Monday, November 9, 2015

Zentangle® Squid, Cyme, and an Inchie

The Diva Challenge, #243, was to give "just a tiny taste" of a tangle on your tile. I opened one of my books and randomly chose Squid. I was inspired by Laura's idea of using different colors on the tan Renaissance tiles, so I picked a turquoise pen and added colored pencil, white charcoal and a white gel pen. A bit of Msst was added to draw the eye in just a bit.
The focus tangle on Facebook's Square One was to use Cyme. I filled the center with Auraknot and added Courant and black pearls.
Here is a surprise for Zentangle followers. The prompt word for Every Inchie Monday this week is "nymph"! So, I did a tiny Zentangle pattern that is actually called Nymph for my Inchie. Here are the step-outs for anyone interested.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I really enjoy reading your comments.

68 comments:

  1. That colour works really well on the tan tile and the use of just a couple of patterns underpins the minimalist idea.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. I think I will have to try more color combos on the tan in the future.

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    1. Thanks, Kreanimo. First time with these colors.

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    2. Blue is one of my favorite colors :)

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  3. In your tile the less is more works fabulously!

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    1. Thank you very much, LeeAnn. That is hard to do, don't you think?

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  4. How ingenious to combine your two challenges by using a tangling pattern for your inchie - well done

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  5. both tiles are beautiful, i like the pattern squid

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    1. Thank you, Ulrike. I think Squid is a fun tangle. I love the Holibaugh style of it.

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  6. Excellent, squid lends itself to this challenge. I love the bubbles tippling down:-)

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    1. I like your way of saying that the bubbles are "tippling" down! Brilliant :)

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  7. I like your beautiful turquoise Diva tile. A great choice of color!

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    1. Thank you, Christiane. Not my usual choice in color, but I like it myself.

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  8. Beautiful tiles as usual and great use of the tangle Nymph. Like you I'm going to use a Renaissance tile also. Great minds do think alike it seems. LOL

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  9. I just love your Diva tile, it's so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Ilse. I'm not usually into "pretty" but maybe keeping it open makes it so.

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  10. Beautiful color combination!

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    1. Thank you, Anja. I played with different color combos on the back of the tile as the tan does change how the colors work sometimes.

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  11. Fabulous Squid! I love the blue with the white and gray!

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  12. I am not a big squid person but I adore that one alot. all are great but that one rocks!

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    1. Oh, I think real squid are yucky too, and don't think I'd ever like to meet one in person LOL!

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  13. The turquoise looks great on the tan tiles :) and I love your auraknot inside cyme :)

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. The inside of the Cyme just seemed to beg for Auraknot. I actually thought I would see a lot of them done that way.

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  14. Love 'em all! Honestly, Jean, that tan Diva tile is so nice! Love the colour! Love the shading for Square One and a clever inchie.

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    1. Thanks so much, Zoe. I always love your enthusiasm :)

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  15. I really love your Diva-tile :-) Nice colour on the Renaissance tile and Squid is perfect for this challenge.
    Clever idea for your inchie - I have no idea this week...

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. I know what you mean. I'm not sure what I would have done since I don't think I could really draw a nymph LOL! I'm sure you will come up with something though. We always do, don't we?

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  16. Dear Jean, the turquoise is striking on the tan tile and the just little bit is fantastic for the Diva Challenge--less can be more! I didn't know there was a "Nymph" tangle and it looks like an interesting one. NIce work, enjoyed these. Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. It was one of the tangles to use, I think, on Square One. It was fun to see how people used it. It really just looks like 'Nzepple filled in though, to me anyway :)

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  17. Both are beautiful, also nice coloured.

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  18. Terrific artwork ideas on all
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    Love Chrissie xx

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  19. Wow- your DIVA tile is amazing... especially the color! Great!

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  20. Your Diva tile is positively elegant. It reminds me of Delft china.

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  21. Squid is really fit for this challenge!!!

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    1. I do like the way it runs off the paper too, Annemarie. Thank you!

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  22. Jean, I love the turquoise pen Squid. Great tile! What kind of pen is it. I love the color.

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    1. It is a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker, Kate. I have them in just about every color since they used to go on sale at Office Max and I would pick one up each time.

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  23. I love your turquoise Diva tile! It is beautiful. Your other tile is very lovely too.

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  24. Love the squid tile especially, and all your tangles are always lovely.

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  25. Very beautiful tiles! I especially like your contribution to the diva challenge of this week.

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  26. I really love your turquoise squid tile. The way you used the white and then shadowed it with turquoise in the Msst is masterful! How cool that your Inchie was Nymph! Not much deliberation required this week!

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    1. Thanks, Antonine. I really think the tan tiles lend themselves to a lot more color choices than the browns. And, yes, I had an easy week with the Inchie prompt LOL!

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  27. LOVE your Diva entry! Beautiful colour and just enough detail!

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  28. I LOVE your turquoise on tan for your Diva submission. The colors have such a happy feeling to them. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Lezli. I agree that those are fun colors to use on the tan. I recommend trying new colors on the back of the tile before you commit though :)

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  29. Your colored pencils on tan are much bolder and brighter than I would have been able to achieve! Nymph is just my favorite tangle, and you've done it well!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer, but you should try it and I'll bet you can do it too. It is the contrasts that pull it off. I kind of like Nymph too. It's a "new to me" tangle, but since I like 'Nzepple I will probably use it more.

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  30. I LOVE your Diva, Jean!! The colors and forms are perfect!! :) :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/11/my-diva-just-a-tiny-taste-entry

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    1. Fun to use colors sometimes, Diane. Thank you!

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