Monday, July 28, 2014

Diva Challenge #178 - DuoTangle

This weeks "I am the Diva Challenge" is number 178. Is that not remarkable. Laura is back, and this week she has challenged us to use two patterns which begin with our initials.

My initials being, DH, according to the rules of the challenge, allowed me to use the Patterns, Drupe, and Hollibaugh. I love Hollibaugh, and Drupe is new to me. Throw in one layer of Aura.

The size of my Tile is 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.

This weeks Tile is all Zen with the exception of the size. Official Patterns by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, and using only black ink, and grey shading.

A special thanks to all of the Artists who commented on my Tile for last weeks challenge. I very much appreciated it.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Diva Challenge #177- Truffle

This weeks Challenge is called, Truffle. It is guest hosted by the youngest CZT, Caroline Broady, and her delightful pattern, "Truffle." I used the D-Vine pattern and some patterns I don't know the name of. The original size was about 4" x 4 1/2".

I am submitting two images this week, firstly the challenge piece, which was fun to do. Secondly I created a piece as a tribute to Laura Harms son, Artoo. I used two Patterns, Artoo, and a tangleation of Huggins. It's a Hug for Artoo.


A Hug for Artoo.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Diva Challenge #176. B.Y.O.B.

Amy Broady is this weeks Guest Host.

The theme is Bring Your Own Beverage. My Coke and Coffee tile attempts failed miserably, so I went a bit off the grid and tried using the juice from a jar of Maraschino Cherries. It looked cool enough on the blank tile. A nice curving arc that invited an organic approach.

Well things went well enough until the scanning portion of the process arrived. That was a nightmare. The scanner that I have been using for my blog was not up to the task. It could not pick up the Maraschino coloration. I had to switch over to my industrial grade Epson flatbed scanner, and that system fought me tooth and nail before it cooperated. It was able to reach the elusive pinkness of the Maraschino, but also picked up every other blemish and smudge as well. For a simple looking Tile, this was one tough ordeal to undertake. I'll remember this one.

Due to the scanning issues with this Tile, the scan of just the stain was a total loss, just a white tile. Thus I only have the finish tile to upload.

Tile Information

Size: 3.5 x 3.5 inches.
Tools: Micron pens .01, black, red, sepia. Graphic shading.
Pattern: Flux.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Diva Challenge #175, UMT-Crux, by Henrike Bratz.

This weeks Challenge, #175, is "Use My Tangle", and the tangle pattern is "Crux" by Henrike Bratz.

Patterns in my Tile are:
1- Crux, Henrike Bratz.
2- Nzeppel- Zentangle.

Tile size: 3.5" x 3.5"

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Diva Challenge #174, Superimposing Strings.

The guest host for today's Challenge is Aimee Belair, CZT. The Challenge, to superimpose two strings on one Tile. Laura Harms is back from her trip to Providence, RI, where she was the Key Note Speaker. Congratulations Laura, and welcome back. Your presence at Providence made a big impression on all the attendees I'm sure. We are looking forward to your Blog Reports of your adventures.

The two strings that I have incorporated in my Challenge piece today are: String #070, by Dicher Gervy, and #012, by Barbra Finwell.

Patterns used are:
1-Drip-Drop, by Debbie Perdue CTZ-5
2-Si Weed, Sadelle Wittshire.
3-Well-Rick Roberts.

Tile Size: 3.5" x 5".

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