Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Diva Challenge #165: "UMT - Camelia" , Second tile

I got the challenge done quickly enough during the week that I wanted to try something entirely different, This time I used Camelia in a grid. This one was really for me as I just wanted to do something for fun. The tile was done entirely with Sakura Gelly pens and the shading was done with Simply Art colored pencils. I got the pencils a while ago at Meijers. They do not blend the greatest but for generic pencils they are not bad. Did not want to use  a lot of color but just adding highlights. I usually use Microns and may use the Gelly pens for parts of a tile or zendala. This is the first time I did it all with the pens.

 I wanted to try this tangle in the grid as my first one was free form. I saw a lot of posts that people were having difficulty with it. I think on some tangles it is just the way that someone process things. I did not find it a whole lot different than doing free form, except I had the boundaries of the grid lines. This was a little tougher to shade. If I do something like this again, may decide to do something entirely different. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used : Shattuck, Zander, & Camelia 

Took this with and with out a flash. I chose the one without the flash as the flash was too bright. Did not take the time to adjust settings to see what else I could not come up with. Not exactly sure why this had such a red tinge to it.

Again will encourage you to look at all the things posted on I am the Diva's blog. Are some unique and creative things that others have done. 

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

Go Tangle !!


  1. Super!
    Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

  2. It's lovely, Donald and works beautifully in a grid. I haven't checked your first one yet, but will do now. I love the colours here and it does look quite different from your other work. Axxx

  3. Your grid one worked very well. The colors look great!

  4. Very well done, Donald! Now you felt the difference with and without a grid.

  5. Very lovely tile with these colours!

  6. I love the addition of Shattuck and Zander to the Camelia and the colors too. The highlights on the Shattuck are cool.

  7. I like it. Not a fan of the grid this week for some reason, but I use Knight's Bridge a lot, so you'd think I would be. Have you tried scanning them instead of photographing? I find the colors to be truer.

  8. I love how you flipped part of the pattern upside down! I wouldn't have thought of doing that. I don't often use color in my tangles, but I am trying to explore and do more ZIA inspired art. I love you tile!

  9. Wonderful tile, Donald. Really love, love how you've used shattuck here - this isn't a pattern I've really done anything with except add it to my pattern log - you've inspired me to have a play around with ti :)


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