Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Diva #269 - Ellish

Diva Challenge

This week's Diva challenge was to use the new Tangle Ellish. I took the Diva's advice and looked at some examples of this tangle on the Zentangle app. But then I had to stop looking because (1) I was being put off by how intricate many of the tiles were and (2) I wanted to do this challenge with fresh eyes.

My first tile is not that great. I have included it as I received lots of positive comments from people when I've shared mistake tiles in the past.  So, here's tile 1. I kept it simple with Jetties, which are not a Tangle that I use very often.

For my next tile I chose one of my coloured tiles. I coloured a batch of these weeks ago. I added Antidots and Mooka. After doing this tile, I think I'd like to spend some time on the weekend exploring this new Tangle some more and seeing what other Tangles it matches with. The Tangles 'dillo, Ta Da, and Tamisolo come to mind.

Other drawing

Not much this week because I've been doing other things. I did submit a tile last week for Adele Bruno's It's a String Thing challenge. The feature tangles were Skye and Antidots. Skye is hard work but worth it.

More cake

Moo and I decided to do some more cake decorating on the weekend. We had such a blast the the decorating course the weekend before that we wanted to keep going.

Our cakes are going to my school tomorrow as part of The Biggest Morning Tea which is a Cancer Council fundraiser.

My cake is the one with the dots. Moo's is the one with the stars.

Apologies for not visiting your blogs

Normally I spend time visiting other people's blogs, particularly around Diva Day. Lately that hasn't been happening. Very sorry for that and sorry that my absence may continue for a bit. There's been a bit going in the family which I'm not going to blog about. That's calmer now but it is end of semester report time. Being a humanities and English teacher, the marking work load is big. And I'm trying to get back into the gym.

So, many apologies for not stopping by to comment on your blogs. I am probably still looking, just not saying hi.

Have a good week.

Miss L


sue jacobs said...

Love your colored blue Ellish!!!

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

I also love the blue Ellish. Great cakes too!

Ria Matheussen said...

Lovely tiles, my favorite is also the coloured one, a real beauty!!!
I would like to taste your cakes, they look awesome.

HeidiSue said...

Ooh, I love your minimalist Ellish...that's the way I like to draw it too. And your cakes look like too much fun! Good stuff

Jean Chaney said...

Pretty tangles, but I sure would love a slice of one of those cakes! Hope everything settles down for you. Not to worry if you can't visit. It's called life, and it happens to many of us sometimes :)

Patty CZT22 said...

Great tangles especially the blue Ellish! And your cakes look wonderful! :0)

Melena Schneider said...

I like both of your tiles. If you had done the one with Jetties on the blue tile it would be my favorite because I love the blue/green color. :-D And I love the cakes too. They look too pretty to eat though. I hope they get lots of compliments at the fund raiser.

Lily M. said...

Very nice tiles!

Anja said...

Wonderful work!

Anne's tangle blog said...

Your first tile is playful and the second more elegant. I like that!

Bine said...

All tiles are gorgeous! Espacially I like the blue Ellish.

Bine said...

All tiles are gorgeous! Espacially I like the blue Ellish.

Simone Menzel said...

Your tiles are beautiful and so nice.
And the cakes are just amazing - I am sure they they were th sensation on the table....

I can absolutely understand that you do not have the time to comment .... I mostly feel the same,I have a 40hrs job per week and I am glad to have some time to tangle. It takes a lot of time to wath all tiles and to write a comment... Sometimes I don`t have this time as well.... But today is my "commenting evening"
Have a nice weekend!

Karen Lloyd said...

I love both those cakes...lucky people who get to have

I think a lot of us are going to be playing more with Ellish this weekend.

I enjoyed seeing some of the ones that weren't letters. I like your blue tile very much. I think you did a great job.

The Yorkshire Tortoise said...

Your cakes are super, so different that it is hard to say which I prefer as they can't really be compared. However they are distracting me from your tiles. I do like the second Ellish of course, but it was great to see your first trial, it makes me feel more normal.