Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Joey's Finish My Tile Alphabet Challenge, #152, and Diva #303; Valentangle

Joey's  Finish My Tile Alphabet Challenge is up to the letter G,
and here is her tile featuring Gnarly:


Here's how I finished it; another 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 is to create a Valentine themed
 card or tile; and give it to someone you love.I had already
 started a card for my husband; so I finished it and figured
 it would do double duty: the Diva's Challenge, and a 
Valentine's day card for my husband. 

First, I took some stationary that I have, and copied the 
pattern onto 90 pound paper. It makes great cards and tiles.
Then I used a few different shades of purple pens. And, Voila; 
a Valentine for my husband, and a tile for the Diva's challenge.
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.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Joey"s Challenge #151: Finish My Tile, Festune

This week, Joey's Finish My Tile Challenge is/was Festune.
Here's Joey's tile:
 
And this is my tile:
Probably not my best effort. but at least I finished it.
This was not a great week for me; I had a colonoscopy
on Thursday. The actual procedure was done under 
a general anesthetic, so I was out for the whole time.
But the prep was no fun; and I didn't get the time to
work on the challenge till last night. And of course,
I really wasn't able to finish it till today. 
So what you see is what you get.

No chance to do any of the other challenges; but I
really wanted to do this one, continuing my
monotangles for Joey's Alphabet challenges.

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

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Joey #150, Diva #301

Joey's challenge #150 continues the Finish My Tile
format, along with the use of alphabet strings, with
 corresponding tangles of the same letter. Since this is the
  fifth challenge of this format, we are on the letter E.

Here's Joey's beginning tile, using El Prado, on a ZIA/ATC:
And here's my tile, continuing my self-imposed
challenge of doing monotangles for this series:
 
  I decided to try it in color; but I'm not so sure that
I like it as much as the black on white.

 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 is to do a DuoTangle
using Paradox and Diva Dance, 2 of my favorites.
Actually, probably 2 of everyone's favorites. Anyway,
she featured a video of Rick doing a duotangle where
he wove Diva Dance in and out of Paradox. It was
fascinating, and I've been trying to use that technique,
but with minimal success. So here's my 1st try on a 3Z
tile. There's not enough Diva Dance in it. but in the
spirit of the Diva's challenge, I'm posting my first try.
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.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Diva #300 and Joey #149,

This week marked the 300th challenge from the Diva;
and it's the annual Moebius Syndrome Awareness challenge.
Can you believe it? 300 challenges. Laura Harms, the Diva,
has been issuing weekly challenges for 6 years.

Laura's son, Artoo,  was born with this syndrome 
(it's not a disease);  find out more about it on her blog: 
I am the Diva . And she poses the Moebius Syndrome 
Awareness challenge every year during the week
 of Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day, which was 
Tuesday, I believe. And Purple is the color of the day; 
which is right up my alley, since I am definitely 
a Purple Person.
 
This is the Moebius Foundation's logo; which is 
used as the string for this challenge:
 

But I tweaked it a bit. Here is my tile:



Unfortunately, I got a little behind on my challenges this week,
which is why I'm posting my tile at the 11th hour. Better late 
than never. I hope you like 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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Joey's Challenge #149
Joey's challenge #149 continues the Finish My Tile 
format. But this series uses alphabet strings, with
 corresponding tangles of the same letter. Since this is the
  fourth challenge of this format, we are on the letterD.
Here's Joey's beginning tile, using Dicso, on a ZIA/ATC:
 

And here's my tile; a monotangle as usual:

I originally wanted to do this challenge in color. But
it really wasn't working; so after a few tries I just gave
up and did it in black on white, with graphite shading.

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




Sunday, January 22, 2017

Well, here I am again, at the last possible moment, 
finally posting my challenge tiles for this past week.
I'll try to make this short and sweet, because it's late, 
and I really need to go to bed.

The first one I started (but actually the last one I finished)
 was Joey's Challenge #148. Along with Finish my Tile 
 challenges, Joey is continuing the alphabet theme:
using the letter C as the string, and Catkin as the tangle.
Here's her tile:



And here's mine, still a monotangle
Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.


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Next up is It's a String Thing, from Adele Bruno,
at Tickled to Tangle. Here's her string:



 
using Fassett, Paradox, and Trimonds
and here's mine:
I love Paradox; and I like Fassett as well. And before 
I realized it, I had filled the tile with those 2 tangles, 
leaving no room for Trimonds. In fact, it came out 
quite busy, but I like it anyway.
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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Last is the Diva's Challenge, which was to use the
new, terrific tangle, Drawings. I had run out of time;
but wanted to submit a Drawings tile. And, luckily,
I had one that I did for another challenge earlier.
So here it is:
This is another tangle that I really love.
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.