Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Diva Challenge #304, Made by Joey #153

"Waybop"

More Waybop! It's a good thing I like this pattern so much. I've had a lot of fun with Waybop this week and though I could have posted any one of the other pieces I've done, I was happy to give it another go.

Finish My Tile Alphabet Series: H
featuring: Hollibaugh
additionally: Hypnotic and Hearts Divided

I'm creating a Bijou series with Joey's challenges. These are headers for my pattern library so I'm adapting her strings/starts by using the featured pattern as part of the letter in black and then using additional patterns in the background in brown. I could not not Hollibaugh the H;-)

I finished a couple of Travelling Tangles this week:

Anne Marks sent me this super cool watercolor start all the way from Australia

After a lengthy stare-down...my finish

This was a challenge because I don't have many colored pens. Anne's line work was done with a fine pink pen ( I'm guessing a .005, maybe a .01 Micron?). I decided to use a dip pen and red ink and just let-er-rip. After penciling in a string that followed the watercolor marks, I honestly did not know what each next stroke was going to be. After a little initial anxiety, I have to say this was one of the most fun pieces I've worked on because everything from the colors to the artwork was quite out of my comfort zone.

Heidi Whitney sent me this

My finish

This one challenged me because the paper is much darker than either photo implies, thus there was very little contrast between the paper and the line work. Maybe it's my old eyes but I could not see what I  was doing. I started by going in deep and dark. I love Niuroda so I kept going with it. I'm really pleased with how this evolved. Waaaay out of my comfort zone, but that's where the magic happens;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your thoughtful and generous comments delight and inspire me!









28 comments:

  1. Lovely Waybop, and always such fun to see what you do with the traveling tangles. I can see how the one on the dark paper would pose a challenge.

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    1. Thanks Kate! I have a feeling I'm not done with Waybop yet;-) BTW I hope to have our Travelling Tangles posted in the next day or so. I'll more than likely post it with this weeks String Challenge;-)

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  2. Lovely tiles. The Diva one is stunning!

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    1. Thanks Susan! I'm really enjoying playing with Waybop.

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  3. Michele, I LOVE your Waybop tile so much- it has such a deepness and the use of colour is outstanding... Also the H tiel for Joey is lovely- just a motivation to attend at this challenge , too...
    And the travelling tangles are soooo nice!! Great work, Michele!

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  4. OMG I was totally slow on the Hollibaugh, I was like where is it?! Finally the light went on, you are so clever!

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  5. OMG, what fantastic work! The Waybop tile is so rich looking. You really have worked that tangle! The watercolor traveling tangle with the colored ink is incredible. You really have a way of taking someone else's lead and making it shine. I love the dark paper one, too. Such a difference between that one and the bright cheery watercolor one. The white accents on Beadline really add the pop it needed. Such lovely work!

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    1. Thanks Antonine! It's so great to "see" you;-) It's almost always a good thing to be kicked out of my comfort zone. The red ink was a revelation;-)

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  6. I love your Waybop with the pearls around it.

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  7. Your Diva tile is out of this world amazing. Looking at it close up shows how you've incorporated the random colours in the tile into the tangles. Amazing.

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  8. Lovely Waybop with absolutely fantastic colours and for me, it's always a wonderful surprise to see what you have done with the traveling tiles: always a great job!!!

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    1. Thank you Ria! More often than not the traveling tiles are a surprise to me too;-)

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  9. Wonderful tiles this week again, dear Michele! Especially I do love your tile with Way Bob ... it´s fantastic!
    Hug, Annette

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  10. Every week new fantastic tiles - Waybop and Travelling Tangles are gorgeous

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  11. LOL I was even slower than Joey. I NEVER saw the aitch!!!! AND the hollibaugh!!!!! I was sure we followed different challenges. Your work is outstanding!!!

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  12. All of these pieces are truly gorgeous. The colors on the Waybop are delicious, and I love how you worked forward on other tangler's starts.

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  13. Everything is beautiful, as always! I really love the shape your Waybop has taken: full and deep.

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  14. Love your solid Way Bop! Beautiful colors.

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  15. Your tiles are so beautiful! My favorite is the amazing Waybop composition!

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  16. Lovely tiles I'm looking at your H looking for the hollibaugh when it suddenly dawns on me IT is the hollibaugh..Duh :)

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