My inspiration this fortnight for FSC’s “travelling” theme is Africa.
The original idea for this theme was to represent the journey of mankind and to be transported back through time….
I had so much fun sourcing out the stamps for this.  And as much fun as it was, it was a bit of a surprise when they arrived…they were a lot bigger than I imagined.  
ALL of them…lol
But the idea for the project was in my head so I just had to go with it.
So a wall hanging it is!!!

Thankyou to my South African neighbours for all their wonderful stories and passion for their country and culture.  I really wanted to do justice to your homeland.
Thankyou to the South African teacher that I have worked with this year who tried to describe what an African sunset looks like when I asked for her advice.
 Thankyou Cindy Adkins for helping talk me through how to finish it all off, without really knowing what I was doing…and I hope you are enjoying the piece…now it should all make sense to you!
And a very special mention to the DT’s at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for their inspiration each and every challenge…there is so much to learn, but by crikey, what a talented group you are to learn from!
Pop on over to FSC and see what they have come up with this time around…stunning!

I have just done the background in DI’s, with some masking for the sun and stamped the images in black ink over the top for a silhouette effect.  The animals are on acetate. Lots of layering using papers that have been gold embossed…and finally a cardboard box (that I got from mum’s recycling) that I have painted in black acrylic and gold embossed


The stamps that I have used for this project are ~
Nude, Fern, Regal Lion, Gentle Zebra, Slately Giraffe and Serengetti Tree…I Brake for Stamps
Birds…Tim Holtz collection
Postcard…a freebie from Crafty Individuals that you get when you place an order
and random sentiments from a clear cling set that I have.

I am entering this project in the following challenges…
Anything Goes Challenge Blog ~ Anything but a Card
Simon Says Stamp and Show ~ Looking thru’ the Looking Glass…Projects with Depth