Sunday, October 30, 2016

1 square 1 round

Playing with colour backgrounds.

Adding colour brings decisions and questions to our tangling. Sometimes we don't want to make to many choices just stay focused on tangles that come to our thoughts. But adding colour is so much fun, especially creating gems! Subtle splashes of colour is a beaut way to add interest too.

The 1st tile has a spill of coffee which I tangled around trying to miss the stain instead of covering it up. I'm interested to hear if you like to cover it or go around?

With the 2nd tile I just added stripes of watercolour with black ink at the bottom plus a touch of gold.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

'NZeppel vs Flux

The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #290 "Duotangle: 'NZeppel vs Flux"

Tricky combination!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Spiral Zengems

The 4th and last in my 'Round Zengem Series'. This one started with the largest gem then I gradually worked my way in. I wasn't sure how it was going to work out but that's the beauty of 'unknown outcomes'.
Loving the Renaissance Opus tiles. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Zengems Number 3

Here is number 3 in my Round Zengems Series.

I started this Opus tile in a class by drawing the round circles 1st in a random manner, tangled around the largest green gem and it just grew from there. A few gems haven't been tangled around with an edging so they seem to be floating.  

Renaissance Opus Tile
Copic brush markers
Prismacolour pencils
Micron 01 black pen
White Gelly Roll
White charcoal pencil

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Simply Gourdgeous

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #288: "Simply Gourdgeous"

Gourdgeous with a little mooka on the side!
And on the top and under... oh well let's say all around!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Zengems on Opus

Does this Opus tile look joyful?
Hope so, I'm loving the Renaissance Opus tiles with plenty of room to play with colourful zengems. When I first started drawing gems I wasn't quite sure what to do, how do I fill in the spaces in between? I decided to make this one a sampler with round gems and a selection of colour. Fun, fun, fun!!
I used Prismacolor pencils for the zengems.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


The Diva's
 Weekly Challenge #287: "UMT - Dreamcatcher by Daniel Lamothe"

What great timing! I had being playing around with this Opus tile and wondering which tangle to do next when up pops The Diva's challenge with Daniel's delightful dreamcatcher.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Straight to It

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #286: "Straight to It"

Actually I don't get excited about straight lines but I like the tangle IX and thought it was fun the way a circle popped into it with shading.