Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #224 - Monotangle: Tipple

This week's Zentangle Challenge from Laura at www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca is to do a monotangle of Tipple. Her demo tile is amazing and I was intimidated… so I decided to just get over it - keep it simple - and voila, here is my Canada Day (July 1) contribution. Happy Canada Day to everyone!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #223 - Official Tangle - Umble

This week's Zentangle Challenge from Laura at www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca is to use the official tangle: Umble. I don't think I've used it before, but now I want to play with it a bit more and experiment with the spaces between the bands the way I often do with Hollibaugh. Anyway, this is my first tile using this tangle, and I used a tile I'd inked but didn't end up liking the colour - too khaki! This picture doesn't show well - I like the actual tile better; Umble is actually done in green ink. You know when you have one of those tiles that just says "stop now"? I did, but every time I look at it, I'm tempted to pick up the pen and go over uneven lines, or fill in (to cover) the centre of Umble…. but I'll leave it as it is and move on….

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #221 - Beads of Courage

This week's Zentangle Challenge from Laura at www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca is to incorporate beads. Read more about this cause on Laura's blog. Brenda Shaver Shahin posted a cute little "meander/maze" booklet she and her granddaughter made and tangled, and of course I had to make one "right away". The only appropriate paper I had was this rusty colour so I went ahead anyway, and am having fun trying out different pens, chalk, water-colour… Not terribly successful, but I'm learning a lot. (I've made 5 more of these booklets with fancy new paper, some of which will be tangled on, some will be sort of scrap-booked with notes and sayings, one is a birthday card for a 50th.) So, double inspiration this week!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #220 - UMT (Use My Tangle): All Boxed Up

This week's challenge from Laura at www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca is to "use my tangle" (UMT), and the tangle chosen is from Alice Hendon called All Boxed Up. I didn't love this tangle at first glance, but once I started playing with it, I had lots of fun - hence the three tiles (smile). My scanner is not great, so I apologize for the quality… really, they all look better in person, I think. I'm looking for good tangles to do on black tiles because I really think I need to start investigating those a bit more, and get more experience with them (and Renaissance too). I think All Boxed Up has potential - and while I like the black tile I did here, I think it could be better if I knew how to bring out the white a bit better. I'd love to take a course just on the black tiles… anyone? (in or near Toronto) Thank you for looking and I know it's very time consuming, but I appreciate it when people take the time to leave comments.