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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Made by Joey #196
Challenge: Use tangles starting with the letters of P-E-A-C-E

Cake - Una Wang
Avreal - Zentangle
Putki - David Hunter
Eddyper - Damy
Afterglow - Carole Ohl
Crescent Moon - Zentangle
Caviar - Lori Howe
Eke - Zentangle
Cruffle - Sandy Hunter

A merry Christmas and a happy new year to all other tanglers.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

It's a string thing #223

Ahh - official tangle
Stella - Jana Rogers

Diva Challenge #345
"Happy Holidays" - Create a holiday tile
I've used embedded letter spelling Sun and Sea, since it it now summer in my country. The tangles I have used is Bubbles (Susan McNeill) for all bubbly drinks, Keenees (Donna Hornsby) that reminds me of bikinis, Sea Waves (Ginny Lu) and Membranart (Tomas Padros) for sounding like memories.

A blessed Christmas to all and a prosperous new year.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Joey #195
Snowflake string with tangle Jax (Vera Giesbrecht)

While trying to upload my tile to my blog, I've looked at the contributions of my fellow tanglers and as always I am amazed at the different ways the string are interpreted and what is done with the tangle. Well done, everybody.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Joey #194

Use the word Joy and use it as embedded letters or use tangles starting with "J". I've tried embedded letters

Diva Challenge #344
UMT (Use my tangle) Afterglow by Carole Ohl
Also Printemps, an official tangle

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Made by Joey #193
String by Joey
Tangles used:
Emingle and Ahh, both official tangles

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Joey Challenge #192

String by Joey and use tangle Paradox, an official tangle

I've also used
Veez by Margaret Bremner
Maryhill by Betsy Wilson

Diva Challenge #342
Challenge: Make a duo tangle using Paradox and Bunzo - both official tangles

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Joey Challenge #191
Challenge: Draw a 3D image of the first letter of your name and use the tangle Elvira by Agneta Landegren.
Other tangle used: Claws by HElena
(I've used a white pastel pencil over the auras to make it fade in the background but after I scanned the image I've used hairspray to seal it - and surprise -  gone are the white pastel, so I used my white Polychromo to recolor the auras 😌)

Diva Challenge #341
(Go Big or Go Home)

I've used an apprentice tile sized tile and a 08 Micron and used Lynn Mead's technique of "TransluZENce".
Tangles used:
Membranart - Tomas Padros
Hollibaugh - official tangle

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Diva Challenge #340
UMT (use my tangle) Wibble by Shawna Martin
Other tangles used:
Meer and W2 - both official tangles

Joey Challenge #190
Challenge: String given and use tangle Metal Plating by Ina Sonnenmoser
Other tangle used: Garlic Cloves by Jacquelien Bredenoord

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Joey's weekly challenge #189
String provided:
Challenge: Use at least Diva Dance - an official tange
Other tangles used:
Jalousie by Stephanie Kukla
Flutterpie by Carole Ohl - this was not done correctly - sorry Carole.
A very late Joey challenge #176 by guest artist Trudi Taylor
String provided (Tropicana (by Kate Ahrens) variaton)
Tangles used:
Knightbridge, Tipple, Printemps - all official tangles
Fiore by Jana Rogers

Day 27: Cadent - official tangle
Day 28: Joki - Kim Aarts
Day 29: Q-Belle - YuRu Chen
Day 30: Oof - official tangle
Day 31: Naida - Stephanie Jennifer

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Joey's Weekly Challenge #188
String given:

Use tangle Frunky by Katharina Konigsbauer-Kolb
Other tangles used:
Fassett and Phroz by Lynne Mead
Day 19: Hibred
Day 20: Hollibaugh
Day 21: Meer
Day 22: Yincut
Day 23: Pokeleaf
All the above are official tangles
Day 24: Florz - official pattern
Day 25: Auraknot - official pattern and Singapore sling by Stephanie Jennifer
Day 26: Wibble - Shawna Martin


Monday, 23 October 2017

Joey Challenge #187
Challenge: use following string as well as Betweed, an official tangle.
Other tangle used:
Paradox, also an official tangle
Day 8: Twizted - Terri Brown
Day 9: Hurry - Zentangle original
Day 10 : Flux - Zentangle original
Day 11: Bales - Zentangle original

Day 12: Patience - Jody Genovese
Day 13: Printemps - Zentangle original
Day 14: Crescent Moon - Zentangle original
Day 15: Flukes - Zentangle original

Day 16: Tripoli - Zentangle original
Day 17: Shattuck - Zentangle original
Day 18: IX - Zentangle original

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Joey Challenge #186
Tile 9
Use Pokeleaf , a Zentangle original

I've also used MI2 by Mimi Lempart

Here is my finished piece. I cut the tiles myself and apparently not so well, because it does not fit very good some places. I've also added a bit more pink to the entire piece.

