Saturday, September 13, 2014

That String Thing #57

Well, I finally finished a tile for That String Thing #57. 
This is the string we were to use, by Jill Dobis:
 along with any or all of these tangles:
Drip Drop by CZT Debbie Perdue
Dekore by Kari Shultz
Dust Bunny by CZT Margaret Bremner
Drupe by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts

I've been playing around with ideas for it all week, but nothing seemed to work. In the past, other strings, or tangles, or combinations of string and tangles have not totally appealed to me, but most of the time I've been able to turn them into something. Unfortunately, this is all I was able to come up with; not terrific; but not totally terrible either? Or, is it?


Check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday, when Adele Bruno posts them. The vast differences that can be achieved using the same tangles on the same string are truly incredible. And, if you've a mind to try a String Thing yourself, check back on Tuesday, when she offers the new ones.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Most of this week's Challenges: Diva, Joey, and a couple from Square One

With the new challenges I've added, 
it's turning into a busy week.

First, here are the 2 tiles I've  submitted to Square One:
This is the first one, Auraknot, always one of my favorites:
 and this is this week's Tangle, another one I really like: 
Quib, with Mak-Rah-Mee:
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The Diva's Challenge this week  is to use 
the New Official Tangle, ING, by Molly Hollibaugh. 
At first I was not too enthused about this tangle, but the more I played around with it, the more possibilities emerged. So much so that I ended up doing two tiles, each one totally different from each other:


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 Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge is to use the tangle Leaflet,  
and she specifically mentioned Autumn
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I still have one challenge to go, but I'm no where near being done with it; so I'm posting the ones that are done, and I'll post the last one when it's finished.

Don't forget to check the Diva's and Joey's sites, as well as Square One, and see how others are responding, and perhaps try one or two yourself.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Overlapping Circles and Rectangles, and another Striped Tile

is to tangle 5 overlapping circles.
I forgot to scan the overlapping circles before I tangled them, but I'm sure you get the picture.
I used quite a few tangles and/or tangleations in this tile:
Opus, Purk, Knightsbridge, Unyun, Paushalov,  Aquafleur, Meer,  Crescent Moon, Kandy Ribnz, and Paradox
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String Thing #56 features String #57
and any or all of the following tangles:
 Tagh by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas
Telis by Chrissie Frampton
Ticking by JJ La Barbera
Trivet by CZT Nancy Newlin
Twile by Lesley Scott-Gillilan

I started out thinking I would use them all, 
but it didn't work out that way:
 As you can see, I only used Tagh, Trivet, and 2 variations of Telis. It just seemed like adding anything else would be overkill.
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Since it's the first week of the month, the Diva's Challenge  is a UMT (Use My Tangle), where the Diva offers a tangle designed by one of us. This month it's X-Did, by Annette Carlo. The step-outs are here in case you're interested in trying it out, and perhaps joining in the fun. 

This tangle is very versatile, but can be a little challenging at first (that's what a challenge is all about, n'est pas?). I admit that I played around with it all week, and only this afternoon came up with an idea for my tile. As I said last week, I love tangling stripes, so here's another striped tile:
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Be sure to visit joey’s site, Tickled to Tangle for the String Thing, and i am the Diva to see the other wonderful entries; it's amazing how different all the responses are. Maybe you'll be inspired to try out one of the Challenges yourself.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last Week of August

It took me a while to complete this week's challenges, but here they are. Feel free to scroll down to whichever one/ones you're interested in.

The first challenge I completed was the Diva's Challenge, and I did 2. The challenge is Stripes, and I love tangled stripes. 

So without further ado, here are my Stripes:
 This was the first one:
I used (from top to bottom)
Barber Pole,
Ditto, 
Coaster,
A tangle which I thought I designed, 
but it looks a lot like Hybrid,
Meer,
Kandy Ribnz,
and one who's name I don't recall. 

And the second one:
 I used (from upper right corner down to lower left corner)
Betweed,
another one I'm not sure of, Chainging?
Printemps,
Onomato,
Z-Trik,
Unyun,
Triral,
Crescent Moon,
Dugwud,
 ?
and Paradox 

I really enjoyed doing these; 
I'll take Stripes as a challenge any time.
 

Be sure to visit the Diva's site to see the other wonderful entries; it's amazing how different all the responses are. Maybe you'll be inspired to try out one of the Challenges yourself.
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The next one I finished was It's a String Thing #55
Using String #55 by Sue Agnew



The assignment is to create a monotangle using the pattern Striping by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and the tangle enhancer Sparkle in honor of Sue.

I must  admit that I've not actually used Striping, although I have practiced it in my sketch book. And I definitely haven't mastered Sparkle, so I almost didn't even attempt this challenge. But I started playing around with it (in my sketchbook, not on a tile) and parts of it seemed to work. So I went on  and this is what I ended up with:
This exercise/experiment went better than I expected, 
but I still have far to go with Striping and with Sparkle. 

Be sure to check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday, when Adele Bruno posts them. The vast differences that can be achieved using the same tangles on the same string are truly incredible. And, if you've a mind to try a String Thing yourself, check back on Tuesday, when she offers the new ones.
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The last challenge  I completed this week is 
Joey's Weekly  Tangle Challenge #23:
"tangle around the outside edge of a hand drawn or store
 bought calendar or date book"
 The calendar itself is a little crooked, 
but all in all I like the frame.
 
Take a look at joey’s site to see the other entries, and maybe try one yourself.


Sunday, August 24, 2014


For It's a String Thing #54 this week, we have string #52,
and any or all of the following tangles:
Bilt   by Lisa Skeen, CZT
Rick's Paradox   by Rick Roberts
Bitten   by Carole Ohl, CZT
Rosewood  by Sandra Strait

I actually used all 4 this week:
and I'm pretty happy with the results.

Diva's Challenge #181, Water
Since the Diva had spent the previous 5 days in or near the water, she chose "Water" as the theme for this week's challenge. I played around with a few different ideas, and nothing worked till this one:
 And last of all, since this is Joey's 22nd weekly challenge, she suggested tangling 2 of something. So I've tangled a tangleation of Unyun, only I achieved it using one and two halves:


Be sure and check out all 3 sites:
Tickled to Tangle, on Monday, when Adele Bruno posts entries. The vast differences that can be achieved using the same tangles on the same string are truly incredible. And, if you've a mind to try a String Thing yourself, check back on Tuesday, when she offers the new ones.
 
The Diva's site to see the other wonderful entries; it's amazing how different all the responses are. Maybe you'll be inspired to try out one of the Challenges yourself.
 
 And Made by Joey. This is a relatively new challenge site, but gaining new entries weekly.

Along with working on Zentangles, and trying to finish a knitting project (I'll post that when I do finish), I did something new in my metals class; although I did most of the work at home. When the new 2" square Bijou tiles were introduced, I decided I wanted a box to keep them in. My husband gave me a very nice wooden one which he had made some time ago, and I thought that would be good for the finished tiles; but I also wanted one to keep blank tiles handy. So I came up with this little copper box, trimmed with mini glass butterflies which I created at my torch:



Now that I've finished it, I think I need one for my full sized tiles, too.