Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Diva Challenge #165: "UMT - Camelia"

This week's Diva's challenge is an unexpected UMT (use my tangle) challenge. I do like these because like some others have posted, you will see a new pattern posted but do not always have time to try them. This gives an opportunity. This challenge's tangle is Camelia by Ann Marks. She does it as a grid pattern but it works also with out the grid. The opening strokes remind me a lot or Inapod, or at least half of it. I guess it illustrates the numerous possibilities when using the basic strokes.  I chose to use this pattern without the grid. Since I only did one line of it, it was probably easier to do. Would be more work if putting more together. When I was thinking of doing this tile, I was planning on using a Renaissance tile. This was mostly because I was planning on using the brown micron and using a tangle that I had experimented with on the cover of a moleskin journal. When I took out the materials I had with me to start, I did not have any Renaissance tiles with me. I decided to use what I had, which were the original tiles. I stuck with my original idea of using the black and sepia. Scroll feather is the tangle that I had been experimenting with. Was a little harder to get the white highlights on this. It looks okay here but I like the way it looks on the Renaissance tiles better. The rest of the tile just developed ala Zentangle® style. Here is what I came up with I hope you enjoy it. 



Tangles Used: Camelia, Scroll Feather, Ahh, Mist, and Frondous 

The white highlights are done with a White Signo UM-153 pen. I had wanted to use the Prismacolor wax white pencil but it was not showing up well. 

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Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

Go Tangle !!

22 comments:

  1. I really like this - it feels like a glorious stage!

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  2. sehr schön!
    Grüße aus Deutschland,*Manja*

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  3. I love the coloring!! The choice of background is perfect for the picture!!! Simply Lovely!! Share Humanity

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  4. The colours work nicely on the white tile as well. And I love Scroll Feather!

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  5. Very nice tile, Donald. I particularly like the Scroll Feather

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  6. Hi Donald. This is really so interesting to me how it morphed into a very organic scene of plants emerging from the soil with the rain/snow mix giving them life. Camelia is the earthworm tilling the soil.

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  7. Beautiful, Donald! I really like the fill and highlights you've added to the scrolled feather :) I've been experimenting with the grid-less Camelia too - yours looks terrific! h

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  8. Scroll feather is fun, huh? Very nice job on this.

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  9. Beautiful tile! I like the colors too :)

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  10. Wow Donald, I like this tile very much! And what I like about your Camelia is that you did great shading on the black part, and put the swirl in sepia, looks so different, love it!

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  11. Nice tile, I like the two tone Camelia and well done with Scroll Feather. I haven't mastered that tangle yet.

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  12. Gorgeous!! It seems there are a few more tangles I need to learn :)

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  13. Lovely and you have chosen great tangles next to it.

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  14. I like your two-coloured scrollfeathers. Your tile looks a bit like a secret garden. Very nice.

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  15. Very nice tile, Donald - light and airy, which is how feathers should be! Axxx

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  16. Beautiful organic tile. I really like that it coordinates with the rug that you photographed it on, too. Was that intentional or a happy accident? Thanks again for stopping by lunanista!

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  17. I really like your two-tone tangles, it works really well with camelia taken out of the grid! Linda x

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  18. Love the black and sepia contrast! Beautifully done!

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  19. I really love the free form way that you did the Camelia pattern. I didn't attempt any free form with this pattern I just left it in a grid, but I think it is much prettier free form. Nice job!

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  20. What a great looking garden, Donald. Great choice of patterns to go with Camelia; and I love how you've turned Camelia into a border.

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  21. Very nice, Donald! I especially like the contrast of your color with the white tile.

    Happy tangling,

    Jacque Solomon
    www.tanglebright.com

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