This first creation I did specifically for the diva's challenge #193 ....this month she is being assisted by a different artist friend each week while her sweet son is recovering from a medical procedure and if you are interested in joining the challenge and want to know more about the tangles click HERE. The challenge this week is a tri-tangle using the first letters of three tangles THX (in honor of the thankful month) and the three tangle patterns used are (T)rio, (H)uggins, and (X)yp (pronounced zip). The paper I used was a printed checkered pattern cut on the diagonal with the ornament die. I found the border pattern called xyp to be a bit challenging. It sort of looks like it's a seat belt holding the tangle 'trio' in check. I practiced it a bit but it seemed like it always ended up being "heavier" than I wanted it to be, tighter than I wanted it to be and straighter than I wanted it to be so back to that new word I made up.....practience... and I need lots of it, plus the ability to not take yourself too seriously, Wayne of course helps with that aspect of my life. He can always make me laugh and he's a great teacher too....but as we go forward I try not to lean on him as I do my initial work and we both try not to look at other's work until after we've posted on the diva's site. For me this helps me know my needs for further work. Then once I post I like to look and get inspired. I am such a visual learner, as most artisans are, that my process then moves on to phase II of my learning experience and I can work with even more purpose.
Duo alphabet die: DD005
Here is another card done using the tangle patterns betweed and hached....this was a diva challenge a couple of weeks ago and I am just now getting around to finishing up my creations. For that challenge the diva had a Maria Thomas (the creators of the zentangle concept) video on her site showing how to do the tangle betweed....well worth watching. Click HERE if you want to see the video in challenge #191. If you are interested in how the patterns are drawn click HERE to go to tanglepatterns.com which is Linda Farmer's site where many patterns are shown step-by-step:
|Fiore used in the faux ceramic tile technique.|
The tangle pattern used was fiore.
Tis the month to reflect on what we are thankful for and we want to thank you for connecting with us. Stop by tomorrow to see what my design team has been up to this month. They work very hard and do a great job. Please leave a comment if you are moved to do so...love to have your feedback.
Here are a couple more cards Wayne did for the class in Olympia last month:
|Tangle patterns used are: Mi2 and hached|
|Tangle pattern used is Holly and the stencil is LS92|