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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Alpha Challenge #18 - Zulu Heritage Day

The current challenge letter of "Z"sure gave me a headache but thanks to Karen over at The Craft Barn, who gave me some suggestions, I have done Zulu Heritage Day.

The day is celebrated on 24th September and is a time for all South Africans to celebrate their diverse traditions, beliefs and cultures.










I took my inspiration from some African art I found on the web and created a colourful pattern using hand drawn and stamped shapes.

20 comments:

Dawn said...

BJ this is gorgeous. I love the vibrant colours and tribal patterns, superb job sweetie.
I hope you are feeling lots better now??
Huge hugs x

Karen Gist said...

WOW!!! this is fabulous BJ, really bright and really reflective of their patterns! SO pleased that I could help hon xxx

Cazzy said...

This really caught my eye BJ it is so bright and vibrant.

Cazzy x

kay said...

It's funky x

TwinkleToes2day said...

Calling in from The Craft Barn - This is wonderfully bright & vibrant & a great idea :0)

Peg Robinson said...

Love how you capture the feel of it all.

Elaine said...

Fabulous idea -it's so colourful and you got zigzags in too!!

JansArtyJunk said...

A fabulous vibrant page..love the design pattern....great word choice for your theme! x

Laura said...

I did wonder what on earth you would choose! This is great and works so well.
Laura

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ - so glad you found a "Z-day"! Love those colours and the design is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the images you took your inspiration from too. MMx

Ella said...

Fantastic page! I absolutely love the bright vibrant colours :)

Claire said...

Great page - it's so vibrant! It really stood out from all the other thumbnails! I think Z has been a very difficult letter! X

Frea Konings said...

HI BJ, this is definitely the best page I've seen so far, really love all the patterns and colours. Hugs Frea

Helen said...

Glad you found your day to Z-ify!! It looks gorgeous, completely in keeping with the tribal art of the Zulus. Well done.

Maggie said...

Fabulous page BJ and a great find for a Zday for your theme

MaggieH

carolfromkiwiland said...

Wow. Love your take on the inspiration material you used - you captured the cultural context. Love the colours and the fact you had a z day to add to your book.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, that's a fabulous idea, great take on the "Z".

Scrapmate said...

I'm so glad you were able to keep within your theme. What a fabulous depiction of your special celebration day. The colours are amazing and the patterns very authentic.

Lesley said...

Lovely colourful page! xx

The Craft Barn said...

That reminds me of Johnny Clegg. I used to listen to his music a lot.
Great page!
Thanks for playing
Izzy