Monday, December 31, 2012

Tom Bow Practice

I wanted to practice with my tombow markers, not too happy with the results.  The ink seemed to bleed as i used my marker.  I wasn't satisfied with the color placement on my tile either.  The wreath was done with color pencil, now I like this and am more confident with color pencil.  I tangled this envelope that holds a gift for my favorite ever hair stylist. The last envelope was made for Nichole, my favorite hair colorist.  I love the softness of the blue ornament, again done with color pencil.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Zendala Dare 36

This is the first time I have posted a Zendala Dare from The Bright Owl.  The tangles I used are Cresent Moon, Knightsbridge, Paradox, Verve and Florz,

Monday, December 17, 2012

Here is my first Zentangle on a black tile.

Diva Dance Challenge 100

Congratulations to Laura Harms, our Diva, for the 100th weekly challenge.  I am excited to be part of the celebration.  The guest challenge has been presented by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts founders of Zentangle.  Maria's new tangle is called the Diva Dance and it is a delight to tangle this new design.  My first attempt resembles a broken heart, can you see it?  I can't get that phrase out of my mind since the horror in Newtown, CT.
The grief felt for the children and their family and friends has been felt by all of us these past few days. 

Here is my second Diva Dance tile.  I really like the round rock n' roll tangle, it reminds of a rose.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Challenge 99 Looped Border String

The challenge is from Margaret Bremner this week.  Margaret wondered how it would look if you placed a loop on all four sides of the border.  As you can see, I have one loop that is on top and the others are behind each other.  It does mix things up a bit, not sure of the finished look. 
Here is my second attempt.  I really like Plaateen, never used that tangle before.  The sand swirl is new for me too and I like it. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Challenge 98 Keenees

This week's challenge is to use the tangle Keenees created by Donna Hornsby, CZT.  This is a great tangle because you can use it by itself, amoung other tangles and it is good for a filler tangle.  After looking at some of the incredible tiles already submited, I could see how Keenees can be a holly, jolly holiday tangle.  I already did a Christmas Wreath using Keenees and gave it  as a gift to my awsome friend, Monica.  Monica has really helped me with my blog and she has done a great job and I love her creative thinking.  So I started thinking about using Keenees as a string of Christmas lights and this is what happened.  I think it could have been improved if I had painted the background of the tile with some smeers of Christmas light colors.