Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bunzo/Dex (not rolodex)

One of my favorite types of challenge, a duotangle. The term was coined by our Diva on her blog. The two - and only two - tangles we are to use are Bunzo and Dex: a curvaceous one and a square grid one, a good combination.

First, I thought I'd try having Bunzo come out of the hole in Dex. You don't really get that impression but I was still pleased with the tile.
Second, I had the brilliant idea of using Dex in the alternate stripes of Bunzo. It's not quite a brilliant as I imagined, but still interesting.
Third, I used Dex as a string. I wanted to honor the dark/medium/light tones of Dex and that meant I needed a darker than normal Bunzo. On one half I did thin white stripes with wide black ones; on the other half I added a single line through the white stripes. Then I needed to make half the border light and the other half dark. I think it worked quite well.

31 comments:

  1. All 3 amazing outside the box thinking…which is what I most adore about your posts.
    You do see the world differently. Have you noticed? :-)
    But as always elegantly done! Even though #2 is not quite as stunning…just the idea of it is stunning.
    #3 is my favorite. Is spring coming to Canada yet. Laura's photos are very up and down.

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    1. Spring is having a very hard time forcing her way through the door this year!

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  2. Elegant is right. Love them. Thanks for sharing your squares. I love this blog.
    Hugs

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  3. I agree with Ginny. I am always surprised by the wY you take the challenges. All 3 of them are great, and very impressive. For me #1 is my favorite because of the floating and curving lines where dex and bunzo are playing together.

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  4. I also thought of using Bunzo as a string with Dex in the stripes but I just couldn't make it work. Yours, on the other hand, is super. I'm amazed at how such small variations as those you mention in the final tile can make such a big difference to how a pattern looks. Your imagination seems boundless.

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  5. 3 great tiles with unique variations. The second reminds me of stone work that would see at the top of columns or as a border on a ceiling.

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  6. Great examples of the varied ways to approach this challenge. I love that the Bunzo in the first is just pushing its way out and the Des in the second has resigned itself to conformity. Nice work as always.

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  7. #2 is my favorite! Love the concept, execution and overall composition. :-) -Debbie H

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  8. The third one is awesome!
    I had the same idea like you for your second one but I couldn't get it right. Yours looks very good but I still love the third one!

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    1. I think the trick was wide and narrow stripes, with Dex in the wide ones.

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  9. I love the third one!
    A great idea!

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  10. I can't really decide which I like most!
    I am again impressed how many variations are possible to combine two patterns in a tangle tile.
    I love them all!

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  11. Awesome Creativity and design acumen. Beautiful Post. All three of your Tiles are examples of outstanding art. Your work continues to bring me great joy. Thank you Margaret.

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  12. All three are lovely and so creative.
    The first one is my favorite !

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  13. I can't decide which I like best! I tried your second idea on mine this week (before I saw it), and completely gave up; couldn't get it to look right. Yours is so clean.

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    1. I think the secret was wide and narrow stripes with Dex in the wide ones, and angled sides for Dex.

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  14. I love all your tiles, but particularly how you used your trademark "dark/light" split in the last tile. Still, there is something about the first one that keeps me coming back for another look...Beautiful!

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  15. three tiles all differents but very nice !

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  16. Three great tiles! I think my favourite is the first one but only by a smidge as they are all so good! Axxx

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  17. All three are wonderful and elegant! Especially I like the last one!

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  18. I love all three and am not able to pick a favorite.

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  19. Beautiful! I love them all :)

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  20. As always, your work is excellent and inspiring.

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  21. wow! all of these are good. I especially like the arching Dex tile. And then, the bunzo in black in that last tile...gee whiz! that is some GOOD stuff!

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  22. Trendy, bendy and classic! You've got so much style Margaret!

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  23. All 3 tiles are fabulous. I am hard pressed to choose a favorite one, although I am very torn between #1 and #3. On #1, I love that to me, the Bunzo look as though they are trying to push through the barrier that Dex has put up. On tile #3, I love the variations. The second one is just an amazing concept...I really sometimes wonder where all these wonderful ideas come from. Anyway, all 3 are fabulous.

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  24. All 3 of your tiles are inspiring, especially because I had enough trouble keeping Dex on track just in a simple grid pattern. So, I'm quite impressed at the ways in which you used it "outside the box"---as it were.

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  25. These are all wonderful but I love the movement in the first one. Kind of Rubenesque!

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