Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

Bijou Trio by Adele Bruno, CZT

And now these three remain:




But the greatest 
of these
LOVE.        ~1 Corinthians 13:13 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"It's a String Thing" #131

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

It also marks the third in our three part series of heart inspired challenges.  It has been such a treat to see all of the unique and love filled tiles. (Click to view - #129 and  #130)

We begin this Valentine's week "It's a String Thing" with TanglePatterns String 039
by Jo Fletcher ~

Copyrighted image used with permission by

Our tangles include:

Heartstrings by Helen Williams
This is a beautiful pattern and very relaxing to draw.

Amore - my latest tangle
This can be used along a string line or as a filler.  It is rhythmic and can be embellished in countless ways.

Knightsbrige by Maria Thomas, Zentangle® co-founder  
Click here for my post.
This will add some weight to the tile and the squared look of the tangle will contrast nicely with the curved hearts.

To access step outs for the patterns, click on their names.

Simply pencil the string line onto your tile and tangle away! Keep in mind that string lines are suggestions and let the patterns lead the way.

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines: 
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and patterns that begin or contain the letter(s) indicated
* Submit a photo of your tile saved as jpg or scan your tile (300 dpi or higher) and save as a jpg
*Email your jpg file as an attachment to -
*Entries are to be submitted by Saturday evenings.
*Photos and 'Best of Show' are posted on Mondays. 

Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world.  WHEN YOU SIGN YOUR NAME, PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE.  

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary for you to have a blog or website to participate. 
In order to eligible for the drawing, you must send in your completed tile.

If you do have a blog or website, I will add a link upon request. 
Please include the site specific URL. 

I look forward to your emails.

Monday, February 8, 2016

"It's a String Thing" #130 Tiles

Our second of three heart themed challenges proved to be even more enjoyable than the first.  To top it off, the anticipation of tomorrow's is building...but first let's take a look at today's love-ly tiles ~

The first arrived from Katrina Handson (Florida) ~
here's my entry for #130 I really liked the string it reminded me of wings so i just used that to inspire my zentangled butterfly :)
 Tangled Tidbits -
*delightfully dark and light Luv-a
*lovely center aura and shading

From Michele Wynne (California) ~
Thank you for another great challenge. I'm not really a "hearts & flowers" kind of gal so these Valentine themes really vex me. I committed to a Valentine theme swap to push me out of my comfort zone and this weeks challenge was the perfect start as we're to use this string as well. It's a little dark, but that's how I roll;-)
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Hear Box pops with the detail lines and sparkle
*multiple aura combined with shading and sparkle create wonderful depth

From smgg (Taiwan) ~
Have a nice day!!!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Heart Box finished in three different ways
*Beadline heart of Luv-a

From Jeannette Quinn Bisbee, (Ontario, Canada) ~
This is only my second time to participate in the Weekly Challenge. My 35th wedding anniversary falls on Valentine's Day....even though I lost my first husband ten years ago. I have always loved hearts, and to make up for missing last week's heart challenge, I reveled in doing two tiles. I find that I am most drawn to tiles where some empty space is left, so on one of the tiles....I left the heart strings open. And, of course, that is how my own heart sometimes feel as though there is a vague emptiness of something familiar now gone. But, I have been blessed to remarry another wonderful man, so the second tile is filled with hearts, color, and good feeling. Hope all of your hearts are singing.....

Tangled Tidbits -
*fine detail lines of Join
*cheery colors to accompany the lovely sentiments

From Talia Maynard (London,United Kingdom) ~
It didn't take me long to have a bash at this week's string. More hearts means a very happy me!
I went for a different approach to my usual style. I only used 2 of the tangles and left a lot of white space (for me!). I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I really adore Luv-a. It's so fun to do.
I might have another go with some colour. These would make lovely valentine's cards.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*line and dotted aura of Heart Box
*Luv-a string lines with loops and sparkle

From Tina Sanders (Arizona) and here on her blog ~
Thank you so much Adele for another lovely challenge. I used Luv-A, Join and Heart Box, plus a couple of extras. Not to thrilled with my Heart Box, but like my over all tangle.

