Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekly Challenge #60: DuoTangle v.III "Cirquital/Munchin

This was an interesting challenge in that only two tangles were used.  Cirquital and Munchin.  I hadn't tried either one so a little bit of practice was called for.  I still don't think I've got it right, but this will do.  I will certainly keep using both of these tangles in the future.  One think I know for sure is that Munchin is compelling...once you start, it just kind of goes on forever.   Enjoy.

Friday, February 24, 2012

2012 ZIA Journal

Here is the cover art for my weekly ZIA Journal.  This should be an interesting and inspiring project.
Sometimes when I sit down in the evening to unwind I just can't decide where to start.  That's what is so compelling about doing the Diva Challenge and joining swaps.  It gives a sense of direction...a theme.  I'm looking forward to getting started and looking down the road to new tangles and new challenges.




Monday, February 20, 2012

Weekly Challenge #59: "Mardi Gras"

Mardi Gras...Fat Tuesday!  Awesome.  Here on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, we're half way between New Orleans and Mobile Alabama.  Since right after Christmas (to some it starts at Twelfth Night) we've been immersed in everything Carnival.  Every  town worth it's salt has a parade (or two) and a Ball.  Today (Monday) is Lundy Gras.  Big Parades today and tomorrow.  No school for the children!  

Ever wonder about the history of the official Mardi Gras colors?. Rex selected the official Mardi Gras colors in 1872. The 1892 Rex Parade theme Symbolism of Colors gave meaning to the colors. 

Purple Represents Justice. Green Represents Faith. And Gold Represents Power.

 So as we say here in the Sassy South... "Laissez les bon temps rouller"  or... Let the good times roll!  My challenge piece is all about the feel and colors of Mardi Gras.



These are ATC's for a recent trade called Masks, and since they are Mardi Gras themed...I thought they kind of went along with the challenge.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012


When you're working on a new tangle and get lost, or turn left instead of right, you sometimes end up with something new.  I was working on Warped Eggs and got really lost.  It was the last piece in the  cover for a little album.   In my attempts to fix it "Spoolz" was born.  Thank you to Livia Chua for the awesome and intense Warped Eggs.  I hope you'll like the new tangle pattern.
Here is the step by step on how to make Spoolz.  Have fun!

This is the album cover.  Spoolz has some filled in spaces and a little color.
This is Spoolz more open.

Another variation of Spoolz.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cover Artwork/Trade Journal

Found this nice journal in the trading stamp section of wally world...of course it had to have a tangled cover.  My new motto..."Leave nothing Un-Tangled!"

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dollar Store Frame!

Found this cute little frame at the Dollar Store!  Added some black paper and some tangles...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Snowflake Zendala

I've only done a few tangles on black paper...but after the snowflakes, I'm hooked. 

The top snowflake was totally freehand, the bottom one is more geometrical.
This one is done on dark blue/another geometrical with tangles added.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Practic, Practice and more Practice.

This was really fun...I love Snaylz Trayl!

This was the first time I used my own tangle called Warts and Wobbles!
Warts and Wobbles

Weekly Challenge #57: "UMT v. I"

This one was pure fun!  I've always liked Sanibelle, it has great versatility and is one of those tangles that just seems to float off the pen.  In this one I have added my Warts and Wobbles followed by Msst, Sanibelle, Bales.  Then there is Snaylz Trayl, Inapod, another Sanibelle and Fern on the right side.  Fun, fun and more fun.  Can't wait to see all the entries.  I force myself not to peek until after my challenge is posted.