Tuesday, 21 November 2017

We're going 'Colourful' at TIOT

Oh! the colours around at this time of year! We may have grey days but the berries are really making a show at the moment, the shops are full of bright Christmas displays and the lights are shining everywhere, so it's no wonder we are in a 'Colourful' frame of mind at Try It On Tuesday for our latest challenge! 
The Design Team have as ever produced some lovely colourful examples, why not take a look here?
I have a journal page (which is also for my 101 Way to Keep Warm at Art Journal Journey)which was inspired by watching Strictly Come Dancing.
The Tango is one of the dances I love to watch! One of my favourite films 'Moulin Rouge' also has a Tango featured! Definitely a hot, colourful dance!!
My image is likely to be in Argentina, where the Tango originated.
I painted the background by  streaking PA Fresco paints, picking up the colours in the image and then added some stencilling, stamping and some painty circles using an old lid. 
I stuck down the image and then added more paint to integrate it into the page!
Once again I have added some of my own my lettering.

These hot colours remind me of a warm Summer Evening but you may choose any combination of colours for your project - we love to see your entries! 
The TIOT challenge runs until 4th December - looking forward to seeing what you make!

Thanks for looking, Chris


froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh a hot tango for sure can keep you warm! Great idea and I love how you achieved this warm look around the couple! Happy TIOT and AJJ dear Chris!

Meggymay said...

A fantastic colourful page Chris.
I love watching Strictly Come Dancing as well, you have captured the movement and feeling of the dance on this page.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My keyboard is still having a hissy fit and refuses to work much of the time. I would LOVE to leave you a personal message but it takes too long to write an appropriate one. I hope you are having a great day, I’ve seen your latest art, and wish you a happy ____________________ (fill in the blank).

My name is Erika. said...

Not only colorful but love the quote you picked for this dancing page! Plus it will help keep you warm too! Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous page, wonderful, warm colours. Hugs, Valerie

geistige_Schritte said...

tango is very for hearth and and fiery it will warm you, wonderful journal, i love it!
happy Day

Rosie said...

An awesome page, Chris

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Chris, love the 'hot' background for your dancing couple. Love the quote.
Avril xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

WOW Chris! Love your page! Brilliant take on our theme!
I used to dance a lot ( my husband was a trained dancer) and now I miss it!
My favourite dance was rumba- very sensual like tango argentina.
Big hugs from

Cath Wilson said...

This just made me giggle, lol - love it, Chris! Colour I CAN do with pleasure :-)

Marjut said...

Fantastic page, such beautiful colours.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Fabulous page Chris, I saw this on instagram and have just worked out who you are (((Hugs))) Very Romantic piece, love those colours they really do make this piece move with it's rhythm..
Warm Hugs Tracey x

Redanne said...

You really have captured the essence of the Tango with your gorgeous warm coloured background Chris, I love the picture of the dancers too and the great sentiment. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Rike said...

Beautiful hot journal page and a great quote made by your own lettering!

Jeannette said...

fantastic hot page,a hot tango is warm and beautiful for us.
happy rest of this week,and thank you for your new follow with me,iam so glad.

hugs jenny

craftytrog said...

A super page Chris! xx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Love it! Of course I had to go look for a video of the song, which I remember very well. It always makes me laugh.