Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last Week of August

It took me a while to complete this week's challenges, but here they are. Feel free to scroll down to whichever one/ones you're interested in.

The first challenge I completed was the Diva's Challenge, and I did 2. The challenge is Stripes, and I love tangled stripes. 

So without further ado, here are my Stripes:
 This was the first one:
I used (from top to bottom)
Barber Pole,
A tangle which I thought I designed, 
but it looks a lot like Hybrid,
Kandy Ribnz,
and one who's name I don't recall. 

And the second one:
 I used (from upper right corner down to lower left corner)
another one I'm not sure of, Chainging?
Crescent Moon,
and Paradox 

I really enjoyed doing these; 
I'll take Stripes as a challenge any time.

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.
The next one I finished was It's a String Thing #55
Using String #55 by Sue Agnew

The assignment is to create a monotangle using the pattern Striping by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and the tangle enhancer Sparkle in honor of Sue.

I must  admit that I've not actually used Striping, although I have practiced it in my sketch book. And I definitely haven't mastered Sparkle, so I almost didn't even attempt this challenge. But I started playing around with it (in my sketchbook, not on a tile) and parts of it seemed to work. So I went on  and this is what I ended up with:
This exercise/experiment went better than I expected, 
but I still have far to go with Striping and with Sparkle. 

Be sure to 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.

The last challenge  I completed this week is 
Joey's Weekly  Tangle Challenge #23:
"tangle around the outside edge of a hand drawn or store
 bought calendar or date book"
 The calendar itself is a little crooked, 
but all in all I like the frame.
Take a look at joey’s site to see the other entries, and maybe try one yourself.


  1. I like your tiles and the boldness in them.

    1. Thank you so much, Annemarie. I 'm glad you like my work.

  2. Wonderful works this week! Especially I like your two Stripes- tiles! Wonderful choice of tangles!

  3. Super Arbeiten, das erste ist so wunderschön plastisch!

  4. Lovely tiles and I like the calendar with the frame. I also have problems with Striping but you did a good job.

    1. Thank you. A little more practice, and hopefully I can do better still.

  5. Some great work here. Your stripes are really nice. And I know what you mean about striping and the sparkle - I found it very difficult and wasn't happy with the results. Your calendar border is also well done.

    1. Thanks, Kia. I'm happy with my progress in the striping and sparkle; they're much better than they were. But I still need to work on them some more to get them where I want them.

  6. Both stripes tiles look "classic" to me. You created a very nice effect with the combination of patterns and the shading you did with the black color

    1. Thank you, Omer.. I'm always happy when my shading works out well.

  7. Your work is always an inspiration. I particularly like the striping with the sparkle.

    1. Thank you so much, Jean. The feeling is definitely mutual, as you will see in my comment on your blog. Glad you like the Striping; I really struggled with that.

  8. Every tile is beautiful, but the first is my favorite because the stripes are a little curvy and I like the patterns you used.

    1. Thanks, Carmela. It seems we both like curvy stripes.


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