Saturday, December 3, 2016

Black and White, and Gray All Over

The latest Finish My Tile challenge from Joey 
uses the tangle Pipez

 
 I created a monotangle, as usual: black ink on a gray tile.
 Then I used a white gel pen to fill in the curved areas,
 and finished off with the original version of Pipez in
 the white area, again using black ink.
 I rather like black and white on the gray tiles. So I
 decided to use it for all the other challenges this week.

Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.
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Next up is the Diva's Challenge #295: 
Reticula/Fragments part 2.

The challenge is to draw a grid, in pen, as it's part of the tangle.  
Then fill in each of the little squares with a design. BUT as 
another step to this week's challenge - choose a design that 
is asymmetrical. Then alternate your design inside your grid - 
creating another more complex pattern!  

This was the first one I did:
I used the tangle Coral Seeds in the center, 
and fragment D1 around the edges. 
Then I decided to try another one:
I still used Coral Seeds in the center, but this time 
I blacked in the radiating spokes. Then I used
Fragment Z7 around the edges.

I'm getting more comfortable with the format, 

and will probably continue to use it.

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 last of my Black, White, and Gray tiles is for
It's a String Thing #173. Here's Adele's string:

 
 and the tangles to use were Verdigogh and Cruffle.
This is what I did with it: 
 As you may notice, I turned it sideways.

Be sure to check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday afternoon, when Adele Bruno posts them. Although, actually, it's usually more Monday evening before they're posted. 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 afternoon, or evening, when she offers the new ones.
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So that's my experiment for this week. 
I'm pretty happy with the results.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Diva's Challenge #294: Reticula/Fragment Beginning

The Diva's challenge this week has been to use Reticula as
 your string, and fragments as the tangles. It helps if you have
   Rick and Maria's latest book: Zentangle Primer, Vol. I.
  Basically: Draw a grid (reticula) and fill each space with
design/tangle (fragment) and then repeat that design 
throughout the grid. 

I chose Reticula RA-3 because I thought it would add some
interest, and Fragment Q3, but it also caused some distortion. 
So I kept the same reticula (just stubborn, I guess) and tried it
 with Fragment E4. This pattern didn't distort quite as much:
 I really like this concept; I just need to play around with it a bit
 more to get some better results. But for now these will do. 

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.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Joey's Challenge #140, Finish My Tile: JuJu Beedze

Joey is featuring another Finish My Tile Challenge
using the tangle JuJu Beedze

Here's my take; as usual a monotangle:
I finished this earlier this week, but I was waiting 
to post it till I had another challenge to post with it.
But it wasn't happening, so here's this one for now.

Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Joey's Challenge #139; Diva's Challenge #293

Joey features another Finish My Tile Challenge
This week. Here's hers:
And here's mine:
As usual, it's a monotangle.

Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.
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The Diva's challenge this week was to use the tangle Keeko.
Again, I decided to do a Monotangle:
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.

Friday, November 11, 2016

It's a String Thing #170, Oke and Jelly Legs

This is the string for It's a String Thing #170
 
and the tangles are: Oke and Jelly Legs.

I hadn't used Jelly Legs before, but I like it, and I'm sure
I'll use it again. Here's what I did with them:
Be sure to check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday afternoon, 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 afternoon,
when she offers the new ones.