Monday, August 31, 2015

Zentangle® Zenith, Yincut, and an Inchie

The Diva is back for the beginning of the fall challenges. She left us with some fun guest bloggers over the summer and it is nice to have her back. Do pop over to welcome her back and join in on the fun! This week, she is having us do the new tangle, Zenith. Last week, it was the challenge for Square One, so I had already played with it a bit. I really thought that it could do more than be a border or frame, so I let it morph on its own and found that I could make it double back on itself. I eliminated the circles and added extra diamonds. Several were filled with Paradox. I've never filled in auras before as a design element and I like how it looks. Finally, I added a bit of a variation of Footlights to the top.
Square One's focus tangle was Yincut. I added some 'Neppel and Betweed.
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was necklace. Since the Diva has a son that must deal with some medical and physical issues, she has made us aware of Beads of Courage. This program developed as a way to encourage children dealing with serious illness. The beads are symbols of courage that has been shown during their journey.

Thank you for stopping by. I love reading your comments!


40 comments:

  1. These are very cute! I love how the filled-in auras look. It really adds pop to the design. I love the highlights on your Yincut, and aren't you clever to fit 'Nzepple into a zeppelin shape? Your inchie is so sweet. Your creativity always shines in those littlest guys!

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    1. Thank you, Antonine! I love how people "see" different things. I didn't really even think of the zeppelin shape, but there it is so I MUST be clever then LOL!

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  2. Love what you did with all three challenges. That new tangle looks interesting. I'm off to start on my Monday projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly. Yes, I'm finding that Zenith can be a lot more fun than it originally looked. It's always fun to stretch a tangle (for me anyway).

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  3. Love your interpretation of Zenith! You gave it your own style, very nice.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ilse. It's always fun to see what other people do with the same tangle. We are a very interesting group!

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  4. I really enjoyed the way you enlarged Zenith. I also like that the broad lines aren't completely filled in adding a bit of a textural component.

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    1. Carrie, thank you. I'm not sure I can take credit for thinking that far ahead. I decided that I was just going to let this one go do whatever it wanted. I was almost surprised at the end!

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  5. Very inventive use of Zenith. You sort of reidentified all the elements. Interesting and pretty. I love your Every Inchie Monday Beads of Courage.

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. I think most of us have fallen in love with little Artoo. I'm glad someone thought of these beads as a way to help these little ones along a difficult journey.

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  6. I love the great big zenith! It really is one of those tangle that takes some practice to figure out, but full of possibilities - like the great tile you've done. I like the way that the betweed in the Square One tile makes the other sides seem to bend in, like an opened up carton of Chinese food. Fun!

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    1. Suzanne, you guys just make me smile with the things you see. Chinese food carton, what fun this image in my mind has added to this tile! Thank you :)

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  7. Great interpretation of Zenith. And I also really like your Yincut tile.

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  8. Great idea to "go big" with Zenith.

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    1. My first thought was to tangle inside all of it, but it got just too busy. Thanks, Donald.

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  9. Good one for the necklace. I especially love the second tile.

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  10. Love the Zenith tile!!! Thank you again, for your loving comment last week(((hugs)))! :0) Annette

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    1. Thanks, Annette. You are such a sweetie :)

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  11. love the zentangles so much, I love the yincut one so great but the inchie is awesome I have heard of beads of courage and think that it is an awesome charity!

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    1. I hope others will pop over to read more about Beads of Courage. Everyone who does the Diva Challenge is aware of this charity, but Inchie people may not. Thank you for your consistent encouragement, Freebird!

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  12. Wow, what a unique take on Zenith, Jean.
    Lotsa hugs from Singapore <3

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Sending hugs back.

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  13. I love how you made the Zenith so prominent and included touches of Paradox and Footlights. Very nice!

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  14. Fabulous idea for your inchie and great tangles.

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  15. I like your Zenith with the extra diamonds!

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    1. Well, Annemarie, as they say, a girl can't have too many diamonds LOL!

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  16. Very clever play with zenith, I like the way you mixed nzeppel with yincut

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    1. Thank you for your very nice comments :)

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  17. your beads of courage are wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Kia. I used to do beaded jewelry and make beads too, so this was fun.

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  18. I love the way you used Zenith! This big variation looks great :-)
    And your inchie is so nice - wonderful colours, gives me a summer and sun feeling!

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. It is interesting how tangles can change so much by just making a variation.

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  19. Great tiles Jean! I love the way you did Zenith. I was not gelling with this pattern until I went big with it. I like the filled auras. The inchie is wonderful!

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    1. Be careful, Janet. You might get addicted to Zentangle like I did LOL!

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