Monday, March 3, 2014

Zendala Dare #93 Snowflake Surprise

When I first saw Erin's template for this week, 
 
and her extra challenge (first Dare of the month brings an extra challenge, over and above the use of the template): create a snowflake using this template, I thought there was no way I could get a snowflake out of it. But further perusal of the template changed my mind. 

The first one I tried showed me all the possibilities, but was truly just a test run. Then I got the idea of using white ink on a black background, but when I was finished, I decided that silver on black would be even better. So I went with it, and here it is:
 Unfortunately, as I should have realized from previous attempts, the metallic shine of the silver  doesn't show, so I could have just gone with the white gel pen. But what's done is done and here you have it. It's a bit wonky, but that's what comes from drawing something like this more or less freehand. I like it; I hope you do, too.

If you haven't already done so, be sure to check out the Bright Owl's site; see the other wonderful entries, and maybe try out one of the Zendala Dares yourself. As I've said so often, it really is amazing how different the results are when many artists use the same template.

Thanks for visiting; please leave a comment, favorable or not. I'd love to hear your thoughts. That's how we learn and grow; and how we know someone out there is paying attention.

Have a wonderful day, week, month; see you all next time.

 

12 comments :

  1. I love it, Audrie - very snowflake-like, elegant and delicate and although the silver doesn't show, I can imagine how beautifully it must sparkle.
    Axxx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. I'm glad that it came out very snowflake-like. That was my main intention.

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  2. This is really majestic and snowflakey :)

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    1. Thank you, Caroona. I'm really happy with this one, and appreciate your comment.

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  3. This is a 'royal' snowflake, royal is the word that came into my mind seeing it.

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    1. That's a terrific complement. Thanks, Annemarie.

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  4. Great way to complete the challenge. Although the template has more points than a snowflake, yours is very lacy.

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    1. Thanks, Donald. I know that a real snowflake doesn't have so many points; but I was not prepared to try and convert 10 points to 6. Then it wouldn't be the same template; ergo not really the same challenge/dare.

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  5. SO PRETTY! It reminds me of really intricate lapidary wire-work. Your ArtFire ad directly to the right of the comment box has a picture of a really lovely lampwork bead called "Starry Night" & I can just picture these beautiful little pieces of glass set into it. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn. You're probably the first person to even notice the ArtFire shop, much less mention it.

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  6. You've definitely captured the look of a snowflake in your zendala, love it x

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Thanks for visiting; please leave a comment, favorable or not. I'd love to hear your thoughts. That's how we learn and grow; and how we know someone out there is paying attention.

Have a wonderful day; see you all next time.