Saturday, December 3, 2016

Black and White, and Gray All Over

The latest Finish My Tile challenge from Joey 
uses the tangle Pipez

 I created a monotangle, as usual: black ink on a gray tile.
 Then I used a white gel pen to fill in the curved areas,
 and finished off with the original version of Pipez in
 the white area, again using black ink.
 I rather like black and white on the gray tiles. So I
 decided to use it for all the other challenges this week.

Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.
Next up is the Diva's Challenge #295: 
Reticula/Fragments part 2.

The challenge is to draw a grid, in pen, as it's part of the tangle.  
Then fill in each of the little squares with a design. BUT as 
another step to this week's challenge - choose a design that 
is asymmetrical. Then alternate your design inside your grid - 
creating another more complex pattern!  

This was the first one I did:
I used the tangle Coral Seeds in the center, 
and fragment D1 around the edges. 
Then I decided to try another one:
I still used Coral Seeds in the center, but this time 
I blacked in the radiating spokes. Then I used
Fragment Z7 around the edges.

I'm getting more comfortable with the format, 

and will probably continue to use it.

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 last of my Black, White, and Gray tiles is for
It's a String Thing #173. Here's Adele's string:

 and the tangles to use were Verdigogh and Cruffle.
This is what I did with it: 
 As you may notice, I turned it sideways.

Be sure to check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday afternoon, when Adele Bruno posts them. Although, actually, it's usually more Monday evening before they're posted. 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, or evening, when she offers the new ones.
So that's my experiment for this week. 
I'm pretty happy with the results.


  1. Very beautiful tiles. I really love your IAST one. I am not a Verdigogh fan and you did it so pretty.

  2. Very beautiful tiles! I never thought to use grey tiles, but I love the overall effect with black and white ink! Very nice!

    1. I don't even remember what made me decide to use the gray tile in the first place. But I really love the effect.

  3. All beautiful, but the last one is gorgeous (at least, that's my opinion :-)

    1. Thanks, Annemarie. I appreciate your comment.

  4. Nice use of fragments, and I love Verdigogh, so that one is a favorite!

  5. Your Verdigogh tile is my favourite. I've never seen it drawn like that. Also like the subtle way you've incorporated Cruffle.


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