Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Diva Challenge #237 and a new distraction

Diva Challenge #237: Stencil & Color

This weeks challenge, put forth by guest blogger Charlotte Carpentier of CharKat's Creative Insanity, was to find a stencil and use inks or dyes or natural color medium to create a string.

It took me a while to figure out the stencil deal because I don't use them. I searched around my kitchen and found this bike gear/refrigerator magnet and what did I use as my coloring agent? Coffee of course...applied by spraying it from a toothbrush.

Shading Zenith
for the Shading Zentangle Facebook Group Challenge

As if I don't have enough to distract me from the world, I joined another Facebook Group last week. This group is hosted by Eni Oken who does some amazing shading books and tutorials. Eni will be loosely following Square One's weekly tangle focus, providing the pattern has dynamic shading potential.

Sorry about the pics. I'm having some technical difficulties between my crappy idiotphone camera and a Netbook close to crapping out on me, I can't seem to get clean photographs.

My submission to Adele Bruno's It's a String Thing Challenge #111 won last week's tile of honors. Very exciting. When I saw it on her post I was a bit embarrassed by the quality of the photo I sent. I was using a computer at work and it was the first time seeing on a large screen. It's in my previous post if you want to take a look. I replaced the pic;-)

Anyhoo, thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your generous and thoughtful comments inspire me



  1. Wow yet again! Love both these pieces!

  2. Love the use of the toothbrush to splatter! Neat stencil too, and great work on the tile. Thanks for participating!

  3. What a great idea to use that magnet, you did a great job with this challenge.

  4. Love the creativity you had for making this great Diva tile.
    I didn't know there was a Shading zentangle Facebook group, sounds good! I applied to be a member too ;-) Your shading is wonderful, especially when you see the difference between 'before' and 'after'.

  5. The shading is extraordinary! The line work is so clean and precise, and that shading just makes it pop! Ditto for your stencil tile. It really looks like a zendala hovering over the stained paper. Congratulations on your String Thing recognition, too! Thanks, as always, for sharing and inspiring.

  6. Wonderful pieces to see here! Great shading, too! Coffee gives a lovely colour, isn´t it?