Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Diva Challenge #84

This week Laura has challenged us to use a 'blind string', shut your eyes and draw your string. I have not tried this before so I had a couple of attempts. See challenge HERE

For the first attempt my string was simple
I started with Llilly as this had just popped up as a new Tangle Pattern. I did the rest of the tile around that.

For my second attempt the string was more complicated

I thought I would give Auranot a shot. I made a couple of mistakes because it was an unusual shape, but I like the finished product.
Thanks to all my visitors and your kind comments it is much appreciated.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Zendala Dare #20

I can't believe that we are on Dare #20 already.  You can find the details HERE.

I struggled again this week, my first two attempts were aborted as they were just way too busy. Here is my third attempt, which believe it or not is the least busy but I am still not too sure about it. It's quite funky though with the dots and the fern like tangle (Can't remember the name of this one)

I always try and do my own tile before I look at any others, that way I am not influenced by what everyone else has done. I think that now I have looked at some other tiles that I should have made more use of white space and not tried to fill in every part with tangles. There are some really gorgeous tiles, I am always amazed at how different everyones work turns out.

I have now had another go at this after being inspired by others attempts. This time I tangled in the shapes but did not use the outline and I forced myself to be a lot less structured. I like how this one turned out, so very different from my first attempt  :-)

Friday, 24 August 2012

Celtic Knot Challenge #2

Another challenge this week from Judy on Celtic Knots. See HERE for a link to the challenge.

I chose to draw the knot myself from scratch so it is (k)not as even as it could be. I decided to add some colour to it as it was looking a bit busy and messy without the colour. I enjoyed the challenge and I like using a bit of colour for a change.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Celtic Knot Challenge

While blog surfing this week I spotted that Judy has a new challenge for us to try out Freestyle Celtic knots. See here for a link to the challenge.

I had not tried out this method before and it is really easy, thanks for showing us how. I think I will be using this one again.

Here's my attempts

And one with a bit of colour for a change.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Zendala Dare #19

The dare this week from Erin at The Bright Owl was to use this template

For some reason I found this template really difficult, I spent ages staring at a blank piece of paper with no idea what to do. I think it was all the squares that put me off. I do not like to fill each one with a different tangle as that feels messy to me so I had to have something that worked when repeated.

Here is my first attempt which I am quite happy with given my struggle to start,

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Here's the second attempt, not so sure about this one.

I am looking forward to next week's challenge which will hopefully be something not so square  :-)

Monday, 13 August 2012

Diva Challenge #83

The challenge from Laura at I am the Diva this week was to use just 2 tangles, Mooka and Assunta.

I used to struggle with Mooka until a while ago when I started playing with it more. My Mooka used to be very controlled and small but I let this one run wild and ended up with a Zia rather than a tile.

I had lots of fun with this, I hope you enjoy it...

I had another go at this challenge and came at it from a different angle this time Mooka within Assunta.

Thanks for all your visits and comments I really appreciate them.

Zendala Dare #18

The dare this week from Erin at The Bright Owl was fun.  When I first looked at this template Paradox was what spring out at me, however I used Paradox last week so thought I would try something else this week.

My first attempt, spot the deliberate change part way through this one, I didn't have the energy to redo it so left it as it was.  :-)

For my second attempt I tried to go for something a bit more organic and softer.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Zendala Dare #17 - In honour of

The dare this week from Erin at The Bright Owl as well as the zendala was to also to complete this in honour of someone who has had a battle with Cancer.

I have had a few friends battle with Cancer and some of them have lost that battle. I kept my Zendala simple this week and completed it with the tangle paradox. This is because I feel this disease is a paradox, we do not know who will be affected or when and the outcomes can be so different in every case.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Zentangle Inspired Art Prompt #29 - Fill it with curves

The challenge this week see here was to produce a piece of art inspired by this blog.  It's all about curves.

I had a lot of fun with this and decided to go with some bright zingy colours as that is not my usual style. I am usually much more muted. I like the way it turned out. Although it did take ages with all the colouring. 

It's all about Curves