When I read that this weeks challenge was to create a Monotangle with Bales with my non-dominant hand I thought „GEEZ…how can anyone recognize that it’s supposed to be Bales?“. But I wanted to give it a try. And guess what! I was surprised myself how good it turned out. I decided to use a larger and a smaller version to see how I could manage to draw bold and thin lines with my left hand. I’m quite satisfied and maybe I try that again once in a while. ^^
I really had a hard time to do this tangle. I think it’s lifeless and too angular. So the fact that it’s a monotangle challenge this week didn’t make it any easier. I tried but I’m not too happy with the result. And I cheated a little bit because I used a stencil my mum lent me. *sigh* I just couldn’t come up with an idea to make it more interesting than using the stencil to change the frame into ovals.
This is the stencil.
And here’s the result on light colored paper.
I wanted to share some other thing I tried with you though.
A colleague of mine is celebrating her 50th birthday next week. So some other colleagues asked me if I would try to make a card for her. This is what I came up with. I printed the shape of the mandala (found it on The Bright Owl’s blog) and just filled it. But I’m very happy with the card.
When I tried to learn more about Zentangle and the patterns I saw a pendant someone made and I totally fell in love with it. I searched for the right materials and waited quite some time before I ordered it. But two weeks back I finally did it and I love the outcome. I really can’t remember where I saw the pendant in the first place so please note that it’s not my idea.
And last but not least my snow globe. My mum gave it to me as a present, saying that I could change the picture in the middle with something selfmade. Yesterday I had the time and so I sat down at my tangle desk to try it. On Friday my boyfriend sacrificed his freetime to help me organize my workroom so we put my computer on a really small side table to use all the space on my desk to tangle away. And I’m so happy with it! 😀
My favorite side (there are hearts in it and no snow but it’s called a snowglobe anyway, isn’t it?).
And the back.
What do you think?
I’m quite late this week and I have to admit that I’m glad the week’s finally over. It was a hell of a week workwise and I hope that the next week will be more quiet so that I can smoothly slide into my two week holiday. *yay*
When I started my picture I had something totally different in mind. I’m not really satisfied how the ZIA turned out but well…it distracted me and it was fun to try Henna Drum. ;o)
This weeks challenge was to use string 004. I wanted to try different patterns but somehow I ended up with a few of my favorites again. ^^ I wasn’t feeling so well yesterday so I used the challenge to distract myself from my thoughts and it worked pretty good.