Saturday, May 28, 2016

Diva's #269, Ellish; Joey's #114: Roman Numeral XIV

The Diva's Challenge this week is the new official tangle Ellish:
I've done it very minimally, but it really has a lot of versatility.
 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 continues using Roman Numerals as the string;
this one is XIV:
 
using Barber Pole,
Bunzo,
Cadent, 
Chessecloth
Papyrus,
and Shattuck  
Here's mine:
Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Diva's Challenge #268, a bit-o-black

Early in April, the Diva's Challenge #263 was to 
use a Globular Grid; and this was as far as I got:

 I just couldn't come up with any way of finishing it.
But when I saw this week's challenge; #268: A bit-o-black;
I had my answer: 
Adding that bit-o-black finished it off perfectly.

 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, May 12, 2016

Challenges from the Diva and Joey

This week's challenge from the Diva is a DuoTangle:
Poke Root vs. Drupe. I like both of these tangles, 
and have used them before; just not together.
So here they are:
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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 Continuing the Roman Numeral strings over at 
Joey's weekly tangle vhallenge; we have XII:
 
and a Monotangle of Knightsbridge.
Here's mine:
Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries, 
and maybe try one yourself.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Joey #111, Roman Numeral XI, and It's a String Thing #143

Joey's weekly challenge continues using 
Roman Numerals; in this case XI
 
and uses the following tangle patterns:
I used them all:
Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries, 
and maybe try one yourself.

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For It's a String Thing # 143, 
Adele Bruno has designed this string, inspired by the 
front door of the Casselberry Art House, which this weekend 
 is hosting the first ever Tickled To Tangle Art Show.

Along with this string, the challenge is to use these tangles:
N'Zeppel, Sand Swirl, Swarm, and Tipple.

I've never really been able to do N'Zeppel completely to my
liking, and this time is no different. And I still haven't quite 
figured out a good way to use Swarm; but, as you can see,
I did manage to use all the tangles called for in this challenge:
 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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

It's a String Thing #142

This week, over at Tickled to Tangle, Adele Bruno
has set another unusual challenge. I'll let her give 
the challenge in her own words:
 "Begin with the tangles: Quib and Echoism
As for the string, you will create it by tangling Quib first.
Begin with two dots, placed on opposite ends of your tile, 
in any direction you prefer. They can be diagonal, 
north and south, east and west - just so they are on 
opposite ends of the tile. By doing so, you will divide your 
tile into sections using Quib as your string - great fun!
You have the option to tangle more Quib, 
or use Echoism to complete your tile."

I really like both tangles very much, but I had a devil of 
a time putting them together to meet this challenge. 
After working on it off and on for a couple of days; I gave up, 
and started over. This time I tried doing white ink on a 
black tile. I liked it a little better; but still wasn't happy. 
So I went back to the original black on white tile, 
and tried adding some shading. That seemed to do the trick.

Here are both of them:
At this point, I'm kind of bleary-eyed; and I don't know 
which I prefer. What do you think?

  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.