Monday, November 19, 2012

Zinger Challenge


The Diva has asked us to use Zentangle's new tangle pattern "Zinger."  I have used it with SandSwirl in the first tile and with Paradox, a variation of Clouds, and Hilly in the second.  This new Zinger pattern reminds me of one of Cindy Angiel's "Stem Toppers"

At Judy West's blog last week, I saw she was using a corner clipper on her bookmarks.  Loved the look and since I cut my own tiles from cold-pressed watercolor paper,  I thought a corner cutter would be useful instead of cutting rounded corners by hand.  She sent me to a website but I found the shipping on one little corner punch was as expensive as the cost of the item so I went searching at a local craft supply store and found and assortment of corner punches in the scrapbooking section, at a good price . . . with no shipping charges.  Hence, the fancy corners on the tiles I have posted today.  I will be using the simple rounded corners on most of my tiles, but I thought these were fun!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Razor Blades Zendala Dare

Tangling this template was like decorating razor blades!  Nothing seemed to soften the sharpness.  So, be careful; don't touch!  ;-)
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Zendala Dare 31

Above I reversed the colours with Photoshop.  Below is the original zendala.  I am not so happy with the version below; I was sick of it by the time I finished...but I like it a little better reversed.  I will start a new one tomorrow and hopefully I will like it!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Zendala Dare: Thanksgiving

Updated Post:  I did this challenge wrong the first time--see the second one below--but now I have done it as the directions stated.  My original one reminds me more of a pie although it does not have the requested tangles, the second one reminds me less of a wait a minute--it does remind me of a lemon meringue pie...good!  

It certainly was fun and a real challenge for me because I didn't find many tangle patterns I could figure how to fit into a zendala and that also begin with the letters requested.  This being a Thanksgiving challenge and pie (I think of pumpkin when you say pie) being a big part of Thanksgiving meal, we were asked to use only tangles beginning with the letters P, I and E.  I settled on Ixorus, Paradox, a wee bit of Puff in the center, and Efflys in the larger center...well, one Effly to be exact.  While drawing all those parallel lines I began to feel drowsy, just as I do after the Thanksgiving meal!  Shading the zendala helped reduce the hypnotic effect.  Parts of the template began to disappear as I worked.  I am not sure of zendala rules; maybe that is ok.

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Well, this will teach me to read the instructions twice!  I read them once and it was a while before I did my zendala so, naturally, I forgot I had to use tangles beginning with the letters P, I and E.  Paradox works but the other two, Hilly and Crescent Moon don't belong with this challenge; I need an I and an E.  Back to the drawing board!  I will post again tomorrow. :-)

I am familiar with Zentangle, tangling and ZIA but zendalas are new to me and I am enjoying them very much!  If you would like to join the challenge or see what others have done, visit The Bright Owl's Zendala Dare.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My First Zendala

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I have been looking at Zendalas, wanting to have a go at one but I guess I was waiting for the right time with my hand tremors.  I found this template at The Bright Owl's blog, where she puts out a weekly challenge.  Looking through past templates this one struck me as do-able for my first try.  To me, it seemed to call for lots of Paradox and there were a couple of new tangles I wanted to try also--Judy West's Teardrops and Coral which I left incomplete on the zendala because it seemed to work here.  My pen ran dry in those lighter paradox squares.  I was going to go over them with the new pen but decided to leave it.  It was a fun little project so I will definitely try more zendalas.  :-)

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