Journal pages, bookmarks, poetry pages, hand-written notes…, oh my! This week, I dabbled with the tangle pattern dingbatz, inspired by Maria and Rick’s “Kitchen Table Tangles” post on the Zentangle.com Mosaic app.
Historically “dingbats” are ornamental elements in books, pretty hand-drawn or type-set * characters. The key with tangling dingbatz is to make a thin-lined frame as your border and use the Hollibaugh technique to draw a few tangles (such as mooka) behind the frame.
This is one of those tangles that inspire a gazillion project ideas. The possibilities are delightfully end-less for dingbatz. (Although, I wish it had a better name LOL:)
It wasn’t until after I had finished the Zingo pattern tile that I realized I had drawn snowflake flowers:) Ah, blizzards and New England… the last couple of days have been an interesting winter-remix. We’ve had over a foot of snow, and I knew I was a bit optimistic hanging the floral wreath on the front door last week. Hmmm, so anyway snowflake flowers may make sense after all:)
You won’t want to miss the wonderful video of Indy and Mazzy teaching Zingo as part of the Kitchen Table Tangles series from Zentangle.com. It’s truly inspiring and so much fun to watch, as the girls calmly and confidently teach the pattern steps. Enjoy more Zingo tiles (Challenge #307) @ http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.
This tile reminds me of a tangle:) of bracelets. I am enjoying experimenting with the new(er) 3Z triangle tiles. The tiles are smaller than the traditional square tiles and that offers a challenge of its own!
For this challenge, I’ve tried to keep it simple with Amphora and variations of Hollibaugh.
Check out more “Amphora” inspired tiles on the Diva’s Weekly Challenge #306 http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com. Happy tangling:)
Diva’s Challenge 291: A Halloween theme tile
Tangles: Betweed, Fracas and Fescu
We live near a school and had so many Trick or Treater’s on Monday night, my feet hurt giving out the candy LOL:) Quite a parade of ghouls, super heroes, princesses and characters stopped by for treats! It was fun to break out the Moonlight gel pens and color pencils for this challenge and tangle a candy corn:)
Check out more Halloween challenge tiles on the Diva’s link: http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com
Love a good challenge and drawing symmetrical lines kept me on my toes:) But Dreamcatcher is such a lovely tangle! (Designed by CZT Daniel Lamothe.) I think what helped me with some semblance of symmetry (whoa, say that 3 times fast:) was to keep thickening the black lines and slowing down (another challenge.)
Thank you for stopping by the blog and check out more Dreamcatcher tiles on the Diva’s Challenge blog link: http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com
Diva Challenge 287
Dreamcatcher and Checkerstar
My Straight (sort of) “Angle Tangle”
- This challenge was definetly more of a personal challenge for me because I tend to gravitate toward tangles that are curves. I had to keep reminding myself to keep it straight:) Check out more straight tangles on the challenge link, “Straight to It” 286: http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com. Thanks for stopping by the blog and happy tangling! Jill
- Hollibaugh, Betweed, Munchin & triangle tangle enhancers
Tangle Challenge 285 (http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com)
- Sticking to the basics was the idea behind this week’s challenge. A few shells in my art space inspired me to go back to some round and swirly tangles. A heart string popped up, so I emphasized it with a little bit of shading. Tangles: Printemps, Pokeleaf, Hamail(tangleation), Cadent, Bubbles, Aloha:)
I hope you relaxed and enjoyed this week’s challenge too:)