Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rixty and H's

I didn't think I was going to be happy with this weeks Diva challenge. It was to use the latest official Zentangle pattern, Rixty.  I sometimes feel constrained by having to put a tangle into something, so I approached it a little different today.

Since it was a new tangle that I had never done before (that happens a lot honestly) I grabbed my sketchbook, threw a string down and just started tangling Rixty and the variations. I figured I'd not plan it and see where it ended up and then slide in whatever else seemed to work.

Here's my final result and I'm actually pleased with it. I also really like this new pattern and think it will be one of my "go-to's" because I like that woven look and really liked the versatility of it.

Anyway, here is my take on Challenge #163.



And how did Tuesday come and go already? This week for Cheryl's weekly Tackle it Tuesday challenge over on Artful Creations, our letter is H.
I used:

  • Heartstrings
  • Heartrope
  • Hibred
  • Hollibaugh
  • Huggins
  • Hopscotch
  • Hi-C's

and then.. I filled in with some hatching!



I'm going to start a challenge of my own on here soon I think, a very quick tangle a day I think. If you're interested, follow me or shoot me an email over at WhimsybyKelly@gmail.com and I'll let you know when it gets started!

Alright, I guess that's it for today!
Oh.. one more thing! How many pens are sitting in front of you RIGHT now???

10 comments:

  1. Ha! 27 pens! ( I do have a pen fetish!) Love your two tiles!

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  2. Hey there, Kelly. I really like your Weekly Challenge tile with Rixty and how you made me remember the Salmon steak I had a week ago at the restaurant served on a cedar plank...your rixty looks like it is served on a cedar plank too. Nicely done with the other tangles in there too. I have 19 pens, 1 pencil, and 1 eraser pen on my desk waiting for me to use them again.

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  3. Very neatly done! Love how you combine all your patterns. I always have difficulty combining patterns.
    How many pens? Right now ... 4: black, brown, a white gel thing I hate and the new sanguine pen and my beloved pencil! ;) Have a beautiful day!

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  4. Nice tile. I like your Scrawlz border across the page,

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  5. Both are very lovely! Nicely done!

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  6. Awesome tiles Kelly. You never cease to amaze.

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  7. Thank you so much everyone! As far as combining patterns, it's part of how I pick the next pattern.. what do my "edges" look like, what can I use to make it go from one to another. It's my biggest struggle honestly... but one I work on, so hearing that you like the way I transition them is really motivating to me!!! :) Thank you!!

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