Tangled Tidbits -
*varying sizes of hearts in Luv-a
*border line of aura-ed Join

A very warm welcome to Ann Barbro Dahl with the first submission from Portugal (how exciting!) and here on her blog ~
Here is my tile :)
Happy Valentines Day!

Tangled Tidbits -
*strong sense of foreground and background achieved with shading
*lovely lines of hearts fill the doubled string line

From Ilse Lukken (The Netherlands) and here on her blog ~
I hope you're doing fine and having a nice day. I did, tangling your challenge :-)
Tangled Tidbits -
*delicately tangled Luv-a contrasts the bolder Heart Box and Join
*alternating black and shaded spaces of Join

From Bhamathi Pai (Bangalore, India) ~
All the tiles from IAST#129 were wonderful.
And this week, Thank you for another beautiful String and such lovely tangle patterns!! It was a pleasure doing this tile. Luv-a is one of my favourite heart shaped patterns!
Eagerly waiting for next Tuesday!

Tangled Tidbits -
*Join follows the string lines
*delicate Luv-a flows along the string line and border

From Sarah (Michigan) and here on her blog ~
February brings many good tangles. This week's challenge was no exception. Great tangles!! I loved learning or re-learning some of these! Thanks for a fun string too. 

Tangled Tidbits -
* Join anchors opposite ends
*thick, full Luv-a

From Sally (Massachusetts) ~
This makes me think of an old fashioned valentine. I had fun adding color. Thank you for your choices of string and patterns.

Tangled Tidbits -
*Join and Heart Box side-by-side, similar is size, follow the curves of the string
*Luv-a bursts from the center outward

A very warm welcome to Robin Bort (Nevada) ~
Here is my tangle. It’s only my fourth or fifth tangle. I just found Zentangle about a month ago! I’m enjoying myself immensely!
Thank you for hosting this weekly challenge! I’ll be back!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*pretty variations of Join and Luv-a
*Heart Box curved grid and all wrapped up with beautiful shading

From Sara  (Western Australia) ~
Tangled Tidbits -
*Luv-a flows from the string's intersecting lines
*fabulous aura for Join

From Lucy Banta, CZT (New Jersey) and here on her blog ~
I always look forward to your Valentine's Day related string thing challenges! This week I added some color with new Tombow markers. They didn't blend too well, but the color is festive.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*touches of the very festive colors along the Beadlines of Luv-a
*alternating light and dark aura-ed sections of Join

A very warm welcome to Roberta (Germany) ~
I am new to your wonderful challenges and I love to be a part of it!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*two Heart Box variations - fabulous idea with the dark, sparkled perfs
*Luv-a center sprays

From Karin (Germany) ~
this is my entry for this week. I really liked Heart Box! The Video Demonstration was quite helpful. I tried the second method of drawing the pattern with a continuous line and this absolutely requires a high concentration.
Greetings from Germany!

Tangled Tidbits -
*string is suggested with shading and Luv-a
*alternating dark aura of Join

From Linda Bladen (United Kingdom) ~
Really enjoyed using Luv-a and didn't want to overcrowd it so just used Heart Box in pencil. Looking forward to next week's challenge already

Tangled Tidbits -
*Luv-a filled string hearts
*free falling Luv-a

From Deepti Jois (Bangalore, India) ~

Tangled Tidbits -
*Beadline aura, beautiful shading and sparkle
*fanned grid for Heart Box

From Linda Helfer (Florida) ~
Thanks for your latest challenge #130. I don't think my end result could get any heart-y-er, ha! I look forward to seeing others' submissions, too.

Tangled Tidbits -
*inspired Luv-a variation - darkened points, weighted lines, repeated dots
*Join - white vertical lines, aura, and sparkle

From Cheryl Stocks (Scottsdale, Arizona) ~
Thanks for the challenge, Adele!
In my sketch book.

Tangled Tidbits -
*Heart Box variation brings heart centers together
*rounded Join adds pretty shape to the tangle

From Judy Wanner, CZT (Pennsylvania) ~
Well I am sending this before I chicken out! I crowned myself the Foofy Queen! That has got to stop. I did you a disservice. Anyway, what's that I hear? Oh it's Megan Trainer singing All about that Bass :))))
Remember last year? LOL!
Yes, I do :)
 Tangled Tidbits -
*single Join form one heart of the string with sparkle and Beadline
*lovely burst of Luv-a with red Tipple
...and pictured on one of my frames, thank you, Judy!

