For Adele Bruno's "It's a String Thing" Challenge 137
patterns:Zenith, Warped Eggs and Mel Mel
Loopy Group for the Tangled & Journaled: Too Swap
I mailed off this packet of tiles yesterday...a month early! So it'll be awhile before I get a packet back but I'm happy it's done because it sure was fun. I'm really loving the "Renaissance" look and all of the new patterns and techniques I was able to work through. I admit it got a little tedious toward the end but the repetition I forced upon myself brought a whole new element to my style. I tend to avoid grid patterns but the way I set up the string put grids in one corner and an organic or free floater in the other corner. I wanted to work on drop shadows there. I love how the tan tiles are such great hosts for white pen and pencil so each tile had a white focus(enhanced by a little colorful shading) in the loops. I mentioned in a previous post that I was highly influenced and inspired by Margaret Bremner's Renaissance tiles. I really studied her shading technique (the loopy string idea came from one of her blog posts) and think I managed to capture it yet enhance my own style without changing it.
Now on to the next swap...or two.
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