Friday, December 4, 2015

Trees, trees, trees!

Dilip Patel was the first CZT in India, although he's no longer the only one. He is the guest challenger this week at the Diva's challenge and he's asked us all to use zentangle to depict trees.

Here's my first offering, "Blue Spruce". It needed to remain fairly simple, always a challenge for me!
Tangles: Featherfall, and Tidings
I have several small frames, with mats already cut, and I decided I should use them (duh), so I've been doing some small work to fit. These are slightly smaller than tile-size.
"Gentle Breeze"
Tangles: Aquafleur, Floo, Knase, Pearlz,
Printemps plus Auras
I was looking at someone else's response to this tree challenge and she said something about 'monotangle'. What? I decided I'd better go back and read the directions. In true response to this challenge - a monotangle tree - here is a Bouclé tree, leaves and trunk, no background.

21 comments:

  1. Wow! I have always admired your trees and houses. Great job, as always.

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  2. Oh Margaret, I always admire your imaginative and inspiring approach. They are all beautiful. I find myself gravitating to the design and colours of the blue spruce.

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    1. Thanks so much Beth. It seems to be a favorite!

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  3. Margaret,
    What wonderful trees, each one of them. I'm getting a bit of a late start, but you have just inspired me.

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  4. Great tangles you have chosen for your trees. I like the spruce especially. Quite a lot of people have missed the point about drawing a Monotangle, but you got there in the end :-)

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    1. Thank goodness for other people pointing me back in the right direction. :)

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  5. I love the blue spruce as well ... love how you also tangled the "shady" side of the piece.

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    1. Thanks Melissa. It was a bit of a challenge, what to do with a dark side and a light side!

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  6. I love the Featherfall tree, it's a pattern that never turns out to my satisfaction when I try it. The Aquafleur one is somehow modern and a bit surreal and the final one looks wonderful, using a pattern I haven't seen before. I think I'm going to have to give it a try. As always, thank you for sharing such lovely work.

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    1. I always need to refer to the instructions as I can never remember all the proper steps!

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  7. Gorgeous pieces! I especially love your Blue Spruce. Your work here is so inspiring;-)

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  8. What delightful trees! One better than another! All of them I like, I can not select a favorite :)

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  9. You continue to Inspire me with your work! Thank you for sharing and thank you for choosing my name and sending a wonderful ATC! At last, I have art work by Margaret Bremner, how lucky for me.

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    1. You['re welcome Laura, and thanks for entering the draw!

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    2. You['re welcome Laura, and thanks for entering the draw!

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  10. I love your whimsical trees (and the magical backgrounds)! I like your mono tangle too, just not quite as much :)

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    1. I agree Sue. There's just not as much of interest there, to my eye.

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  11. Love your trees - especially the third one that is so surprising.

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