Monday, April 25, 2016

"It's a String Thing" #141 Tiles

This week we gave a nod to Queen Elizabeth II in honor of her ninetieth birthday.

We tangled a string inspired by the number ninety along with some very royal tangles.  The tiles below feature a gold crown, royal purple, a cathedral window, a touch of the British flag, a royal cup and saucer, and even a commemorative coin.
It is a celebration fit for a queen.

And speaking of queens - I am enjoying a visit to see my grandchildren this week.  I am concentrating all of my time on "Gramma" things and didn't want to delay posting these festive tiles, so they are here sans my usual Tangled Tidbits.  Thank you in advance for understanding.

And now, let the celebration begin!

The first tile arrived from smgg (Taiwan) and on her Instagram ~
Have a nice day!!!

From Ilse (The Netherlands) and here on her blog ~
I wish you a happy Royal party with all those Royal tiles :-)
Here's my entry for this week.


From Sarah (Michigan) ~
I imagine the queen having all of her wonderful garden parties at the palace all throughout spring and summer. I watched a documentary about it last year.
I think of the paths, the perennial border, and all the azaleas and rhododendrons. I won't hold my breath for an invite though!
I've been under the weather and I got carried away with color but I love mixing it and shading it all into a big fantastic mess.
Thank goodness for the string! It saved my tile!

From Joke Leussenkamp (The Netherlands) ~
It was very hard for me to become friends with Ma-XIII. So in the end, after practices, I improvised on that tangle.
The Queens crown I draw inside/outside with a slightly curved baton and in the other a jewel.
Tangle love and greetings from The Netherlands,

From Alyona (Toronto, Canada) ~
This challenge was a fun. After finishing I noticed that along with a royal theme I've got an Easter egg as well. :)


From Joanne Faherty (Bedfordshire, United Kingdom) ~
Here's my entry this week. I like the new tangle ma-x111 :) although I did struggle a little creating the alternate spots at the beginning.They had trouble being I the right place for the line step more practice needed on making seed (?) diamond grids
My 5 year old daughter went to school yesterday in red white and blue to celebrate the queens 90th birthday . She came home with the special commemorative coin, so I thought you might like to see it too, given this weeks string thing .
I have to say she looks amazing for a 90y.o I hope that I can still do all the things she can when I'm that age, except maybe run the country id be no good at that .


From Ragged Ray (United Kingdom) ~
A cloudy Friday in West Sussex, looking like Spring has changed its mind again. Here is my tile - and I have to admit that I was thinking less about the Queen birthday and more about the death of Prince while I tangled. Hence the purple! Only little bits of MA-XIII and basic Queen's Crown - but lots of Baton as I love that tangle. As well as small sized filler, I've bigified it in the background and tried to create a sense of shape with my shading (more successfully in the top right area).

From Yvette Grasset (France) ~
I just finished making the zentagles, I love c is great fun, and very creative,
I explain my drawings which I frankly have fun and relaxed. Adele thank you for these lovely shares.
Here is the married queen of the day
The groom and her dress with veil, uncorted bordered by Queens crown, filled with peas and baton. Her hairstyle with: Pauline pigtail- The train with max-xii. The bottom of the dress with stick-lined Queens crown. Flowers: citrus, cack, Pauline pigtail.
The church central window with citrus, organs where does the music of Queen entered the day with stick, above the two stained glass flower with Iza, bottom of the window of the church with max-Xii. COLUMN decorated with queens crown. Wall of the church with teenos.
There you go ! I forget're two because I know their names. And I put the fun in a window frame with the computer.
If you know a free software or sites to be able to translate my American texts tell me, I find only in English.
I do all of you and all my friends. have a good weekend and a wonderful week





From Karen L (Canberra, Australia) and here on her blog ~
Here’s my tile for this week. Another interesting set of Tangles to use. I appreciated your step-outs for Queen’s Crown. Your step outs are always helpful. Lately I’ve been playing around with pre-colouring my tiles using water colour paints ad you’ll see on my tile.
I’ve updated my blog to include a couple of galleries, one is specifically for IAST challenges.