From Ann McCool (California) ~
Loving all these hearts!
Tangled Tidbits -
*wonderful variations of Heart Box
*one large Join rimmed in a spray of smaller ones

From Juliane Lopes (Longwood, Florida) ~
It's been a while but I've finally have another submission for your weekly challenge. I decided to try something different by working on the black tile, and used a little colored gel pen too. 

Tangled Tidbits -
*white on black Heart Box glows
*dot dash detail of Luv-a repeats along the border

From Lisa Preston (Marietta, Georgia) ~
I fall into the category of not a big fan of hearts. But I really enjoyed this challenge. You have such an uncanny way of choosing tangles that play well together.
It always amazes me how much more I like my tangles a day or two after I've drawn them. Sort of a strange zentangle magic.
I like how Join and Luv-a came out on the tile. I think my Heart Box could use some work but overall I'm really happy with this tile.
Tangled Tidbits -
*beautiful border of Join
*alternating string sections of Heart Box and detailed Luv-a

From Kate (United Kingdom) ~
My contribution to challenge 130. I'm not really a 'hearts person' but
once I started this I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

Tangled Tidbits -
*curved, large and small grids for Heart Box
*shading adds softness and depth to the tangles

From Ragged Ray (United Kingdom) ~
I did something a bit different with Heart Box - I penciled the initial grid and then made sure each 3 shape joined those it touched (like Helen does in her Version 2 in the video), which then allowed me to aura each into the next - giving a weird stretched heart pattern. Once I'd found this I couldn't get enough of it, so it became my entire background. The rest of the tile didn't come out quite as well - but hey - better to be really happy with one part than so-so with the whole!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*fabulous, unique look achieved with that technique
*lined and sparkled Luv-a

From Ingrid (The Netherlands) ~
Here is my ST # 130 tile.
Although I like the hearts themed challenges, I am not so happy with the result of this tile. Maybe I should have done it with only a black pen?
Tangled Tidbits -
*very colorful and festive ZIA
*Luv-a is full and delicate - notice that it fills Heart Box

From Susan Theron (South Africa) and here on her blog ~
Tangled Tidbits -
*Heart Box free of its grid
*Join used as a border on the string line - beautiful!

From Becky Welty (North Carolina) ~

Tangled Tidbits -
*full background of Join
*with the shading, Heart Box seems three dimensional

From Beth Gaughan (North Carolina) ~
Here is my tile for IAST 130. I kind of like how my two hearts look like a butterfly. 

Tangled Tidbits -
* Mooka-like string lines bursting with Luv-a
*detail lines repeat in Join and Heart Box

From Simone (Germany) and here on her blog ~
last week I wrote that I do not love to draw hearts very much... BUT
This week I had such a lot of fun with the ISAT challenge- so lovely heart tangles!
Heart Box is my favourite this week.
Now I am looking forward to the next and I am curious which tangles you choose next;-)
Thank you for this experience!
This is my contribution to IAST #130
 Tangled Tidbits -
*such a beautiful balance of color, tangles, details, and solids
*black highlighted hearts for Heart Box

From Jami (Ohio) ~

Tangled Tidbits -
*Luv-a filled red gem heart
*curved lines and grids yield beautiful tangles

From Jane Glotzer (Colorado) ~
Here's my submission for the week...resisted the urge to add red to the hearts--:)
Only used two tangles this time...A little Luv-a in the corner areas and some Join for the central heart shapes...I love Helen Williams' work, but couldn't find a place for her Heart Box...shading and a bit of tromp l'oeil in the corners (really love that!) and it's a sweet, simple Valentangle.
Have a great week...
(Coloradoans are gearing up for the Super Bowl tomorrow...I'm not a huge football fan in general, but in this instance, GO BRONCOS! :)
Have fun, if you participate!!
Tangled Tidbits -
Congratulations on the Broncos victory!
*string hearts filled with two sizes and four variations of Join
*shading adds curved look to Join and depth to Luv-a

