Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Diva Challenge #244/#243, Made by Joey #87, String Challenge #119

Tripoli Triptastic

Hmmmmm....Tripoli. This could have gone so many ways...for me it's usually off-the-rails. This is one of those patterns that works better in the hands of others. I started off slooooowwwly, really concentrating on the space between the lines and it was going okay until I started shading. I don't hate it but don't love it either.
Diva Challenge #243
A Tiny Taste #1

A Tiny Taste #2

This is a little catch-up from last week. The challenge was to leave more blank space than filled. This got me thinking about creating a series of labels. I'm going to try this again in just black and white.

Xplode monotangle

The black card was an ATC I made awhile back whilst practicing the application of black gesso onto white watercolor paper. Xplode seemed to demand a trip to the dark side.

String # 11
using Adele's pattern "100", "Bublz" and "Ripples"

For this week's "It's a String Thing" Challenge, Adele's prompt is inspired by the 100th anniversary of Coca Cola, hence the bottle shaped string and the chosen tangles.

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  1. Love all of these. Gotta try the gesso technique.

  2. wow, gorgeous.... the colors are beautiful

  3. Stunning work! Greetings, Anja

  4. Beautiful work. I love the richness that you get with your backgrounds and the tangles on top. So lovely.

  5. You are so good with colour, I love all your tiles this week.

  6. Love your use of colour and your particular style. I know when I like something when it jumps out at me from among the blogs I flick through - and yours did. Well done!

  7. Wow and more WOW. I see so much beautiful art, can absolutely not pick a favorite.

  8. Wow! I love the sunset/sunrise colours on the first three tiles! Your tangles are just for accenting the beautiful background, and give a focus, but also leave open space. Beautifully done! And I love your last tile - again the colour is so beautiful!

  9. Wonderful work this week! I like your unique way of using colours! Especially I like the last tile with its fine combiantion od colours!

  10. I love the highlighted orbs on your Tripoli. I don't see any problem with the shading! I drooled when I saw your IAST. The colors and overlapping bubbles are amazing!

  11. These are great, Tripoli is wonderful in YOUR hands. Love the rustic background for your first 3. They have the look of aged metal or copper.