Diva’s Challenge #131 – Monotangle „Dex“

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.

Stencil Challenge #131

And here’s the result on light colored paper.

Challenge #131 - Dex

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.

50th birthday

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?).

Snowglobe Front

And the back.

Snowglobe Back

What do you think?


18 Kommentare zu “Diva’s Challenge #131 – Monotangle „Dex“

  1. Love your idea of putting dex into ovals – and you did a wonderful job. It’s a tricky tangle! Also like your globe, and LOVE the card you made!

    • I’m okay with it but I think Dex and I won’t be friends any time soon. 😀

      I wanted to keep the card but since I planned to give it away I did. ^^ I think it’s one of the most beautiful tangles I did so far.

      Thank you so much!

    • I love tangeling! I took a day off spontaneously yesterday and I used a lot of my free time to tangle. I have two weeks off beginning on Monday next week and I hope I can use a lot of it to be creative. I just don’t know what my boyfriend will say if I’m going to vanish into my workroom too often. ^^

      Thank you! I couldn’t come up with another idea to prevent the ZIA from looking too square. 😀

  2. All of your work is so beautiful. I am partial to the snowglobe – probably because I collect them. I would love to find one I could tangle inside. Neat!

  3. I really like the way you put Dex into the oval shapes, wish I had thought of that, I stuck to squares and rectangles, the curves give it more movement.

    • Thank you!

      I just looked at Diva’s page again and saw your entry. Sadly blogger won’t let me post my comment. I have no clue if it’s something on my computer or if it’s blogger. I have to try again later. I think your entry looks great. The shading is so cool and it looks like yummy waffles. 😀

  4. I don’t really like the tangles like Dex because they lack movement. I like that you put them into ovals to soften them some. Your card is so pretty. I know she will like it. And I just love the pendant. I bought the materials to make some a long time ago but haven’t done it you. You may just have motivated me. The globe is cool too!

  5. Great how you did the monotangle DEX into those eggs. The layering is perfect, looks like different pieces of paper are put on top of each other. Great shading technique to become this effect.

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