Saturday, 11 August 2012

Duck-billed Brayd

The Diva's Challenge this week is a regular monthly feature called "Use My Tangle!!" where a tangle submitted to a Linky List is picked at random to form the basis for the challenge. This week the tangle featured is Brayd created by Shelly Beauch.

My husband saw me experimenting with the tangle on a rough piece of paper & thought it was a snake  - whereupon I gave my swirly scrawl a head which rather put me in mind of a duck-billed platypus. This is what evolved when I worked on the idea in my notebook & although my husband settled for it being a python, I think this creature looks far too benign for that so I'm naming it a "duck-billed brayd."

tangles: Brayd, Cross Stitch, Networking (variation), Zig Zag Border

The border started off as Networking from Suzanne McNeill's Zentangle 2 book but, not having practised it, I ended up with something else - I'll call it a variation. That's the beauty of Zentangle - nothing is a mistake - so I didn't have to start again.

Challenges Entered
I am the diva Weekly Challenge 82: UMT v. VII "Brayd"
Inspiration Avenue's Weekly Challenge: Zentangles

17 comments:

Susan said...

Wonderful detail! Your brayd is lovely and I love the 'swoopy' tail.

tanglewithlinda.wordpress.com said...

What a great tile. I'm with your husband, he may be benign, but he's still a snake! Love the cadent background, and I think your border is gorgeous. I don't see any mistakes at all.

Jennifer McLean said...

thanks for participating in my ia challenge, you're very good at tangling, it takes such a steady hand,
Best,
Jenn

ledenzer said...

Brayds make great snakes!

Anonymous said...

Very nice and original!

Annemarie Huijts

GinaA said...

Very out of the box Paula, it is superb, and whether its a mammal or a reptile your tangle with Brayd is outstanding, just love the shape of it, so flowing.

Aquarius said...

You are really going to town with your tangles and this snake or duck-billed creature is amazing and sits so well within the cadent background.

jackiescrafts said...

You are getting really good at tangling Paula and I love your duck billed bryad he is so flowing and looks fab against that background

Jackie x

Elaine said...

What amazing tangling Paula, very artisitic. Love Brayd's gentle face! A really great tangle, you should be proud. Elaine x

Geke said...

Beautiful done!!

Lorraine said...

oh woooooooooow i do love this hun its so clever and you have put so much detail into your work i really love this one its a real masterpiece it deserves to be framed and put on the wall and have its own pride of place i love it xx

Joke Broekhans Geers said...

Very nice, like a figure from keltisch motifs.

Elizabeth Allan said...

These tangles are feasts for the eyes! Paula you are a master of this technique. I would love to hear how long a design like this takes and the process of how the images appear to you and develop into the design!

Sally H said...

Oh my word, Paula! This is brilliant! I LOVE it!

Shelly Beauch said...

He looks like a happy little fellow!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Fabulous work Paula, love the face on your duck billed brayd. The cadent background is great, that's one of my favourite patterns.I love the fee flowing image set against the more regimented background and frame. Great work, Judith xx

Anonymous said...

Love it Paula you are so clever.
Suexxx