Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Iron Craft Challenge #7



This week Kathy over at Just Crafty Enough asked me to host Challenge #7--Oh, the POWER. I don't know if I can hold it together enough to get through this post but I will try.

After talking back and forth about some ideas, I was given the choice between two suggestions that I made. I won't reveal which options that I had because I might want to use them in the future, if I am deemed a successful host and IF I am allowed to host again in the future--Oh, the PRESSURE.

So dear fellow crafters, the topic for Challenge # 7 is (drum roll please)--ETHNIC CRAFTING! Say WHAT? What on Earth does that mean?

For this challenge you are to create something dedicated to, or inspired by, a country other than your own. You have the widest latitude here. It could be a craft from another country: Like Origami. Kirigami or Washi Dolls from Japan; it could be an inspiration based on something popular in another country--like Delft Blue and White from the Netherlands; OR it could be something based on the culture of another country: Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations.

These are only suggestions to get you started.

Reveal day is Tuesday, April 9th. Please post only in-progress photos before that date. Tag photos with IC137 and IronCraft.

Some Inspiration (All images from Yahoo! Images)

Sugar Skull Stencil Art (Mexico--Day of the Dead)
Origami Paper Ball (Japan)
Washi Paper Dolls (Japan)
Kirigami Based Greeting Cards (Japan)
Happy Crafting.

11 comments:

Silvia M. said...

Sounds great! :)

Dr. Russ said...

Thanks Silvia. It should be lots of fun.

Lindsay said...

oooh, I love it! good choice!

Dr. Russ said...

Thanks Lindsay!

Falafel and the Bee said...

I Love this theme!
I can't wait!
~Michelle

Abbie said...

This one is definitely going to be a challenge for me, and that's a good thing. Best wishes on hosting!

Dr. Russ said...

Hey Abbie,

If you need some suggestions let me know. All the best--russ

La La Lauren!!! said...

I love love love this challenge. So excited! And yay for you for hosting!
Cheers,
Lauren

shopgirl said...

If I was a brave girl, I would take the opportunity to do these Tamari balls
http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/temari-balls-mesmerizing-artworks-made-of-yarn.html
But I am not sure that is realistic!
Great Challenge!

Elle said...

This will be so much fun! Great challenge.

artgirl said...

Oooo I am already dreaming up some possibilities!