Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Diva Challenge #310, IAST#190 and Travelling Tangles

Use My Tangle Monday
featuring: "Frunky" by  Katharina Konigsbauer-Kolb

The first Monday of the month is a challenge to use a pattern submitted to the Diva by fellow CZT's and followers. Frunky is delightful! I've been having some fun with it in conjunction with the current Travelling Tangles swaps I'm getting ready to send out this week. The theme of this months swap is "Look to the Sky". Over the weekend I created a set of tiles using layered art tissue colors representing a sunset. Then I did another one 'cuz it was so much fun. I have many tiles;-)
I started off with patterns like Printemps, Sandswirl and Popcloud. On Monday when the challenge appeared I was excited to play around with "Frunky" with its cloud like qualities. Then I picked one to complete for the challenge. That was a challenge in itself as now I can relate to the difficulties my swap partners may have finishing one of my tiles. I usually don't use a lot of color in my line work, so once the blue cloud area was done, what next? I went to Margaret Bremner's blog "The Enthusiastic Artist" and looked at how she goes from color to color and breaks up the space. I decided to draw in a light stacked string, chose the dominant color for each section (shaded with colored pencil then a warm grey Tombow brush pen to deepen the shadow) and tied it all together with black line work here and there.



featuring: "Nouvart", "Windfarm" and "Box Spirals"

I was a bit late out of the gate for last week's "It's a String Thing" challenge. After all the Mac 'n Cheese comfort zone drawing, I was resistant to the constraints of this challenge and almost took a pass. As usual, once I get over myself, some very interesting things happen. Below is my first attempt. At first, I hated it. I put it out of sight and the next day, hated it less. Then suddenly I had the urge to try it on a Renaissance tile (also way out of my comfort zone) and pretty much zipped right through it. That's the one I ended up submitting at the 11th hour, but the more I look at the first one the more I like it. 
IAST #190

I'm into a new round of Travelling Tangles so there will be a lot to share. I'll be doing another post later in the week to include Joey's challenge, IAST #191 and more Travelling Tangles, so please stay tuned;-)

My finish...

...to Heidi Whitney's start

another finish...

...to another Heidi;-)

Heidi is an Art Tissue addict too;-) Here's a link to Susan Rink Olsen's Tissue Paper Transfer tutorial on her Facebook page Suzen Art.


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

Aimee loves hair ties






27 comments:

  1. Beautiful tiles. Love the use of colour and highlights. Really lovely.

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  2. Your colourfull Frunky tile is amazing! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you so much Katharina! I love Frunky😍

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  3. LOVE your Frunky tile! Such lovely lush colors. The finishes to the traveling tiles are great!

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    1. Thank you Kate! Frunky appeared on the scene at just the right moment;-) Heidi's starters were such an inspiring take-off.

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  4. Michele--I just love your tiles and colors. We are definitely color sisters!

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    1. Thank you Denise! The sky theme was such a fun prompt to play around with;-)

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  5. So many wonderful tiles, dear Michele! And I do love your colourful Frunky tile ... it´s fantastic!
    Have a good day, too!
    Hugs, Annette

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  6. I really like what you did with color on all your tiles, especially with the first ones in this post. I definitely need to educate myself about tissue color art. PS: Aimee is very cute.

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    1. I added a link to Sue Olsen's Tissue Paper Tutorial at the end of the post above. It's super simple and quite addictive because you don't know what it's going to look like. It's always a gorgeous surprise and you want to keep doing it over and over;-)

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  7. Frunky comings and goings, so lovely

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  8. Wow, as always so much beautiful art to look at. I LOVE the Frunky tile but of all I LOVE The tile you hated at first most!

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  9. Thank you for talking us through your process. I'm glad you get it when we say we don't know where to start, so often the "unfinished" tile looks so good in its own right. I love the somehow Japanese seascape effect of Frunky on your tile.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! You've given me an idea to try to do a process post on some of my Travelling Tangles. It can definitely be a challenge;-)

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  10. Wonderful work Michele, I love your Frunky tile and the pink travelingtiles you have finished so beautiful.
    About this I.A.S.T. 190, I agree, this was not an easy challenge but you did a great job. I like both results but to be honest: the one you didn't like at first sight is my favorite: so special and beautiful shaded!

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    1. Thank you Ria! Yes, having gotten some distance from the whole thing, the first IAST attempt is more interesting.

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  11. I love the Frunky tile! You nailed this pattern, which I couldn't seem to get into. The color is so gorgeous, and I really appreciate your explaining the process. (Another of your posts for my Reading List.) I think I like the white IAST tile best, but the other is lovely, too. Oh, Aimee. You, too? Once had a friend who found her kitty's secret stash of all her hair ties! Just make sure she doesn't swallow them!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Frunky showed up just when I needed it. I had the perfect set up with all of the tiles to play around on. Aimee likes to bat the hair ties around then carry them to her water glass and drop them in. She's silly;-)

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  12. Love the up and down flow of the Frunky tile. My favorite has to be the one you didn't like at first, and I always love seeing your sweet kitty!

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