From Marla Mendenhall (California) ~
And more hearts...
This week's quotes, rather than tugging the heartstrings, are meant to tickle the funny bone (which after all makes for a happy heart). 
Three Ways to my heart: Make coffee for me. Serve coffee to me. Don't talk until I've finished my first cup. ~Anon. 
I love you with all my thighs. (I would say heart, but my thighs are bigger.) ~Anon. 
My heart says, "Lobster, pasta and wine," but my jeans say, "For the love of spandex!"~Anon. 
Take care not to break anyone's heart; they have only one. Go for the bones, they have 206. ~Anon. 
Follow your heart, but take your brain with you. ~Anon.
Tangled Tidbits -
Thank you, Marla, for the laughs - loved the thigh reference!
*spectacular Luv-a radiates from the center outward
*Join border with fabulous detail
Tangled Tidbits -
*Luv-a flowers
*curved grid for Heart Box

From Audrie Weisenfelder (Arizona) and here on her blog ~
I haven't had much chance to tangle lately, but I did manage to complete this tile. I always enjoy using heart-based tangles.
So here's my entry:

Tangled Tidbits -
*lovely Luv-a string lines
*multiple variations of Join in a row

From Felicity Strohfeldt (South Africa) and here on her blog ~
Thank you for the great challenge this week. I felt that it wouldn’t be right to conceal the string line by yourself, as it’s all about hearts and ‘love’ leading up to Valentine’s Day.
The first idea that came to mind was that I’d not use the grid patterns to fill in the background, so I used Join (a very versatile pattern) by Elena Hadzijaneva in the top section and Heart Box
(lovely contrasts possibilities) by Helena Williams in the bottom section. That left the beautiful, lacy-like Luv by Sharon Caforio to use in the large white section. The original idea became
My tile 130.
Enjoyed the journey.
Looking forward to the Valentine Challenge this week.
Tangled Tidbits -
*lines and perfs in the center of Luv-a - and each line of the tangle is shaded
*detailed variations of Join

From Toni (Florida) and here on her blog ~
I am really enjoying the valentine themes, hearts have so many possibilities.
Tangled Tidbits - 
*elongated Heart Box grid
*Join filled corners and wonderful Luv-a achieved with varying sizes

From Rhonda Koplin (Georgia) ~

Tangled Tidbits - 
*Join direction changes giving the tangle a unique look
*bouquets of Luv-a spring from the center

For honors this week, there are two tiles - one Zentangle® tile and one ZIA ~

From Jessie Plouffe (Connecticut) ~
Here's my submission for this week's challenge. Lots of hearts on this tile!

Tangled Tidbits -
*Heart Box shaded at the top of each heart
*string hearts brimming with Luv-a

From Lily Moon (Hungary) with a "ZenHug" ~

Tangled Tidbits -
*N'Zeppel inspired Heart Box variation
*elegant center S curve of ruby red, highlighted Join

Congratulations Jessie and Lily!
I have a little something coming in the mail for you.

Thank you all for spreading the love and sending in your heart inspired tiles.

Special thanks to the creative minds behind the tangle used with my string this week ~

Luv-a by Sharon Caforio, CZT

Join by Elena Hadzijaneva

Heart Box by Helen Williams

Stop by Tuesday afternoon for "It's a String Thing" #131!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.

That's Amore by Adele Bruno, CZT
Tangles: Caught by Christine Reyes and Amore by Adele Bruno, CZT

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"It's a String Thing" #130

It is Tuesday, your good news day!

This is the second of three heart inspired challenges in preparation for Valentine's Day.  Last week's tiles were just beautiful and the joy they spread was evident from their accompanying notes.
So let's continue to share the love and begin with  one of my strings,
TanglePatterns String 150 ~

Copyrighted image used with permission from
The tangles we will use include:
Luv-a by Sharon Caforio, CZT
This is a free flowing tangle that can be finished with as little or as much detail as you wish.
Join by Elena Hadzijaneva
Not an overtly heart shaped tangle, Join gives the hint of a heart and there is room to add dark spaces for depth.
Heart Box by Helen Williams
This grid based pattern is elegant and full of possibilities for variations.

To access step outs for the patterns, click on their names.

Simply pencil the string line onto your tile and tangle away! Keep in mind that string lines are suggestions and let the patterns lead the way.

