The first challenge was The Diva's #104. We had to use TanglePatterns String 003. I managed it just in time! This is what appeared....
|Tangles: Rick's Paradox, Rick's Paradox, Rick's Paradox....|
Only if you know the string (you'll find it here), you can see it in this zentangle.
The second challenge was also a string quest. Linda Farmer has posted another string by Barbara Finwall. The string suggestions on TanglePatterns.com are a very useful resource for all of those who are in a string dip!
I found this one extremely defiant. And it was a great opportunity to play with my own first tangle pattern!
So yes, getting that one ready for sharing it with you was the 3th challenge.
I love the patterns, that pop out by coloring the negative spaces in the grid: Florez, Fleurette, Lanie, etc. That's problably why this pattern kept coming back on my scribbling pad almost every day....
Because of all the orbs, one of my favorite songs jumped into my mind and with a wink to The Beatles (read more) I would like to name it: Orbs-la-Dee ("Dee" is the initial of my husband's surname). Hopefully, as soon as you are drawing this pattern, you'll sing "Orbs-la Dee, orbs-la-da, tralalalalalala!" and feel happy!!
May I present you Orbs-la-Dee in String #38:
|Tangles: Orbs-la-Dee, Ennies and Droplets|
These are the steps:
Step 1-3: Drawing regular spaces might need some practice.... But irregularity gives very nice results too!
Step 5: Turn your tile 180° for drawing the orbs in the same direction!
Step 7-8: Add some shade and blend (use a paper stump, great tool!) for the wonderful 3D-look.
At first, Step 7 said: "add rounding" instead of "add shade". Just a few weeks before Linda Farmer introduced Orbs-la-Dee on TanglePatterns.com (June 7, 2013) I discovered what rounding really is. Thought I had enough time to adjust my post, but then it completely slipped my mind…. It's okay now!
The variations are made by changing the basic lines: 1) about the same as the curvy ones from the step-out; 2) higher and smaller; 3) diamonds.
Have fun with exploring the possibilities!
Do you need more inspiration?
Look here: It's a String Thing #156 - Very Happy Birthday Tiles (August 8, 2016)
on "Tickled To Tangle" from Adele Bruno. She posts a string challenge every Tuesday.
Look here: Weekly Challenge #298 - Use My Tangle (January 9, 2017) on "I am the diva" from Laura Harms. She posts every Monday.
I am extremely proud about all those tanglers, who took the time to play with Orbs-la-Dee. They've created such wonderful tiles and ZIA's! Adele and Laura, thank you very much for picking out my pattern!
Some more of my own hand:
|Tangles: 1) Meer and Evoke and 2) MacDee (my next new tangle pattern!)|
Now there's only one challenge to go: The Diva's Challenge #105, using Dansk by Margaret Bremner. So I'll have to go now, have to do some....
Happy Tangling everyone!