Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Diva Challenge #330, Joey's Weekly Challenge #178 & other doodlins...

Guest Blogger: Jeanette Clawson
"Plates"
Border and ribbon patterns
a few faves: Abukas, X's and Orbs, My Swing, Fescu, Copada 
with a little Mooka, Zinger and Printemps

The challenge this week is border or ribbon patterns on 1/4 circle strings,  ideally created on 4 tiles to make an ensemble. I will try to do more because this would make a great sampler of some of my favorite ribbon patterns.

Ensemble Series #2
Featuring: Merryweather
additionally: Paisley Boa, Striping, Fasset, Crescent Moon & Tipple

This is the second in a 9 tile ensemble series. You can see how I started this here. I'm very excited about this series because it's something I've always been meaning to try. The best part is watching everyone else's progress on their own ensemble. If anyone wants to join in start here.

The "92 Days" project is winding down. I did a separate post for Adele Bruno's "It's a String Thing" Challenge and included a few more journal pages. It's IAST's 4th Birthday.


My brush pen was a bit dry on the start and I was really liking the texture so I stopped. 
I almost didn't want to draw anything on it.

I started with blind string

I loved the way day 80 bled through to 82
I couldn't have planned this prompt better if I tried
I left it alone;-)

Some Travelling Tangles completed this past week:

My finish...

...to this fun start by Mary Perrin
in Crystal Lake, Illinois

My finish...

...to this inspiring start by Angie del Rosario
traveling all the way from The Philippines

❤😼🐾💞

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






26 comments:

  1. Oh I hope you do more plates that looked stunning! I can hardly wait for the 9 weeks to go by at Joey's I love what everyone is doing!

    Then your traveling tiles man were they great!I kept looking back to make sure they were the same tiles!

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    1. Thanks Trudi! Yes, there's a lot of inspiring stuff going on out there this week;-)

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  2. That's one hell of a complicated plate! Such lovely colours and such a lot of detail. Will you do the other three totally different, or re-arrange the same patterns?

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I've started another plate tile and so far it's going to be different patterns so it's more of a sampler in the end.

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  3. What a delight to see your weekly post with every time such beautiful colors and fantastic drawn tangles.Your TT look always great and the Diva's tile too but my fave of the week is your fantastic second tile for Joey (in fact this is also a bit like a TT) I'm very curious to see all finished mosaics!!!
    Lovely detail to see Aimée and her mouse with the same colours, she has fantastic eyes, that cat of yours!

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    1. Many thanks Ria! I was very happy with how the Joey tile came out. This is so much fun! All of the work I'm looking at out there is so inspiring and I think it's pushed everyone out of their comfort zone and into a new level of creativity;-) I always wonder what that cat is thinking because her eyes are so expressive. She's a joy.

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  4. Just loving your gorgeous plate, Michele, and can't wait to see more.

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  5. I dont know were to begin to comoment. Al of theme are so beautiful and great colored. Your Diva is geourgous. I love it. Great.

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  6. All your tiles are wonderful! I think, I love the "Plates" and the Merryweather-tile the best. Your colors are fantastic and the used patterns are more than beautiful! I like the way you draw, your composition and use colors!

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    1. Thank you so much Margaret! I was a little worried with all the color. It's a bit more intense than I expected.

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  7. Your beautiful cat always reminds me of one of ours, Bessie. They are very much alike! Send her/him my huggs! As for Joey´s I can´t wait to see your final result! your 2nd ATC is just gourgeous!

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    1. Thank you Anita! Aimee thanks you too😼🐾❤

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  8. Again a lot of beautiful pieces! Especially I like your first part of the "plate"! Wonderful choice of tangles and colours!

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  9. I'm just loving how you color your pearls. They have so much depth.

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  10. Wonderful Diva challenge tile. You have inspired me to try to learn to use white highlights. Is the white the underlying paper or added on top of the other color? Will you post your mosaic here when it's completed or in a future challenge. I'm more likely to be able to see the latter.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! The white is applied on top for the most part. I use Prismacolor pencils and Signo Uniball white gel pens. I just finishing up the remaining 3 "Plate" tiles and I'll post those along with Monday's challenges sometime Tuesday or Wednesday;-)

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  11. So lovely tiles, Michele! I love your DIVA plate tile (especially delighted about MySwing!) The tile for Joeys chalenge is great, can't wait to see the next one and the whole mosaic! And all the journal drawings... I repeat myself....stunning!
    Have a lovely sunday!

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  12. Hey there Michele! Love your style...as always. Everything you do looks so glossy and now I'm inspired to use color to shade my Diva challenge tiles...oh! and your terrific idea to use ATC cards for the Joey challenge. I'm going to put that together today. My favorite one this time is the yellow Traveling tile because how? I mean, you received a piece that is vibrant dark warm yellow, and made it into a serene blue and green walk in the park. LOVE IT! well done. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Heidi! It's funny that the day before Joey gave us that ensemble challenge I had just made the new set of ATC's, planning to use them for the Joey challenges regardless of what it was. It worked out great!

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