This week’s challenge marks the first anniversary of the It’s a String Thing Weekly Challenges. Adele does an amazing job with her blog, thinking up the challenges and posting her thoughts on each and every one of the submissions she gets weekly. Adele you are amazing! =D HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
This week’s tangle pattern selections include:
- Meringue by CZT Kelley Kelly
- A-Fog by Kathy Redmond
- Roscoe by Vicki Bassett
- Kitl by Jem Miller AKA Ragged Ray
- Lotus Pods
This tile called “Hanging Vines” is my submission for This week’s It’s a String Thing Challenge #51. The string is TanglePattern 051. The tangles to select from are:
- Facet by Nancy Pine, CZT
- Fancy Nancy – one of my patterns
- Falz by Sue Clark, CZT
- Fandango by Vicki Bassett
This week’s It’s a String Thing Challenge #48 is to use TanglePatterns String 046 with tangles Purk, Printemps, Pippin and/or Prestwood. This was a quick tangle for me as I couldn’t sit still for long since it’s really hot, sunny and humid here in Vancouver. My tile is entitled “Summer Squash”. Enjoy!
This week’s It’s a String Thing challenge #47 is to use our challenge hostess’, Adele Bruno CZT’s, July 4th string. July 1st is our Canada Day so I decided to use red and white in my ZIA. This was a cute challenge. The first letter of each tile pattern selected for this week spell our JULY! The patterns include:
- Joy by Jaoyce Block, CZT
- Unyun by Carole Ohl, CZT
- Lightning Bolt by Suzanne McNeill, CZT
- Yincut an official Zentangle® pattern
- Looby Loo
My piece for this week is named “Lilias Grey”. I used tangles Coil, Bumps, Jilli, LaBel, Vigne, and Looby Loo.
Here’s how I came about the name. After studying the completed work, I found that my tile was super feminine. It reminded me of lace doilies, pearls, ribbons, porcelain tea cups and all things ladylike. It reminded me of my historical romance novels! To decide on a name for the piece, I consulted Stuff and Nonsense’s Regency Name Generator and it came up with this surprisingly appropriate name – “Lilias” for the lilies in Vigne and “Grey” for the overall colour palate of the tile. Enjoy!
I was surprised to learn that Laurentien pencil crayons are no longer being produced. I shall cherish my old box! Laurentien was bought out by Stanford and then discontinued. I grew up with these pencils. Great value for the money!