Monday, December 1, 2014

Zentangle® All Dolled Up, Ing, and an Inchie

Emily Classon, CZT, is the guest host over at I Am The Diva for challenge #196. The prompt is "all dolled up". This is indeed a fun one for me. I love doing tangles on clothing and I have quite a collection of dolls and doll stamps and such. I have no idea why then that this odd character jumped out of my pen today, but she did.  I used a manilla tag to work on.
Don't you just love her dangle earrings? I used Paradox, Nekton, Tipple, Crescent Moon, Meer, and Hibred.

For Square One, the tangle was Ing. I, of course, had to mess and soften one of the angles. I did some "real" ones on the edges just in case you might think I really don't know how to do these tangles. Then I added some Tipple and rounding for some drama.
And, finally, for Every Inchie Monday, the word was Xenon.  As I researched the word, I settled on the fact that xenon is used in fancy headlights. Headlights I understand, and I got to do a bit of quilling too.
White circles with a thin blue then over both with black and glued to a black 1" paper with white gel pen accents.







Thanks for stopping by :)

54 comments:

  1. Great artwork as always and a fab idea for the inchie

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. Funny and lovely tiles, Jean :)

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  3. Girl, you are living outside of the box. How fun. I like your use of a tag instead of a tile and your softer version of ing.

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    1. Yes, well, somebody's gotta do it LOL! I figured a figure would fit on a tag a bit better and I just bought some yesterday and they were still on my desk :)

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  4. This brought a smile to my face, I love the way it could be a robot with earrings.

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    1. Thanks, Christine. I kind of thought the earrings were the perfect finish for Ms. Fashion!

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  5. Hope you don't think me too forward, but love those headlights! Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. HAHA, you are just toooo funny, and I will, thanks to you XXOOO

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  6. That quilled inchie stole my heart! It's knee-weakening! Gorgeous tangling, especially the geometric doll.

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    1. Well, my guess is that you feel like a proud mom or teacher. It's fun to see those we have encouraged do something with the talent we shared. Thank you and hugs, Zoe!

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  7. Your doll tangle is whimsical and too cute! I love her boots with the buttons going up the side! You just gave me a great idea for jazzing up gift tags!!!

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    1. I didn't even think of that, Elisa. Maybe I start throwing on some colors and add her to someone's gift this year. Thanks for the idea.

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  8. The true essence of a dolly. Floppy and fun.

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  9. Your doll is big fun and so very creative, Jean. Chapeau!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. Really though she actually almost drew herself. Sometimes that happens and I just watch :)

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  10. Oh wow - your doll is so sweet and makes me smile! I like it very much :-)
    I see that you had really fun to do this!

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    1. I sure did have fun with this one, Sandra. I was in the waiting room at the hospital waiting for word on some exploratory procedure my husband was going through and it sure took my mind off of my worries. (He's good though.)

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    2. Good to hear that your husband is good! And thank you so much for your nice comment to my tile in my blog - I'm really so happy about it :-)
      Many greetings from germany and see you soon (in the web ;-)))

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  11. I love your dancing doll. She looks a bit like a roboter from a science fiction world.

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    1. Yes, I think you are right. I can almost hear her voice :)

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  12. She looks ready to dance right off the page. Don't know how you got so much movement in a doll made up of rectangles but she's brilliant.

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    1. Well, I guess she just has a dancing spirit :) Thanks!

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  13. Great idea for your inchie, it looks fabulous.

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  14. Love all your challenge Tiles, Jean. Your doll challenge is adorable. Those wonderful ear rings give your whimsical doll a lot of class. Your ING treatments are so creative. You do know how.

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    1. Thank you, David. She just wasn't finished until I added the earrings LOL!

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  15. She really is fantastic, Jean - such a character - and she's right about the earrings. I never feel dressed without mine, so I understand exactly! Axxx

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    1. HAHA, Annie. Yes, she is quite in style :)

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  16. Is the doll jumping out of your pen anything like the trees that jump out at people :). Love your doll, ING is fabulous and the headlights are a bright change to the inchie.

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    1. JL, when I was a child, there was a cartoon called "inky" I think where it would show the person drawing in pen and the characters just came to life. I think that's what happened! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

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  17. Your doll is really sweet. I only did the clothes part---easier than body parts. IMHO Ing is harder than it looks, so I'm impressed by people, like you, who can play with it successfully. Nice.

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    1. Well, Suzanne, by making my doll like this I didn't have to worry really about body parts :) As far as playing with tangles, I think it's because my mind is always searching for ways to stretch them and find some unusual way to show off their versatility. You are so sweet though to think I am doing anything special :)

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  18. I love your doll, it looks great!

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  19. Wow, Jean! She looks like a kachina doll from the southwest! And your other tiles are really cool too, ...love the soft edges on ING.

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  20. Wow Jean, your doll looks awesome. Really looks like a doll, the whole expression of this tile breathes I am a doll... Your ING tile is beautiful. You made it look like an Pax Dove.

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    1. Thanks, Diana. I think it is the eyes that make her look real. I never understand the appeal of eyeless dolls, but I think the eyes are the windows to the soul.

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  21. oh you beautiful doll...so pretty - love the angular nature of your doll. your headlamps for xenon is very creative.

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    1. Ah, you made me start singing, Kia LOL! Thanks!

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  22. J'aime beaucoup cette poupée qui ressemble à un robot cassé!

    I love this doll that looks like a broken robot!

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  23. Jean, I love your doll - perhaps she is "square dancing"! So cute and whimsical!

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  24. Your little tangle dolly is so much fun! I can see that you had fun with her and she is so unique that I guess she just HAD to jump out of your pen. Great work!

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    1. Yup, just jumped out on to my paper! Thanks, Lezli :)

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  25. Jean, I LOVE your doll!! She is so very unique!!! :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/12/diva-dolled-challenge-entry/

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  26. How fun! I love your tangled doll. The shapes and angles make her so fun, and earrings to top it off! It looks like you had a lot of fun with this one. :-) Thanks for playing this week.

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    1. I did have fun with this great idea for a challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Emily, and leaving a comment!

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