Tuesday, 21 July 2015

New Challenge at Try it on Tuesday

Hello Everyone and a big thank you for visiting my blog.

I am sure some of you are here to see what the new theme is for the challenge at Try it on Tuesday so I won't keep you guessing any longer. It is 'Hot and Wild'. I bet you will have lots of ideas but if you haven't then do pop along to TIOT and see what all the team have made for this challenge. You made need to wear sunglasses.

I decided to go down the African route and made this large piece that is now hung on my craft room wall to frighten away unwanted visitors. It all started when I made some paper beads. The African women make them to sell to help feed their families. Lots of tutorials online if you want to make any. I did my own designs.

I used an A4 sheet of gloss photo paper and alcohol inks for the hot colours on the background and I added some African tattoo designs. The mask I copied from a picture on geographic page. It is backed with a piece of animal print card that Valerie sent to me and I think it makes the eyes and mouth look really scary. This was all added to a canvas that I painted with brown emulsion and dots of an orange emulsion to make it look like animal fur(well it does to me ?)

Hope you will join in with us and enjoy being Wild and Hot. Always wonderful to visit your blogs and see what you make..

Love Chrissie xx

19 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Another wonderful project! Love the scary mask, great colours, too. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is just GORGEOUS Chrissie! An amazing project for the theme!
Happy day!
xxx
Susi

sirkkis said...

Stunning, really hot African creation, Chrisste.
Hugs xx

sirkkis said...

Hi again! Found that your Tiot link goes to art journal journe.

Margik said...

Your African piece is super, Chrissie! Great design, images and colour combo. Hugs, Mar

chrissie said...

Thank you Sirkkis have sorted it out now

Love Chrissie xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous work my friend, love what you did.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Bee and Dee said...

A super hanging, really stunning hugs Bee

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Chrissie, one of my favs for sure!! I just love your interpretation of hot and wild!! The masks are wonderful and the beads on the 3D one is just genius! LOVE THIS!! hugs :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Chrissie! This really is brilliant in every way - I love the mask with the beads! Really great hot colours too! Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Oh my , I did wonder how you get the fantastic effect with the eyes, This is awesome Chrissie, hope it keeps the evil spirits out of your room.
Yvonne xx

Mrs.B said...

This is absolutely brilliant Chrissie, love everything about it and the eyes look so scary - it will certainly keep unwanted visitors away.
Avril xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, wow, wow Chrissie, what an amazing project!!! The mask looks incredible and I just love the addition of the beads, - brilliant!!!

Sandy said...

Wild and wonderful and I love it!! Wish I could hang it in my house!!!!!!!
Sandy xx

Catherine said...

WOW ! Totally stunning Chrissie ! Love it ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Marianne said...

That certainly is 'hot and wild', Chrissie! The colors, designs, and composition are perfectly matched. You've created another terrific item.

Sending hugs and love,
Marianne xox

butterfly said...

Wow - that is fabulous, Chrissie - so vibrant and full of fire and drama. It would definitely ward off unwelcome spirits, though I think most crafters would be drawn towards it to check it out in detail. Wonderful!
Alison xx

Sue said...

This is fabulous Chrissie, a really brilliant bright piece! xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Oh this is brilliant - love the theme. Well done for the beads! Gill x :)