Saturday, 29 June 2013

AIM #16 CRESCENT MOON

AIM #16 CRESCENT MOON by Poppie_60
AIM #16 CRESCENT MOON, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.



Adventures in Monotangles #16 Crescent Moon and Tangle Pattern String #58

http://mindful-creations.blogspot.com.au/

Friday, 28 June 2013

Weekly Diva Challenge #124 - We are Calgary (After the Floods - With Thoughts of Calgary)

This week's challenge is an open challenge - The Diva asks that we keep Calgary in our hearts this week, and any part of the Earth. My prayers and thoughts go out to the people dealing with incredible struggles and tragedy.
Remember, after the rain comes the sunshine and rainbows :)
When I read this week's challenge, my mind went blank. I left it for a while and began tangling, nothing in particular. I figured something will come to me and if it didn't then I wouldn't submit this piece. Well 2 nights later I remembered seeing a post on ribbon letters, (I was half asleep at the time). I finally found the website and then wondered if I could use ribbon letters. I looked at my work and what do I see? I saw the letter 'C' so it was perfect - and here is my finished piece for the Challenge.
Thanks for looking :)


 This one is digitally edited

Monday, 24 June 2013

Adventure in Monotgangles #15 Betweed

This week's AIM is Betweed - it's a tangle I'm not usually drawn to, however, I did find it quite relaxing and surprisingly it didn't take long at all - flows quickly.

To see some creations from others please visit Roy over at http://mindful-creations.blogspot.com.au/

Thank you for visiting :)



Happy 80th Birthday Card

Birthday card made for a work colleague's grandfather

The request was he likes fishing and blue so I hope she likes it.  thanks for looking :)

I used cardstock in various colours, stencilled and sponged one of them, tangled the picture with coloured pencils.  added some embellishments.




Zendala Dare #62a

Zendala Dare #62a by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #62a, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com.au/

Saturday, 22 June 2013

stirrers

stirrers by Poppie_60
stirrers, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.



My latest craze - tangling on wooden coffee/tea stirrers :)

Not sure what I will do with them yet, but until I do I will keep on tangling :)

thanks for looking :)

Weekly Challenge #123: "Guest Post: Is it a Zentangle?"



My take on this week's challenge - I used the letters I, M, S, V, H, L, Z, E, G, F, W, O

It was an interesting concept as I did indeed find the process very 'Zen'

to see what others have done please visit Laura at iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/

thanks for your visit :)

Weekly Challenge #123: "Guest Post: Is it a Zentangle?"



Not a Zentangle but a Zendala. I don't normally use pencil, but I did want this to be fairly uniform - I used the letters to spell 'I LOVE U'.

It was an interesting concept as I did indeed find the process very 'Zen'

To see what others have done please visit Laura over at iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/

thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Be Free

Always looking out for new idea to incorporate with my tangles.

Here I drew a flower, some swirls and circles with 'Crystal Effects' then tangled.  Oh I sponged some vanilla cardstock with distressed ink first.

Thanks for looking :)


Close up - you can see the raised effect

Overexposed and added some rays digitally


Sunday, 16 June 2013

Clockwork Green

clockworkgreen by Poppie_60
clockworkgreen, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Green dye spritzed over stencil, then tangled

More Stencilled ATCs

collageatc by Poppie_60
collageatc, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

I spritzed a number of blank ATC yesterday - tangled this one tonight - I like doing them in pairs.

Thanks for looking :)

Fancy Nancy in Grid

Fancy Nancy in Grid by Poppie_60
Fancy Nancy in Grid, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.



Diva Weekly Challenge #122 - Grid unlocked using 'Fancy Nancy'
I don't think I've ever tried this tangle - don't know how that happened as it's quite a simple and effective one.

Thank you for visiting :)

Friday, 14 June 2013

TPS#55

TPS#55 by Poppie_60
TPS#55, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Adventures in Monotangles #14 Hollibaugh

Panda by Poppie_60
Panda, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Panda

I forgot that this was going to be a monotangle for this week's 'Adventures in Monotangles' with Roy from 'Mindful Creations' :)

mindful-creations.blogspot.com.au/

This Adventure, which is now up to Week 14 is to use the tangle called 'Hollibaugh'. So here you have it, something that began with Hollibaugh in mind, but then I got side tracked.

I'll try to do another one soon.

