Be Brave Tag 

Hello,
Today we’re back with a mixed media tag. 

We were inspired by Lindy’s Color Challenge and have used the September Color Challenge Mega Kit for our tag. The colours in this set include Sprays: Orange Creamsicle, Golden Doubloons, Delphinium Turquoise, Cathedral Pines Olive, Sandra Dee Sepia; Embossing Powders: Orange Creamsicle, Caesar’s Gold, Guten Tag Teal, Tannenbaum Green Gold and Bratwurst Brown


Here’s a look at our tag

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Africa

The International Tournament of Art and Craft Challenge 4 is taking us to Africa. Well, Africa is special to us because Sunila hails from Kenya and has spent her childhood there.

Africa thus brings some stark imagery to our minds and we’ve used that in our creation.

We’ve created two canvas panels incorporating the themes and the mood-board for Africa.

  • Warm, bright colors- We’ve used metallic accents and warm desert colors.

  • Repeated ethnic patterns- We focussed on the folklore- their work, music, dance and repeated that symbolism.

  • Charms, pearls, metallic wire- We’ve created ours with clay.

  • Words or text- Not included as we felt, our pieces speak for themselves

  • Textures, cracks, rust effect- The entire feel of the pieces’ is rustic, with varied textures and 3 D images.

 

Africa 1aAfrica 2 a

Here are some close ups:

Africa 1bAfrica 1cAfrica 1dAfrica 2bAfrica 2c

 

Oceania

The International Tournament of Art & Craft Challenge is really getting us to push our limits and go beyond the usual.

The Challenge 3 Oceania was not only about creating but also about reading and going into the history.

We’ve created a canvas incorporating various elements and mediums.

  • Patterns inspired by traditional symbols – we worked with lines and Aboriginal forms.

  • Think Monochromatic black and white or think colors of the Earth- We’ve worked with the classic black and white and the colors representing the five elements that come together to form our world/planet. (Wind, Fire, Water, Wood, Metal)

  • Some sort of organic or natural material(s)- We’ve worked on jute as our base for the canvas.

  • Shapes inspired by traditional or indigenous art-  Basic geometry and we’ve incorporated ambiguity in our piece.

Here’s a look at the canvas:

Oceanic 1a

Oceanic 1bOceanic 1cOceanic 1d