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines: 
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and patterns that begin or contain the letter(s) indicated
* Submit a photo of your tile saved as jpg or scan your tile (300 dpi or higher) and save as a jpg
*Email your jpg file as an attachment to -
*Entries are to be submitted by Saturday evenings.
*Photos and 'Best of Show' are posted on Mondays. 

Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world.  WHEN YOU SIGN YOUR NAME, PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE.  

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary for you to have a blog or website to participate. 
In order to eligible for the drawing, you must send in your completed tile.

If you do have a blog or website, I will add a link upon request. 
Please include the site specific URL. 

I look forward to your emails.

Monday, February 1, 2016

"It's a String Thing" #129 Tiles

Everything is coming up hearts this week.  We used three love-ly tangles in anticipation of Valentine's Day.  The results will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart.

Let's take a look ~

A very warm welcome to Tina Sanders (Arizona) ~
Thank you so much for your challenge this week. I’m still learning but had loads of fun. I used your LG pattern, Florz, Hibred, Meer and Pixioze.
My blog is Peacefully Tangling 
 Tangled Tidbits -
*lovely combination of tangles
*a burst of LG

This is my tile ~
The tangles surprised me for how relaxing and absolutely fun they were to draw.  I was most intrigued by Sue Jacob's LaBel.  When I added aura and varied the size, it took on a sweet, cartoonish look.  

From smgg (Taiwan) ~
Have a nice day!
Tangled Tidbits -
*aura on one side of LaBel
*shaded hearts on Caught

From Jennifer Sparrow (North Carolina) ~
I enjoyed this week's string and tangles. LaBel is one of my favorites, but I can never find a place for it. I always enjoy LG, too--it's so relaxing to draw.
I've posted my tile on my blog.
Thank you for keeping our Love (for Zentangle!) Growing!

Tangled Tidbits -
*open and flowing hearts and curls of LaBel
*billowing layers of LG

From Ilse Lukken (The Netherlands) and here on her blog ~
Thank you for another lovely challenge!

Tangled Tidbits -
*light and airy tangles
*layers of LG emphasized with various sizes and shading

From Joanne Faherty (United Kingdom) ~
Here's my bold black and white tile. I like it looking forward to seeing the next few weeks heart related it's a string thing.
Oh and wow 70 entries last week all beautiful well done ��
 Tangled Tidbits -
*gorgeous black and white, sparkled stripes of LG
*LG incorporated into Caught

From Bhamathi Pai (Bangalore, India) ~
I loved all of the tangles this week...
 Tangled Tidbits -
*elegant LaBel
*all LG hearts oriented in the same direction

From Tina Kirchh├╝bel (Germany) and here on her blog ~

this is so a lovely challenge with the beautyful heart-based patterns. I had a lot of fun with the challenge this week. Thank you for this. Here is my entry.
Greetings from Germany
 Tangled Tidbits -
*shading down the center of each LG heart
*double lines of LaBel

From Lucy Banta (New Jersey) and here on her blog ~
Tangled Tidbits -
*stunning LG created with alternating light and dark aura
*just a wisp of LaBel

From Talia Maynard (United Kingdom) ~
I have really enjoyed this week's challenge. Hearts are my absolute favourite so to see them on the tangle menu is always exciting.
I have fallen in love with Caught. It's such a pretty pattern and very versatile. I imagine I will use it a lot in future. And your LG is such fun to draw.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*dotted lines for Caught
*elegant lines of LaBel, aura-ed and shaded

From Simone Menzel (Germany) ~
Another IAST challenge, I had a lot of fun with it!
The first heart related IAST Challenge this year:
LG is a tangle which I used in my very first IAST tile (#101).
The two other tangles "Caught" und "LaBel" are new to me but both are very nice despite I am not really a fan of heart- tangles. BUT its Valentine Day soon so we cannot avoid it!!
Tangled Tidbits -
*tangles burst from the center
*aura around the diamond shapes in Caught

A warm welcome to Winter Illios (Indianapolis, Indiana) ~
Here is my submission for this week’s challenge. Have a great week, I look forward to seeing the other entries.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*sparkled red hearts of LG
*Caught diamonds repeated in LaBel

From Deepti Jois (India) ~

Tangled Tidbits -
*curved grid of Caught
*four rows of beautifully tangled LaBel

From Hilary Merola (Rome, Italy) ~
This was a very enjoyable project. I loved the combination of patterns you chose—so many hearts! I used my regular colored pencils and my new Magic multicolored pencils for shading.
I've been meaning to tell you how much I look forward to your Wednesday's Words of Wisdom. They're all great, but this week's was especially meaningful.

