'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

It's time for a 


We'd like to see your interpretation using hot colours, a visit to a hot country, a hot, comforting drink...and so on. LOTS of options!
We look forward to seeing your creations.
Hope you just have fun, get inky and share your art with us.
You have TWO WEEKS to enter... 
We look forward to visiting your Blogs.

The first thing I thought of when I saw the theme title was African sunsets...and knowing that I had the perfect stamp, that's exactly what I aimed for. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out as planned, lol...what's that quote? 
'The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray'?

I embossed my sun - BIG mistake! When I stamped over it - then embossed the Versafine ink again, the embossing just blended - eek! If I'd thought about it logically, I would have known that, but hindsight is a wonderful thing... 
I wasn't able to start again, so I had to think 'on my feet' and decided I had nothing to lose by trying to 'tidy it up' with my trusty black Posca pen! Fortunately, it worked - phew! 
I was even quite happy with the result, even if it was a bit of an adventure...scribbles and daubs gave me the sketchy look I was looking for, even if my inks didn't streak across the setting sun as I'd hoped they would... most of it is hidden anyway. It didn't help that I turned the card the wrong way when I started to add colour. I'd carefully positioned my sun so that the tree and the elephant would only cover a little part of it. H'mm! More haste less speed, methinks! 
I really didn't think this through before I began, but hopefully, I'll remember for next time 😊 
I used Oxides, Distress Ink (Aged Mahogany) and Archival inks in yellows, oranges and reds. It certainly looks hot...😉 and those poor elephants look absolutely exhausted!

I really hope you'll play with us in this challenge - it's a great theme and if you check out the rest of the DT's fab art, you'll see lots of different ideas sparked by it. Great inspiration! I'm always amazed by the variety of interpretations.

Thanks for calling in today

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16 very kind comments from lovely people:

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! Your African sunset looks so spectacular and I think those elephants are appreciating the shade ...lol 😉. The hot colours are stunning and I love the stamps you used too! Wishing you a lovely week! Hugs, Jo x

My name is Erika. said...

I do like this card Cath. It is really perfect for hot, hot, hot. And I can't tell you had embossed sun issues. The African savannah was the perfect idea for this newest challenge. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Rosie said...

A gorgeous card, Cath

Mrs A. said...

Wow. This is gorgeous. The heat is just oozing from the card. A perfect scene. Hugs Mrs A.

María said...

This card is awesome, the sunset is perfect, and the contrast between the black ink and the rest of colours is great, it gives it a lot of life. María, xx

Meggymay said...

A sheltering tree a hot African sun and the wild animals, its a fabulous card Cath and the stamps you used look great.
Yvonne xx

Joan said...

What a beautiful card Cath! Stunning colours

Joan x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Cath! This sounds like the sort of thing I would do! I still don't learn the paper under hand trick when making CAS cards.....you'd think I would know by now!! This is a lovely card and I love the weary elephants!!! Hugs, Chrisxx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card Cath and certainly looks hot,hot,hot.Your post made me laugh because we give ourselves such a hard time over perfection and if you hadn't told us any of this we would never have known because your card and scene looks absolutely beautiful.It amazes me how we can make intricate or layered cards then make such a job over a simpler cas one lol
Carol x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Cath this is tremendous you captured the heat with those colours and the atmosphere of a hot sunny day in Africa, so nice to see someone with the same mindset as me for this theme. Those little mistakes make our creativity grow and you was quick to think about making those changes a happy accident me thinks. My piece was created over weeks as creative time has been limited apart from those scheduled posts. I'm now counting down the days to life getting back to normal.. Creative Hugs Tracey xx
P.S I hope you do challenge yourself to get back into the swing of album creating, i'd love to see your creations x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This oozes heat, Cath. It's bold and beautiful. It's impressive that you didn't give up and found a way to pull it out to make this stunning card.

froebelsternchen said...

A fabulous adventure in art and the result looks absolutely perfect. A fantastic bold and hot card Cath, superb!
Happy Try it on Tuesday!
Susi xxx

Mrs.B said...

It's a fabulous card Cath and I wouldn't have thought you'd had any problems.
The colours look stunning with the black stamping. Love the stamp, I have a soft spot for elephants.
Have a nice day, Avril xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great stamps and colors.

Caty said...

What a so wonderful card Cath !! I looove these elephants, and the so nice tree. The colours are so lovely. Great !
I wish you a very nice afternoon,
Big hugs, Caty

Marjut said...

This is so beautiful card!