Sunday, April 19, 2015

Zensdays....More Challenges!

The Diva's Challenge #214 is all about tangling something in honor of Earth Day (or in Chewie's world "Amanda Day")...go to Laura Harms site to learn her fun story, I think this is the fourth year that Earth Day has been celebrated on her site and take time to see what others have created as well. For my string I used the treeline stencil (LG745). The sun was a combination of Floatfest and the Diva's Dance, the tree leaves were Tipple, the tree trunks were Hached, the garden was a combo of Zinger and Flux. The clouds were stenciled using the rounded end of the Picasso stencil shield (LL332) and a pigment ink pad. I colored the leaves and sun with my Prisma Color pencils. For another perspective take a look at Wayne's creation on his Flickr site...I think he has done all four Earth Day Challenges that Laura has posted.

I joined another challenge this week and I tangled two very similar tiles. Just couldn't decide which one to post....there has been some discussion on people's blogs about going ahead and uploading the challenge creations you are not so satisfied with... and, I can't see anything wrong with that philosophy. However I do quite a bit of practicing just to get a bit better at the tangles I am working on and felt that if I put everything up that I worked on it might be a bit tedious, both for me and for anyone taking a look. Here are the two tiles I am entering in Diane and Carolein's challenge of using three tangles which start with the letters D-E-F this week. (Last week they got their challenge going with ABC.)

I used Dragonair, Echoism, and Fescu, they can be found on www.tanglepatterns.com if you want to get an idea from the creators of the tangles how they are drawn and some of their own variations.



The second tile I used the pattern Hached as well, so technically this first tile done on a light brown card stock is the one for the challenge. 

As I said last week, I am enjoying this challenge because it's kind of enjoyable choosing the tangles I want to try. I used the brown gel pen from one of the Sakura gel pen sets called "Classic". 








A variation with the "Hached" added.


Remember the Dream it UP team will be doing Showers of showers on Thursday ....they'll be using Stampendous products which also includes Dreamweaver stencils and I'll be doing a separate post for that. As many of you know Pam Hornschu, head of our design team, was in an accident and she is now posting again. She tells us her hands and feet work, but is fighting very painful broken ribs, so we are thankful she is mending.

20 comments:

Betsy Wilson said...

So with the second tile I'm envisioning an inlaid wooden bowl, the dragonair being the rim of the bowl. The brown really seems to help with the curvature or shape. Very cool!

dianeclancy said...

They are both fabulous, Lynell!! I love the soft browns in the first one and the contrast in the 2nd one really makes it pop out!! I agree it looks like a lovely bowl. I find it quite enchanting how you are using Fescu! I need to remember that :) I have made a decision, the 2nd is my favorite even tho both are lovely!!

Thank you so much for playing with us and we hope you will again this week :) :) Glad Pam is on the mend!

~ Diane Clancy
http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/04/my-diane-caroliens-d-e-f-challenge-entry/

Anne's tangle blog said...

Your challenge tile is beautiful, I especially love the clouds.

Lily M. said...

Both are beautiful :)

Margaret Blank said...

Wow how I love that tree stencil. Ever since we met up, I've been using stencils more and more instead of strings and I'm really happy with how they work out. I forgot to post mine for the ABCD thing but now I've seen these, I really want to have a go again. Of the two, my favourite is the first one , although I couldn't say why. In both cases, the touch of colour really spices things up. nice work, Lynell!

dianeclancy said...

I totally LOVE your Earth Day challenge!! And again so delighted that you joined in on DEF (GHI is now live :) )

~ Diane Clancy
http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/04/my-diva-amanda-day-earth-day-4-challenge-entry

Ilse said...

Thank you very much for your nice comments on my blog...! Much appreciated.
You're work is beautiful, I really love your Earth Day tile with its pretty tangles and bright colours.

Gloria J Zucaro said...

I love the Treeline stencil you used for the Earth Day challenge, Lynne. That is exactly how I would love to paint trees, even though some tell me that trees should not line up like soldiers! But I really like the look of a row of similar trees(planted by man in a row) against the sky toward evening. Great job on all your tangles this week. I love Zinger!

hungrycorgistudio said...

Beautiful string you used to compose your tile and great tangles too! Sarah.

Loca4crafts said...

I love your Earth Day challenge tile. Wow! It's so beautiful.

cubbyholes said...

Another ZIA artist! hehe. I love your Earth Day picture. the sun is especially spiffy :)

Lyn Bernatovich said...

What a wonderful card!

Sandra Sch. said...

Your Diva-tile is fantastic! What a great work for the trees - wow!!! I love your composition of the tile and the chosen patterns for trees and flowers and sun. Wonderful :-)

Annet said...

Your Earth Day ZIA is beautiful! I like the tangles you used.

cstocks said...

Dear Lynell, I think your Diva challenge piece is beautiful--delightful colors and a lot of details, especially the leaves in the trees. The first DEF response is great but the second one has a neat dimensionality to it. Thank you for your kind thoughts on my blog; I'll let you know if I get around to that article. Have a brilliant day! c

Jean Chaney said...

Each one is so different and I love them all. I especially like the Earth Day trees; beautiful!

J L Johnson said...

Lovely tiles. That's a lot of Tipple in the trees, most patient.

Annette Carlo said...

Lynell, your Earth Day tile is just gorgeous!!! I have many stencils, from card making and scrap booking, that I forget to use them for tangling! It's just lovely!! I love what you wrote on my blog, about finding balance, and I have to totally agree with you!! I am hoping that when my kiddos are out of school, we can set up a time and do some tangling sessions together. I know I've mentioned that before, it's just hard allotting the time for it. (my personal tangling time is late at night) Well, have a blessed and balanced weekend! :0) Annette

Becky said...

Your Earth Day piece is wonderful, a true work of art and it looks like you put not only a lot of work but a lot of love into it!

Jenny Adams said...

Very cool! I can see you work patiently on your work. :-) nice!

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