Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Diva challenge #236 - Tangle the unexpected

I look forward to coming home from work on a Tuesday and finding the latest Diva challenge to work on. While I have been tangling for over a year now, and have attempted some Diva challenges in the past, it is only now that I have this blog that I do the challenges regularly.

I live on the other side of the world to the Diva, so her Monday challenge becomes a Tuesday evening one for me (and many other Aussie Tanglers, I'm sure).

The challenge this week was to tangle on something unexpected. I chose to tangle on some old scrapbooking paper. I'm really, really pleased with both my efforts. I think my first attempt is one of the best tiles I've ever created. 


The tile features dex, betweed and a tiny bit of tipple. I've merged the original print with the tangles by adding an aura and copying elements of the original. I've also highlighted elements of the brown print.

Here's the un-tangled original.


My next attempt at the challenge was to reproduce a design I've used before but on a patterned 'tile'. The tile in this case is more scrapbooking paper.


This tile uses cyme. Shelly Beauchamp CZT uses this tangle to great effect in her work.

Finally, I have an example of ZIA that hangs on my side fence. I created the piece months ago. It is about 80cm tall by 40cm wide. It is particle board with a frame made from an old cupboard door. I have several versions of these on the fence. 




The ZIA fence art has been weather-proofed with a product called Mat Spray, which is described as a permanent mat finish for all papers and boards. The boards have been up for several months during a wet, windy Canberra winter. So far, so good. 

Please feel free to comment on the artwork you see on my blog.

Enjoy.

Miss L


Thanks to all the people commenting about this week's Diva challenge. It is rewarding to have such supportive comments about my work.  Come back to this blog in the next week or so to see a feature about my ZIA door art.

Miss L


I've created a blog post with instructions and materials list for the ZIA fence art. 

ZIA fence art instructions



16 comments:

Ilse said...

You make beautiful work! I'm glad you have this blog right now to share it with us :-)

magratscraft said...

I am filled wih admiration for all the work shown here. The tiles are really well done and I like your use of colour. As for your fence art, it's glorious.

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Great work all of it, but I love the door!

Joanne Faherty said...

Love your garden 'door' ones. How is it protected from the weather?. Now wondering what I could do on my shed :)

Anonymous said...

i like both enormously--beautiful line work and colors.

Annette Carlo said...

Wow, just beautiful!!! I especially like the work you did on particle board! I think you just gave me some inspiration!! Thank you!! And lovely work! :0) Annette

Q said...

These are all gorgeous, the colours in the first tile/paper look seamless as if it were purchased that way, and what a gorgeous way to dress your fence! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work!

hesedetang * said...

Beautiful work! I am particularly impressed with the last piece :) It must be beautiful to look at, especially when it is out in the sun...

Have a great week!

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Anne's tangle blog said...

I like both and I love the zia with the frame of old cupboard wood.

The Yorkshire Tortoise said...

Awesome! I love the coloured Dex they are so subtle.

Jean Chaney said...

Very pretty pieces and I just love the door!

Donna Pilato said...

Great work, all of them. I love how you transformed the scrapbooking paper, making the original look so plain by comparison.

Lily M. said...

Beautiful :)

Michele said...

You have some lovely zia! I love the one on the music paper.

Antonine Koval said...

I love how you used the patterned paper - your tangles are so lovely! Your cupboard door is really amazing - now I need to put something in my yard!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheila Grube said...

Your door on the fence!! Amazing! How did you waterproof it for outdoors? Very lovely work on all of your pieces. Thank you for sharing!