Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tangle Step-Out

Oh, Rick and Maria have delighted us with a new tangle to name and deconstruct. See their tiles here.
Some lines are straight, some are curvy, they all have the under and through design.

I have chosen the name stella for the star shape and outstanding qualities.

Here are my step-out ideas but still not sure how to put in more points.

Good luck everyone with your naming and ideas.

Curved lines

Straight lines

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Last month I posted a ZIA called Secret Garden which reminded me of our garden, we have a shady area surrounded by Silver Birch trees with lovely shiny bark where we like to spread out a blanket and enjoy a picnic. This week for The Diva's Challenge I took my inspiration from the large piece and our Secret Garden.

Our Secret Garden (It is winter here now)

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Running a bit late this week with The Diva's challenge. When I started tangling cadent was one of the first that gave me that jump of surprise. Circles and S shapes equals tangle magic.

Friday, June 22, 2012

And the winners are....

I have been overwhelmed by the amount of comments and intersest in my 'Spiralation Celebration Giveaway'. Thank you to everyone who entered and taken the time to come up with all the imaginative names. With a lot thought and discussion Katy, Heidi and Samuel chose the winning names.

And the winners are:
#1.....Kip Kozlowski.         Eye-Sea-You 
#2.....Jennifer Van Pelt.     Funky Horns Of Fun
#3.....Mary.                       My Grandmothers's Garden
#4.....Alice.                       Underwater Fantasy
#5.....Anonymous.            Migraine
#6.....Birdie.                      Low Tide
#7.....Sue Clark.                A Star Is Born

Thank you for joining in the fun, if you are a winner please email your postage address at you should receive your ZIA in about 10-14 days.

Friday, June 15, 2012

A ZIA Spiralation Celebration

200,000 pageviews!!! It's an exciting day here at Shelly Beauch blog!!

Thank you to everyone who visits, stays a few minutes or writes inspirational comments, thank you for your delightful emails and messages.

So in the spirit of appreciation I am giving away 7 Zentangle Inspired Art Spiralations.

Paper size: A4 - 21cm x 29cm (8" x 11")

Choose the ZIA you like and give it a name, one word is okay.
Type the number and name in the comment box.
My daughter Katy and grandchildren Heidi and Samuel are going to choose the winners after 7 days.

Zentangle has enriched my life with addictive creativity, I appreciate every delightful moment with a freedom to express myself without the concern of judgement. I have made treasured friendships and will be forever grateful to you all particularly Rick and Maria for enchanting art, passion and enthusiasm.

With love and hugs








Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Eccentric Circles

Challenge #74. The Diva has come up with another great string idea.......eccentric circles. As I am tangling on the official Zentangle ensemble tiles for 9 nine weeks of challenges I thought 'ooops' what am I going to do here? So I have drawn a string in a string. The sort of wonky circles look squashy and bulgy, I am glad there are 'no mistakes' in Zentangle! Love and hugs to Laura and Zentangle friends.

Zentangle tile (9cm x 9cm)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Spirilations - Finer

Experimenting is such fun, I have tried bigger, bolder, brighter, darker and now finer. With this ZIA I used a 005 Pigma micron on Saunders Waterford (140lb) watercolour paper.

Size:19.5cm 25.5cm (71/2" x 10").

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Challenge #73 brought to us by The Diva is to draw the tangle bridgen by Carole Ohl's husband Daved.
For 9 weeks I am using the official Zentangle pre-strung ensemble tiles for The Diva's challenges. This is the 3rd tile. Thanks Daved for building bridgen! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Crescent Moon

In the latest challenge from The Diva I wanted to keep to the basics with crescent moon.