Friday, June 24, 2016

Joey's Challenge #118; Maryhill

This week Joey is continuing using Circular strings:
 
The tangle chosen to use is Maryhill, but NOT in the 
central circle. So the fist tile I came up with is this:
 I used Crescent Moon in the center, and alternated 
the direction of Maryhill, producing a starlike shape
around it. It was OK, but I wasn't completely satisfied 
with it. So I went back to using a circular tile; which 
I've been doing a lot of lately. In the center, I used Citrus, 
by Adele Bruno, then put Maryhill next, and finished up 
with an as yet untitled pattern that I've beenworking on:
 I am much more satisfied with this one.

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Diva's Challenge #272, "Black & White and Red All Over"

The Diva's theme this week is to add red to the traditional 
black and white. Now, I am not a fan of red, but I have to 
admit that it really goes well with black and white.

I've been on a round tile kick for a few weeks, some Zendalas, 
and some not. One of the Zendalas seemed perfect to add red to,
so I decided to use it. I really like the way it turned out.

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.
 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Joey #117

Here's the second of Joey's series of circle strings:
 
and the suggested tangle pattern is Socc.
I haven't really used this pattern, except for laying out
the steps in my sketch book; but I discovered that I really
like it. And I'm sure I will make more use of it in the future.
 Be sure to take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

It's a String Thing #148

For this week's String Thing, we are using the tangle Fengle 
as the string; and of course, I forgot to scan my version 
before I filled it with other tangles. But I'm sure you can get
the idea. I used a 6 pointed Fengle, and filled it with 
Paradox and B'tweed. I used a variation of Onamato 
and a pattern that I don't know the name of (or even if 
it actually is a pattern) to outline the individual sections.

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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Joey's Weekly Challenge #116; Circular String with Flux

This last week, I started doing a series of circular tiles; 
some Zendalas, but not all. Imagine my surprise when 
this week Joey embarked on a new series of challenges;
using circular strings. So I felt right at home with it.
This is the first:
 
 And the suggested tangle is Flux.

I used Rick's version of Flux, and a little bit of Tipple:
At first I was going to fill in the background, 
but I finally decided that I really like the negative space.
On rereading Joey's post, I noticed that she was planning
to do the whole series on brown circle tiles, 
for a Renaissance look. I really like that idea, 
so I did a second tile on a beige background:
 I'm quite happy with both tiles, but I do favor the beige.
 
Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.