Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Diva Challenge #111 - Mooka Madness

The challenge this week from Laura at I am the Diva is to monotangle Mooka.

When I first tried Mooka last year I could not get it and did not enjoy drawing it, however I kept on seeing so many great examples of it being used the I persevered. I have now grown to love it and use it often. However not often as a mono-tangle.

I started with a flower type ZIA, which I like but it is quite plain, I feel it needs some other Tangles.


I tried again this time using a tile, I drew the pattern and it looked bare, I really wanted to fill the gaps in using Tipple, but because this is a mono-tangle I couldn't, so I went for black. I am not that keen on the finished result, the black makes it hard to see the shading on the Mooka.

I know there are no mistakes in Zentangle (!) however I drew this one again without the black. And I think I might just go back and add the Tipple into it (when no one is looking)

Monday, 18 March 2013

Diva Challenge #110

The challenge from Laura this week is to find something way out of your comfort box. You can see the challenge here.

I am quite a neat and ordered person and my pieces are usually quite structured. I normally do not use colour either.

So I decided that colour should be my challenge, I started with white piece of paper and a graduated watercolour wash, I then stamped over it with a few Kaisercraft background stamps. Here is the finished background paper that I created.

I then tried to tangle patters that would fit in, I used the bubble wrap background stamp to tangle Bubbles and Cruffle, I love Verdigogh, it's such a simple yet effective tangle. I also used Fans, Angel Fish, Catkin, Mooka (another favourite) and Flux.

I was definitely well out of my box as this is much more unstructured and organic than my usual tiles. It was fun doing something different.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Diva Challenge #109

The challenge this week from Laura at I am the Diva was to use 3D banding and tangle within it.

It has taken me a while to get round to the challenge this week, life just got in the way...too much to do and I have also been doing more Art-journaling as well.

However here is my attempt, I found it quite tricky to work out which tangles would fit in well to give the 3D effect, I think it turned out OK.

I also want to do my proud Mother bit and post this picture which my daughter (age 15) drew for me for Mothers Day. It's A5 sixe and the scan does not really do it justice, I just love it.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Diva Challenge #108

The challenge from Laura this week was to use the Tangle  "Whyz". The challenge can be found here and instructions to Whyz here.

I always enjoy the challenge when it is to use a Tangle that I have not tried before.  I kept to the original variation of the tangle and combined it into a tile on two different scales (and I only had one deliberate mistake!)