Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Diva Challenge # 131: "Monotangle - Dex - teria"

This week's Diva Challenge was using the tangle Dex as  monotangle. I like this tangle but it was a challenge to come up with something as a monotangle. The few post I have looked at have expressed similar thoughts. I ended up doing two tiles. This is mostly because I was not thrilled with the first one. I am not sure why. The second one everything just seemed crisper. I chose the circles as I had wanted to practice the sphere technique posted by one of the other CZTs. I think it was Margaret Bremner, but I could be wrong. The ones that I saw other people do I thought looked really great. I still have some work to do on this but was satisfied as a first attempt. Was not as pleased with the way the picture came out. I avoid using the flash because the graphite will "shine". the shading is not as mushy on the actual tile. I hope you enjoy them.







I did use a stencil to make these circles. I do not think I could ever make such uniform circles free hand.  

I have only looked at a few of the other submissions but plan on doing so the rest of the week.  If you have not looked at them would encourage you to go to  I am the Diva and look at what other people  have submitted. 



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Go Tangle !!

14 comments:

  1. I, too, had difficulty trying to come up with something different and unique with this tangle pattern. I really do love the circles. Do you think it is "wrong" to trace the circles? I don't think so as it is the same as working on a round tile.

    I think you did a great job with the shading on the spheres and they have a really rounded look.

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    1. Thanks. I do not think it is wrong. We have a lot of tools that we can use. I do not use this one often. I wanted to work with them as I am doing a class that is addressing making Zendala templates and was practicing with them.

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  2. I've not been able to leave Dex alone ^_^ and draw it in a leaves / flowers contest...as a matter of fact we all experienced the same difficulty. I find your first tile is very dimensional, this reminds me of a jail (sorry about this) window; whereas the second with orbs reminds me of planets and space. I love both your tiles, they are so beautifully different and interesting!

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  3. Both tiles are interesting, but the orbs is definitely my fav. Seems like many of us were challenged about the monotangle part of this exercise.

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  4. Love those Dex-orbs!
    Great job!

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  5. I love the 3D effect in the orbs! Mesmerizing!

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  6. Hi Donald, I've been trying to comment and when I click on your name in my email (from your message to me) I keep getting google+. I finally got your message and your blog address. I sure don't understand google+ and how to use it. I seem to be on it too, but never signed up for it.
    Frustrating! But at last I've found you. I love your circles. They look like floating planets.
    Barbara

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    1. I think if you click on my name it will go to Google+. I do not use that a lot but I think that I will get a notification on my gmail home page that someone made a comment. I do not know if your comment shows up on my blog.

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  7. Your spheres are wonderful Donald, and I do like the way you alternated your stripping in the outer frame on the first one.

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  8. Your spheres are great! I to had difficulty with this challenge. You handled both well.

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