Friday, June 30, 2017

Diva Challenge # 322: "Trying Aquafleur"

I really enjoyed this week's challenge, even though it took me longer to complete my tile than usual. There were two prompts/inspirations for this challenge.  The challenge was on the tangle Aquafleur which Laura acknowledged, she was not quite comfortable with the way that it flowed. I think right after I saw the challenge but had not started, I saw Margaret Bremner's blog post on using tangles to make Deciduous Trees. Her first example used the tangle Aquafleur. If you want to see some eye-popping, mind boggling work using a variety of tangles, click on Margaret's blog Enthusiastic Artist, to see what she did. It is amazing work. She is doing a series of posts on this topic. She also has one on her work with houses. Really awesome stuff.

 Now back to the Diva Challenge. I have used Aquafleur before but usually only once in a tile. I had not ever explored the tangle before. That is what I decided to do. I did not try to make a tree but just wanted to use Aquafleur in a different way. I had never tried to combine them before.  It was kind of fun. Here is an example of how I used Aquafleur on a card that I did a few years ago.

This is probably the way I used the tangle before.  If I put more than one in a tile, they were just separate items.  This is an A2 size card. 

Here is what I did for the challenge. I hope you enjoy it. 

Tangles used: Aquafleur, Printemps tangleation/Diva Dance
Shading done with HB pencil
The reason I called this a Printemps tangleation is because of the way I did it.  It looks a lot like Diva Dance but I did it like Printemps.  

I have not had a chance to see many of the pieces submitted. I have seen a few that were on my blog reader.  I am hoping to get a chance to look at the great pieces of art that people come up with.  If you have not all ready done so would encourage you to click on I am the Diva and look at all the great pieces of art.  I would again also encourage you to check out Margaret Bremner's blog for some really awesome art as well as some great things to try.

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

Go Tangle !!


  1. You need to change your link over at the Diva. It takes you back to her site, Donald. Fortunately, I know where to find you, so you can't hide, LOL! And, that second tile is truly gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Jean. I thought I had changed the link. OOPS.

  2. Well done! You've really evolved Aquafleur. I can see a little nod to Margaret's work (she's one of my tangling heroes). Beautiful tile.

  3. I really like how you used Aquafleur for the diva challenge! The colors are great and it looks very native.

  4. Wow, Donald, this way of drawing Aqaufleur is GREAT!!!!

  5. Gasp! Who knew you could layer all those Aquafleurs? This is so amazing! Thanks for the inspiration, Donald!

  6. Thanks. I hope you visited Margaret Bremner's blog and looked at what she did.

  7. I'm going to check out Margaret Bremner's blog as soon as I finish my comment here. As often happens, I've been on an Aquafleur tear ever since I did this week's challenge. It's like when you hear a song you can't get out of your head. I like both your versions. I like what you did on your card where one Aquafleur was the focal point. The other one looks like a bouquet of Aquafleurs. I'm still trying to master that. I like the way you used color in both of them.

  8. Thanks. Enjoy all the great things on Margaret's blog.

  9. Really nice work and thanks for the link to Margaret's enthusiastic artist hadn't been there for a while.


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