Wednesday, 26 May 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge #16 - How?

Sorry, I just couldn't help myself when creating a title for this post with the image I used for today's card!!  Please forgive me! 

Challenge #16 over on I ♥ ProMarkers this week is sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop and this fantastic Native Indian Chief digi image is available in their store if you'd like to have him for yourself.  We also have a sketch to work with this week, check it out on the I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge blog for full details. 

I decided to use this particular image for my DT card this week as, when I was on my recent vacation in the USA, I spent some time in Zion National Park, Utah and bought a set of native hiroglyphs stamps from a small gift shop there.  I wanted to include them on a card and this digi image was perfect to use on the base card decorated with the hiroglyphs stamped randomly to create a background.   I don't pretend to be able to translate the hiroglyphs and so I hope I haven't written anything I shouldn't have with the order I stamped the images along the bottom!  If I have, I apologise in advance!

When I think of the Native American culture, the colours teracotta and turquoise immediately spring to mind, I have never been lucky enough to find a piece of natural turquoise in the ground during my travels, although I always look hard, so can only imagine what it would be like to see a piece of this beautiful crystal nestled against the rich red of the natural soil in that area.  The red marks the soil leaves on clothes is almost impossible to wash out, so you need to sit carefully in that area when you are out trekking the trails or having a picnic!  I speak from experience!!  Here's a piccie I took in Zion which shows a little of the spectacular landscape in the region.

I hope you've enjoyed viewing my card today, do submit an entry for Challenge #16 this week, there's a great prize on offer and myself and all the DT love to visit your blogs to check out your work. 

Do stop by my blog again soon - I love to have you visit !


Judy said...

Hi Wynneth,

Wow, I enjoyed your story about making this card as much as I'm enjoying looking at it. Your trip sounds amazing! I love the native Indians, and have a little indian blood myself, although I can't even spell the name of the tribe. You did a gorgeous job with this stamp, and it is real privilege to sponsor so much talent! Super job hun.


juniejo said...

WOW Wynneth ... when I visited your blog this morning and saw your card IT TOTALLY BLEW ME AWAY !!! It is STUNNING and so so different !! Your colouring as ever my friend is PERFECT and your photo of the landscape at Zion is just breathtaking !!! I love your new stamps !!!

Annie said...

a fabulous card Wynneth and love the colour combo. And loved hearing about your recent travels too.
hugs, annie x

Cherry said...

It is so interesting to see how experience shapes art Wynneth. This is a totally awesome card with a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Cherry XXX

Lauren Hatwell said...

Woowoowoowoowoowooo (not sure this is coming across in the right way but imagine Indian whooping noise. Use of hand over mouth is optional but lots of fun). Great card Wynneth. Love it.
Lauren x

Kathyk said...

Fab card and fab photo too - I hope you will be sharing more vacation anecdotes over time too.
In the meantime, welcome back.