Monday, January 26, 2015

Zentangle® Chebucto and Copada, Rixty and an Inchie

This week's Challenge from the Diva Challenge was to use Margaret Bremner's tangles Chebucto and Copada as a duotangle. Easier said than done! It took me three tiles because each time, I found myself adding different tangles inside the empty spaces NO, NO, not a duotangle anymore. Sigh. I will continue with those later though :)





For the Facebook group, Square One, the tangle was Rixty. I had fun letting Rixty grow into PokeRoot and PokeLeaf. I filled the insides with an aura and added some Fescu.
The prompt from Every Inchie Monday was "Talk". Well, they say "talk is cheap". Whoever said that has never seen my cell phone bill!











Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments.

57 comments:

  1. Very ingenious of you to make a flower of the Copada!

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    1. Well, LeeAnn, you know I can't just do tangles as the stepouts are shown. Makes me crazy to do so. HAHA!

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    1. Thank you, Carmela. It's hard to stay simple sometimes. My fingers start to twitch and I just have to complicate things up a bit more LOL!

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    1. Well, it may look funny here, Suzy, but at least I pay online and don't actually write a check. That would be worse, I'm sure!

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  4. Talk one is great, the talk is cheap made me smile because for me a mobile phone bill is a non event! We live in a black hole and so rarely get any kind of reception that we are both pay as you go! Keeps the expenses down :-)

    Sally

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    1. I think I really use my cell phone more as a camera, Sally, than I do for anything else. I just like having it, I guess :)

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  5. great artwork - love the idea of your cell phone bill!

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  6. LOL at the inchie. Ain't that the truth. Love the Copada flower and the dimensionality in Chebucto. Like the Rixty response for Square One.

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    1. Thanks, JL. I kind of like that flower too and may find myself using it more when I can squeeze other tangles inside of it.

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  7. LOL inchie! Love your tiles, especially the one for Square 1.

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  8. Great work! I love you're Copada flower, that's very creative. Maybe you invented it thanks to the duotangle? ;-)

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    1. Ilse, one of my favorite lines comes from Suzanne McNeil. She was doing a Zentangle video and made a "mistake" and said "Oops" out loud. She immediately recovered and said something like "There are no mistakes in Zentangle, only an opportunity to come up with a new tangle." And then, she looked right into the camera and said, "And, now you know why I have come up with so many of my own tangles." Isn't that great? Maybe I did invent something new, but if I did, I have hundreds of times before LOL!

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  9. I had some false starts with my chebucto and copada tile too. I might have possibly included some other tangles inside my duotangles, but I'm calling them tanglelations. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Yours ended up fine, so all's well that ends well. Or so "they" say.I have a cell phone bill, but no land line bill. Like our Millennial sons, we have jettisoned our land line which didn't work half the time anyway.

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    1. Well, Suzanne, at least I know for sure that when my landline rings, it is a salesman HAHA!

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  10. Terrific Tiles for all of these Challenges. Love your circular Copada pattern. Your Inchie made me laugh. So well done. Love your Post, Jean.

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    1. Thanks, David, you know I love to make people laugh!

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  11. your inchie made me laugh! No kidding on the cell phone bill! love all the great work this week!

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    1. Guess I did a good job of making everyone smile this week, Freebird. But, that bill isn't really all that funny when I open it each month LOL! Thank you :)

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  12. I love Rixty growing into Pokeroot and -leaf. The other tiles are also pretty, Jean and the challenge one is different but beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. When Rixty was first introduced I knew that tanglers would have a lot of fun with that one. So many possibilities!

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  13. I like your tile :-) I also found it difficult to do a duotangle with these two patterns...
    Your Rixty-tile looks wonderful!

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    1. Yes, Sandra. I couldn't deal with the idea of borders and straight lines. I'm not very good at that. It's kind of coloring inside the lines. So, I chose to at least make one circular.

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  14. I like both your tiles! The Cobada flower is pretty and your Rixty is fun. I got a kick out of your inchie :)

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    1. Thank you, Quinn. I love to do tangles as flowers :)

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  15. Why didn't I think of a copada flower. Beautiful, and great shading and Highlighting on Chebucto. Love that tile.

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    1. Probably because you thought of something better, Diana LOL! But thank you :)

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  16. I absolutely love how you used these tangles. Great job!

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  17. Wonderful idea with the Copada flower! I like it! Your Rixty tile is fabulous and again so fun inchie!

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    1. Thank you, Lonetta. It's always fun to play with tangles and see what they can do. The Chebucto was hard enough that I wasn't ready to play with that one yet LOL!

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  18. Oh yes, smartphone bills can be very expensive.
    You got so much information on your inchie. Brilliant.

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  19. It IS difficult to stick to just the two tangles isn't it?!

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    1. Yes, Margaret, especially if you've left room inside. I just NEED to fill the spaces with other tangles LOL!

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  20. Great job on all three challenges but the square one tile is my favorite! Rixity is fun pattern but I find it difficult and you made this one fine.

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    1. When this tangle first came out, Nat, I couldn't stop playing with making it morph. It's a fun tangle.

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  21. Woops! I used extra things to fill in blank spaces... Oh well, I will know for next time. Great job Jean, awesome 3Ding going on with some great depth achieved in your tile.

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    1. Well, Chrissie, that's why I had to do mine more than once. I kept doing that myself :)

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  22. Jean - your chocolate diva is delicious!! I had a hard time with the Chebucto so I used it on the next couple of tiles too.
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Rixty!!! What a great idea to go into PokeLeaf and PokeRoot!! I will try that too sometime.

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/01/diva-duotangle-chebucto-copada-entry

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Sometimes tangles just want to morph for me. It is hard, actually, to keep from doing it. Guess that's the way my mind thinks LOL!

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  23. Great idea for your inchie, fabulous tangles.

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  24. How fun! Your Chebucto looks like pipes next to a fancy ash tray! I love the soft colors, too.

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    1. HAHA, I had a student yesterday that said our tangles should be Rorschah tests! Thanks :)

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  25. Nice work to do Copada in a circle. I tried to do that with Chebucto but was not successful. I like your check marks. Was that because you could finally check it off.

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    1. You and Antonine should get together for that Rorscach test, Donald, LOL! Yup, you're probably right :)

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  26. Love all your tiles, this week, Jean. The Copada flower is fabulous.

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  27. Very clever work on chebuncto Jean...that tangle nearly did me in. Wayne showed me three different ways to do it and the third was a charm. I couldn't grasp it right away...practice makes progress. The piece with rixty is wild...and the inchie really made me laugh, too true!

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