Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Weekly Challenge #376 - String Theory

This week's Diva Challenge was for everyone to use the same string, and perhaps make four to create a mosaic. Never one to back down from a challenge, and what the heck it was a rainy day, so what else was there to do...

Top Left: Copada, Knyt, Fracas
Top Right: Aura Leah, Shattuck, (Grrr... messed up that one in the middle), Coil, Ahh
Bottom Left: Diva Dance, A-Fog, Florz, Pepper
Bottom Right: Phicops, Queen's Crown, Mooka/Laced (also wonky), and ------?

My question to you esteemed CZTs is how do you choose which tangles to use together? I'm kind of hit and miss on these. My Shattuck shouldn't have been next to Aura Leah. My A-Fog. was too similar to the Diva Dance. Is there a rule of thumb on how to choose which tangles to put adjacent to others? Weight, style, box vs. ribbon vs. organic? I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Weekly Challenge #375 - Burtz

This week's Diva Challenge was to use "Burtz" in our tile. It seemed a little flat to me, so I curved it up a bit in a mandala-ish twist. Also used BB and Toodles.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Weekly Challenge #374 - Splotch-Tastic

Happy Halloween!

This week's Diva challenge was to take a blob of paint and fold the paper to make two "tiles". I used some watercolor pencils to start my Halloween tributes. These were a bit more intensive than my usual tiles, and by the end of the second tile, my hand was TIRED! Just means I need a bit more tangling, or maybe a bit more wine :-)

Top tile: Articulated Molygon, Pendrills, Barber Pole, Indy Rella, Drawings, Gourdgeous, and Quib.
Bottom tile: Purk, Dragonaire, Snails, Zinger, Aquafleur, Swarm, and Myst.

Thanks for all the supportive and helpful comments. You are all so talented and I learn something every week looking at your challenges.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Weekly Challenge #373 - Non Dominant Tangling

This week's Diva challenge was to tangle with your non-dominant hand. Yes, that was me you heard groaning. I usually dread this challenge. A tile that would have taken 15 minutes, took over an hour. Pretty pleased with the result though. (Zinfandel helped).

Fescue, Meer, Onamato freshwater pearls ;), and W2.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekly Challenge #372 - Dewd

The Diva's challenge this week was Dewd. Still not sure I have those auras right, but what a fun tangle! I paired it up with its alphabetical pal "Dex", who looks a bit squished on the left, but oh well. It's more organic that way, yeah?

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Weekly Challenge #371 - Onion Drops

This Diva Challenge was a little tougher than I thought it would be. You need a steady hand to do a good job of this, but once you get in the groove, it's fun. I added in the Icanthus because I just cleaned out all the dead vines from my garden today. Sad. All I have left is a few radishes.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Weekly Challenge #369 - Orbs

This week's Diva Challenge was Orbs. I've been playing around with taking two pencils that have been rubber-banded together and making ribbons.

Totally messed up with stripe right in the middle though, and there really aren't that many orbs, so I took a second swing at it. I'm trying to use tangles that I haven't used before.

Sorry... Cirquital still looks likes teeth to me.