Thursday, 30 May 2013

Diva Challenge #120 Tangleation Nation Bales

This week's challenge is to use the tangle 'Bales' every which way you can.

I found this somewhat challenging - trying to think of a novel way of using Bales. I did this a couple of nights ago and was in two minds whether to keep going - in the end I felt that in this instance less is more.
thanks for your visit :)

to see some more takes on this challenge please visit Laura at http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/

Mozza

Mozza by Poppie_60
Mozza, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.



Another pattern that came to me at work yesterday. I'm going to make more of an effort to do step outs to patterns that come to me :)

Snuggles

Snuggles by Poppie_60
Snuggles, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

pattern I developed at work yesterday - reminds me of a baby in a bunting :)

thanks for looking - comments are most welcome :)

Pomanders

Pomanders by Poppie_60
Pomanders, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

http://almafication.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/tutorial-sphere-with-tentacles/

my latest craze! thanks Alma :)

Pomanders

Pomanders by Poppie_60
Pomanders, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

http://almafication.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/tutorial-sphere-with-tentacles/

my latest craze! thanks Alma :)

Pomanders

Pomanders by Poppie_60
Pomanders, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

http://almafication.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/tutorial-sphere-with-tentacles/

my latest craze! thanks Alma :)

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Zendala Dare #59

Zendala Dare #59 with Erin from http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com.au/

thanks for stopping by :)





2 hearts as 1

2 hearts as 1 by Poppie_60
2 hearts as 1, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

trying the tentacle sphere look ( see tutorial here http://almafication.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/tutorial-sphere-with-tentacles/)

I liked doing this one :) will def do more :)

thank you for your visit - Happy Sunday!

Saturday, 25 May 2013

blue flowers

blue flowers by Poppie_60
blue flowers, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

had lots of tangle time today - did this in between housework :)

Tangling Saturday

arches by Poppie_60
arches, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Arches in Sepia

lightblueswirl

lightblueswirl by Poppie_60
lightblueswirl, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

this is the same scribble edited digitally - I love playing and seeing what I can come up with :)

work scribble pad - tangled

work scribble pad - tangled by Poppie_60
work scribble pad - tangled, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

this is my 2nd piece - its an A3 size. took me several months as I only dabble while I'm on the phone.

thanks for looking :)

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Diva Challenge #119 Ebony and Ivory

This is my first entry

Not too happy with it as I don't think I've captured the essence of this week's Challenge


To see other works please visit

http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/

Have a nice day/night :)

Weekly Challenge #119 Ebony and Ivory

My take on this week's challenge - Ebony and Ivory

To see other works please visit

http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/

Have a nice day/night :)

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

ATCs - Dotles X and Offerings

Dotles X and Offerings by Poppie_60
Dotles X and Offerings, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
more ATCs - using my tangles 'X' and Offerings :)

ATCs using 'Loopy' by Veronica Szczerba aka Ronnie

making a few ATCs today - going back to work tomorrow - can't think of a better way to relax and rest my weary body :)

Flower Dotles - ATCs

Flower Dotles - ATCs by Poppie_60
Flower Dotles - ATCs, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

making a few ATCs today - going back to work tomorrow - can't think of a better way to relax and rest my weary body :)

Monday, 20 May 2013

Citrus

Started this ZIA this afternoon.  I took my sketch book with me when I went to see my Doctor for this cough I've had for over a week now :(

I only took a blue gel pen with me and I shaded using a similar blue water colour pencil from Stampin Up.

I had fun with this one, tried all sorts of different looks by playing with photo editing. My fave is the 3rd one with the gold/olive colouring.

I hope you like them :)  thanks for coming by :)










Zendala Dare #58 - 2nd and 3rd

Can't seem to shake this cough away - been over a week, so didn't go to work and went back to the doctor who prescribed some antibiotics - hopefully will stop the spasmodic coughing.  Needed to rest my weary body so I did a couple more Zendalas and a random piece (will post separately).
Thanks for stopping by :)



Sunday, 19 May 2013

Zendala Dare #58

Zendala Dare #58 by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #58, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

AIM#11 - Fengle

AIM#11 - Fengle by Poppie_60
AIM#11 - Fengle, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.


AIM#11 - Fengle

Adventures In Monotangles with Roy Stauffer mindful-creations.blogspot.com.au/

This week Roy's pick is to use Fengle - I enjoyed doing this one and surprisingly didn't take me long to do.

