Saturday, 27 May 2017

Tangle a Day Calendar 2016, March 28th, 29th and 30th

Hello friends

Up until last week, I was doing really good at my 2017 Tangle A Day Calendar, but for some reason I haven't been able to work on it since.

Meanwhile though, here is a page from my 2016 Calendar.


Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

Tangles used:
Knightsbridge
Schway
Jonqal
Petal Pusher
Nzeppel
Rain
Maryhill
Flying Geese

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Coloured Tile and Card for Lily

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After I finished yesterday's tile, I decided I wanted to add some colour to it and make it into a card to send to Lily.

Here is the coloured tile:


Colour was added using Derwent Water Colour Pencils, and I added some white gel pen highlights. All of the black hearts are glittered with a Wink of Stella pen and the 3 hearts in the centre are shiny because of the black glaze pen.  Wow - colour sure changes the look of a tile, doesn't it? And it also changes it from  Zentangle  to  Zentangle Inspired Art.

I made a Z-fold card, which is one of my favourite ways to make a card with tiles. Before lightly adhering the tile to the black mat, I inserted it in a clear plastic envelope. 



When the card is opened, you see the words inside. I used a Papertrey Ink set, fussy cutting the 'sending' banner and die cutting the word HUGS.



When she has finished enjoying the card, Lily can peel off the tile and store it with the rest of her tiles if she wishes.

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Friday, 5 May 2017

Tile for Lily

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Today I'd like to share my Zentangle tile #118. This was a special tile to make - fellow tangler Lily Moon is going through a pretty tough time, and the Zentangle community is sending her love from around the world.

Adele Bruno's 'It's A String Thing" challenge this week is one of support as well. The string is based on Lily's mark and we were to chose from a couple of Lily's tangles. I chose her Adante and Lily's Valentine, adding some Mooka because I like the way it can resemble a large heart.
Edited to add: I ended up putting colour on the tile and making it into a card, which will be posted on my blog tomorrow.


Lily - sending you light and love from my heart to yours.

Tangles used:
Adante variation
Lily's Valentine
Mooka
Ruutz

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Tangle a Day Calendar 2016, March 22nd, 23rd and 24th

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Today I'm sharing a page from my 2016 Tangle A Day Calendar by Carol Ohl.


I'm down with a disgusting cold ... started in my chest and is now in my head. Bah. Should have bought stock in Kleenex long ago. Anyhow, my eyes are burning so no new tangling for me until this goes away. But I have lots of pages from the 2016 Calendar to show yet!

Tangles used:
Pokeroot
Fugu
Revolution
Quib

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Zentangle Tile #107

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Today I'd like to share my Zentangle Tile #107, another one I did while sitting & chatting to my Dad while he was in Palliative Care.. I find Zentangle very soothing.


Tangles used:
Banana Braid
Leaflet
Dillo
Oybay
Flux

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Zentangle Tile #106

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Today I'd like to share my Zentangle Tile #106. I had flown back to Calgary to sit with my Dad while he was in Palliative Care and Zentangle was very soothing to me. I would draw and chat to my Dad at the same time. He wasn't responsive, but I'm sure he could hear me.

There were a couple of new tangles I wanted to try out (Spoon Flowers is one of them) - and it's all very random on the string. Just like my chatting with Dad, which was also very random.


Tangles used:
Spoon Flowers
Banana Braid
Crescent Moon
Printemps
Tipple
Joki
Baton
Aura's or Echo Lines. Some CZT's call them one thing - other's call them the other. Then there are people who add a couple of Auras/Echo lines and re-name the tangle as a totally new one.

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Zentangle Tile #104

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Today I'd like to share my Zentangle tile #104. I have been enjoying Crescent Moon these days, and Flux is always a go-to tangle for me.



Tangles used:
Crescent Moon
Verve
Fassett
Joki
Tipple
Flux

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Zentangle Tile #105

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Today I'd like to share my Zentangle Tile #105. I don't think I've ever done a mono tangled tile before  but I was dealing with a stressful time and this felt very soothing.



Of course, now I think I'd like to add some colour to it! We will see if that happens or not.

Tangle Used:
Joki

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Monday, 17 April 2017

Coloured Tile #111

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Once I finished yesterday's tile, I thought I'd like to try adding some colour...


I quite like it! Plus, I got to pay with my new Zig Clean Colour Markers, which were a birthday gift from my Mom. They are amazing, although some colours blended better on the Zentangle Tile than others. Gotta love it when an experiment turns out this good.

For comparison, here is yesterday's tile ...



Tangles used:
Joki
FineryJo
Sand Swirl

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Zentangle Tile #111

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Today I'd like to share my Zentangle Tile #111.The string is #243 by Beth Snoderly from Tangle Patterns.com.



