Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"It's a String Thing" #199 Tiles

It is good to finally be caught up with posting the results of the most current IAST adventures in tangling.  

Thank you all for you the good wishes for the newlyweds, Catherine and Oswald.  The wedding was glorious and the celebration was absolutely joyous.  Here is photo proof ~

A bubbly send off for the newlyweds - Oswald and Catherine
They returned home from their honeymoon (Catherine to her job and Oswald to medical school) brimful of promise for a bright future filled with faith and love.  It does a heart good and fills the world with hope, doesn't it?  God is good. *sigh*

For this week's challenge, the first tile arrived from Vonnie Schneider (St. Paul, Minnesota) ~
It continually amazes me when I see two tangles that I wouldn't put together become such a perfect pair. Thanks for the challenge and opportunity to think outside my comfort tangles.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*comma strokes repeat in Wired
*single comma stroke in the center sections of Apacore

From Hilary (Chicago) ~
...Delightful patterns again this week. But for Apacore, I saw strawberries, not apple cores. Then I thought why not modify Wired and have tiny berries hanging down. It was a lot of fun working on this! Thanks for the challenge!
Tangled Tidbits -
*a yummy variation complete with green tops and dotted accents
*curly version of Wired

From Trudi (Woodview, Ontario, Canada) ~
...Thank you for introducing me to Apacore, fun Tangle.

Tangled Tidbits -
*billowing layers of Apacore
*curved Wired border

From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
I just loved the tangle ‘Apacore’ and it brought a smile to my face as I can hear littlies saying that.
My Tile started out as Apacore but ended up more like an apple blossom.
I have attached my tile for this week’s ‘It’s A String Thing #199’ Challenge.
Tangled Tidbits -
*great sense of layering created in the cluster of plump purple Apacore
*wisps of longer and shorter comma strokes

From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
A quick entry this week from my notebook. The Tickled to Tangle email came through while I was watching television coverage of the big fire in London this week. I set to the challenge as I continued to watch and it gave me a welcome break to focus on something else for a while.
Our hearts go out to all who suffered losses in that tragic fire...
Tangled Tidbits -
*varied shapes for Apacore centers
*strokes overlap above the initial comma strokes of Apacore

From Gabriela Garcia (Alberta, Canada) and here on her blog ~
Thanks Adele for another fun challenge! This was my first time using "Apacore" and I loved it! I started at the center of the tile with a few "Apacores" and before I knew it became a wedding bouquet....Again Congratulations to Adele's family on her daughter's wedding, how exciting! ... so continuing with the idea, I decided to use the string to create some kind of ribbons and decorate them with "wired" tangle.
Greetings from Canada !
Tangled Tidbits -
*Wired trimmed ribbon
*lovely creative corsage created with Apacore, complete with 'sprays'

From Lin H (Florida) ~
Both Apacore and Wired were new tangles for me and I like them both. I ended up with a simple tile. Maybe I'll be more adventurous next time I use them. Congrats on your upcoming 200th challenge, Adele. Did you ever imagine reaching this milestone?! I continue to enjoy your Italy/Fabriano vacation postings. Keep 'em coming!
Thank you, Lin.  No, I would not have imagined it and I have so enjoyed the ride and meeting lovely people like you!
Tangled Tidbits -
*three variations of Apacore
*shadow shading of Wired

From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~
I really like this new tangle.
Tangled Tidbits -
*sparkled, dark centers of Apacore
*softly shaded tangles

From Mariam G (Port Hueneme, California) ~
I'm attaching my tile for IAST199, and also sending along a ZIA that I did of one of our hummer babies from this spring. My husband took this photo on the day they started exploring outside the nest. I had seen the Diva challenge involving tangling around a picture and decided this would be a good way to keep a memory of this little cutie! He(she) and its sibling were the sweetest, most entertaining pair we have had to date. They stayed with us for a week before flying off for parts unknown.Loved learning Apacore - such a fluid tangle. I think it will be in my list of fav's for sure. Cannot wait to see what you have in store for #200!
Thank you so much for sending this beautiful ZIA, Mariam.  What a blessing it must be to watch hummingbirds hatch and learn to fly.   

