Saturday, January 14, 2017

Joey's Challenge #147, and Diva's #298

Joey's challenge #147 continues the Finish My Tile 
format. But this series uses alphabet strings, with
 corresponding tangles of the same letter. Since this is the
 second challenge of this format, we are on the letter B.
Here's Joey's beginning tile, using B-Twixt, on a ZIA/ATC:

And a little late this week, but here's my tile. As you can
 see, I'm still determined to do these as a monotangle.
Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.

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Diva's Weekly Challenge #298:
 
The first Monday of every month is a Use My Tangle 
challenge; where the challenge is to use a tangle
created by one of the tanglers.
 
This UMT is Orbs-la-Dee by Anneke van Dam
 
Here's my tile; also including Paushalov:
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.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Black & White, and Gray all over; Again

Since I've been doing so many gray tiles, using
black, gray, and white pens on gray paper; I decided
to try Sonya Yencer's 14 Shades of Gray technique. It
turns out to be totally different from the way I've been
doing my gray tiles. So it just gives me another way to
explore gray. Here's the 1st tile I did in this technique:
Now I have to see what else I can do with it.
 
Check out the 14 Shades of Gray group on Facebook
to see what it’s all about.

 
 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Joey #146, and It's A String Thing #178

Joey is continuing her Finish My Tile challenges, 
(Thank You, Joey) but with an added twist:
For the next 26 challenges, she will provide a letter string,
and the appropriate letter tangle. This is, obviously, an A
string; and the tangle is A-dalfa. It's on a ZIA tile, actually
an ATC; Artist Trading Card: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
In my usual fashion, I did a monotangle, Black on Gray:
 I'm rather fond of this one, and think I may do some 
more gray tiles; especially since I just sent away for
Sonya Yencer's 14 Shades of Gray.  I had already done 
some gray tiles before, to quite good results; and I would
like to take it  further.

Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.
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At Tickled to Tangle, this is the string:
 
and the tangles to use are:
MySwing by Simone Menzel, CZT,
Zonked by Barbara Finwall,
and Panthe by Nancy Newlin
  
I really struggled with these tangles, in order to get
 them all to play well together. I finally decided to put
 them on a gray tile; which I had already used in my tile
 for Joey's challenge (see above), and do My Swing  
in white, to make it stand out against the other 2 
busier, grid based (also more geometric) tangles. 
 That seems to have worked, more or less; at least
  to keep them all from fighting together. It wasn't till
I scanned it that I realized it was on the tile lopsized.
 But I wasn't going to try to remedy that at this late date.
 So what you see is what you get.

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.

 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Square One; Drawings, Icanthis, and Stella

As usual, I'm playing Catch-up, this time on Square One;
with the focus tangles: Drawings, Icanthis, and Stella.

I really like all these tangles, although I still haven't 
mastered Icanthis quite the way I'd like. But it's a start.
Check out the Square One/Purely Zentangle group
on Facebook, and see all the other entries.
Square One has you going back to the basics.
Try it, you may like it.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

IAST #177

The last String Thing challenge of 2016:

Here's Adele's string:
And the tangles to use are:
Joki by Kim Aarts,    
Ahh by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas,
and Bublz by Lori Byerly

This is what I came up with: 
 
I'm quite pleased with this one.

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.