Thursday, April 16, 2015

Traced object string challenge

A while ago my husband bought some tiny tomatoes in a container with an interesting star-shaped lid. Unfortunately it doesn't quite fit on a zendala tile. Phooey. But it was terrific for this challenge! The lid and the first tile I prepared are below.
I traced the edge of this shape a few times across the tile. Then I did some of my many favorite tangles.
Tangles: Aquafleur, Black Pearlz, Fassett, Ing, Pearlz, Prestwood
I'd recently tried some black-and-white on a tan tile and liked the result, so I decided to try this challenge like that. Again, I traced the edge a few times across the tile.
Tangles: Knightsbridge, Paradox, Prestwood variation,
Printemps, Sindoo, Strircles
For those interested, this is the black-and-white on tan tile that I had done previously - nothing to do with the current challenge!
Tangles: Buttercup, Kiss, Knightsbridge, Meer, Pinbawl,
Printemps, Tipple, Tri-dots, Tripoli
I couldn't resist trying the same thing on a zendala tile, still using the tomato lid for a string.

15 comments:

  1. those are all really great. The contrast makes them sing! Love the black and white on the tan. Did you use Gellyroll? or something else for the white?

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    1. Yes, Betsy. The white is all Gelly Roll pen.

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  2. Not sure if it's the thought of tomatoes in such a cute container, but your tiles all make me want to say 'delicious'...I especially love the black and white on the tan tiles. Axxx

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  3. Wow, your renaissance tiles are eye-poppingly beautiful! The Zendala is my favorite. I just finished CZT #18 where Maria and Rick gave you all sorts of nods for detailed tutorials for some of their favorite tangles, and I realized I'd already added you to the resources I link to from my site. Your detail work is inspiring and I appreciate you sharing it with us!

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  4. Simply gorgeous. The effect of the black and white on the tan tile is amazing!

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  5. Awesome tiles margret! The black and white on the tan papers are so beautiful, the white is so bright! Tracing objects as a string is cool, loved the earlier post where you traced the cardboard leftovers from games!

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  6. really interesting shape that gives a repeating but still 'unpredictable' string. I also like the look of black and white on a tan tile. I have done a few over the last month or so as well, although I leave the white mostly for highlight - I like the look of it as a 'color area' as well. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're right about the shape, Eden. After I'd done it a few times across I realized I'd better quit; it was starting to look too repetitive.

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  7. As always, your tiles are absolutely beautiful!

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  8. All are so very beautiful and it's a great idea, this black on tan!

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  9. Really great tiles! I love the black-and-white contrast on the tan tiles, wonderful shading and highlights! The zendala is also amazing. Lovely work :-)

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  10. Oh wow, I never thought of using the black and white on tan - excellent! You amaze me!

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  11. You are such an inspiration, thanks so much for your beautiful work and sharing with us.

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  12. Your tiles are ALL stunning and I loved hearing what you used for your string. The look of black and white on the tan tile is beautiful, but I tend to love neutral colors or lack of color as it is. Your pieces are all beautiful.

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