Tangled Tidbits -
*pretty combination of colors for this ZIA
*sweet contrast between the dense LG and lighter Caught

From Linda Bladen (United Kingdom) ~
Good morning from a very wet and windy north west UK. We're being blown away by the same storm that dumped snow on your east coast so found some more time to sit and tangle. Enjoyed the hearts and look forward to some more

Tangled Tidbits - 
*curved, neat grid for Caught
*LG along the string line, shaded to one side of each

From Sarah (Michigan) and here on her blog ~
Tangled Tidbits - 
*aura-ed LaBel
*aura of LG is mirrored in aura of Caught

From Cheryl Stocks (Arizona) ~
Thank you so much for the challenge this week. The first tile is the true IAST and then I fashioned a different string but still used the same tangles you suggested for this week. They're all in there, just some might be larger than life (in the first tile) and with hearts scattered all over (in the second).
From sunny Scottsdale, Arizona.
Tangled Tidbits -
*elegant heart emerges from the curls of LaBel
*hint of LG and a large, sparkled orb from LaBel

*dark, sparkled aura of LG
*curls of LaBel tipped with hearts from Caught

From Anita A Westin (Sweden) ~
Here is my entry. In a hurry! But I liked it!

Tangled Tidbits - 
*lovely white on black tangles
*light and lighter center hearts of LG

From Sally (Massachusetts) ~
Lots of fun hearts!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*shadowed secondary grid of Caught
*clever incorporation of LaBel into Caught

From Portia Hyde (Michigan) ~
Haven’t sent one in for awhile. This one is a bit minimalistic, light and airy.
Tangled Tidbits - 
*shading accents the tangles and compliments the white space
*LaBel hearts pop with a bit of shading

From Beth Gaughan (North Carolina) ~
Here is my tile for IAST 129. I like how these patterns compliment each other.

Tangled Tidbits - 
*beautiful LaBel border
*one grid for Caught

From Rhonda Roy (Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Cananda) ~
I think I try It's a String Thing every week, but I rarely get it finished in time to post, so I'm happy I managed to finish my tile in time this week! Thanks for your challenges, and for showing everyone's submissions. The overwhelming variety is a real inspiration. 
Tangled Tidbits - 
*delicate variation of LaBel
*great depth in LG

From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
Loved drawing all the hearts. I always like to see red hearts, so I coloured them all in!
Tangled Tidbits - 
*double row of hearts in LaBel
*dark background for LG

From Susan Theron (South Africa) and here on her blog ~

Tangled Tidbits - 
*LG dark center hearts and spaces
*an aura of shading for LaBel

From Ingrid (The Netherlands) ~
...Last week I enjoyed the line up of the tiles. They were all so beautiful and so interesting to look at.
Congratulations with your new tangle Amore. It is such an elegant and lovely one.
I loved this week's challenge with the hearts theme. But as usual with hearts, I had to throw in some colors because I can't make them black. (Looking forward to the next heart themed challenges)...

Tangled Tidbits - 
*string lines of LaBel
*cheery, colorful hearts in all the tangles

From Deb Jacobs (Tichigan, Wisconsin) ~
Good Morning Adele, the weather here in Wisconsin is a balmy 42 degrees today. Quite the heat wave! I really liked this string and the tangles you suggested. Your new tangle is very versatile....I've been playing with it since Wednesday! Here's my answer to your challenge. I went a little out of character, for me, and left some white space. I like the results...reminds me to leave some white space in my daily life. Have a great week. 