Thanks for your visit - comments are always welcome and appreciated :)

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Weekly Diva Challenge #122

DC#122 by Poppie_60
DC#122, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
Weekly Challenge #122: "Grid (un)Locked - here I've used Tangle String Number 51

thanks for your visit :)

Weekly Diva Challenge #122A

DC#122A by Poppie_60
DC#122A, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
Weekly Challenge #122: "Grid (un)Locked - here I've used Tangle String Number 53

thanks for your visit :)

Weekly Diva Challenge #122B

DC#122B by Poppie_60
DC#122B, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
Weekly Challenge #122: "Grid (un)Locked - here I've used Tangle String Number 54
thanks for your visit :)

Monday, 10 June 2013

10,000 Hits - thanks Everyone :)

Wooh! Hooh!  I am very excited - thanks to everyone who has visited my blog.  Who would have thought that I would even have a blog.  I probably wouldn't if I didn't discover my favourite pastime 'Zentangle' :)


Z - Box (Zibbox)

Zibbox looks much harder than it really is and moves along quite easily :)
Thank you for your visit :)


some samples

Z - Box Garden

Blue Flowers

Kooky Kuke

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Chop Chop Pattern Step by Step

Chop Chop pattern.
It doesn't really matter if the 'curves' and 'triangles' are not the same size. The only important thing is that they line up - row by row.
It reminds me of a choppy sea but then again I see a flock of seagulls :)
Thank you for looking - comments most welcome :)
Here are some examples:

Chop Chop

Chop Chop by Poppie_60
Chop Chop, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
Chop Chop pattern. This is the curvy version and less structured which I like. It doesn't really matter if the 'curves' and 'triangles' are not the same size. The only important thing is that they line up - row by row.

It reminds me of a choppy sea and I can even see a 'flock of seagulls' :)

Thank you for looking - comments are always welcome :)

Playing Catch Up

I don't like seeing unfinished pieces in my sketchbook -  I was going to help my sister pack as she is moving house, but last minute changes so I stayed home and tangled instead :)

 


 This started as a test piece to a couple of patterns that came to me (the middle one and on the right hand side - the one on the left is a variation to 'Offerings'



Came up with the pattern above - its called 'Z-Box' or Zibbox - have step outs but not posted anywhere yet :)


Saw these cute wooden magnets at the Newsagent this morning, just had to buy them to tangle on.

not sure if I posted this one last night - another variation to 'Tule'


Thank you for visiting - please come again :)

Saturday, 8 June 2013

AIM #13

AIM #13 by Poppie_60
AIM #13, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.



Adventures in Monotangles #13 Shard

I haven't used Shard for quite some time so it was good to revisit it - I had forgotten how lovely it is :)

with Roy Stauffer mindful-creations.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/adventures-in-m...

Decided to try this tangle in a spiral - used the back of a coaster - love picking up coasters from different clubs and tangling on them :)

thanks for your visit

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Diva Challenge #121b Birds on a Wire

DC121B by Poppie_60
DC121B, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
This week's tangle was created by Mary Kissel, CZT - and you can see the step outs for this tangle on her blog HERE tanglegami.blogspot.ca/p/zentangle-patterns.html

To see what others have done please visit Laura @
iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/

Thanks for looking - comments most welcome and appreciated :)

Diva Challenge #121a Birds on a wire

DC121C by Poppie_60
DC121C, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Somehow I didn't link this one properly on the Diva site - have resubmitted for your perusal - thank you :)

This week's tangle was created by Mary Kissel, CZT - and you can see the step outs for this tangle on her blog HERE tanglegami.blogspot.ca/p/zentangle-patterns.html

To see what others have done please visit Laura @
iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/

Thanks for looking - comments most welcome and appreciated :)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Zendala Dare # 60 - #35 revisited 'Where's my template?'

Zendala Dare # 35 by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare # 35, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.



shown here also in reverse and digitally edited


Zendala Dare #60 - the Devil that you know

thebrightowl.blogspot.com.au/

After I realised I interpreted this week's Dare incorrectly, I knew exactly which Dare to revisit. It was number 35, titled 'where is my template?'. I struggled with this one - I took several attempts at scanning the cut out (used up all my colour cartridge in the process too!) I was that fed up with it that I kept procastinating, and in the end I did not finish it. So this time I went back in time, found the 3 different coloured cardstocks all ready to be tangled and here is the result. I hope you like it - was a long time coming.

thanks for looking :)