Saturday, November 5, 2016

String Challenge#169 and a few Travelling Tangles

patterns: Narwal, Onion Drops and Viaduct

In my last post I shared some Halloween inspired tiles I created with black and orange tissue paper for the Diva and Joey Challenges. This is one from that batch. The coloring seemed a good fit for Adele's string, formed by the cursive letters: ele, the first 3 letters in eleven (November being the eleventh month), also as I just now noticed, the last 3 letters of my name;-)
I started this last night, only knowing where I wanted to place Narwal. The rest just sort of...happened;-) I left the center alone because I liked that it looked like horns. When I was attempting to take a picture of this at the cafe this morning, I noticed the black mask in the corner of the counter area where I was sitting and thought it a fitting prop to go with the horns. It made me think of a Mardi Gras costume.

I've been trying to get caught up with my backlog of Travelling Tangles this weekend since a new swap has commenced and I really need to get my butt in gear with Christmas gift art.

My finish... this lovely start by Marguerite Samama,
 travelling all the way from the Netherlands

My finish... another of Marguerite's beautiful starts.

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


  1. The first one is absolutely gorgeous! Your finished Travelling Tangles are wonderful as well!

  2. I'm always surprised by your wonderful blogposts and so it is today, thanks for sharing Michele, your work is very inspiring!

  3. Love your String tile - especially the way that band of white on the paper becomes a natural highlight!

  4. Got one of your wonderful traveling tangles tile today, and a gorgeous watercolored ATC! Thanks so much! ✨💖✨ love your blog too!

  5. I love your String Challenge tile - wonderful colours and I like the way you combined the patterns. Your finished Travelling tiles are also great :-)

  6. Michele, your string challenge 11 just glows. I really like how you finished your traveling tiles as well.