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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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!!

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Diva Challenge #144

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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!