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)|