Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Diva Challenge #67 - Amanda Day

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In honor of Earth Day, or Amanda Day as so-dubbed by Chewie, the challenge this week is to use the prompt of the earth. Here is my zentangle-inspired take on it. The dragonfly I found on a pinterest board. It was a watercolor on fabric. I used a trick I learned on The Bright Owl to transfer the dragonfly outline onto my tile, and then tangled him. The outer border is a pattern called skein. I don't recall where I learned to make this kind of wall. I used it once before, but I don't recall if it's a legit pattern? or something I just did. To add some color - I used At You Spica pens. You can visit the Diva's page here and see everyone's challenge pieces for the week! And maybe you would considering joining us in the Diva's challenge. It isn't too late!

18 comments:

  1. Love your tangle. I did my first challenge this week and my I am addicted. I haven't added color yet but I like the idea of just a cental portion being in color. Kind of like the old colorized photographs. :)

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    1. i visited your flickr page - your design was great!

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  2. I absolutely love the dragonfly! The whole piece is beautiful - a wonderful blend of rural and urban (the background "bricks" set up a great contrast!).

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  3. I really love the dragonfly, the brick look behind and the skein. It is a beautiful tile!

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    1. thank you so much for your encouraging comment! i love your work - it's beautiful and inspiring!

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    2. I love dragonflies and this one is the perfect addition to such an awesome tile.

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    3. I love dragonflies and this one is the perfect addition to an awesome tile.

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  4. This is fabulous! LOVE the bricks for a background:)

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    1. thank you! thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Beautiful and deceptively simple. I love the stippling, shading and beautiful dragonfly! Wonderful piece!

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  6. Hi Alice, I love your wall pattern. i have never seen it before. Your idea of a dragonfly is wonderful. They are like little fairies flitting from lily pad to stalks of flowers!

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    1. thank you, gloria! i appreciate you taking time to visit and comment :)

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  7. I absolutely love this! The dragonfly is wonderful!

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  8. Very cute! Love the dragonfly and the hints of color.

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  9. Very creatively done. The dragonfly on the stippled bricks looks enchanting.

    Regards
    Malathi

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  10. Very creative and full of wonderful ideas to learn from. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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