Tangled Tidbits -
*pretty grouping of Apacore - notice the little comma strokes flitting off on their own
*shadow shading of Wired

From Jody Genovese, CZT (New York) ~
So happy to hear the wedding was wonderful! Here is my 199 tile..looking forward to 200!!!!
Still loving your Fabriano adventures! Boy, this is a lot of exclamation points…
Yes, that is a lot of exclamation points and I appreciate each one :)
Tangled Tidbits -
*Apacore 'seeds', black and sparkled
*fine lines, sparkle, and shading - beautiful details

From Lynn Gotham (Florida) ~
I did your challenge on a distressed ink tile. Wired looks more like stitched on leather :(. Fun challenge as usual Adele. Thank you.
Tangled Tidbits - 
*beautiful leather stitching, that is
*highlighted centers and curves of Apacore

From Sabine (Germany) ~
Apacore and Wired are new to me. Both are lovely. First it was difficult for me to combine the pattern with the string. But in the end, after shading, I'm satisfied with the result.
Many greetings from Germany
Tangled Tidbits -
*sparkle, striping, shading, aura - wonderful details
*centers of Apacore free float

From Henrike Bratz, CZT (Germany), a few treats...

Heinrike snapped this photo while traveling in Lisbon, Portugal.  She noticed that the trim on this little building resembled my 100 pattern. (Click here to see the step out)  Isn't that fun?!

She wrote:
This week I’ve been tangling a lot on some tiles I stained with onion skins and red wine. First I did a tile for the diva challenge using Margaret Bremners lovely DANSK, then two more and at last the one for your #199. For this I created a tile with three circles (parts of them) to get a string as similar as possible to the one you gave us. It’s a coincidence that one of them is almost completely filled with color but that’s most welcome. Isn’t his a lovely bright color?! It’s only onion skins...

This is so striking and yes, I do like that one section filled with color.
Tangled Tidbits -
*stunning combination of tangles, black and brown, and onion skin colored rings
*in the bottom right tile, notice how Wired rims the circular shapes

From Ellie Miller, CZT (Sint Maarten) ~
Lost the string as I tangled, and combined apacore and wired, and added henna drum and crescent moon done in ink with graphite auras. I lost the string after tangling henna drum along the near side of one string element and the far side of another.
Found this to be a very difficult challenge for me, with several tiles scrapped because they weren't working out and just looked too busy.
Thanks for the opportunity to try this challenge!
Tangled Tidbits -
*flowery centers for Apacore
*weighted lines, shading, and aura add depth

From Jane Rhea (Indiana) ~
Apacore was so much fun to draw! Thank you so much for pushing me out of my comfort zone with IAST. Life-long learning is a wonderful thing!
Tangled Tidbits -
*airy centers of Apacore with Wired centers
*details of Tipple, shading, and aura

From Tonia (Rhode Island) ~
I used watercolor pencils on this tile as a trial. Apacore was a fun new tangle to learn. I used Trella as it seem to flow with the theme. Thanks again Adele!
Tangled Tidbits -
*pleasing combination of tangles
*Wired string lines and single, colorful Apacore

From Sharon Fite (California) ~
Thank you so much for your continuing travelogue! I feel like I'm there with you.
The combination of tangles and string was pretty challenging, I must admit. I like Apacore very much. I love the beginnings of a heart and the little 5-pointed star that results. I was challenged by adding Wired to it. Wired seemed to be named for its "electrical" properties. Then I thought about being "wired together". And with all events of the last week and general state of US and world affairs, I thought about how we're all cobbled together in the world. How we need to start pulling together, to respect each other, to reach out, and, dare I say, start loving each other. Yep, all these thoughts with pen to paper. In the meantime, Wired morphed a bit to Laced, but I like the outcome.
Tangling really does bring peace.
Tangled Tidbits -
*laced lines of Wired
*sparkle and stripes for Apacore centers

