Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Diva Challenge #282, Joey Challenge #128 and a Travelling Tangle

Diva Challenge #282~Spill it

This week's Diva challenge is right in my wheel house. I didn't quite spill my coffee...

I set this up last night and completed it with my morning coffee today.

The prompt was to spill something on a tile and use the stain as a string...and since coffee is my could I not;-)

Made by Joey Challenge #128
Finish my Tile Series

This week Joey starts us off with the pattern Villers#2. I have to admit I'm not following the parameters of these challenges to the letter. Joey provides the prompt like this:

The instruction is to place the pattern on our tile in the same place...well, you can see that I take a little lot of artistic license. I decided, many challenges ago, that I would only use ATC's for the Joey challenges because not only do I find them a little speedier to accomplish, but I like to archive them in pages like this:
I also have a ton of new, colorful ATC's and I'm finding that I like to let the colors somewhat set the string. So my Joey challenges for this series will follow this theme.

This is my finish to a Travelling Tangle I received from Susan Rink Olsen. She's the one who set me off on my new colorful obsession.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your thoughtful and generous comments delight and inspire me.


  1. Every time I see your tiles, I'm looking to them a long time, so beautiful are the finished travelingtile, the DIva's tile and the Joey's tile.
    My favorite is the one for the Diva; gorgeous use of black/brown and white!

  2. I love your use of color. Beautiful.

  3. I love your coffee stain work, it is so beautiful and unique and has a wonderful antique feel to it. Works of art.
    All your work is amazing. Love your eye for colour.
    Oh and I love how you've taken a bit of artistic licence with the Joey challenge and turned it into a wonderfully organic design.

  4. Wonderful wonderful tangling and colors. Such gentle tints.

  5. Oh my your tiles are beautiful and great use of colors. Can't decide which one I like best...maybe Joey! Beautiful!

  6. I love your coffee tile, love it a lot. The others are beautiful as well.

  7. I love your spilling! The before-pic is art in itself! And the outcome is amazing!

  8. And the rest of your work is so beautiful!

  9. So glad to be back at coffeencreativity to see your ever evolving talent. I can't wait to see what happens with your color obsession! Your coffee stains are stunning, as always! I need to overcome my fear of spills ;)

  10. As everyone has said :D!! I'm a big fan of the coffee stain lol and the anarchy of artistic licence..your work is always fab.

  11. Of course you've spilled coffee :-)) and decorated the tile in a wonderful way. Your Joey tile is so pretty too! As are all the other pieces of art you have (co)-created.

  12. Love your rich coffee stain and how you tangled it. Lucky you to pair up with Susan. She has always been an inspiration to me.

  13. I really love that you added your coffee spill on top of an already colored tile -- what a unique result! Your ATC's are gorgeous. I've dabbled a little in that size but haven't really joined any communities for swapping yet. Do you ever swap ATC's?

    1. I actually prefer to swap ATC's. They're easier to store. If you're interested in swapping. Email me at