Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Diva Challenge #165: "UMT - Camelia" , Second tile

I got the challenge done quickly enough during the week that I wanted to try something entirely different, This time I used Camelia in a grid. This one was really for me as I just wanted to do something for fun. The tile was done entirely with Sakura Gelly pens and the shading was done with Simply Art colored pencils. I got the pencils a while ago at Meijers. They do not blend the greatest but for generic pencils they are not bad. Did not want to use  a lot of color but just adding highlights. I usually use Microns and may use the Gelly pens for parts of a tile or zendala. This is the first time I did it all with the pens.

 I wanted to try this tangle in the grid as my first one was free form. I saw a lot of posts that people were having difficulty with it. I think on some tangles it is just the way that someone process things. I did not find it a whole lot different than doing free form, except I had the boundaries of the grid lines. This was a little tougher to shade. If I do something like this again, may decide to do something entirely different. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used : Shattuck, Zander, & Camelia 

Took this with and with out a flash. I chose the one without the flash as the flash was too bright. Did not take the time to adjust settings to see what else I could not come up with. Not exactly sure why this had such a red tinge to it.

Again will encourage you to look at all the things posted on I am the Diva's blog. Are some unique and creative things that others have done. 

Thanks for visiting.  As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Diva Challenge #165: "UMT - Camelia"

This week's Diva's challenge is an unexpected UMT (use my tangle) challenge. I do like these because like some others have posted, you will see a new pattern posted but do not always have time to try them. This gives an opportunity. This challenge's tangle is Camelia by Ann Marks. She does it as a grid pattern but it works also with out the grid. The opening strokes remind me a lot or Inapod, or at least half of it. I guess it illustrates the numerous possibilities when using the basic strokes.  I chose to use this pattern without the grid. Since I only did one line of it, it was probably easier to do. Would be more work if putting more together. When I was thinking of doing this tile, I was planning on using a Renaissance tile. This was mostly because I was planning on using the brown micron and using a tangle that I had experimented with on the cover of a moleskin journal. When I took out the materials I had with me to start, I did not have any Renaissance tiles with me. I decided to use what I had, which were the original tiles. I stuck with my original idea of using the black and sepia. Scroll feather is the tangle that I had been experimenting with. Was a little harder to get the white highlights on this. It looks okay here but I like the way it looks on the Renaissance tiles better. The rest of the tile just developed ala Zentangle® style. Here is what I came up with I hope you enjoy it. 

Tangles Used: Camelia, Scroll Feather, Ahh, Mist, and Frondous 

The white highlights are done with a White Signo UM-153 pen. I had wanted to use the Prismacolor wax white pencil but it was not showing up well. 

If you have not looked at the other postings on I am the Diva, I would strongly recommend you do so. If it is early in the week, plan on gong back often to stay up on new postings. 

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Diva Challenge #164: "Amanda (Earth) Day"

I was not exactly sure what to do with this week's Diva Challenge. My brain does not tend to work well on these types of challenges. After a little bit of thought I decided what I could do is finish the Organic Garden, ala Meredith Yuhas, that I had started. Was not sure if I was going to get it done or not. I had fun doing this. Still working on the highlighting and shading on the gray paper. Am pleased with the way that this turned out. I hope that you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Sanibelle, Dragonair, Mooka, Flux, Antidot, Poke Root, Poke Leaf, Scroll feather, Ahh, 'Nzeppel, Msst, Featherfall, Wist, Chainlea, Zinger, Angel Fish, & Fescu. 
I think I got the names of all the tangles that I used.

The highlighting and shading was done with a white chalk pencil, Prismacolor white wax pencil, and HB graphite pencil

I have to admit that I did sneak a peak at a couple of entries this week before I was finished with mine. Do not think that I was influenced by them. I hope to get a look at all the rest of the entries over the next several days. If you have not all ready done so would strongly recommend that you visit The Diva's blog and look at the other great posts.  