And my day 3 to 6 of Inktober challenge :
Feeling Knotty - Cherryl Moote
Diva Dance - Zentangle original
Marusa - Zentangle original
Ponio - Mei Hua Teng
Rixty - Zentangle original
and filled the empty spaces with Pixioze by Margaret Bremner and "shaded" with a white pastel pencil.
(I am far behind and this is definitely in the spirit of Inktober)

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Joey Challenge #178 tile 8

Ai Joey and again you floored me! - Printemps! I already have printemps. So the best idea I could come up was using Printemps as a string and I added Dicso (Mina Hsiao) which is the tangle for day 2 of Stephanie Jennefir's #InktoberTangles.

#InktoberTangles day 1 Bunzo.
Bunzo border filled by Printemps, both Zentangle originals. I wanted to do the shading by using a coloured pencil, but I did not have the right colour and decided to use an ordinary pencil  instead.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

JoeyChallenge #178 tile 7

We had to use Nzeppel, a Zentangle original for this tile. Nzeppel is not the focus tangle in this tile since I have already used it in the other tiles. Other tangles I have used was one of my favourites - Sandswirl by Karry Heun and Printemps also a Zentangle original.

I have eventually completed challenge #175 by guest blogger Stephanie Jennifer
Tangles used:
Naida - Stephanie Jennifer
Printemps - Zentangle original
Cadentoo - Lianne Woods
Claws - Helena

Saturday, 23 September 2017

And now for challenges by guest artists while Joey took a break:

Challenge #173 
Guest artist - Michelle Wynne
String supplied by Michelle

Tangles used:
Shattuck, Onamato, Crescent Moon, Florz - Zentangle originals
Ovy - Adam Roades
Copada - Margaret Bremner

Challenge #174
Guest blogger: Susie Ng
String supplied by Susie and use tangle Asian Fans by Suzanne McNeill
Tangles used:
W2 - Suzanne McNeill 
Keeko - Zentangle original
Afterglow - Carole Ohl 

Challenge #177
Guest blogger - Me!
String supplied and use tangles starting with J/V/O to honor Joey

Tangles used:
Jalousie - Stephanie Kukla
Verve - JJ LaBarbera
Onion Drops - Shasta Garcia
Viaduct - Wayne Harlow
Vache1 - Genevieve Grabe

Hi, This will be a very long post. I have been off Zentangle for a time because of personal reasons, but are trying to catch up on all the Joey challenges. Thanks to all that participated in challenge 177 where I was the guest blogger.

About challenge 178 - I am wondering what was the intention of the person who started this - where each tile supposed to be an entity on its own or was was the tangles supposed to "overflow" from one tile to the next? I have seen both methods. (to try to explain more - my tile 1 is sort of on its own where for the other tiles the tangle started on one tile but ended on the adjacent tiles according to the string.)

Challenge #178
Tile 1:
Tangles used:
African Artist - Tina Hunziker
Verve - JJ LaBarbera
Knightbridge - Zentangle original
Echoism - Zentangle original

Tile 2:
Tangles used:
Merryweather - Sandy Hunter
Ixorus - Zentangle original 

Tile 3:
Tangles used:
Cruffle - Sandy Hunter
Merryweather - Sandy Hunter
Joy - Joyce Block
Indyrella - Zentangle original

Tile 4:
Tangles used:
Breach - YuRu Chen
Merryweather - Sandy Hunter
Fescu. Zinger, Florz, Nzeppel, Printemps - Zentangle originals

Tile 5:
Tangles used:
Muscari - Elaine Benfato
Nzeppel - Zentangle original
Merryweather - Sandy Hunter
Cruffle - Sandy Hunter
Fassett - Lynn Mead
Tipple - Zentangle original
Tile 6:
Tangles used:
Ginili - Randi Wynnne
Merryweather - Sandy Hunter
Joy - Joyce  Block
Indyrella - Zentangle original

And tile 1 to 6 together: