Friday, October 14, 2016

It's a String Thing #166, Diva's Challenge #288

Over at Tickled to Tangle, Adele Bruno has posted
this week's challenge, perfect for the season.

Adele suggests that this is more likely to be a ZIA,  
(Zentangle Inspired Art, for the uninitiated) than 
an actual Zentangle; since it is pretty representational. 

At any rate, the tangles to be used are as follows:
N'Zeppel and Knightsbridge by Maria Thomas
Antidots by Anita Roby-Lavery, CZT
and Adele's Iza

Mine is definitely a ZIA
 As you may notice, I tried something a little 
different. I used graphite instead of ink for the 
dark areas. I really like the effect.

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. 
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Also apropos of the season, the Diva's challenge
is to use the official tangle Gourdgeous. I started out 
in Black & White, and when I was about halfway done,
decided that it really needed color. So I tabled the first
one, and started another. This is what I came up with:
I'm not sure how well the gold pen I used shows up, 
but I think you can get an idea.

Once I finished that one, I decided to go back and finish
the original black and white.
I actually like them both; they each have something
different going on.

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.


  1. both tiles are wonderful - but I would prefer the "Golden" one :- Gudrun S.

  2. I like your IAST tile and the grapfite you used on it, gives a very nice result.
    About the Gourdgeous tile, both are nice but I prefer here the black and white one!

  3. These are all lovely. Your IAST piece is really great;-)

  4. Beautiful work! Which DC tile I prefer? I love both!

  5. All beautiful, and I can't choose a favourite either!


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