Sunday, 28 July 2013

Copic Flowers - practising colour with my new Copics :)

I did want to use more tangles but didn't want the flowers to disappear into the background. thanks for looking :)

Weekly Diva Challenge #128

Weekly Diva Challenge #128 by Poppie_60
Weekly Diva Challenge #128, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

It's taken me a while to work on this challenge, but have still made it on time. Originally it was a piece to enter in Sandy Bartholemew's contest AND the Diva's Weekly Challenge ( I still may do that - I need to revisit the conditions)
thanks for your visit - blessings :)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Zendala Dare #66c

Zendala Dare #66c by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #66c, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Tangle: Buttercup and coloured with copic Markers - first time attempting shading and blending :)

Zendala Dare #66

with Erin at

thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Zendala Dare #65

Zendala Dare #65 by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #65, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Geishas - the first thing that came to me when I saw this week's template :)

thanks for looking :)

Weekly Challenge #127 DuoTangle v. VII: Cirquital/Opus

I sure had a lot of fun playing with this weeks challenge.  At first I didn't think much of the two tangles - 2 I've not turned to so I was quite pleasantly surprised with the outcome.  Perhaps it's because of the shading - as I have mentioned before I do find shading quite relaxing and it does bring it to life somewhat - I've not mastered shading but I keep trying.
I hope you like my entries.  I have also included many digitally enhanced pieces too (I do like playing with my finished tangles - so many possible variations, I could stay for hours on the one drawing)

I would like to also thank everyone for visiting and for your kind generous comments.  I find it hard to keep up with seeing all the entries every week - I do so when I can.  I wish there was a like/love button on the blogs, at least you would know I have visited.

Thanks again for stopping by - and hope you all have a safe enjoyable week :)

so here they are:

Saturday, 13 July 2013

AIM #18 Knightsbridge

Here is my rendition of Knightsbridge.  These Monotangle Adventures sure make you think out of the box.  I used Sandra Strait's tutorial on  Semi-transparency to give it a different spin.

If you would like to join in on this Adventure, please visit Roy over at Mindful Creations

Thank you for visiting - hope you have a lovely day :)

Here I used the 'water' feature available on Pickmonkey

Weekly Diva Challenge #126 Stencil Fun (No. 2)

I really enjoyed this challenge - thank you Laura.

This is my second entry.  For this one I traced around a stainless steel trivet (one of those things you use to put hot dishes on)

I quite like it, although at first I wasn't happy with how my tangles were going but that's ok too :)

When I first started tangling I never shaded, I didn't like the look, maybe because I wasn't that experienced in shading.  I still have a lot to learn however I really do like shading now - I find it very therapeutic.

To see what other tanglers have made you may visit Laura's blogspot  I'm really looking forward to seeing what other's have been inspired by.  I don't like viewing before I have finished as I don't want to be influenced by what I have seen :)

Thanks for looking :)

A close up of my inspiration piece - a Trivet with a flower

More close ups

Edited in Blue

Friday, 12 July 2013

Zendala Dare # 64

Zendala Dare # 64 by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare # 64, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

This week Erin asks us to use tangles beginning with the letters 'H.E.A.T or H.O.T'

I've used Hibred, Euca, Archer and Trimonds.

Thank you for looking :)

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Diva Weekly Challenge #126 Stencil Fun

Here I used a cake cooler as the stencil and sprayed some pale blue ink over it. I then traced some butterflies using left over die cut outs - (the negative from a card I recently made) then I tangled around the grid and on the butterflies.
thank you for your visit.
To see what others have made please visit here


 some digitally enhanced

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Diva Weekly Challenge #125 Birdie Feet

#125 Birdie Feet by Poppie_60
#125 Birdie Feet, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
This week's challenge is a 'use my tangle' and we have 'Birdie Feet' by 'Owl Loving April.

I've been quite busy this week with end of financial year duties and managed to find a little time yesterday to make a start on it - I finished it tonight. I'm trying to 'kill 2 birds with one stone' (pun intended :) ) and used Tangle Pattern String #56. It just so happens it fitted perfectly with the bird theme. I drew 4 large 'Birdie Feet' in the centre and lots of little feet in the background. Coloured with some Prismacolours.

Thank you for looking :)

AIM#17 and Tangle Pattern String #57