Thursday, August 29, 2013

Diva Challenge #133 - Tipple

This week the Diva challenged us to use tipple in our work. I loved this challenge and had a burst of creativity because this was such a simple challenge. I was excited to be able to focus on other features than learning the tangle and figuring out how to incorporate it. As you can see, I produced a number of tiles where I was able to try different colours, shapes, and paper. I'm working on stepping outside the box, so to speak. Rick and Maria always have these nifty tiles where they've only filled one corner and go right to the edge of the tile. I was chatting with Lisa Heron of The Zenned Pen, my CZT, at her class last Sunday about wanting to try that, so I used this opportunity to try that out.

Tipple is one of my favourite patterns and shows up in a lot of my tiles. I loved having it play the leading lady in these tiles rather than a supporting character. Further, the simplicity of the pattern I was using made it possible for me to relax and try these other things.

I also enjoyed such a simple and peaceful challenge because I've been feeling really stressed about my son's starting daycare next week. He's only 10 months old, and I'm so sad that I can't stay home with him longer. He's changing so fast, and I'm never going to have the opportunity to spend time with him the way I have over the past 10 months. He's just so little and he needs me! But he needs me to work too because that's what best for our family. The stress from his starting daycare has led to my chewing the skin off the side of my thumb and gaining five pounds. Thank god for tipple.

The first two tiles in this post are my submissions for the challenge, although I created three additional tiles (also included below). I think I'm done doing tipple tiles this week, but a few more may show up. I really wanted to do one with watercolour. I've never used watercolour in Zentangle, but my mom just passed some watercolour pencils down me that I'm dying to try.

Diva Challenge #133 - First submission - This is my second ever white-on-black tile. I used white charcoal (you know how I love charcoal) and my brand new beautiful Zenstone. This is mine and my husband's favourite. It's classic and simple.
Diva Challenge #133 - Second submission - I think blue is one of my favourite colours. I find it completely soothing. It probably captures my predaycare mood perfectly while also soothing my frayed nerves. Blue doesn't try to cheer me up. It just soothes. 







Additional Tipple #1 - This is on a Zendala tile, and I used twenty different colours pencil crayons.
Additional Tipple #2 - I used three different metallic Sharpies (gold, silver, copper) to add colour.
Additional Tipple #3 - I used selected pencil crayon colours for shading. This one makes me think of a diagram of a molecule.

28 comments:

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    1. I love the word frothy - it's perfect.

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  2. Your tipple tiles are lovely. The first one looks like sponge. Just love it!

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  3. They all look great. Working on the black tiles is a challenge but yo did well. I am partial to the circular one and I cannot give you a definite reason. Really liked the colored shading on the last one.

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    1. The circle is a favourite with lots of people. Maybe because the pattern is circular too.

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  4. Amazing how different all the designs are! I especially like the round tile with multi-colored tipples - nice

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad they look different to you too. I wasn't sure.

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  5. Totally gorgeous, all of them!!! My favourite two are no1 and no3. Love the colours on no3. Quite stunning.

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    1. I love how the colours worked out on #3!

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  6. Meghan, these are all so beautiful, love them all!!

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  7. Wow, what great thing you did! My absoute fav is the first one with so much depth in it. It looks like the surface of a planet.

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    1. The black ones have a spacey feel don't they?

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  8. I realy love the blue one!
    but the others are great to!

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  9. Every single tile is fabulous! I can't pick a favorite, although I partial to the ones with color.

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  10. I love all of your tiles! This was a fun challenge, wasn't it? Nice blog, too!

    Be creative and catch some Happy!

    Jacque Solomon
    www.tanglebright.com

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    1. Thank you! I agree it was a great challenge!

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  11. I just can say really beautiful all the tiles, I can't choose my fav they are all so beautiful

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