It was nice to revisit this tangle as I hardly use it. The string for this is Tangle Pattern String #50 by Zentangle co-founder Maria Thomas. (I disregarded the loops :)

thanks for looking - your comments are most welcome

Happy Sunday! :)

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Weekly Diva Challenge #118 UMT Kuke

Here is my 2nd entry for this challenge using Kuke by Katy Abbott.
I scanned the original and coloured it in with gel pens and then I reversed and enhanced another digitally.
Thanks for visiting :)




Friday, 17 May 2013

Weekly Challenge #118 (Kooky) Kuke

#118 Kooky Kuke by Poppie_60
#118 Kooky Kuke, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
Weekly Challenge #118: "UMT v. XVI - Kuke"

This week with the Diva we have a 'use my tangle' challenge - this one is a tangle by Katy Abbot, CZT called 'Kuke' because it looks like a slice of cucumber :)

I had a little chuckle when I read that this week was to use Kuke, as I had just the page in mind. You see, I loved this pattern as soon as I saw it. A few weeks ago. I made a couple of ATCs without a glitch, then when I started on a new page, I drew the 'blossom' or centre bit back to front, and therefore it sure did not look like a slice of cucumber - no chance! so I left it at that.

So, this time, it was fitting to go back to that page - the 'Kooky' 'Kuke' is now a focal point (it's the flower, towards the bottom of the page).

Many of you probably know that I can't bear to throw away any of my works, even if I have made a boo boo - eventually I go back to it with fresh eyes and continue on.

This is the result - thanks for looking :)

AIM#10

AIM#10 by Poppie_60
AIM#10, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

HI-CS

I've run out of time and have missed the deadline (I had finished this last night but it was getting very late to be uploaded) Oh well, nevermind :)

I do find these Monotangle Adventures quite challenging. I haven't seen what others have done yet - I never know whether you can add patterns within the nominated tangle.

If you have time please visit Roy's Blog mindful-creations.blogspot.com.au/ to see other interpretations.

I decided on an oval shape as I felt Hi-Cs lent itself to dimension and depth... I added some shading - could be better


I can see Adventure #11 Fengle is up and running - can't wait, haven't visited Fengle in a long while.

Oh, another thing - can you see 'Kuke' in the background? lol I have a couple of pieces going at the same time. Didn't realise when taking the pic that it had come through the page :)

thank you for your visit

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Dotle gardenscene

Dotle gardenscene by Poppie_60
Dotle gardenscene, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

I had this idea to do a garden scene using painted dots - I started with the coloured dots and I wanted to use some green, but, alas, the green just wouldn't come out so I undid the top, picked up a toothpick and drew green for some leaves. So it went on from there, then came the basket,, some zingers, floatfest and then I was stuck in a dilema, to backfill or not, to colour or not. So, I did both - it is busy but sometimes I like the busy look.

thanks for your visit :)

Stacks

Stacks by Poppie_60
Stacks, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Sometimes, you just don't know why you do things - this is one of those times

thanks for looking :)

At the Dinner Table

I wanted to do another Dotle as it had been awhile and I do love doing them :)

I started with the dots, left to dry, finished off my Zendala Dares # 57 and came back to my page - and here is the result - quite pretty and delicate I think - to me it reminds me of people around a table having their dinner - perhaps royalty :) tfl


Zendala Dare #55b

Zendala Dare #55b by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #55b, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

I forgot I hadn't posted this one from 2 weeks ago - I really like this template

http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com.au/

tfl - have a nice day :)

Zendala Dare #57

This week's template by guest artist Genevieve Crabe
thebrightowl.blogspot.com.au/ to see what other Artists have created - thanks to Erin and Genevieve and thank you for your visit :)




Sunday, 12 May 2013

Happy Mothers' Day to all the beautiful mums

mothers day 2013 by Poppie_60
mothers day 2013, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
my card for my mum - a very special lady xxx

''God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.'' - Rudyard Kipling

Saturday, 11 May 2013

A revisited doodle

A doodle I did on the back inside cover of my address book, back in May 2010. before I even knew of the word 'Zentangle' and way before I discovered this wonderful artform.
I revisited it by adding the red 'tipple' and some 'verve' in the top right hand corner.
Thanks for your visit - your comments are appreciated :)