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Friday, September 1, 2017

ITAC 2017 ASIA

Hello Friends 


Tried something for the first time and out of my comfort zone but really happy that it turned out the way I imagined ! Today I am all excited to share all about this creations and its stands out to be one of favourite creations till date.








the theme is ASIA








My take on the challenge along with the elements and  taking inspiration from this picture 








I used several of the elements for challenge


pigment powders,


Asian flowers


the colors from the mood board. 


I have tried to depict India my mother land , 


I have used Hindi for calligraphy ,


Stencilling


Elephant and mandala over it .







For the first time in my life I am staying outside my home country , though I am enjoying exploring this new country and culture I am missing a lots of stuffs back home and this creation transports me back there :) .

I have always admired the elephant paintings and inspired from our travel to Jaipur - Udaipur


City palace Udaipur ,Rajasthan India

Udaipur City Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola. This majestic City Palace is the most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur and often distinguished as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan.




I am creating with very little craft supplies these days as I have was able to carry only a bag full of supplies from my whole Craft room and you know how much we crafters tend to own ;) 

After coming to UK I have realised that with whatever I have I can do much more or haven't been seeing it in that perspective and hence I came up with my 52weeks 52crafts challenge for myself .


  • For this creation I have used my acrylic paints extensively , I have used the colours that remind me of turmeric . 
  • I have hand drawn the elephant and fussy cut it  (Drawing an elephant after a long gap since I left my drawing classes from Shevgoor sir ) must day It was satisfying . 
  • I have hand drawn the mandala and all those who know me from the school days are pretty aware of my love for mehendi (henna designs) the inspiration behind my mandala creation
  • I have tried hand lettered Hindi varmala in the form of a tree , I had actually seen this traditional process of hand block printing on textiles, with rich natural colors, been practised in Rajasthan. 
  • I have used the stencilling to give the tile effect and the rustic feel of the place .
  • I have added a sticker saying mother land and little pearls to go with it !
  • The chipboard flower completes the look and adds on a colour to the creation .



This creation in my art journal brings out the best in me for now and I would to explore more as I go !

I am all excited to hear what you think of this creation and what is your favourite element here.....


#itac17 #AALLtournament2017 #aallandcreate

Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!









Regards



Sharada Dilip

10 comments:

  1. The colors and the design gives such an earthy feeling. Loved the idea of using hindi vyanjan as form of tree

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    1. thanks soo much , yes creating something traditional for the first time and ! I am soo glad I could make it the way I imagined it !!

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  2. So bright and traditional art journal... perfectly going with Our Indian culture :)

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    1. thanks soo much , yes creating something traditional for the first time and ! I am soo glad I could make it the way I imagined it !!

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  3. Lovely post Sharada , love the Hindi calligraphy and the stenciling is awesome !!

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    1. thanks a lot suman soo glad to hear from you !

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  4. Love the depiction of your homeland...those colours are so vibrant!

    P/s: Limited art supplies just pushes you to be more creative. Enjoy your creative time abroad!

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    1. Absolutely agree with you :) thanks soo much ,
      I am soo glad I could make it the way I imagined it !!

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  5. Beautiful pics and beautiful creation!!
    Just love the Elephant and the Hindi Varnamala!! This is just so perfect!!

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