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.


  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?

  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

  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!

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

  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!

  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.

    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.

  7. As always, your tiles are absolutely beautiful!

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

  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 :-)

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

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

  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.