Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Diva Challenge #329 and Joey's Challenge #178



Guest Blogger Marguerite Samama
Fragment D-1
Additionally: Abukas, Crescent Moon Knightsbridge, Striping and Florz

It's nice to see Marguerite as this week's guest blogger. We had a lovely Travelling Tangles exchange awhile back and it was nice getting to know her a little bit in her intro to this week's challenge...and what a challenge.
Fragments again...they pop up every where it seems.. I wish I was better at using them more creatively. It'll be good to see what everyone comes up with for this one. Thank goodness it wasn't a monotangle challenge. I used it with Abukas, a new pattern by Charlotte Carpentier of Charkat's Creative Insanity. It's a tangleation of Arukas and Abundies. The tile is a bit dark but that's how we're gonna roll for a bit;-)

Made by Joey  Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge #178
9 piece ensemble
#1 Featuring: " African Artist"
Additionally: Striping, Flux, Florz & Tipple

Joey's back from her hiatus...boy, 6 weeks passed so quickly! She's got a new blog and a new series to challenge us with. We're to take 9 tiles and create a string through them to create an ensemble. 
I just made a new set of ATC's using art tissue coloring. I have to say that I'm not all that crazy about the colors but it is what it is and we'll see how it goes ๐Ÿ˜‰ 


Here's the set up

Here are a couple of  ZIA's I've been working on using my Eco-printed paper:

experimenting with new colors

#3 Carnival Mask series

Aimee all up in my business;-) although I'm beginning to feel like I'm all up in hers          ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿพ



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





29 comments:

  1. Oh I like your tiles Michele! I'm a bit nervous about Joey's Challenge I think I might do what you did and try some colour first.

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    1. Thanks Trudi! I'm really looking forward to Joey's new challenges... though a bit hesitant because it's way outta my comfort zone. but hey, that's where the magic happens right? It'll be great๐Ÿ˜‰

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    2. Aimee could be a twin to my cat Apollo! Love your tangles!

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  2. Wow, Michele, what a variety of beauty! The Diva tile is lovely, as usual! The ZIAs make me speechless!! I really Love that colours , there is soch a harmony in the pictures an such a lot to explore!
    And thank you for the inspiration to Joeys challenge... I'd love to join it!

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    1. Thank you Simone! This is going to be a fun series of Joey challenges. I hope to see you there๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Really nice work, Michelle. I like the idea for the Joey challenge. I've never done that one. I bought some tissue paper at the Dollar Store to try that technique for color. If I mess up, I'll be happy I bought it at the Dollar Store. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! You should definitely jump into this series of challenges. I've been intrigued by ensemble pieces. I did a 4 tile set once so this is a leap for me. I hope you'll join in. I hope your tissue coloring works๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. I love the dark purples and blues. Gives the tiles such a mystical feel to them. The kitty cat is super cute too!

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    1. Thanks so much Stephanie...and I thank you on Aimee's behalf too;-)

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  5. If we could measure the length of all your strokes on this page's tiles, I am sure we'd have a round trip to the moon and back. I really dig those 2 Zentangle inspired art tiles! Great stuff, Michele.

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    1. Thanks Susie! I truly appreciate all of your kind and humorous comments:-D

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  6. These are all so rich and varied. Those eyes peeking out on the last tile! wow! That one is like a pile of butterflies, and the next one up...like an under water scene from the Great Barrier Reef. All of them are just stunning.

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    1. Thanks Heidi! Those eco-dyed pieces are interesting adventures. I never know where they're going to take me๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. Wonderful work! The way you use colors is stunning. I like the gorgeous results. Especially your ZIAs are enchanting! And I like your cat!

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    1. Thank you Margaret! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ผ❤

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  8. Very, very beautiful all of them! I wonder how you get the 'eco dye'colors so bright. I can only bring some pastel in my tiles.

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    1. Thank you Annemarie! The paper itself is pretty muted, I use colored pencil with the marker blender to enhance and blend colors ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. All are so beautiful! You have a wonderful and unique style!
    Your ZIAs are fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  10. Absolutely stunning, very nice first tile for Joey and also for the diva but the stars of the week are the Zia's with the spectacular colours. I can see on Aimee's face, she agrees with me!

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  11. You have such a wonderful color sense. Those rich dark colors really appeal to me, and the tangles look right at home. The brighter ones will be quite different coming from you, so it will be fun to see how they turn out. Hello and hugs to Aimee!

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    1. Thanks so much Jean๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, this is a whole new leap for me ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿพ❤

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  12. Such lovely and inspiring work I see here every time I visit your blog! Love the colors and the lines! The Diva´s challenge is like a bracelet!

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    1. Thank you so much Anita! I truly appreciate you kind words;-)

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  13. Your art is always so inspiring, Michele! It's just a pleasure to look at the detail each piece contains. Very beautiful and engaging art! Thanks so much for visiting my submission this week and for leaving such a kind comment.

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  14. Gorgeous ATC and a beautiful start, your ensemble will be fabulous! Seriously loving the Carnival mask series!!!! How many are you doing? It's so nice to have your positive energy in my challenges, and it was lovely having you as a guest blogger! xo

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    1. Thanks Joey! What an inspiring series you've tasked us with๐Ÿ’ž I'm not sure how many masks I'll do. I have several 5 x 7 eco-dyed sheets left and there are at least 2 where I can "see" a mask in there somewhere ๐Ÿ˜‰

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