Friday, 25 April 2014

Tackle it Tuesday, Wacky Tangle Challenge and A String Thing!

My very first Renaissance tile!! How I have longed to do one of these. My mum is visiting from the UK and brought me a big pack of them along with some gorgeous Copic pens - a Sepia one and two 0.05 fineliners. Oh frabjous day!

This is my tile for the 'I' tangles on Cheryl's Artful Creations blog - I used a variation on Ixorus, Ilana and Inapod...some of my peas escaped!



I so love the blend of colours but I am still a complete novice, especially when it comes to adding highlights and shadows! So off to do another one just now for the Wacky Challenge, which is looking at Initials.


I chose an 'S' as this is for my friend, Sam, who is leaving our beautiful town of Alcala la Real today to go back to Scotland. Not through a 'heart' choice, but a financial head one. I shall miss her very, very much. Bon voyage and good luck, Sam. 

I missed Adele Bruno's 'String Thing' last week simply because I forgot to send her my tile - but I've sent it this week.

This is the original string, 031, by Pat Ferguson/



and our tangles were:
Paushalöv by CZT Amy Brody
Pavonia by Angie Shade
Paizel by CZT Angie Vangalis
Palvero by Karry Heun








I could possibly have copied the string a little better - I made the central loop too 'square' on - but it was a good opportunity to learn some new tangles and practice on the tan tile....




Do check out the amazing variety of tiles sent in for Adele's lovely challenge - it's always so interesting to see how different people interpret the same instructions! The tangles are usually posted on Monday evening (for me here in Spain).

14 comments:

  1. I'm sure Sam will love it...hope she gets back to see you again soon. Jx

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    1. Thanks Janice - I didn't quite get it finished in time to give it to her, but I will probably do an I and a J for the girls and then send them all on to Scotland. Axxx

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  2. Zwei wunderschöne Tangle!
    Liebe Grüße und gutes Wochenende,*Manja*

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    1. Danke! (That's about the extent of my German, but thank you very much!) Axxx

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  3. These are very nice. I haven't done my initial one for the Wacky challenge yet, but I need to. I think I have to check out the string thing one as well as I haven't been participating in that!

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    1. Thank you Kelly...I like all the challenges as they all address something a little different in learning curve. A String Thing is particularly interesting - it seems prescriptive as it provides the string and the tangles to use - but the variations that people come up with is amazing! You get to use new tangles too!
      Axxx

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  4. Annie, these tangles are fantastic. How long does it take to do one?

    I'm sure Sam will love the one you've done for her, and miss you and her old home.

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    1. Hi Gaynor and thank you very much for popping by and leaving me a comment! These are all small tiles - about 10cm square and probably take under an hour each. Some of my others have taken longer and I have been known to keep working on the same one for a whole evening....without noticing where the time has gone.
      Sam should be back in Scotland now - she'll definitely miss us and Alcala will miss her!
      Axxx

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  5. Your tiles just sparkle on the renaissance tiles - beautiful linework!

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    1. Thank you Lily! I'm so glad to have some to try out! Axxx

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  6. All three are beautiful, Annie. I love the white accents on the tiles.

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    1. Thank you Anne - I am still learning with the tan tiles but I am enjoying the process very much. Axxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Lady Kate!! Axxx

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