Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bumpadox - St. Patrick's Day Style

 Here is a wee bit o' tangling fun for St. Patrick's Day...

 I combined Carole Ohl's take on Paradox, her very clever Bumpadox, (Click here to read Carole's post and view her step out.) and added shamrock 'bumps'.

A bit o' green and shading to accent the dips and curves and this tangle really comes alive.
I began with a 3z tile since the shape lends itself to a simple Paradox.
Besides, wouldn't St. Patrick smile to see three leafed clovers on a three sided tile.

I snapped photos as I tangled and this is how it unfolded ~

*a simple border
 *the first lines of Paradox
*lightly penciled shamrocks
 *and traced with Micron
*lines follow the point/space rhythm (click here for my Tips for Tangling)
  as aura moves over and around the shamrock 
*and so on...
*aura tucks under (in Hollibaugh fashion) when lines meet
*until all of the space is filled
*a bit o' green
*and shading finish it off!

Frequent contributor, Jane Rhea, sent a "little thank you ditty" to compliment this St. Patrick's Day Bumpadox ~

A sweet touch of green
As ever I've seen!
A wee bit o' fun
That's fit for a queen!

Thank you, Jane ☘


  1. Replies
    1. I can just imagine how you would embellish that :)

  2. Oh, this is a fantastic idea, Adele. I have to try it out!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Susie. Carole's idea can work with so many different shapes.

  3. Splendid idea and the result looks great!

  4. So beautiful! What a steady hand you have. Appreciate seeing the step by step process.

    1. I am happy to know the steps help. Imagine rounded corners, some perfs, striping...:)

  5. that is so cool.... thank you for the step by step. Got to try me that and since I'm on my backside, it'll be a mind off the dizzies.