Tangles Used:
Joki
Sand Swirl
Finery

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Tangle a Day Calendar 2016, March 25th, 26th and 27th

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I really thought I'd do better at keeping up with my Tangle A Day Calendar for 2017 than I did for 2016. But ...  ... ... I still plan on keeping up with it AND finish the 2016 one as well. Today I'd like to share my page from the 2016  Tangle A Day Calendar.




Tangles used:
Zenith
Isochar
Pixioze
Y-Chain
Paisley
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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Zentangle Tile #112

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I know - it's been quiet on this blog for awhile. I have actually had some improvement in my RA pain and mobility, so I have been able to get more done which means less time for crafting. Recently I spent several days in the hospital, sitting with my Dad. I took my Zentangle with me, which really helped me remain calm and relaxed during a very stressful and sad time.

Now that the weather is nicer, I've also been sitting outside and doing Zentangle. Today I'd like to share my Zenetangle Tile #112.


I have always done my own strings, but I took 5 tiles and pencilled strings from Tangle Patterns. This one is String #244, by Debra Sweeting. It was quite a departure for me - such an unusual string. When I looked at it, I knew I wanted to put Fassett in the 'triangle' areas and the tile just grew from there.

Tangles used:
Fassett
Flux
Fescu
Tipple
Ruutz
Shattuck

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Tangle A Day Calendar, January 10 - 12th 2017

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Another page from my 2017 Tangle A Day Calendar by Carol Ohl.  While I intended on finishing the page with each date separate (as for the 10th) I ended up tracing a 3-1/2" Zentangle tile and using a string as if it were a tile.



Tangles used:
Sheleaf
Joki
Fescu
Zonked
Sand Swirl
Baton
123
Voga
Crescent Moon

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Tangle A Day Calendar, January 7 - 9th 2017

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Here is another page from my 2017 Tangle A Day Calendar by Carol Owl.


Tangles used:
Joki
Sheleaf
Indy Rella
Trelina
A-dalfa
i-leaf
Fescu

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Friday, 20 January 2017

Zentangle Tile #103

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Today's share is my Zentangle Tile #103. Trying out a couple of new tangles ... not sure how I feel about them but it's always fun to try new ones. At the bottom, Voga morphs into Crescent Moon.


Crescent Moon has been a real favourite lately!

Tangles used:
Voga
Crescent Moon
Fescu
Z-trik
Bud Head 2
Sheleaf
Tipple

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tangle A Day Calendar, January 4 - 6th 2017

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Today's share is a page from my 2017 Tangle A Day Calendar by Carol Ohl. I traced 3-1/2" tiles onto the page and treated them each as a tile with a string. I tried to make the numbers stand out a little more as well.


Tangles used:
Crescent Moon
Hollibaugh
Shattuck
Flux
Drupe
Sand/Swirl
Pais
Cruffle
Joki
Ruutz
Tipple
Baton

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Zentangle Tile #102

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Today I'd like to share my Zentangle Tile #102. I'm new to leaving white space ... I like the look, but it doesn't come easily to me.


These are some of my favourite tangles!

Tangles used:
Shattuck
Surf's Up
Yuma
Z-Trik

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Zentangle Tile #101

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Today I'd like to share my Zentangle Tile #101, which started with String #243 from TanglePatterns .com. I was inspired as soon as I saw the string!


Diply has quickly become a favourite, and I can't seem to get enough of Crescent Moon these days.

Tangles used:
Echo's
Black Pearls
Diply
Crescent Moon
Chard

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Zentangle Tile #100!!

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Today I'm sharing my 100th Zentangle tile. I think that intimidated me for a long time, thinking that my 100th should be amazing and over the top. So I just didn't work on it. Yesterday I saw Adele Bruno's 'It's A String Thing #178' challenge and decided to just jump in and work on the tile.


It's neither amazing nor over the top, but it was great to be able to participate in one of Adele's challenges again, I learned two new tangles and remembered how much I like Zonked.  So I'm counting it as a success.

Tangles used:
MySwing
Panthe
Zonked

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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Tangle A Day Calendar, January 1 - 3, 2017

Hello friends

Even though I haven't completed my 2016 Tangle A Day Calendar, I decided to go ahead and start on the 2017 one.

Trying something different, as I really have missed doing tiles. I'm so out of practice!  I traced two tiles onto the calendar and incorporated the numbers into the design/string. It felt so good to be able to sit down and work on something. There are lots of new tangles - including a couple from Zentangle.com themselves - that I want to learn too.


Remember to click on the image if you wish to see it larger.

Happy New Year, everyone!


Tangles used:

January 1 2017
Surfs Up
Peacock
Onamato
Tipple
Florez
Joki
Crescent Moon
Tumbleweed

January 2 - 3, 2017
Rain
Florez
Onamato
Florez,
Crescent Moon
Printemps
Florz

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