From Jessie Plouffe (Connecticut) ~
Here is my tile for this week. Baton has always confused me, but I
like how it came out here. I also started MA-XII incorrectly, but
decided to just go with it :)


From Tina Kirchh├╝bel (Germany) ~
Thank you again for this wonderful challenge this week. I especially enjoyed tangling MA-XIII because there are so much possibilities of variation for this pattern.
Greetings from Germany


From Sandra (Germany) and here on her blog ~
thanks for this royal challenge ;-) I enjoyed it very much!
Here is my tile for the Queen ;-)


From Adri van Wyk (South Africa) ~
This weeks challenge was a real challenge to me. I did 4 different tiles but decide to sent this one. Thanks Adele.
Kalahari-greetings


From Anita A Westin (Dalarna, Sweden) and here on her blog ~
Here comes my entry. I have recently started a blog!

From Karin (Germany) ~
this is my entry to no. 141
The “90” seemes to be quite blank when I had finished the tile. So this time I added a little colour
The pattern “MA XIII” on top of the tile has a little mistake but I think I saved it…

From Gesine Pless-Petig (Germany) ~
I really enjoyed playing around with MA-XIII and its variations, so there was not much room left for Queen’s Crown. Still, I hope the touch of gold will underline the royal nature of this tangle ;-)


From Tabitha, CZT (Quebec, Canada) ~
Here's my tile for this weeks challenge. It didn't turn out at all how I thought, but isn't that the way of it? Lol

From Sabine (Germany) and here on her blog ~
here is my royal tangle. I have added gems. Thank you for sharing "Tips for Tangling a royal tangle", I have had much inspiration and fun with them.
Greatings from rainy and cold Germany

From Kate (United Kingdom) ~
Two "Happy Birthday your majesty" tangles from me, couldn't decide which
I prefer - the second one I think. Loved Baton but wasn't sure that I'd
be able to fit it into the circle shapes, but when I gave it a try it
spiralled in nicely!



From Linda Goncalves (Pennsylvaia) ~
I thought MA XIII was a challenge but I enjoyed working with all
three. This was a fun tangle.


From Lucy Banta, CZT (New Jersey) and here on her blog ~



From midori, CZT (Florida) ~
daydreaming with a pen on a tile... i almost felt, i was on a maritime voyage on a 16th c. elizabethan galleon amidst the ocean waves. funny how 'queens crown' & 'baton' under the spell of tangleation, morphed into its own element. the same for 'ma-xiii.' perhaps, my inattention to directions...

From Sue Agnew (Tucson, Arizona) ~
I think the theme this week is "tangles that turn into other tangles."
When I was playing with filling in the triangular spaces in MA-XIII, I realized I was filling them in like the underside of the Queen's Crown scallops, and saw the similarity in this tangle. It's easier to see when you're actually tangling, but in each square, if you draw an upward curving line from the left corner to the center and then a downward curving line to the right corner, that's like the scalloped line of Queen's Crown. So I did half of the MA-XIIIs that way (the other half I just played with 'cause why not sparkle if the opportunity presents itself).
Baton always confuses me, so I decided to scallop the circles and use Footlites instead (which I justified by it also being a Carole Ohl tangle). Then I realized that made the circles the obvious spot to use Queen's Crown, as you hinted in your Tips for Tangling last week. So THEN when I was filling in the inside of Queen's Crown it kept reminding me of Crescent Moon, so I went with it.
(I scanned the tile diagonally so you could see I did use the string ... I just skewed it a little so MA-XIII could fit the shape of the tile better.)

P.S. All this stuff about Queen Elizabeth reminded me that ...my former mother-in-law ... gave me three [bone china cup-and-saucers], one of which is this one (I think she chose it because my mother was Canadian and in fact my middle name is Elizabeth after you-know-who).



