Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Zentangle Tuezday

Switching it up again this week--since tomorrow is the last day of ICAD, I thought I'd do a final post of my cards on Thursday and then begin! Daily Paper Prompts! Oh, where would I be without Tammy this year?? Haha!

Anyway, so I've struggled a bit this week with tangling. I just wasn't feeling the groove at all and it really showed in my work, I think. The patterns weren't flowing, things just weren't are four more strings from Jane over at One Tangle:

Strings 5 & 6 with BB, Braze, Leaflet, and Msst--Fife, 'Nzeppel, Puf, and Quandary
I had picked up my Sharpies again on string 6 and immediately knew I'd rather keep with the sepia Microns on the tan background (Oh Sharpies--you must come out with some sepia tone pens!!) Strings 5 and 8 are both in sepia, shaded with Inktense blocks and highlighted with white Prismacolor pencil:

Strings 7 & 8 with a Puf monotangle--Caviar, Crescent Moon, and Hollibaugh
I totally think string 7's Puf would look a thousand times better if it had been done in the sepia tones rather than Sharpies and Aquarelle pencil. I also wasn't happy with the size of the blocks I'd been working with for these strings so I've broken the coming pages into quarters and did the week's Diva Challenge in the smaller block and was much happier with the result:

Ixorus monotangle
So, off and running way too early this morning...someone scheduled Bug's dentist appointment at 8:30?!! Craziness!! Clearly, I don't know what I was thinking....but at least we'll have the rest of the day to ourselves, right? The week's weather is totally shaping up to be GREAT--especially for company coming in for the weekend! Answered prayers!! And hoping for a play day at the beach tomorrow while hubby's home one last day before heading to NY--yay! Gotta enjoy all these little moments of summer while we can! So have a great day! Thanks for swingin' by!



  1. This is a wonderful tile! I never would have thought of using ixorus as a monotangle. Love it!

  2. That ixorus monotangle is awesome! Lovely work.

  3. These are crazy awesome! :) I've tried a couple of times and I always end up with a sore hand. :)

  4. Omg the what a great zia you did on the diva challenge. This is the best one I have seen around. It is so simple and so very much 3D. I love that.

  5. Love those tangles. I must get back to it.

  6. Wow! This interpretation is absolutely beautiful. Great idea to create a monotangle!

  7. I like to say the same as Diana. STUNNING!!

  8. All the tiles are lovely, but the Ixorus monotangle really grabbed me. It's so strikingly gorgeous.