"
 Background has windmill stamped images and Lindy blue mist over it (that's why blurry)



Page in Book
Used several images of tulips, Dutch wood shoes and
image of the "Girl with the Pearl Earring" all downloaded
from the Internet- The windmills are done with Prismacolored
pencils, sky is watercolors and canal is mixture of both.

Once again I had a blast venturing to a new land-Now off to have
an arting weekend with my friends.

Happy Creating!
Fotojoy/joyce

27 comments:

  1. Another great postcard. What a wonderful card. The colours are just brilliant. The page in your book is great to.

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    1. Thank You! It is amazing the information and things I'm learning doing this challenge(such as making a Blog and how to do links etc)

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  2. Love your card, what amazing detail! your page is a perfcet match, great choice of images. M

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  3. Fabulous work! Your postcard is amazing and your book page is a work of art in itself.

    Janet xx

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    1. Janet Thank you so much for the kind words

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  4. Love your postcard! You did a great job. Your page is fabulous too!

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  5. great work Joyce, I love that building, how flippin fantastic is that. I would love to see it.

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    1. Darcy THANK YOU once again for hosting this challenge -it has truly challenged me to venture into doing new technics and using 'multi' medias

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  6. Love your postcard and your page!

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    1. Thank you so much -Are you enjoying this challenge as much as I am?

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  7. Fantastic! I don't know which one I love more, the postcard or the book page. :) Awesome!

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    1. Thank You Natasha! Yes some weeks I also have a hard time knowing which piece is my favorite- lately the book pages have turned out really well.

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  8. Awesome card of an amazing building! ♥
    I really like the back too. You made a lot of it all this week! :)
    Hope you had a lovely crafty weekend and are all ready to jump into the next country!!!

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    1. Once again thank you Sandra for the kind words!(BTW we had a great weekend met one of my New crafty friends from NJ-We had a Blast!

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  9. Wow that is some building, great work by you on the postcard and the page.
    Jen x

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  10. My son had just showed me a video a few months ago that was showing that building. It's quite amazing! You did a fabulous job recreating it!

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    1. Thank You I had a tough time deciding to interior view or exterior-Both Views are Amazing !

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    2. I wonder if the video was the one I linked on the blog ?-- check it out.

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  11. Did you paint all those tiny squares individually??? that is amazing work! Wonder who Pierre is?? :D XXX

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    1. Gina -yes the squares were done individually -it wasn't easy; because each of the 4 views I used as references looked so completely different. Me too I wonder who Pierre is & what does he know about Melite's memory loss???

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  12. such a fun card & wonderful page too <3 <3 <3

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