Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Weekly Challenge #176: "B.Y.O.B"

This week’s challenge is brought to you by Amy Broady CZT from Tanglefish  and the them is to B.Y.O.B.—Bring Your Own Beverage—to your tangling session and utilize it in your art.

I prepped my tiles at work today.  I made myself a cup of coffee and spooned some liquid over the tile.  I wasn't that impressed as the colour was fairly light so I tried again; this time 3 heaped teaspoons of coffee in about a third of a cup of water.  I spooned it over, and as it was a big blob I soaked it up with a paper towel and kind of sponged more colour over the tile - I did a third one, this time putting the coffee in a saucer and placing some cardstock over the liquid - I haven't tangled on this one as yet.

I do want to try something else I have in mind and I will let you know what it is, maybe tomorrow night :)

I started my first tile using 'Cruffle' and 'X' tangles, then I added one of my faves, 'Chechain'.  I like it because it flows really well and doesn't take long to do.  Also, I wanted to add some blue as I do like brown and blue together.  I added a bit of a twist by only colouring the white bits of part of the pattern - it might look a little strange but I do love how it turned out.

 For my 2nd tile I drew a simple flower using my pattern 'Maddie2'.  I used black gel pen, Faber Castell Sanguine and a tiny bit of Faber Castell May Green.

Thank you all for visiting my blog and for all the wonderful comments - blessings to all xx

here are my tiles, before pics (look at that rich colour-almost black)


 my first tile


 my second tile


15 comments:

  1. Both are lovely but I really like the the second one! Almost reminds me of a Renaissance tile, but it has more character.

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  2. Both lovely, but I really, really like the first one and kept going back to it. I love the bold blue and that you can see the stain coming through all the colour and empty space.

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  3. Beautiful tiles, #2 is my favorite. Love the shading made with the stains.

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  4. Beautiful tiles! I like the second one best, but also adore the blue in the first one.

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  5. Awesome work. I love the photography of your stains. The lighting and reflections are terrific. The Tiles are outstanding. Beautiful colors and wonderful collection of patterns. Add the definitive Lila touch, and there you go. Unbeatable.

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  6. Oohhhh! I like them both very much! And you're right about the brown and blue, they really go well together.

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  7. You can really see the stain in the first tile and it looks great with the blue. Both very nice tiles.

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  8. The blue and brown is stunning and I love your Maddie 2 tangle. Very nice

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  9. So very awesome as usual!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you.

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  10. Innovative as usual! I do like the symmetry of the Maddy 2 tile, but I think the boldness, colour contrast, and the stain showing through on the first tile just edges it for me. Great stuff! :@) xx

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  11. Both are lovely! My favorite is the first one! Great colours!

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  12. Both are great, I love the colors.

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  13. Stunning work. I like the blue in the first one. Your second reminds me of an autumn center piece.

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