Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Zendala Dare #11

More rain... and still the gardening has to wait while I tangle!!

This weeks dare from Erin can be found here  http://thebrightowl.blogspot.co.uk/.
I did this challenge twice this week and came up with 2 completely different looks. I started with the pointly triangle parts as my first tangle and then followed on from there with what fit around it.

I prefer my first effort as it's more soothing, my family all prefer the second one but I find that a bit busy..

Thanks for your visit and comments.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

I am the Diva - Challenge #75

The challenge this week from Laura at http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.co.uk/ is to use the tangle Cadent.
This again is a new tangle for me. I had looked at it before but never fancied it so had not tried it out. What a shame that was, I have enjoyed using it. My favourite form is the triangle.
I used a large triangle version and two different square versions. No snake this week, but I couldn't get by without a stripey bit on the page!
Thanks for visiting and all your comments.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Zendala Dare #10

I can't believe that we are already on dare #10. I am having so much fun. See here for a link to the dares by Erin  http://thebrightowl.blogspot.co.uk/.
It has been a horrible day here today, bucketing rain, cold ...and it's June, almost the longest day. However that did give me an excuse to sit on the sofa and draw as opposed to doing the gardening!

For my first attempt I went back to Steampunk, this was a bit of fun and outside my comfort zone again.. I quite like how it turned out although I would like to get more depth into it.

For the second attempt I sent back to my more usual style. (With a big fat snake/slug!)

Thanks for another great dare.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

I am the Diva - Challenge #74

The challenge this week from Laura at http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.co.uk/  is to use an eccentric circle string.

My first couple of attempts were using circles and filling with tangles but it all just looked too messy and I did not like it. So I expanded on the concept to be eccentric rings.

For those of you who have visited my blog before you know that I love 'snake' BTL-joos.
My first tile is all 'snake'

I love it but my daughter thought it was tooooo boring, so I used the same concept but with different tangles and came up with the next one

This uses reticulated, preswood,golven btl-joos and another one I don't know the name of.

It's a bit of a variation on my Olympic rings which I did a couple of months ago


Saturday, 9 June 2012

Zendala Dare #9

Another week another dare.

 Here's a link to this week's dare from Erin at http://thebrightowl.blogspot.co.uk/

Yet again my first two attempts at this turned out to be very....I guess the word is structured. I think it must be my mathematical brain that makes it easier for me do do this type of design rather than the more free flowing ones.

I prefer the second attempt as it feels to have more depth.

I had to have a third attempt as 'snake' had not yet made an appearance this week. So I went for a new combination. Mooka coloured in as a snake. Not sure about the end result, however it was worth a try!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Zendala Dare #8

This week's dare from Erin at http://thebrightowl.blogspot.co.uk/  was to create a Tangle using only patterns beginning with L.O.V.E.

After some googling I settled on Lap, Onamato, Voxter and Echo. These were all new patterns to me so it was good to explore something new.

Thanks to everyone who has left comments in previous weeks, it is much appreciated and it is great to look at other peoples work on these challenges. Everyone is so talented and we all produce such completely different finished tiles.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

I am The Diva - Challenge #72

This weeks challenge from Erin at  http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.co.uk/  is to use Crescent Moon as a monotangle.

I have to start with a confession, I have never used Crescent Moon before..I seem to be the only person who hasn't!!  I am glad I have tried it, although I did find it an additional challenge to use it as a mono-tangle.

This was a more traditional tile. My second attempt was based on a tree and is a bit more funky.