Friday, April 11, 2014

Diva's Challenge #162, and That String Thing #35

I started the Diva's Challenge and That String Thing immediately after they were posted, but for one reason or another, got hung up finishing them. So finally, here they are. 

First was Diva's Challenge #162: use your initials for the string. That was easy, more or less; I've done it before. But of course, you don't want to do the same thing again. So I played around a bit, and this is what I came up with: 
Sakura Sepia Micron pens in 01 and 05, 
highlighted with White Sakura Gelly Roll pen, 
on Strathmore Toned Tan paper.
Tangles: Paradox, Purk, Aquafleur

 Next came String Thing #35, using String #047, 
by Cheri Hartwick:
 

using the Official Tangles:  Cadent, Chillon, and Crescent Moon, and Cayke, by Rose Brown.


I used Chillon, Crescent Moon, and Cayke; Sakura Microns in Sepia, Brown, and Burgundy. When I finished, it seemed to lack something, so I added Cadent as a background, using a Prismacolor Sepia pencil, so it wouldn't fight with the main part of the tile.

All in all, I'm happy with both tiles; I hope you like them, too.

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.
 
And then check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday, 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, when she offers the new ones.

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.

10 comments :

  1. I love your challenge tile, Audrie. It's really 'less is more'.
    The other one is also very pretty. I may try to make mine today, otherwise I will be (too) late.

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. I hope you managed to get yours done in time. I haven't had a chance to check everyone else's yet.

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  2. Both are very lovely! Especially I like your initials tile! It´s wonderful and very elegant!

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    1. Thank you Lonett, I do appreciate your kind comment.

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  3. I love your minimalist approach for the Initial String challenge. The combination of Purk and Aquafleur looks like a very elegant octopus hung from a washing line to relax :)

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    1. Thanks, Caroona. You do have a way with words. I must admit that after reading your comment, I did see the octopus.

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  4. Nice simple initial tile! The second is great too!

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  5. Hi Audrie - I seem to have missed some of your recent posts so it's really nice to see your lovely work here again - and two beautiful examples. I particularly like your choice of tan tiles here. Axxx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. I really appreciate your very favorable comments.

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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.