Monday, July 27, 2015

Diva Challenge #228, That's New to Me #30 & Made by Joey #71

explore a new "L" pattern ~"Lampions" by Mariet Lustenhouwer
& the works of JJ LaBarbera~"Leafy"

 I enjoy several of JJ LaBarbera's patterns. I've used "Vercut", "Verve", "Ticking" and "Allium" before, but I found a new one and it also starts with an "L". I love "Leafy". I also discovered "Lampions" which is similar to one of my fave's "Zinger". I may have drawn it closer to "Zinger" now that I look at it again. Mariet's shapes are a tad fatter and more lantern shaped. Oh well...
This ATC could also cover this weeks Diva Challenge brought to us this week by Cari Sultanik who challenged us to go organic. I could do this all day, every day.


I'm still sort of obsessing with Mak-ra-mee and I had a couple of these blue-green watercolor ATC's laying about, thus I ended up with something quite aquatic.

"Hollibaugh" monotangle

I decided to keep this one simple. Unfortunately, my cheapo cell phone cam did not pick up the nuances of the watercolor background that prompted me to pick up this particular ATC and not cover it up with a lot of stuff.


These two tiles are works-in-progress that I'm noodling around with for the Facebook Group Zentangle Artist Trading Card Swap. The challenge is to use one color and three patterns only per tile. The colors can be different for each tile and the patterns can be different, but each single tile has to be monochromatic. This is NOT my forte. I like to draw with black ink. My toolbox only includes a couple of random blue and sepia Microns, oh, and one kind of rust color and I only ever use those to create fillers. This is going to be a major challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Your comments always make my day.

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! I did think your first tile was the Diva one ;-) but you made two lovely organic tiles.

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  2. All are wonderful! I really like your background colouring!

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  3. All your tiles are beautiful.

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  4. Michele, I love your New to Me tile - wonderful!! Mine will be out on Fri :) I love the paper! Your organic is lovely and organic and your blue ones are cool!! :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/07/my-diva-cari-sultanik-organic-challenge

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  5. Your Diva challenge is super!

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  6. You are always so productive. You made a wavy Hollibaugh, something that came to my mind but you were more successful.

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    1. Thanks Jai! I love the ATC's. They go pretty fast. I was inspired by the Hollibaugh I saw that hungrycorgistudio posted.

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  7. These are beautiful … love your blog name too!

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  8. j'aime bien sur votre deuxième dessin les nuances de couleurs et ces formes qui me font penser à de très grosses gouttes d'eau !
    I like on your second tile the nuances of colors and these forms which remind me very big drops of water!

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  9. The background colours are really gorgeous, and I love how you've worked your tangles into the deeper colours. Nicely done, and I specially love the organic one for the Diva challenge.

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    1. Thanks so much Sue! This was a fun group of ATC's to create.

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  10. wow! all of these are absolutely brilliant, but the weighted lines and shading of your hollibaugh piece are especially luscious. It's pleasing to the eye, simple, elegant, and rustic. Love!

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    1. Thanks HeidiSue! I have to give credit to hungrycorgistudio for that one. I saw her entry at MBJ and thought "note to self: keep it simple silly!" ;-)

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  11. beautiful tiles, very nice colors

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  12. Nice work! Thanks for being part of the TNTM challenge this week!

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