Sunday, 19 August 2012

Leafy Mooka & Assunta

The Diva's challenge this week is to use the two tangles Assunta & Mooka ONLY. It's the first time I've tried either of these & I've been fiddling about with both all week. Assunta came together quite easily but Mooka & I, for some reason, didn't quite gel until I saw Daniele O'Brien's post using her leafy Mooka (a Mooka tangleation). That then became the catalyst for my tile as I realised that Mooka's ends didn't have to be round & it was their roundness that was troubling me. Mooka suddenly opened up for me & I could see Assunta fitting into the leafy ended Mooka very nicely. 

tangles: Assunta, Mooka

I'm particularly fond of stylized plant designs & am quite excited by the Nature theme of the current Chocolate Baroque Zentangle Group Challenge. I'm hoping to explore this further but for the moment I am submitting my leafy Mooka tile. I did wonder if it has enough of a nature theme but concluded that it does after an observer remarked:
 "That's an onion, or a triffid*......or a triffid masquerading as an onion!"

*according to The Chambers Dictionary a triffid is:
  "a monstrous (fictional) stinging plant...."

Challenges Entered

16 comments:

jackiescrafts said...

A great tile Paula and well done for just using 2 tangles I'm sure it will fit very well for the nature challenge too. I must get round to some more tangling but with Ruth still at home until the end of the month I'm hardly doing any crafting. Will get back to it once she's left

Jackie x

Aquarius said...

I hadn't realised this was for the challenge to use just the two tangle patterns until I read the full details and now you've mentioned triffids I can see what your other half (I'm making an assumption here) means now. Strange you had problems with mooka and found assunta easy to do because it was the opposite for me. Mooka still needs lots of practise but I love it - really struggled with assunta when following the 'how to' that I saw so must try again. I really like the leafy ends on your mooka and hadn't thought of that so something else to try.

ledenzer said...

So glad you found Danielle's post and I love how your mooka turned out in this tile! You assunta is sweet.....Very pretty!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is fantastic Paula . . .it reminds me of Fuschias! x

brenda said...

this is really wonderful Paula, the way you have carried the pattern from the bottom element to the end of the teardrops is a lovely touch.

I call them teardrops but really really remind me very stylised floral image, a hint of the fuchsia comes to mind because the droplets are so elegant.

Really lovely work and thank you so much sharing.

B x

Alice said...

now that's pretty awesome! i love the flower look of your mooka with the little assunta petals dangling down - really creative!

Sally H said...

This is great, Paula. Reminds me of bleeding hearts flowers

Daniele OBrien Design, CZT said...

Nicely done Paula, you certainly did the Mooka Leaf tangleation justice. Love the dancing/dangling Assunta's.
-Danni O'Brien
http://dobriendesign.blogspot.com

GinaA said...

This is so beautiful Paula, I love the way that one grows from the other and your interpretation of Mooka is just superb,t movement you have achieved looks so flowing. Must check out your link as I struggle to get this to go the way I want as well.

Elaine said...

This is very nice Paula. I love the addition the shading adds. My OH would definitely approve of the Triffid connection - his all time favourite book. I think this also looks like bleeding hearts, with the extra twiddly bits on which are great fun! Superb control in the assunta pattern at the bottom. Elaine xx

isisimaginings.com said...

That's great!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Paula you "tangled" these two designs perfectly. I always enjoy sitting and gazing at your detailed patterns. Additionally, you always have thought-provoking insight into your ideas.

Anonymous said...

Mooka is not an easy one that's for sure. I think you did a great job in using the tagleation.

Annemarie

Lorraine said...

oh wow this is fab you have captured the meaning beautifully which im glad you put on your post as i didn't know what it meant lol i just love the leaves and the gorgeous line detail which you have mastered by the way keep them coming please xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is almost a fantasy image :) Love the depth of shading in the narrower areas and so unusual too :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Deborah Frings said...

Oh, this is so, so beautiful!