Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Made by Joey Challenge #104 & String Challenge #136

Made by Joey Challenge #104
Roman Numeral IV String
patterns: 4 Corners, 4 Fun & 4 Mom with a little Tipple & Mooka

Yes, I managed to cram all three (plus 2) patterns into this little ATC, even though we were asked to "use at least one" of the "4" patterns.

It's a String Thing Challenge #136
Pi String
patterns: W2, Pokeroot, Tripoli and 3-loops-6

This weeks challenge honors Pi & Pie. It was National Pi Day earlier in the week. I see pie crust, cherries and slices of pie in the pattern choices, though I'm still trying to figure out how the 3-loops-6 fits into the Pi/Pie theme. It must be something mathematical...not my strong suit. This was one of those tiles that started out with a very different picture in my head and somewhere along the line it slipped out of control. I blame "Tripoli". I wasn't going to use it. I have a love/hate relationship with that pattern, then I decided I would try to morph it. That did not work. I thought about ditching it many times but I persevered hoping I'd have that "Aha!" moment when I'd reign it all in...I finished it anyway, for better or worse.
I made up a couple of watercolor tiles for the Diva's Touch of Irish challenge and this weeks Shading Zentangle Facebook group watercolor challenge (which I've yet to do). This is what the above tile looked like before.

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  1. Your Joey Challenge is gorgeous! It has such a nice stony texture to it if that makes any sense.

  2. Train wreck? I think not!!! More like a cool cascade! I love your blues, greens and purples. And the pattern on W2 is brilliant!

    1. I love your coloured tiles. The challenge for Joey - wow!!!!

    2. Thank you Jennifer! I have to reign my inner critic in more frequently than I care to least in print;-)