Friday, February 6, 2015

Two Challenges in One Tile

This week I incorporated two challenges in my tile: the "Diva's Weekly Challenge: #203 UMT - Athitzi by Seven" and at Suzy Mosh Creations: "That's New to Me!" Weekly Challenge #5: "M". In the second challenge we are to use at least one "New to Me" pattern starting with the letter "M". I chose to draw the very pretty tangle Meringue by Kelley Kelly.

I also enjoyed using the tangle Athitzi by Seven in my tile for the Diva's weekly challenge. Athitzi has a textural feel that reminds me of the drawing style hatching. I used  this technique to create shading on some of the other tangles that I had used such as Dragonair by Norma Burnell. I also incorporated the tangle Akoya by SandyHunter into my tile by drawing it around Meringue.

I used a regular No. 2 pencil and black Micron pens in various sizes for shading. I really liked how the shading and hatching technique added dimension in my work. Now, I wished I had scanned in my tile before I had applied shading so I could of posted a "before" and "after" image of how shading makes a difference in one's art.


  1. Amazing!
    You know when I posted my tiles I mentioned that this pattern reminded me of Scratch pictures. Now I see your tile and I know exactly why I thought so: The whole tile seems "metallic" to me. You used the perfect shades for it and I really love the paterns and bubbles/pearls.
    Very good work!

  2. Wow! What a great tile! Thanks for taking part in the challenge!

  3. WOW, I'm quite impressed by your tile, it's really gorgeous! I love the movement, the shading, i just love it all.

  4. Your tile is lovely!! Yes, I agree it looks like scratch pictures :) Very cool!
    ~ Diane Clancy

  5. What a gorgeous tile. Ditto what's already been said. Great shading & movement. Well done!