Tangled Tidbits - 
*layers of LG
*curved grid for Caught with just one black heart

A very warm welcome to Mary Helmers ~
I learned about Zentangle through my then-13 year old granddaughter, who was introduced to it during art class at her Middle School. Her mom told me she was quite interested, and wanted a book on Zentangle for Christmas. Of course, being a good grandmother, I got her the book, the pens, some drawing pencils for shading, some tortillions to make the shading nicer, and a nice box to keep it all in. Then I bought a pad of heavy water color paper and cut tiles with my handy-dandy, school quality paper cutter.
Humm. Over fifty 3 1/2 inch square cards running loose in that box. Not right. So, I made a box. And having read the Zentangle book and created two tiles that amazed me, untalented artist that I am, I jumped right off the deep end and took a silhouette of my granddaughter (done at Disneyland several years ago), copied it and fiddled around with it until I had her face in silhouette, and her hair outlined and ready to tangle. I was quite simply floored with the results (I did THAT?!?!?!?). It now adorns the top of the box I made for her to keep blank tiles in.
So now, I am involved in "A Tangle A Day," and decided to give your challenge a try. This is Tile #6. Or maybe #7. I have always wished I could draw. I have a cousin and a granddaughter that are quite good artists, and now I can turn out something that delights me!
I enjoy your blog, and look forward to sending in more challenges.
Tangled Tidbits - 
What a wonderful story - and that Mary's granddaughter introduced her to tangling!
*curved and straight grids for Caught
*delicate LaBel border

From Judy Wanner, CZT (Pennsylvania) ~
...Sorry not to have used Caught. I did like using that tangle in a larger scale on a wonky grid though. I made this one with enough foo foo so had to call it quits!
Tangled Tidbits - 
*wonderful use of LG on a string line
*dainty  heart of LaBel
(I spy one of my frames :)

From Kate (United Kingdom) ~
Tangled Tidbits - 
*large and small grid for Caught
*LG crowns rows of LaBel

From Ann McCool (California) ~
It's been about 6 months since I've done any drawing of any sort. This is was a fun tile to get back into it. The colored hearts gave a different effect than I anticipated, but it's still fun. :)
 Tangled Tidbits ~
*striking LaBel - aura, dots, shading
*LG makes for a beautiful center with lighter tangles on either side

From Kirsten Bish (Michigan) ~
Enclosed please find my newest Tangle "Heartfelt".
What a great challenge! Can we please do hearts through Valentine's? I like you am a sucker for anything heart related. I loved all the different tangles
Tangled Tidbits - 
*shaded background of LG
*lace-like string line of LaBel
(I spy Amore :)

From Jane Glotzer (Colorado) ~
This one came together so quickly...What can I say?...I have loved your LG since I first learned it...I use it all the time on cards and decorating packages...
So I started there in those two opposing sections...very, very hard to resist putting in the red centers, so I gave in--:) Added the pop of Caught to the top left and then I decided to go with a little variation of your new Amore for the final spot (instead of LaBel.) Everything got the red center treatment, a bit of shading...and it's very
heart-y...filled with zentangle love!
Thanks, as always, for all you do!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Amore again :)
*great layering of LG

From Jenny Hopkins (Australia) ~
Thanks again for an interesting challenge. I feel I have struggled to breathe life into it this week, but it's the process that matters.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*vibrant LG floats into Caught
*sprays of LaBel

From Sue Agnew (Tucson, Arizona) ~
I wanted to use La Bel to outline the string, but I felt like I needed to "beef it up" so it wouldn't get lost ... so I doubled several of the lines. Caught is almost exactly like my grandmother's wallpaper (except it didn't have hearts, but it had red diamonds and black diamonds) ... every time I practiced it I was transported back to that room. I didn't even want to distort it to fit into any of the spaces, so I did what might be considered a copout, and ran it as background for the whole tile. I liked Christine Reyes' example where she placed the pattern diagonally, but I wanted the hearts on the edges to be perfect half-hearts, so I angled the hearts 45 degrees differently (so the point points toward a corner instead of toward a side). It was fun to do use pretty and decorative tangles.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*cleverly thought out grid
*fabulous variation of LaBel - with sparkle!

From Jami (Ohio) ~
Tangled Tidbits -
*dotted aura for the hearts in Caught
*a bit of LaBel along the string line with LG blooming from it

From Becky Welty (North Carolina) ~
Tangled Tidbits -
*lovely LaBel border
*one center heart of LG pops over the neighboring heart's aura

From Marla Mendenhall (California) ~
Hearts. Hum...
To draw them, true, they are not my fave
But about them do others have this to say..
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.
~Proverbs 17:22
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
Man has made many machines, complex and cunning,
but of which of them indeed rivals the workings of the heart?

