Challenge #60 - Duo Tangle with Cirquital and Munchin

This weeks Diva's challenge asks us to create a duo tangle using Cirquital and Munchin. I use Munchin quite a bit, especially nice to accompany Paradox, but Cirquital is not one I'm usually drawn to (excuse the pun). As always, I learn something with every challenge and I'm feeling Cirquital more now.

These two tangles do seem to compliment each other well and I enjoyed getting into the rythmn of Munchin.

I used my Tangle a Day calendar for this challenge, oh what fun!

Challenge #59 - Mardi Gras

This weeks Diva challenge was suggested by OwlLovingApril she suggested using a Mardi Gras theme.  Today was Fat Tuesday, the beginning of Lent and the Mardi Gras celebration.

My sister and brother in law lived in Louisianna many years ago. When I visited them we visited New Orleans. It was beautiful with wonderful old architecture, ornate grill work on balconies throughout the French Quarter, Mardi Gras is a vivacious celebration with beads, baubles, gems, and plumes (my new tangle), that's what I chose to reflect in my tile.

I used MG as my string and let it fly from there!

Challenge #58 - Diamonds

The Diva's challenge this week has a guest host by CZT Diana Hirsch asks us to use the Four Diamond Fund logo as our string or inspiration. The four diamonds stand for Strength, Honesty, Wisdom, and Courage. Penn State University’s Dance Marathon—lovingly called THON —is an annual event that benefits The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

I tried to incorporate the feeling of music and dance in the top floating diamonds and show the organic interaction of the four diamond logo throughout.

This is a wonderful cause for this week's challenge.

Added a color version to send

Weekly Challenge #57: Use My Tangle (UMT) Version 1 - Sanibelle

This week the Diva's challenge is featuring it's First Monday of the Month "Use My Tangle" Challenge and this month the tangle is Tricia Faraone's Sanibelle. This is a lovely tangle that definitely emulates beautiful flowing sea plants or sea shells, at least that's what it brings up for me.

This little tile just screamed for a sea nymph nestled within the flowing bed of Sanibelle. A large sea pearl, Nipa, Tipple, Tagh. I went the more organic, textured route with this tile. The simplicity of the large pearl against the ornate Sanibelle seems to set them off well.

As a child, I was always drawn to mermaids. I spent my childhood summers at camp and the lake and swimming was a major part of my experience. I never wanted to cut my hair so when I grew up I could become a Weekee Watchee Mermaid with my long flowing hair and wearing the lovely mermaid tail! Quite lofty goals, no?

I never became a WW Mermaid but I was a syncronized swimmer in high school and still love the water (sans tail and long flowing locks!). Not so fond of the bathing suit part any more!

Trying some new tangles

Trying some new tangles (to me), Pavonia, Cockles n' Mussells, Spaanders, Pendrils, Krli-Q tangelation and some Radiating orbs. I'm going to try and do 3 tangles a week. I always do the Diva's weekly challenge but I'm going to try and challenge myself a little further.