Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Official & Unoffical Tangles

The April Challenge (Number 25) for the Chocolate Baroque Zentangle Group is based upon tangles & this time the brief is to choose an official & an unofficial tangle to use. More than two tangles can be chosen but the tangles picked should alternate between official & unofficial patterns.

front of card

close-up of tangled 4½" tile
tangles: Hazen, Xav

inside of card

I'd caught sight of Adele Bruno's new tangle Xav & rather liked the idea of using it as a border but then pondered over which of the official tangles to combine it with. One of the patterns that I've been  fascinated by is Hazen, so much so that some time ago I deconstructed it into step-outs, although I'm really not sure of what it officially looks like. Perhaps (if permitted) a kind CZT can confirm that I've got the actual look of the pattern right. If I haven't, the above will just have to be a tangleation! Hazen needs quite a bit of space to do it justice so my actual tile is a 4½ inches square ZIA which I made into a card.

I also experimented a little more with my coloured pencils - the Derwent Coloursoft seem to behave very well when blended using paper stumps with Sandsodor on the W H Smith 220gsm white cardstock. I did take the precaution of heat setting the pen work first though.

Pencils/Markers etc… Sakura Pigma Micron Pens (Black, Blue & Green), Fine Sharpie (Black), Memento Dual Marker (Black), Pentel K118 Hybrid Gel Pen (White); Derwent Coloursoft Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor.
Cardstock W H Smith 220gsm white; white, black & hammered green from stash.
Die Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Sixteen.
Punch Crafts Too Corner.
The sequins are from stash.


jackiescrafts said...

I love this Paula your colouring is fabulous
Jackie x

Aquarius said...

Goodness me, is it the first of the month again already?? These two tangles work very well together.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous symmetrical tangle design Paula. The colours are fantastic. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Alice said...

this looks great, paula, i hadn't seen the outside tangle before, so i went and got it :) thanks!

Anonymous said...

That looks amazing Paula, the tangles look great.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Wow, this is fascinating! I love the depth you achieved in this lattice looking tangle design. Blessings!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely superb my dear Paula!
and these Spring colors are so beautiful they give a sense of peaceful energy!
Thank YOu~

Elaine said...

WOW Paula!!
This is just amazing!!
As you already know, my knowledge of tangles is extremely limited so I can only judge by what I personally like and I LOVE this one.
The central design again reminds me of a garden maze, even more so with your chosen colours and the depth you've achieved with the shading.
The design lines lead my eye along and through the garden on a lovely little walk!

Big hugs to you
Love Elaine xxx

Sally H said...

This is stunning, Paula! LOVE the colours - it feels so full of energy! Gorgeous tangling! So sorry it has taken me so long to get here.

GinaA said...

Hi Paula, so sorry not joined in or commented for ages. A beautiful tile as usual, complementary tangles and beautiful colouring, never heard of heat setting the penwork, I will have to look it up. Thank you for sharing.