Thursday, May 3, 2012

Postcard Challenge Week 18~NEW ZEALAND

KIA ORA!
(Welcome to New Zealand)

Well week 18 is here and this challenge is still finding me experimenting in new mediums- This week I choose to use inks/dylusion sprays . As soon as Darcy posted the country of NZ, I knew what I wanted to do-I wanted to honor the Maori culture. I have been fascinated  by their elaborate tattoos for years. So I did a little research and  found out there is a Tattoo Museum in Wellington ,NZ. Amazing what they have there; as -a -matter-of- fact my page was inspired by a panel on the outside of the building . Of course I'm sure most people associate NZ with "The Lord of the Rings" being  filmed there; but there are amazing beaches,glaciers, mountains, fjords, volcanoes,
geysers,  and rain forests that make New Zealand  a land full of adventurous sight seeing!-

Front of Card

Front of card was sprayed with Dylusional sprays in blue, green and red.
I then did a trasfer of a Maori tattoo that depicts several sea turtles and pelicans. Not sure of the  symbolism ,
but I'd have to guess they both share the sea together in harmonary.

Back of Card

The back of the card was distressed with inks-
 Found  a Maori stamp from NZ -
                       added a few  stamps  for decoration.                               
                                                   Correspondence:                                                           
"Dearest Alexander,
Oh how I wish we could meet somewhere soon! -
I need to talk to you about the visions I’m having about Austria.
They are most disturbing and I had hoped you could
shed some light as to what they may mean...
I'm in New Zealand buying Merino sheep for my farm.
Stopped in Wellington-Visited the Maori Tattoo Museum-
most intriguing I must say.
Please let me know where we can meet again.
Melite"

Page in Book

This page was done usnig Liquitex Inks- only 4 colors- blue, green, red & yellow
First the background was inspired by  a front panel of the Tattoo Museum-
it was drawn with fine tip marker -colored with different dilutions of the ink-
The white foam of the waves were done using a Signo Pen. The images were
found on the internet, printed and collaged to page with some charcoal outlining.
They are a Kiwi, Merino sheep (BTW over 25 types of sheep are raised in NZ),
and a Maori chief .

Page in Book with Card



Once again I had a great  week of learning and
arting about New Zealand.
Happy Creating!
Fotojoy/Joyce



23 comments:

  1. Beautiful postcard and page! Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie--I loved doing this week's card and page.

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  2. VERY effective artwork...beautifully done all around!

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    1. Thank You for the compliment. Are you still having as much fun as I am with this challenge?

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  3. super cool page & love LOVE that postcard

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    1. Thanks Jamie -this was the first time using Dylusion sprays & I LOVE them!!

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  4. Wow! What a great postcard,beautifulartwork.

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    1. Thank you Mags!! I love how both of these turned out this week as well.

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  5. wow Joyce this is a really stunning card this week. I love the dylusions sprays inks they are so vibrant. They set off your transfer perfectly. This piece would look awesome done on a piece of silk and then framed.

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    1. Thank You So Much Darcy -I must agree the Dylusions sprays are AmaZing -Such vivid colors & I love how they blend without mudiness- Definitely buying more & the silk idea sounds great...

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  6. Wow! love your choice of image and the colours are amazing, Your page compliments your card so well! M

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    1. Thank you Margaret-- this week was fun !actually completed everything by Wed because it was an easy country to follow with my storyline.

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  7. Fabulous page and wonderful postcard.Love both
    Jen x

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    1. Thanks Jen - I'll be viewing everyone's later today.

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  8. Super postcard and book page. I love your subject and the vivid colours you have used. So uplifting.

    Janet xx

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    1. Janet thanks - the colors are so vivid and uplifting considering the fact that Melite is having visions?...

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  9. Fabulous colours and designs! Can't wait to see if Melite will reveal some of these visions she is having!!! :D XXX

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  10. Gina time will tell... Thank you for always leaving such nice comments

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  11. You always make a perfect package! :) Love your book page and totally awesome postcard! :)

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    1. Natasha Thank You so much for the kind words! Hasn't this challenge been such as blast? It's been making me think of arting in so many new ways..

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  12. Such incredible detailing and colour - it transported me there!

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    1. Thanks for such kind words of inspiration.

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  13. So elaborate and beautiful, just like New Zealand.

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