Sunday, October 30, 2011

Diva Challenge #45 - Punzel

Punzel is the newest tangle pattern.  It's a little zing that has been added to the tangle Chainging.  It was announced at the recent CZT Seminar in Providence and published in the latest Zentangle Newsletter.  It took some time to get the rhythm of the stroke.  Still need to work on the spacing but for a first effort I'm okay with what appeared.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Diva Challenge #44 - String Theory v. VI: Tangled on the Inside

This week's Diva Challenge #44 comes from Jo in NZ - "You use one tangle as the 'string' and then fill in all the spaces with other tangles.  A tangle within a tangle...."

String is Carole Ohl's pattern Daggerly
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Other Tangles used - Betweed and Shattuck

Here's another one I did some time ago using Hollibaugh as the string

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Diva Challenge #43 - Sunflower

This week's Diva Challenge was suggested by  Pennyb CZT from Republic of South Africa.  October 12th is Bandana Day - a program of the  Sunflower Fund.   The Sunflower Fund supports the SA Bone Marrow Registry to assist folks with leukemia in finding a matching donor. They raise funds by selling Sunflower bandanas for everyone to wear on Bandana Day.

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Diva Challenge #42 - Hope

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Diva Challenge this week is to create a Zentangle or Zentangle Inspired Art piece of our interpretation of Hope.

For strings I used two West African Adinkra symbols that mean Hope. Either the scanner is on the fritz or I'm in need of sleep - for some reason the quality of the scan is a little off - even a quick trip thru picnik didn't seem to help.

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This next one is actually the first one I did but the scan was very poor quality so I was trying a few clean up tools in picnik when I discovered a few new Effects they have added. The Invert effect made it appear that it had been drawn with white pen on black - wish I had as I really liked the way it came out. The original didn't clean up all that well but posting them both just because I like the inverted one.