Thanks for visiting. As always comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Diva Challenge #163: New Official Tangle - Rixty

This weeks Diva Challenge was to use the new tangle introduced by Zentangle®, Rixty. When we first got this in the new letter, I played with it on a Renaissance tile. It is fun to do but I tend to see it more as something that works well as a monotangle, or with just one or two other tangles. Will be interesting to see how others have incorporated it into their tiles. The only one that I have seen so far is the one that Laura did. She did a nice job of integrating it into her tile. This time I did it on one of the original tiles and uncharacteristically used color.  I did not do a monotangle, but combined it with one other tangle, or as The Diva calls it a Duotangle. Not exactly sure how I feel about this one. I completed it fairly quickly and I do not dislike it. It may be one the more I see, the more I will like it. That is many times the case when I try something that I do not use a lot, or am not entirely comfortable with it. Here is what I came up with. I hope that you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Rixty, Indy-rella.

The color was done with colored pencils and I did some shading with pencil.

The one below is the one I did on the Renaissance tile. I am including it here because I think when I had posted it before I had not added the white to the tile. I was not sure what to do and had some suggestions from others, but decided to do this.  I do like the brown and black together. 

If you have not all ready done so, I strongly suggest you head to I Am the Diva to look at what others have posted.  The next couple of days are going to be busy so I hope I have a chance to take them in and comment on them. 

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Tangle, Embellishment, or Tangleation: Whee

When I was first introduced to Zentangle® I was playing around one day just seeing what I could come up with. I came up with something that my sister has used since a couple of times and I did submit it to Tangle Patterns, but it was never posted there. I have used it a few times on things and decided to pull it out to use on this week's Diva Challenge. I do not get a lot of comments on my blog, but there was some consistency in people commenting that they liked this tangle. I figured that since there was some interest and I had never put in a post I would put it out there because others might be interested also. I have started a page of My Tangles so it will always be available there also.

After posting this, and after receiving a comment, I did find out that Melissa Hoppes had created a tangle Frippery, that is very similar to this. The step outs are different, but they end in a similar fashion. The only place I know it is available is in Kass Hall's Zentangle Untangled.

It has a number of  possibilities but may tax your need for symmetry depending on how you approach it. The name was picked because as I was drawing it, I thought of going down a curling slide and the glee that might be expressed, thus Whee.

Hope you enjoy it and would be open to seeing things that you tried with it. Here is the step out.

Here is a tile where I used it.

This is a tile that I used it in recently.  As you can see, you  can get quite a different look depending on how you fill,shade, or embellish it.

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Diva Challenge # 162: "String Theory - Initial String"

This week's Diva Challenge is another String Theory but this time it is to use your initials as a string. One of the hardest parts was deciding how to put the initials on the tile. Finally decided on a straightforward approach. I also decided to use an original Zentangle® tile after using a Renaissance tile the last couple of weeks. I chose a combination of seldom used and familiar tangles. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Drupe, 'Nzeppel, Paradox, and Whee.

'Nzeppel and Paradox are two tangles that I use frequently. The only change I made is that I usually do Paradox so that the fan shape is predominant. I chose to not do this and go for the twisted bar. Not sure what I think about it. Drupe is a neat tangle but not one I think of often. Whee could be looked at as a variation of Echoism. It is one that I came up with before I even knew what Echoism was. There are really a lot of different ways to finish this off. If you are really curious can see the step out on the My Tangles page of my blog. 

If you have not done so, would encourage you to go to I Am the Diva to look at what others have done. I did look at some before I did the last section of my tile. I all ready had decided what I was going to do, so was not influenced by what I saw. Is a little harder with this one, unless someone had the same initials. So far that has not been the case. 

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Diva Challenge # 161: "In a Quandary about Quandary"

This is probably going to be a short post. This week's challenge is to use the tangle Quandary. I feel a special connection with this tangle as it is the one that was introduced at my CZT training. I liked it when I first saw it. It has puzzled many though, much like Tripoli, people can get lost in the pattern and also get overly concerned about doing it correctly. I have not had much difficulty with it. I enjoy it. It does have a lot of possibilities and I am sure that you will see many of them in this challenge. This tile may end up serving a dual purpose. It has been quite a week and did not have time to do a tile to send to CBS. Have not decided yet, but I may end up using this one. It will get there later than most of the others but not sure that is as important. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Quandary, Zander, Flux, Fife, Zinger, Fescu

I have not looked at any of the other posts for this challenge but am looking forward to doing so. If you have not done so, I would encourage you to go to I am the Diva and look at the things others have posted. Should be a great show.

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

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