~Pablo Casals 
And my favorite...

The heart never becomes wrinkled.
~Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

Tangled Tidbits - 
Thank you for the sentiments, Marla.  The last one is a new favorite - it made me sigh when I read it.
*curls, loops, and dots for LaBel
*fabulous LG - varied line weight, dots, dashes, sparkle, shading

From Audrie Weisenfelder (Arizona) and here on her blog ~
...At first I wasn't sure how the 3 tangles would work together; but they did.
I keep having the feeling that I could have enhanced the shading somehow, but it just wasn't happening. So here it is:
Tangled Tidbits - 
*detail lines in the hearts of LaBel
*light and dark center hearts of LG and Caught

From Felicity Strohfeldt (South Africa) and here on her blog ~
... Caught by Christine Reyes and LaBel by Sue Jacobs are both new to me. They were great to try . My LaBel looks rather different to the
example given by Sue Jacobs, but I like the hearts and their curly tails and the pattern worked well as a border. LG by yourself is one of my favourites,
but I seem to struggle with the heart shape and then the auras lose their shape a bit. As you see I’ve entered two takes on the challenge. Tile 129B I did
various forms of LG and mixed them in with Caught. Hmmm!? Then I did one as a filler with LG (which I love) and LaBel as a border with a diagonal version of Caught
as a backdrop. Enjoyed shading this one a lot.
Thank you for a great challenge and all the words of help and wisdom.
Tangled Tidbits -
*elegant variation of LaBel
*LG incorporated into Caught

*Tipple centers of LG
*alternating black and white diamonds and red and white hearts in Caught
*shading adds wonderful depth

From Dorrit (Punta Gorda, Florida) ~
It’s always such fun to see where the tangles will lead. Thank you for the inspiration.

Tangled Tidbits - 
*full hearts of LaBel
*aura added to the LG grouping

From Karin (Germany) ~
Tangled Tidbits - 
*diamond and square grids for Caught
*aura-ed string lined with LaBel

From Anna Houston, CZT (British Columbia, Canada) ~
Tangled Tidbits - 
*curved grid for Caught flows through two string sections
*corners of LaBel filled with LG

From Sharyn Penna (Massachusetts) ~
What a great combination of tangles! This was a first time using Sue Jacobs' Elegant LaBel. It reminds me of carved frames. I tried to give Caught some depth to balance with the dimension LG takes on when shaded. It reminds me of walking on a rocky river bed so I'm calling this tile 'lovely baby steps'.
Thank you for another happy tangling moment!

Tangled Tidbits - 
*doubled string lines filled with LaBel add to the over all lovely curves
*neatly aura-ed and shaded LG

From ToniLyn D (Florida) and here on her blog ~
I want to thank you for including my tangle entries, I am really enjoying learning to Zentangle. I have also been finally working on my blog so that I can give credit to all the wonderful people I am learning from and so that I can also share with and follow others who share in the Zentangle experience.

Tangled Tidbits - 
*delicate LaBel border
*shading pops the center hearts of Caught and the layers of LG

And now...
the (Zentangle Inspired Art) tile for honors this week was sent in by...
Katrina Handson of Florida ~
Here's my entry for string 129 :) I liked the hearts. it was perfect for how close it's getting to valentines day ! I experimented a lot with these new patterns and tried adding some colored pencil for the first time to my zentangle. Great Challenge!
Tangled Tidbits - 
*Large heart is aura-ed with LaBel
*LG runs along the string line, behind the blue heart and up from behind it
*Caught is tangled white on black and black on white
*LaBel, tangled along the string arc, is arua-ed thin lined to one side and thick to another
*LG in a cluster, in lines, and alone in the corners

Congratulations, Katrina!

I have a little something coming in the mail for you.

Thank you to everyone for joining in the fun, especially for sending in your lovely tiles.

Many thanks to the creative minds behind the string and tangles used this week along with my LG ~

TanglePatterns String 169 by Beth Snoderly

Caught by Christine Reyes

LaBel by Sue Jacobs, CZT

Thank you all for sharing the love :)

Stop by Tuesday afternoon for "It's a String Thing" #130!