This week at Adele's Bruno "It's a String Thing #212" we had a very nice spiral string to work with using tangles "Wrapped" by Gail Sherman, CZT, "Ok-rah" by Liza Buckley, CZT and "Danzer" by Prairie Kittin. This were all new tangles to me which made the challenge a bit interesting specially because halfway thru the tile the sections I was creating were not looking good, I wasn't loving it and almost gave up on my tile, but a voice kept telling me to continue one step at a time. I am glad I listened because even before shading, it was definitely not looking nice but once I added the shading it came to life and now I really like it... I guess you never know until the very end! ;-)
Here is the end result:
I liked the Adele's spiral string so much that I decided to use the same string for "I am the Diva Challenge #333: Cozy Up for the change of Season". As you can see I am still in "Seed's-N-Angles" frenzy (my new tangle posted in the previous blog) so I decided to add a bit of "Marasu" behind Seed's-N-Angles border and pair it with "Hybred" since to me it is warm, organic and cozy almost like beautiful wood planks in a weaving pattern.
Here is the end result:
If you missed my previous post and like to learn more about "Seeds-N-Angles" click here. By the way, thanks for all the nice comments I had on this pattern. Your words meant the world to me!
I hope you like them and have a joyful cozy season ;-).
Thanks for visiting and spread as much love and joy all around you....Stay Inspired!
We had a very interesting challenge in IAST #221, this time Adele Bruno invited us in this moments where difficult things are happening everywhere with droughts, hurricanes, wild fires, etc. to focus in possitive thoughts and create tangles using the "Ampersand"(&)symbol. What a wonderful thought! specially coming from Adele who lives in Florida and when she posted the challenge she was about to face hurricane Irma!
I decided to give it a go. At the beginning I tried several thing and nothing seemed to work, until I stop complicating things and simply echo some Ampersand's lines, then by magic soft and relaxing lines appear and the pattern "Seeds-N-Angels" came to life. Here are two tiles with it:
Why "Seeds-N-Angels"?. As I was doing what I call now the "Basic Seed" (see in step outs below) my son walked by and said "oh, they look like the seeds of the Sacred tree in Avatar" and I thought that's it!, they are some kind of magical happy positive seeds!
Then I continued playing with it and thought what if I add some hair and eyes? this created variation #I which to me it looks like some kind of fairy, Guardian or Godmother, more of happy, good feelings there... that gave me the idea what if I add some wings?, creating variation# II, the Angels!
At the end I added little dots and circles as the "seeds" of happy positive thoughts they are spreading all around us to bring us into the light, into a world of compassion, kindness, gratefulness, love and joy inviting us to see as Adele said, all the good and positive around us.
So I would like to share with you "Seeds-N-Angels" step outs with my wish to bring you happy thoughts and many many Blessings to you all!
I hope you like it and have fun with it, you can embellish them in many ways and make them your own! ;-)
Now for "I am the Diva challenge #332" we were asked to create a two squared tile. I thought of using "Seeds-N-Angles" for the first time as a filler and see what happens. Once I filled both squares I thought they looked like Christmas gift notes, so continuing with that idea I added some "Verdigogh"...I liked it, it continues with the same idea of bringing happiness, kindness and love ...and we can all use some Christmas spirit all year long!
Here is my tile:
And tried another tile with Printemps and Bales:
I hope you like them!
Thank you for bearing with me in this long post. I hope you enjoyed it and give "Seeds-N-Angels" a try and spread more positive thoughts everywhere!
Sending you all thoughts of Happiness, Peace, Kindness and Love...may your life be full of Blessings!
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