Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Diva challenge #301

We're doing a DuoTangle for the Diva challenge this week and we're using Paradox and Diva Dance. An inspiring combination!

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Monday, 30 January 2017

Zenuari #24: Tangle in tangle

As the name of the prompt already suggests: we're tangling a tangle inside another tangle. I chose to draw Striping in Showgirl.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Zenuari day 23: Remix

Today I drew the same tile as I did in December 2015. It was fun, even though I didn't change much from the original ;-)

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Zenuari day 22: Hetty Hack

Anoeska challenged us to do a Hefty Hack. I had never done this before, but is was fun to colour my tile this way.

The patterns I drew on top of it are called Daggerly and Curly-Q.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Joey's challenge #149

For Joey's alphabet ZIA challenge, we've arrived at the letter D. We're starting with Dicso and I added some Drupe and Drip-Drop. 

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Zenuari #21/ Crea-Cross #3

Today, I've combined the challenges of Zenuari (Zengem) and Crea-Cross (round).

I hardly ever make a Zengem, but when I do, I'm always surprised by the result :-)

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Zenuari #20/ Diva #300!

Wow, 300 weekly challenges by The Diva! Congratulations and many thanks, Laura.

January appears to be a busy month to me, which means I'm quite behind when it comes to the Zenuari challenges. So again, I combined Laura and Anoeska ;-) which means I've been tangling the Moebius Syndrome Foundation's logo as my string (Laura) on a 3Z tile (Anoeska) on a purple background (Laura). 

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Zenuari day #19: Handlettering

Handlettering: it looks so nice and it could really be something for me to do. But... I'm already hooked on zentangle and I don't have more time for creative 'expeditions'. So, it's nice to give it a try, for once ;-)

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Joey's challenge #148

We're tangling the letter C and Joey liked us to use Catkin. I added C-Stem and decided to leave it this way :-)

Friday, 20 January 2017

Zenuari day 17: Kitchen string

Our mission is to find some kitchen 'clutter' that we can use to trace the shape of with pencil, to create a string. Funny idea!

I found an travel opener for beer bottels (I don't even like beer! ;-) ) in my drawer, which formed a great string. The patterns I've used are Footlights, Fe-Ba and Tipple. 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Zenuari #16/ Diva #299

This week, again I'm combining the Diva challenge with a Zenuari prompt. I want to participate in both, and since the flew took some of my tangling days and time (amongst others ;-) ) I find this a 'peaceful' solution ;-)

Laura likes us to use the pattern Drawing (new to me) and Anoeska asks us to draw a tile with only 'new to me' tangles, so here we are! Next to Drawing I drew Flee: together they look like some funny flying objects to me. Thanks for the inspiration ladies, and thank you for visiting my blog. Your comments brighten my day :-)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Zenuari day #15: Duo-color

We're making a duo-colored Zentangle drawing today. Not my cup of tea (I find it hard to shade and creating a nice composition is much harder to me). But: of course I gave it a try :-)

The patterns I've used are Flutterbud, Inbloom and Leeter. 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Zenuari day 14: Inspired by...

Escher is an artist I really admire, and knowing I'll never come even close to what he created (!), I decided to let his work inspire me. 

The patterns I used are Cubine, Beelight, Widgets and variations of these tangles. 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Zenuari #13/ Crea-Cross #2

To be able to participate in all those challenges, I'll sometimes use 1 entry for 2 challenges. This time, I'll combine Zenuari ('Monotangle') and Crea-cross ('Frozen'), which results in a frozen Monotangle made of the tangle pattern Frost Flower. The heart shaped string is to thank Anoeska and my namesake Ilse for their challenges!

Zenuari day 12: Graphite is the new black

Anoeska likes us to us graphite as an important part of our tile, not just for shadowing. I was curious to see what happens when I use black in one part of the tile, and graphite in another part.

In the end, I believe I prefer black to darken some parts of the tile, because it looks more dramatic. Apparently I'm quite a drama Queen ;-)))

Friday, 13 January 2017

Joey's challenge #147

Thanks to Zenuari, January is a busy month when it comes to tangling ;-) I always like Joey's challenges, so I'll try to fit it in in my zentangle schedule ;-) And yes, keeping the zen-feeling is my main goal :-)

So, I'm joining in for the second week of a series of Alphabet ZIA strings, with the letter B. Joey started it with the tangle B-Twixt and I put other B-tangles to it: Barberpole, Bales and B-twined. 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Zenuari day 11: Straight

We're to draw a string with just straight lines and fill it with whatever tangle we like. I chose to use Sanibelle, Kiss, Knightsbridge and half a Zedbra ;-)

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Zenuari day 10: Snowflake

We're tangling a snowflake today and mine looks like this:

Monday, 9 January 2017

Zenuari #9/ Diva #298

This morning I was wondering about the choice I had to make. This month, I'm participating in Anoeska's Zenuari, which means (almost) 1 tile a day. But: today Laura would be back with her Diva challenge, and today I don't have time to do two tiles.

So, I was pleasantly surprised to discover I could combine these two challenge! A labyrinth string filled with Orbs-la-Dee t would be! :-)) I added some 'Birds on a Wire', a new-to-me tangle. Thank you ladies, for challenging me this way!

I would also like to thank you, blog visitors! You're comments are always read and much appreciated :-)

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Zenuari day 8: Zendala

Today, we're drawing a Zendala: tangles in a mandala. I like :-)
The patterns you see are Bauer, Inbloom and Tipple. 

Take a look at Facebook to see what other tiles were made for this challenge!

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Zenuari day 6: Alfatangles

We're tangling tangles which names start with the same letter. I chose the letter i of Ilse ;-) and drew Infinitus, Inapod, Indy-rella, ING and Ixorus. 

Friday, 6 January 2017

Zenuari day 5: Mini-tangle

I cut a tile a little bit smaller than a Bijou-tile (5x5 cm) and drew some cute flowers on it ;-)

Zenuari day 4: Dramatangles

We're tangling dramatangles (tangles with a lot of contrast) for Zenuari day 4. I chose CreZendo and Flukes:

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Crea-Cross #1: New

One of my new year's resolutions ;-) is to participate in a new challenge: Crea-Cross. Every week on Thursday there is a new theme and we can be creative with it in any way. Obviously I'll be tangling ;-) but it will be nice to see what other people create in their favorite expression of art.

This week's theme is 'New' and for some reason I had to think of a star. So here it is:

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Zenuari day 3: Landscape

Scotland inspired me for this landscape tile with Seawave, Scallops, Sand Swirl and Rain :-)

Monday, 2 January 2017

Zenuari day 2: Creative leap

We use a shoe-string today :-)
I filled it with Nipa, Onamato, Slice, Yincut and Pinwheels. 

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Zenuari day 1: 2017

Happy new year to everybody!
This month, I'll be particpating in Anoeska's Zenuari: a daily tangling project at Facebook. You can always join in if you like!