Thursday, May 16, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #290 Tiles

For this challenge we used tangles created by artists we are very familiar with here at IAST, CZTs Simone Menzel and Laurel Davis.  It made the tangling all the sweeter, didn't it?

Let's take a look at our tiles ~

The first one arrived from Gale Sherman (Arizona) ~
Thank goodness there are no rules!!! I suddenly became the lead teacher this week for my Zentangle women’s homeless shelter class. And then 2 urgent family matters appeared out of the blue. What to do? I saw this weeks challenge and quickly selected #Edie (which I didn’t know) because it’s simple and versatile. I used it as a border on a tile, will tell the ladies it can also be used as a monotangle, or with other tangled they already know. I filled my Edie like #inapod so decided that was a perfect companion on a hurried tile. Surprise! I quite like it with my “inner string,” the repetition, gold, no shading and wide open spaces! Thanks Adele for helping me on the run
 Tangled Tidbits -
Hat's off to you, Gale, for your good works.  Tangling is so rewarding for the very reasons you joined in this week.
*Inapod is a perfect compliment to Edie
*gorgeous contrasts and shading

From Baafke (The Netherlands) ~
It was fun playing with those 2 patterns!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*structured variation of Edie
*lovely Sikito variation in single file

From Nor'dzin (Wales, United Kingdom) ~
The first part of this year has been so busy, but I am pleased to be able to join in this week. Thank you for your challenge which prompted the creation of this tile.
Best wishes to you and all
 Tangled Tidbits -
*bold centers, shaded outer areas
*rounded corners and beautiful shading

From Karen Aicken (Alberta, Canada) and here on her blog ~
Thanks for another fun challenge! I took a few liberties with Sikito, and enjoyed both new-to-me tangles. I expected to wander the tangles outside the string border to the tile edges, but it seemed to want to stay contained so I let it be. This is another one where I traced a Zentangle Tile into my sketchbook and tangled in that.
I really enjoyed everyone’s take on the IAST 189 - so many lovely interpretations of those tangles!
Here is my entry for IAST 290
 Tangled Tidbits -
*aura and dark surrounds for Edie
*fanned variation of Sitiko and shading add wonderful roundness to the entire tile

From Lisette, CZT 32 (Switzerland) ~
Hi Adele, thank you for this new challenge with two new tangles and many thanks for all your work!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*stunning Sikito variations
*Florz filled Edie

From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
Thank you, Adele, for sharing the delightful moment of your Granddaughter Ada’s Baptism she is adorable. (Thank you! ♥)
Attached is my tile for ‘It’s A String Thing # 290 ‘ Challenge.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*cluster of Sikito, wonderfully round Edie
*red hearts for a bold Sikito variation

From Lynn G (Florida) ~
What a fun tangle Edie is! Thank you for another great challenge.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*lovely fills for Edie
*single and multiple Sikito - how fun!

From Robin Steinbeck (Ohio) ~
Here’s my tile for IAST #290. I love Edie, this is my new go-to tangle.
Have a great weekend !
 Tangled Tidbits -
*alternating string sections of Edie and Sikito
*horizontal detail lines finish Sikito

From Cheryl (Missouri) ~
So enjoyed this tangle - my favorite this far! The string has disappeared, but follows along the top ridge of the sides of Sikito and ends with linked Edie. The tangled tile is rounded out with Fun Cycle, Checkerboard, and more trailing Edie.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*beautifully detailed tangles
*glowing highlights

From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
I enjoyed this weeks tangles. I am a big fan of N’Zeppel and it had elements of that. I loved all the colourful Easter tiles so added some green this week.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*multiple center details for, and variations of Edie
*Edie filled Sikito complete with a heart

From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
Two fun new tangles. Enjoyed doing this.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*lovely color and highlight
*Edie border full of happy variations

From Gabi (Germany) ~
Two new organic patterns and a completely different string - what a nice challenge again
Did two versions but this one I like most.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*wonderful contrast/shading
*Edie inner aura and shading, weighted lines

From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
enclosed I send you my contribution to the current Challenge. I especially liked the pattern Sikito, because it is extremely versatile. You can find the tile on my blog under
Best wishes from Germany and a nice weekend to you and your family
 Tangled Tidbits -
*layers of beautiful Sikito
*free floating Edie with striping and sparkle

From Ingrid (The Netherlands) ~
In the attachment my tile # 290 for this week.
It is impossible for me to draw black hearts, therefore of course some coloured hearts.
With lots of love and have a blessed week.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*pretty pink hearts, weighted lines
*soft shading and varied directions of the detail lines

From Aileen ("in sunny" Singapore) ~
Here's my contribution :)
It's done in purple and black microns but I cant seem to take a decent photo to show up the purple:(
 Tangled Tidbits -
*fabulous combination of tangles and colors
*pretty touch of highlights

From Simone Menzel, CZT (Germany) and the creator of Sikito! and here on her blog ~
What a surprise!
Another IAST Challenge with one of my tangles…
I have been so happy and proud when I saw Sikito on Linda Farmers website published, and some days later in your IAST challenge...
I did not know Edie before, but it is a very beautiful tangle as well. It is so simple and powerful - I think it fits everywhere ;-)
Thank you for choosing Sikito for your challenge and that you for this beautiful combination!
I hardly can wait to see all the other contributions next week …

