Thursday, September 25, 2014

Leaves, cake and commenting

Leaves: The Diva's Weekly Challenge and It's A String Thing.
Cake: Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge.
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I worked on my challenges yesterday morning and went to work yesterday afternoon. When I got home I spent most of the evening completing one of the lists for my project and decided to alter it a little bit (maybe). I then spent time looking in on some of the blogs I follow and that took me into midnight. There are some lovely responses to the challenges offered this week and I commented on most of the ones I have looked at so far. There is a preview button for comments and I need to start using it. I sometimes hit the wrong key while typing and have noticed some very strange responses to my comments. I do apologize for that and will try to do better in the future.

I got sidetracked while doing the It's A String Thing challenge and have several attempts at doing that one. The Diva challenge has also evoked some distraction on my part. Joey's daughter is having a birthday this week, and she chose a string and tangle to use. I got to do two string thing challenges this week; which is a good thing as I don't often use strings. Speaking of strings, I have been playing with Helen Williams 'String Thing' all week. It is quite addictive. I am going to have to try it while actually sitting at my desk. I've been doing it while sitting on a sofa and watching TV. I am attempting to catch up on the Inchie and Twinchie challneges from earlier in the year. Not an easy task as some of the word prompts are difficult for me to visualize and represent in a small (medium or large) space. I will probably put some of my attempts in a separate post.

My Twinchie Tuesday: Circles




My entries for The Diva's Weekly Challenge

Tangles: Cat-Kin, Krli-Q, Knightsbridge
I used a maple leaf for the string. 


I went out in my yard and found these leaves that I used to make the string for my second tile.




I didn't use the single maple leaf and ended up using only two leaves from the first scan.

Tangles: Meer, Oke, Strircles, Tipple

I used my Intense Pencils to create the background.

Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge was to use String #12 and the tangle Cayke.

Tangles: Cayke, Jax, Wix, Paradox and a balloon

For It's A String Thing, Adele Bruno provided the string and the tangles to use were Oke and Meringue. I ended up making four tiles.





My favorites are the second one and the fourth one.

Finally, for Tackle It Tuesday we were to use tangles that begin with T,E,M

Tangles: Tearce, Eyelet & Ribbon, Meer

I love the way this tile turned out.

My String Thing play.



I'm still working on the second one.

I also went back and finished one of my attempts from The Diva's Challenge for last week.

Uncompleted

Heart's Dance


Sorry the post was so long, I had a lot of things to put up.



37 comments:

  1. Holy smokes, JL. You have been a very busy young lady. You are amazing. Wonderful creative output. All of your tiles, challenges, and work pages are terrific. Very impressive. Thanks for a very interesting post.

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  2. They are ALL beautiful. The 4 for A String Thing are so simply beautiful and delicate. I would love to do that, but I'm afraid i have a heavy hand. Loved your first leaf tile especially and I love the way that you finished up the duotangle - it worked out very well. You have definitely been very busy :)

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  3. Wow! You've been busy. Love all the creative tiles. :)

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  4. Wow! You did a lot of work this week! Lovely tangles. I really like Cat-kin in your Diva Challenge. Joey got a happy tile and I just love the 4 tiles you made for It's a String Thing!

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  5. Wow! Lots of great work! I really love your hearts dance tile.

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  6. So many lovely works! You are very busy this week! Especially I like the second one! Great your combination of the tangles!

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  7. Very busy to complete that many tiles. I am lucky if I get one done most weeks. really like your first one and how you put tangles on top of tangles. You did Oke very well also.

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  8. wow - what a lot of beautiful work. I like the use of Kurli-Q in the first leaf and striricles - is that spelled right? in the second. I think your tile for Joey\s challenge is fun - especially the green balloon. I like the last of your tiles for the sting thing challenge best - I'm really impressed with how you do meringue - I found it really difficult. well done all.

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  9. You must be quite happy with all these beautiful tiles!!!
    And .... it's OK to 'steal' my (?) idea, it's always big fun that idea's spread all over the world.

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  10. Quite a lot to see here! I must say a loooove the heart's dance! Well done!

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  11. So glad I found time to pop by - my, you have been busy!! What great tangles you have here- I particularly like your Diva entry - really beautiful - and also the one you did for last week's challenge. Heart's Dance - a masterpiece!! Axxx

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  12. Thank you, glad you were able to visit.

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  13. You have been such a busy girl this week­čśâ. I really love your leaf tiles for the Diva challenge. Also I love how you used Cayke in the Joey challenge. I always make it look too fussy. Great work, Miss!

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    1. Thank you. I haven't used Cayke much so it was a refreshing change.

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  14. You did all this and worked, too!!!!!
    So many nice things, I can't even pick a favorite.
    Barbara

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    1. Thank you. I do home health care for a few hours three times a week, so I have time on my hands.

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  15. Such a great post full of a lot of eye candy. You did such nice work on all the pieces. Do you ever sleep? HAHA

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  16. my word girl, but you've done so much with this challenge! I love your selection of leaves..I think I like the checkerboard leaf the best. But the pages full of tangled up strings! I love those...must've been fun to draw.

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    1. Thank you. I'm still doing string, kind of obsessed right now.

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  17. Wauw, you cant get enough from zentangle ;-))) Al of theme are beautiful done.

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    1. Thank you. Sometimes I get a little carried away.

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  18. So many beauties! I think the first one grabbed me the most though.

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