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Diva Challenge #148

So this post is a little late… But since the Diva isn’t posting any more challenges for the rest of 2013 I guess I’m ok. The Challenge was to create a piece or tile for your own holidays. I created this tangle a few weeks ago, but have not been too motivated to post it.  I was also waiting for my niece who also created a tangle for the challenge so I could post hers along with mine… but she seems to have lost it so no more procrastinating! I MUST post this :D.  Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas and an equally terrific New Years!

Christmas Tangle

Diva Challenge #147

This weeks challenge was a Use My Tangle challenge. The tangle was Boo*Kee.  I really liked the tangle, but I did not like what I did with it.  So I ended up with 3 tiles this week.  The first one I’m calling 9 patch (a quilting reference to a quilt block that has… wait for it… 9 patches, see it’s not just a clever name) I thought it would be really great to use it to separate the blocks of tangles… It wasn’t.


Unfortunately I feel like Boo*Kee just gets lost in the mess and you can hardly tell it’s even in there.  So I created a second tile.  I like it better and you can see Boo*Kee much better in this one… however I hate looking at other challenge participants tiles before I create mine because then all I can think of is how someone else used it and I want to copy that.


So I feel like this is a copy of the tangle that Laura used in the directions even though it is different it still feels copied and so I had to create a third tile.


I like the third tile as Boo*Kee can be seen very well and  I used other tangles that seem more airy and light.  I think it came out pretty good. So this week I ended up with 3 very different tiles. I think my lighting is still off and it makes my tiles tan instead of white but I’m too lazy this week to pull out a real camera or get better lighting… Maybe next week 😀

Diva Challenge #146

This week’s Diva Challenge was a DuoTangle challenge, to use only the two Tangles Pea-Knuckle and Well.  It was a big challenge for me since I’ve never drawn either of these Tangles.   I decided since Thanksgiving is Thursday that I would do a little Thanksgiving theme.  I didn’t like either Tangle as I started tangling them… but as I finished and started the shading I found that I am thankful I tried them and am liking them better.  I think I’m going to have to start using a different camera since my phone makes the tiles tan instead of white.  However the tile came out cute and I like it a lot.

Turkey Tangle

Retook with my real camera instead of my phone camera. Much happier with the outcome.


Camera Phone pic… turns them tan


Auction Time

It’s that time of year again.  My nieces’ school is having their annual auction to raise money for their school.  This year I put up two sets of framed leaves that I tangled on.  One set has dark frames and the other has light frames. I think they came out pretty awesome.  Check out the auction site at http://www.oursilentauction.com/   There are lots of things up for auction including an African Safari!!


Diva Challenge #144


This weeks challenge is to create a tile inspired by nature, camouflage a bug somewhere in the tile, and to also add some color.  Since I am still new to Zentangle I haven’t really dabbled in color, yet!  But inspired by nature I can do.  I tangled on a real leaf and also a butterfly. It sure was fun to do!