Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Diva Challenge 178

Well, after her incredibly busy few weeks, Laura, the Diva is back on her blog again. Her guest posters have been inspiring and engaging and I for one am very glad she invited them to offer their challenges! And it's lovely to have Laura back and have a glimpse of her life and her lovely family. Looks like they've all been enjoying themselves, which is good to know.

And a challenge this week that I've enjoyed very much. I recently discovered Margaret Bremner's lovely 'Prestwood' tangle and have managed to sneak it into almost everything I've done since. And for my initial tangle this week, I found another, very similar tangle to this one called 'Tipz' and it's given me much the same sort of pleasure! Thank you, Faith Cohen!

So - 'Tipz' was my choice for my surname initial...but oh, how difficult it was to choose one for 'Annie'....so many of my favourites begin with 'A'....Ahh, Agua, Aquafleur, Aura-leah, Aura-knot.....I could go on but I won't. SO! I decided to do one I've never done before and I chose it for the name. Arundel. Designed by Arja de Lange-Huisman during a visit to this lovely place in the south of England. It used to be a place I visited when I lived not too far away and I don't think I ever went there without falling in love with it a little bit more. So Arundel is another new favourite. 

And here they are together. Arundel and Tipz - AT, that's me!



Thanks again, Laura. Lovely, lovely challenge! As always, it is now my pleasure to go and see what everyone else has done with their initials!

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    1. Thank you Antonine! (What a lovely name you have!) Axxx

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  2. Nice combination of tangles!

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    1. Ilse, you are very kind, thank you. Axxx

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  3. I too have used Prestwood quite a bit lately and love what you have done with Tipz, must give that one a try. Great shading too :) Linda x

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    1. Definitely, if you like Prestwood, you'll love Tipz too, Linda. It's great to shade too...Axxx

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  4. Beautiful tile and your choice of tangles really work well together. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you Dragonfly-Artz... I tried to choose two that had very different qualities and I'm pleased how well they go together. Axxx

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    1. Thank you Lady Kate! They lent themselves to shading...Axxx

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  6. Wonderful tile with great shading!

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    1. Many thanks, Lonetta! I enjoyed it very much. Axxx

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  7. Neither of these are tangles that I have used. I like them both and you blended them together nicely.

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    1. I am so excited by Tipz, Jean - really enjoyed that one, and Arundel is quietly rather nice too. Thanks Axxx

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    1. Delighted you think so, Annemarie! Thanks, Axxx

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  9. Great tile, Annie. Both tangles that I've never used; although I have used Prestwood. Now that I've seen your tile, I'll be sure to try out Tipz. And I guess I'll have to give Arundel a go, as well.

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    1. Thank you Audrie. Aren't they lovely tangles - and if you like Prestwood, I know you'll love Tipz too! Axxx

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  10. You can't go wring with 'Tipz'! You did a beautiful job on combining it with 'Arundel'! Just lovely!!:0) Share humanity

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    1. Thanks Annette, isn't Tipz a good one. I do like them together. Axxx

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  11. The combination of curvy and angular is very effective and I find myself staring to work out how you got it to be so "over/under and through". These challenges are so much more than having a go at doing a tile. We then have the pleasure of seeing someone else's interpretation and the puzzle of how they did it. Triple the fun. Thank you, annie.

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    1. Thanks Maggibee - I did put some thought into choosing two tangles that gave me the opportunity to put the curve and straight together so I'm delighted you've taken time to check it out! I do the same on other people's tangles and as you say, it just adds to the pleasure of tangling! Thank you again. Axxx

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  12. Great tile. The way that you did the tangles and your shading give his piece a lot of character.

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    1. Thank you Donald. I did enjoy doing very much and it's always nice to think that shows afterwards. Axxx

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  13. Your monogram looks gorgeous in tangles. :)

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I read everyone's comments and am delighted that you took the time to share your views. Thank you! Ax