Archive | July 2013

Weekly Challenge #128: Two-Pencil String

This week’s Diva challenge was to use a two pencil string. Not as easy as it sounded. It was hard to keep both pencils on the paper at the same time. After several false starts I managed to get the lines on the paper, and from there it was fun! Once I filled in my strings, they looked a little lonely so I added two different striped backgrounds for a little more interest.

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Weekly Challenge #127: “DuoTangle v. VII: Cirquital/Opus”2

This is my second tile for this challenge. I wasn’t really happy with the first one. Somehow my first attempts at cirquital just weren’t doing it for  me. I thought it needed something else. Cirquital always reminded me of something sharp and cutting. I decided I needed to soften it up somehow. I added a border to it and more shading. Now I can honestly say that I like it. I also did my own variation of opus which just seemed to fit better on this tile. I’d love some feedback. The second tile is the one I posted yesterday.

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Weekly Challenge #126: “Stencil Fun”

This week’s Diva challenge was to use tangles with a stencil. When I was looking for a stencil to use for the challenge I came across this piece I had done several weeks ago using watercolors.  It’s a larger piece, 10 x 12, done with an Adele Bishop® stencil which I’ve had for many years.  I had set the piece aside because I wasn’t crazy about it.  I decided to use it for the challenge and added tangles to it last night, now I love it!  Thanks for the challenge Laura, I’m  going looking for a frame this afternoon. Because it’s a larger piece, you might need to click on the picture to see the detail.

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Weekly Challenge #125: UMT v. XVIII Birdie Feet

This week’s Diva challenge was to use Owl Loving April’s new tangle “Birdie Feet”. Initially I thought I’d do a monotangle, but at the last minute decided it was missing something, so I added some orbs, tucking them in like nesting eggs among the bird’s feet.

I’ve also added a couple of tiles I did this week. I’ve been playing around with colored backgrounds and like the effect.

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