From Allison Durno (Richmond Hill, Ontario) ~
Fun challenge this week!
The Queen's ninetieth! That's fun! I chose to use the king's crown tangle as a border and then I filled in the background with Baton. I used MA-XIII to fill in my "9" and "0", but when I finished with it it seemed my square needed a bit more sparkle, so what is more royal than to use some purple! So I used a sparkly purple gel pen for the "9" and a magenta gel pen for the "0". Thanks for the inspiration!


From Jane Glotzer (Boulder, Colorado) ~
A fun challenge this week...I thought right away I would be adding some royal purple in honor of the queen (and it's one of my favorite colors) and it ended up being in honor of the Prince, too...:(
MA-XII is fabulous--lots of ways to play with it--all the various pieces and parts--tangleations galore! Baton is a fun filler that I had kind of forgotten about, so thanks for the reminder there. And I played around a bit with the Queen's Crown (it's a jester's cap too!!) Added purple, ink and colored pencil, a touch of shading and cute! Busier than what I've been doing lately, and look! no symmetry...but I love it--:)


From Becky Welty (North Carolina) ~
In honor of the Queen's birthday, I decided to color my tile purple. Happy Birthday!


From Robin (Nevada) ~
Here is my submission for this week’s challenge. Thank you for the posting the tips for tangling Queen’s Crown, it helped! I drew the beginnings of the pattern down along the bottom, but then started playing with the negative space instead. I started the Baton in the upper right and then just kept going around and behind the inverse of Queen’s Crown. This was trippy but fun!


From Marla Mendenhall (Long Beach, California) ~
My sister and I were quite young when, in 1959, four years after she ascended the throne, Queen Elizabeth II made a grand tour of all the British commonwealths. Across the river from Detroit, Michigan to Windsor, Ontario, Canada we went, to stay at my grandmother's house, a stones throw from the main avenue down which the Queen's procession passed by. And we stood onGrandma's porch, shouting and waving British and Canadian flags, and thus I began a lifelong love affair with the Royal family. To this day, I still have newspaper clippings in a scrapbook from that visit, the subsequent birth of her children, and other momentous occasions for which Grandma saved the articles. Yellowed, worn thin at the creases, but still beloved and fondly remembered. God save the Queen.
And what would the Queen's Crown be without a jewel, right? Fun challenge!

From Susan Theron (Velddrif, South Africa) and here on my blog ~


From Felicity Strohfeldt (South Africa) ~
This week challenge was a lovely idea to honour a the most famous, regal lady ever, Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. String 90 did it. I have used Queen’s Crown before and find it a very versatile tangle and to me it was a given to use it in the circular section of the string. MA-XIII slotted in well in the coronet centres, and then I decided to dabble in some gems – after all what is a crown without luscious jewels. The verdict is still out on this decision. This left Baton and I hope I wasn’t too predictable. Anyhow thank you Suzanne, Carole and Chantal for your beautiful Zentangle Patterns. As always Adele you came up with winner Challenge. Thanks you for getting me going again!


From Sharyn Penna (Massachusetts) ~
What's not to love about this week's prompt?! A royal celebration, a queen's crown, baton representing the scepter and MAXIII representing the royal gardens. Cheers to the Royal birthday girl ... And many more!


From Talia Maynard (United Kingdom) ~





Thank you to the creative minds behind the tangles used this week along with my string ~

Queen's Crown by Suzanne McNeill, CZT

Baton by Carole Ohl, CZT

MA-XIII by Chantal Florin

Many thanks to everyone who joined in the the royal celebration this week.  

Check back tomorrow - Tuesday - for"It's a String Thing" #142!



1 comment:

  1. Wonderful work, everyone! I wasn't able to play along this week but happy to enjoy what everyone else created. Thanks for sharing.

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