For "I am the Diva Challenge #323" we were asked to create a tile that reflects your home. So I created the next tile:
My home is in a Canadian City in Alberta, near the Prairies but also close to the mountains and beautiful forests. I tried to represent the Prairies in the Maple Leaf on the right and also how beautiful and warm they are in spring an summer with a Maple Leaf in greens and yellows, and on the left side with red fall colors and white for winter snow, the beauty of the evergreens and forests along with snowflakes and mountain peaks full of snow.
It was great fun creating this tile. My love for Canada and it's people runs deep, so it was actually a great honor and pleasure specially right after our 150th year celebration this past Saturday.
I created this tile with black micron pen and with Prismacolor Colour Pencils, The Maple Leaf in the center was colored with a Spectrum Noir marker, -a piece of advice regarding this markers, although they colored an area beautifully leaving no markers marks or lines they do bleed a little bit so it's best to do your outer lines with another marker. Also I only use them to cover bigger areas, even their small tip is quite big for zentangles-.
If you would like to learn a little bit more about my Home and its people, below are some Canadian commercials that you might like:
Canada, a beautiful country were all races, cultures, religions and traditions leave together in complete harmony and joy.
Now to the tiles for Adele's Bruno "It's a String Thing"
This time I have two tiles for Adele Bruno's "It's a String Thing", one corresponds to "It's a String thing #201" which was last week's challenge. I was so busy preparing for Canada Day celebration that I was drawing this tile between little free moments. At the end I didn't had any time to write a post and almost missed the challenge's dateline! I am glad I didn't, as it turned out it won the challenge's tile of Honor! that was a nice surprise ;-)
This was a fun challenge, something about summer and Canada Day inspired me to add green to "leaflet" and red to all the little circles in "Beebug". I had almost finished my tile when I had to leave the tile aside for a moment, when I came back to it my husband had added a few legs and antennas creating an "ant" with Beebug circles! funny he didn't know anything about the pattern's name, he just saw red circles and thought of busy ants and played a joke on me!... I liked it, so I finished off creating more ants and adding a little bit of brown simulating hills or cracks on the ground.
Here is my tile:
For this tile I used a black Micron Pen and Prismacolor Colour Pencils.
Now for this week's "It's a String Thing Challenge #202" we were asked to use a cloud-like string with patterns "Pop-Cloud" by Carla du Preez, "Xplode" by Margaret McKerihan and "CO2" by Antonine Megger as a way to be part of all the celebrations with fireworks going on lately with Canada Day last Saturday and the Fourth of July this last Tuesday.
Here is my tile:
This was my first time using this patterns. I was so relaxed decorating all "Pop-Cloud's" different auras that I went a little overboard ;-) but I quite enjoyed it!
For this tile I used black Micron Pen, a bright yellow green Prismacolour Colour Pencil, a white gel pen and a Spectrum Noir black marker for the big black section.
I hope you like them and come and visit often, As always please feel free to try on your own work anything from this post.
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