Monday, June 23, 2014

Diva Challenge #173 Revisit, Reduex, Remix Comfort Tangle

This weeks challenge is by Sharla R. Hicks, who is guest hosting while Laura Harms is in Providence. How cool is that. Welcome to Sharla and thanks for a very comprehensive challenge.

As I'm so new to Tangling, I do not have the history to take full advantage of this challenge's many attributes. I did change sizes from the standard tile size used in my previous Challenge Responses, to 3.5" x 5" tile. I liked working with this new size.

For patterns I used: Horse Chestnut by Lizzie Mayne, and Nzeppel by Maria and Rick. A little of this and that were thrown in to fill things out.

Colored with regular colored pencils. Ink by Sigma Micron 01, 03. The back ground grid was colored pencil only. That was an experiment. I'm still debating if I like it or not.

This was a very fun, relaxing Tile. For the most part, I am happier with this challenge than I have been in the past. These challenges are so interesting and fun it is impossible to not welcome Mondays with a big smile and rolled up sleeves, ready for another, always wonderful, Challenge. Thanks Laura and Sharla.


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55 comments:

  1. Wonderful tile! The colours, movement and pattern choices make up a great composition. Surprisingly bold and masculine for a floral theme.

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    1. I enjoyed this Tile. It came together with no string and just smoothly evolved. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  2. I wasn't familiar with the horse chestnut pattern but I really like it, so I looked it up and am going to practise it. Love the tile and your colour shading is fabulous.

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    1. Hey, Kia. You are going to love the Horse Chestnut pattern by Lizzie Mayne. It looks so good, and is fine company for so many other patterns. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. wonderful botanical style. i like the colours and - i dont know how to say in english- it is bold and tender as well. thank you for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. I appreciate your English, and your comments.

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  4. This reminds me of an early morning walk. Really, with all the details in it, I could look at it for a long time. Many different things to notice. Well done.
    (aka HeidiSue, as the comment panel will only let me publish as bunsofaluminum)

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    1. Hi, HidieSue. I appreciate the heads up on your name, and your comments.

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  5. I LOVE IT... Great color... GREAT composition, love it all... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie. I hope your headache has gone away.

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  6. Gorgeous, David! Horse Chestnut is a new one for me and I can't wait to play with it. I love how you folded the top petal over. That background is a perfect and soft way to showcase this beautiful tile.

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    1. Thanks, Jean. Horse Chestnut is a wonderful pattern and I'm looking forward to seeing your ZIA's with it.

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  7. Oh, wow! Very unique and the composition is beautiful. I love it :)

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    1. P.S: The shading and coloring are awesomely beautiful. :)

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  8. Your work is really good, I can't tell that you haven't been tangling for years! I also like the colours that you have chosen. I enjoy learning from seeing other people's artwork... colours that I wouldn't think of using together that really look nice together. Perhaps I study drawings too closely but I see the background as a chain link fence on the side of the road with a beautiful flower growing from the gravel and weeds.
    ~ joey ~

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Joey. I like viewing other Artists work also. A lot of creativity is sparked by what we see in others work.

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  9. I love this one! ... especially the violet shading on the large tangle. Great work on this!

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  10. A fantastic piece David and I love the background just in coloured pencil - I do this sometimes when I don't want the background to stand out and distract from the main focus. Thanks kindly for your comments - the colour is a brown colour, actually 2 - a brown micron and a sepia Faber Castell - perhaps the blending of the two makes it look purplish? :)

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    1. Our reasons for using the colored pencil on the background were identical. I had to think on that solution for a while, however, before I came to it. Thanks for the colours you used, It was masterful I just could not discern what those colours were under the red. Thanks for your comments and assistance. You are much appreciated.

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  11. I love your use of colour and the crisp detail, great tile

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  12. Wow, David, I LOVE this one. In fact, I HAVE to love it because it looks a lot like a painting my daughter made that is on the wall in the living-room here :-)

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    1. That is a strange circumstance, is it not. I appreciate your comments, Anne.

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  13. Very well done. I am always particularly attracted to some small detail it seems. And in this tile, it is the small reddish flowers in the middle. They "hit the spot" for me, artistically speaking.

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    1. I liked those little guys also. They just seemed to fit in that spot in a quiet, reserved sort of way. Thanks for your comments, Jennifer.

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  14. What a great ZIA. How you morphed horse chestnut into those beautiful flowers. With bend petals, ohh I LOVE that. your coloring is simple but very effective. Great work.

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    1. Thanks, Didisch. Horse Chestnut Pattern is one of my favorites.

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  15. Great ZIA. I do not think I have heard of Horse Chestnut before either, but it is a great organic pattern. I like the shading of this. It looks so real. I have to agree with some other comments that I think your background is spot on.

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    1. Hi Donald. I picked up on the horse Chestnut somewhere along the line. I don't remember where, but it is not in the TanglePatterns.com database. It was created by Lizzie Mayne. I like it very much. The background was a bit of a desparation move, and a made up pattern, which, luckily worked out. Thanks for your comments, Donald.

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  16. Beautiful colouring and balance throughout. A very pleasing final image - well done!

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    1. Thanks a lot Ragged Ray. I appreciate your thoughts.

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  17. Awesome! I like how it is colored. I haven't used color yet, I may just have to pull out my 64 box.

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    1. Experimenting with color is an exciting addition to your shadding pallet. You'll have a lot of fun with it. Thanks for your comments, Lisha.

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  18. I haven't seen Horse Chestnut before, it's stunning as a flower and I love the little red ones in the undergrowth :) Great use of colour. Linda x

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    1. I like Horse Chestnut as a flower also. Thanks for the comments.

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  19. What a gorgeous, gorgeous tile!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, ledenzer.

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  20. Donald, your work is exquisite, well done!!

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    1. Hi Chrissie. I appreciate the comment. A slight correction, my name is David, but you are still correct, because Donald does do great work. He is one of my favorites.

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  21. Lovely colors, lines, and composition. I really like it!

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  22. Hey David....thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my tile...you like the music, eh??? I am a better artist than singer so you don't want me to sing it !!!!! Hey your tile looks great, man. Love the color and the orchids(?) or violets (?). I don't know flowers like I should.
    from Duane.

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    1. Hi, Duane. Thanks for the comments. Those flowere are actually Horse Chestnut tree leaves which I drew as flowers. They do look a little like orchids.

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  23. Hey, just thought of something....I could sing Anchor's Aweigh for you????? Naw...you would't want me to.

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    1. I'd like to hear Anchor's Aweigh sung by the Navy Choir. I sang in a Barber Shop Chorus once, and it was awesome. You would really feel it if you sang Anchor's Aweigh in the middle of the Navy Choir. It would be fun to try. Fun to think about.

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  24. A very lovely and elegant combination. Peaceful, is the word I would use to describe it. Axxx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. This is my first tile that was more open and less cluttered.

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  25. Wow...that is amazing. I love the effect of the colored pencil background.

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte. I like that background and will be working on some alternate backgrounds of similar nature. We are having fun.

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  26. David, I love the grid in the background and how you used Nzeppel in the foreground. Great colors!

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    1. Thanks, Minette. I just love the way Nzeppel looks when it gets shaded.

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  27. wow !
    simply beautiful. The colors are eye-candy.

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    1. Thanks, Omer. I appreciate your comments.

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