Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Diva Challenge #101 UMT v.XI: Phicops

What a great challenge to begin the New Year. Phicops, the Diva's husband tangle, is very versatile. When I saw it, it made me think of sea shells. That lead to my first tile. Here is what that looks like





Tangles used: Phicops, Boing, 

It was okay but it left me not quite feeling satisfied and I was a little surprised with the difficulty I had with some of the variations. So I decided to do another tile. I figured what better way to work on a new tangle than by doing a monotangle. So that is what I did. Here is what that looks like.






Tangles used: Phicops, Orlique  


Part of the fun in doing this tile was thinking of different variations on completing the tangle. Was fun and I liked most of them. I decided to fill in the background as I did not like the way that it looked just plain. Had a couple of different ideas but decided to go this route. Hope that you like it.

As always, comments are encouraged and welcomed. I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog. If you have not already, go to I am the Diva and look at all the other great tiles that people have done. There is a lot of amazing talent out there participating in the Diva Challenge. 

27 comments:

  1. These are both great Donald. I like the flow in the second one. You really captured the movement.

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  2. very nice, donald! the first tile reminds me of pac-man :) i love it! and your monotangle is beautiful - you really got the hang of the tangle! nice job!

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    1. Thanks. On the second the hardest was coming up with different ways to finish it.

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  3. Both are great! The first one looks like an underwater fairytale.

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    1. Thanks. This tangle did make me think of aquatic things. Seemed to affect some that way and others had an entirely different take.

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  4. Oh wow! I love your collection in the second one. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks. I tried to come up with different things.

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  5. Love all the variations you've done--this is such a great tangle to play with! Well done!

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    1. Thanks. I agree that it is a fun tangle to play with, Saw some neat things from other people that will have to remember to try.

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  6. Great work. I do like the variations you did on the second one. Makes them look so different, that you get a real nice collection of seashells.

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    1. Thanks. I am sure that there are still other variations that I did not even think of.

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  7. You are so right, the variations give it so much scope! Your tiles are fabulous!

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    1. Thanks. It was interesting to see the different interpretations of this tangle by all the people who participated.

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  8. Two great tiles, lots to look at in both!

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    1. Thanks. Was a little worried that the second was a little too busy, but it did not turn out too bad.

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  9. yay! i like the underwater tile!

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  10. Two great tiles - the first one made me smile, and the second has so many awesome embellishments (and a superb background!).

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    1. Thanks. Glad you liked the background. Was not sure how far to go with it. Almost just left it as lateral lines.

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  11. Lovely, Donald. They look great with the different fill patterns.

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    1. Thanks. Not sure now many other ways there are to complete them but I am sure that it is a lot.

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  12. Wow, I think they are both fabulous. I love the detail in the second one.

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    1. Thanks. The second was fun to do also, particularly after I decided how I wanted to embellish it.

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  13. Looks like you are having a fun phicops party Donald!

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  14. I really like that you tied your monotangle together with the background, very effective.

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