I drew classic black on white and added some copper with a gel roll pen.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*aura-ed single line of Edie along the string
*sensational Sikito variations

From Lynn F (Florida) ~
Thanks for sharing the adorable picture of your granddaughter.
The tangle Edie took me back to my college days learning about paramecium.
I used the two tangles twice, one large and the other small.
Right now we’re having a thunderstorm so it’s probably heading your way.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!
 Tangled Tidbits -
Paramecium - that's is a great reference, Lynn.
*each string section features its own size and tangle variation
*touches of gold and a single heart

From Ria Matheussen (Belgium) ~
Here is my tile for the weekly challenge with two beautiful patterns.
I have used white paper, a black pen and finished with red/ pink
Sometimes the challenges are easy, sometimes a bit more difficult but
always interesting.
Thank you very much for seaching always new challenges.
I send you and your family warm regards from Belgium 
 Tangled Tidbits -
*jagged lined edge for field of bold Edie
*even grid and colorful Sikito

From Jane (Surrey, United Kingdom) ~
Please find attached my tile with two new to me tangles. Lots of contrasts!
Adorable photo of your granddaughters christening! (Thank you!)
 Tangled Tidbits -
*beautiful contrasts - light/dark, bold/lighter lines
*rounded inner aura for Edie

From Laurel Davis, CZT 28 (New York) and creator of Edie! ~
What a wonderful surprise to have my first (and only!) tangle chosen for this week’s challenge! And it pairs so nicely with the beautiful Sikito. Thank you, Adele!
 Tangled Tidbits -
Congratulations on Edie!
*string tuned into a full grid for the tangles to fill
*wonderfully bold Edie rounding and weighted lines

From Moblue (Bremen, Germany) ~
See my tile for IAST 290. I am not really satisfied but it’s just as it is. Hope it’s not too late. Here we have 2 am and I will go to bed now.
Happy tangling from sleepy Moblue...
 Tangled Tidbits -
I think it is safe to say that late night tangling is something we all share in common :)
*simple and elegant Edie
*four sectioned bloom of Sikito and just of glimpse of one at the top

From Susie (Thailand) ~
Here my contribution to your angular challenge this week and a big thank you for keeping us busy each and every week.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*stunning Edie - elongated, shaded to add dimension
*curls add softness to Sikito

From Sue Leslie (New Mexico) ~
Happy Mother’s Day. Missed the last few IAST’s to travel and finally getting to spend some time with my granddaughters who live in China. They are in the US for a few months so taking the time to be with them and the daughter in law we’ve not really known. Been fun between grandkids and trips from Canada Rocky Mountaineer Train trip from Vancouver to Calgary and then to Florida for a business training. April was a busy month! Whew! Finally time to tangle and do another IAST.
 Tangled Tidbits -
I am so happy for you and your Grandma time!
*long, linking Edie
*five fabulous variations of Sikito

From Antony Visconti (Milan, Italy) ~
Here's my contribution. Happy Mother's day to all those wonderful women who nurture us and our families with live and warmth.

 Tangled Tidbits -
*Edie/Sikito butterfly and bee!!
*center burst, multi-layered Sikito

From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~

 Tangled Tidbits -
*Edie string lines and clusters
*rounded and angular petals for pretty Sikito variations

From JoAnne (Ontario, Canada) ~
I started with the string, but somehow it got lost among the tangles. Loved seeing the pic of your beautiful granddaughter playing in the holy water. (Thank you!)
Happy Mother’s Day!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*fabulous details for both tangles
*orbs and multiple fills for Edie - in the outer and inner aura

From Kathy Millard (Prince George, British Columbia, Canada) ~
Hello from Prince George,
So much fun with this week's tangles. I'm loving learning so many new (to me) tangles!

Tangled Tidbits -
*lightly lined Edie along the string
*curved channels feature mirrored Sikito

From T. ~
Happy Mother’s Day and thank you for making the time each week to organize these challenges for so many people to enjoy!
Both of this week’s patterns were new to me but they were easy to learn and fun to work with.
I’ve been drawing mandalas recently, and although I didn’t start with the intention of creating one for this challenge, that’s where working with Sikito led me. The shape of the pattern works wonderfully for drawing mandalas freehand.
Edie is a versatile pattern that I see potential for using in many different ways; I chose to use as a filler here.
Thanks again for all you do week after week.
Tangled Tidbits -
*colorful Sikito contrasts beautifully with a black and white Edie with bold surrounds
*soft shading

And this is my tile ~
I tangled this on the first of two return flights home from California. The ride was smooth and almost four hours long, so I had plenty of time to play with these wonderful tangles. The intersection of the string lines seemed a perfect place to begin with Sikito and I began on the left side. After adding two more and finishing them each just a bit differently, I decided not to add a fourth. Instead, a collection of Edie gathered there and sprouted from the edges of Sitiko. I shaded the Edie centers in lieu of more details and I liked the softness of them ~

Our gratitude to Simone and Laurel for their wonderful new tangles, Sikito and Edie.
Thank you all for joining in the fun and enriching all of our tangled lives.

While I may not answer every compliment, please know that I appreciate each one - they keep me going!

Please click here to view the delightful details of IAST #291 - there is plenty of time to join in the fun!

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