From Marla Mendenhall (California) ~
Apacore is a lovely, flowing pattern, similar to the feeling of our recently applied Tint, although to me it felt a bit more floral. So much so in fact that I was inspired to make a corsage when I looked over my sketches (getting those pips right took a bit of exercise). And while Wired is a neat pattern, I was a bit stymied as to how to integrate it with Apacore (can't wait to see what others have done), so I added a variation of it, if you will, like those paper tapes of straight pins seamstresses use... to attach the bouquet to your dress, especially for those of us who either didn't get to go to prom or went with someone other than our heart's desire. Sigh.

Ah, what a image and accompanying thought, thank you, Marla.
True story:  A dear husband of a friend of mine, who never attended her high school prom, threw a prom themed birthday party for her complete with limo, corsage, and gown.  Sigh.
Tangled Tidbits -
*gorgeous variations of Apacore, complete with buds
*straight pins on tape variation of Wired - genius.

From Sharyn Penna, CZT (Massachusetts) ~
Congratulations and best wishes to your daughter and newest son-in-law! What a joyous season you are having!
An off week for me in many ways ... Apacore gave me a go ... I tried adding enhancements ... meh ... tried various angles and sizes ... meh. I settled for small clusters of 5 Apacore and added Wired as the baby's breath to the nosegays.
Shading was what gave the tile a little life.
I'm going to be looking closely at this week's tiles for alternative ways to approach such a delicate tangle.
Cheers to you and all your family celebrations!
These floral inspirations are wonderful!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*clusters of Apacore, delicately shaded with the initial comma strokes left white
*'baby's breath' variation of Wired is very creative

From Felicity Strohfeldt (Velddrif, South Africa) and here on her blog ~ this week IAST. I had a wonderful tangle journey with Apacore by Lori Manoogian. The pattern just flowered and grew and as usual, the artwork became, a shading experience. Wired by Suzanne Mc Neill puzzled me for a moment, until I decided to curve the straight lines and embellish them with delicate apple pips and they took on an appearance of leafy tendrils. All in all a great experience.
Happy tangling all
Tangled Tidbits -
*many pleasing light and dark details:  alternating sections of the aura, the Wired 'pips', the orb filled centers...
*curved and 'pip' tipped Wired

From Anita A Westin (Dalarna, Sweden) and here on her blog ~
Dear Adele. I want to thank you for being honored in IAST 197! It warms my heart and I feel very honored! Here comes my entry for IAST 199! I loved this challenge. It brought me back to basics and that is what I appreciate the most with tangling!
With warm thoughts and greetings
Tangled Tidbits -
*a shadow shaded Wired border
*large, curved centers of Apacore

And now...

the tile for honors this week...

was sent in by...

Susie from Thailand ~
Attached my entry to IAST 199 using Apacore and Wired. Not much of Wired, but by the time I was done with Apacore, I couldn’t find a suitable place for Wired, but the border.
A fun challenge again, Adele, and thanks to you a new tangle has joined my collection.
Tangled Tidbits -
*gorgeous blues,
*a long comma stroke for each Apacore curve in the top variation
*one dark, highlighted comma stroke in the center of Apacore
*deep, color infused shading
*pin-like Wired

Congratulations, Susie!
I have a little something coming in the mail for you.

Many thanks to everyone for sending in your precious tiles.  You inspire all of us and help build this wonderfully supportive IAST community.

Kudos to the artists behind our featured tangles:
Apacore by Lori Manoogian, CZT

Wired by Suzanne McNeill, CZT

Continued thanks to all for the compliments on the posts of our "Paper Pilgrimage" to Fabriano, Italy.  Part VII is coming on Thursday ♡.

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