Tangled Ink Art

Tangled Ink Art
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Challenge #58: Diamonds

This week's DIVA challenge comes from Diana Hirsch, a CZT from Michigan, who has a cause she is helping raise funds for.....

 Penn State University’s Dance Marathon—lovingly called THON —is an annual event that benefits The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.  The Four Diamonds Fund was started by Charles and Irma Milafter their son, Christopher, lost his 3 year battle with cancer in 1972. Symbolic of the traits Christopher felt were needed to defeat cancer, he wrote a story in which the knight Sir Millard overcomes obstacles to achieve the four diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty and Strength. 


To donate or to watch the live 46-hour simulcast, visit www.thon
 
 

Our challenge is to use the four diamond symbol as a string....

I started out with 4 diamonds as my string, and had no idea where i would go from there.  That is one of the great things about tangling, no pre-conceived idea of what it will look like...just let it unfold before you.  I put the small diamond in the middle of the 4 diamonds then did the Poke Leaf to seperate the sections. To finish the borders, I did XYP.  I tried to do a large Facet in the center, which was a little tricky to do around the Poke Leaf, and completed it with Knightsbridge.  When it was done you couldn't see the 4 diamonds I started out with.  I considered starting over, but really didn't have the time this week so I decided to just shade a little heavy around the original 4 diamonds and go with it...no mistakes...a zentangle is a zentangle!

Another fun challenge..thanks, Laura & Diana!



10 comments:

  1. Sue I really like this, it pops out at you. Great deph and dimension.

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  2. I like the use of pokeleaf! Always great to see your work!

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  3. This is really special! I love the delicate feel that the poke leaf gives.

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  4. This is a beautiful tile. I love how the pokeroot softens the hard edges of the diamond. I also like the addition of XYP and the way you drew behind on the facets. Overall, just very, very pretty.

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  5. Your tile is organic and geometrical at the same time. It is a great combination!

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  6. This tile is so lovely, your shading makes it look embossed. Great work!

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  7. Very lovely and inspiring zentangle here...just started following!

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  8. I love this interpretation of the challenge. Very dimensional and clever use of knightsbridge as a border.

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