Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Diva Challenge #247 & Made by Joey #90

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These challenges fit well together. I'm in the midst of making Christmas presents. I've been working on little pocket sketchbooks:
I made the watercolor covers using the same technique I use to make my watercolor ATC's.
This is a scan of one of the finished covers


This was the first one I made a couple of weeks ago. There are 4 sheets of medium weight sketch paper stitched inside for a total of 16 pages.



Julie Beland's tangle: "Beauchamp"

This month over at the Facebook group Zentangle: Tangled & Journaled,Too, they are featuring 25 Days of new tangles from various members. I love Julie Beland's tangle "Beauchamp". It reminds me a little bit of "Borbz" and it's the perfect vehicle for playing with gemstones. I spent way to much time doodling around on this one but it sure was fun.
As ever, many thanks to all of you for visiting my blog. Your thoughtful and generous comments always make my day and I promise to return the gesture.

Wishing you all the happiest of holiday seasons!

18 comments:

  1. Nice combination of Laura's and Joey's challenge!
    Your Christmas presents will be loved, I'm sure :-) Beauchamp is a pattern I will definitely try as well, it looks gorgeous the way you used it.

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  2. beautiful christmas tangle... your watercolor covers are awesome

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  3. Very clever to combinate the two Challenges and it looks very good. Your other work is also beautiful an esspacialy i love the gems.

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  4. Michele, what a great idea to combine Diva and Joey - that gives nice containment for it!! Lovely presents and work!! :) :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/12/my-diva-umt-african-artist-challenge-entry

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  5. Your sketchbooks are beautiful. Great for presents for tanglers and tangler wannabes. Your African Artist tangle lends roundness to the ornament. Win-win.

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  6. How clever to be able to fit your Diva tangle into baubles. Your little sketchbooks are beautiful, but I always admire your watercolour backgrounds.

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  7. There are some very lucky gift recipients in your future!

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  8. WOW! Gorgeous work! Greetings, Anja

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  9. Lovely tile for the diva challenge! Wonderful colours :-) And what a great idea to create sketchbooks as christmas presents! I love this idea and I think it is a really personal and creative present.

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  10. Very clever and artistic to combine those two challenges. Love it.

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  11. African art in a sphere, it was not easy to draw it. Beautiful.

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  12. I can see that you too are in a holiday state of mind! Very nicely done interpretation in the round!

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  13. Lovely work. I especially like the Christmas balls. Nice way to use African Artist.

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  14. Your work is inspiring! Love the ornaments ... the way you used color, the border. Just lovely.

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  15. Another busy zentanglin' elf! I particularly love your beauchamp piece and the journals. I know you will make many smile :)

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