Friday, August 1, 2014

My Summer Project - Part 8

This is my eighth summer ensemble tile ~

Ensemble Tile 8 of 9 by Adele Bruno, CZT
Ahhh, the lovely Antidots!  I began with that pattern and had to exercise restraint or I would have tangled the entire tile with it.  I stopped short of the edge and aura-ed the space instead.

Aura to Aquafleur popping from Vega, a touch of Keeko, and ripples of Warble finish the tile.

Only one more to go!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My Summer Project - Part 7

This is the seventh of my summer ensemble tiles ~

Ensemble Tile 6 of 9 by Adele Bruno, CZT
The string lines all radiated from the corner point and wandered to the edges of the tile.  The middle space was a bit too thick for my liking, so I added a string of Pearlz, lines on either side, and then darkened in one side.  The tangles were all so similar in weight that I thought the dark contrast was needed.

The tangles are simple - it was shading that made them come to life.  I love when that happens!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"It's a String Thing" #51

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

This week's string was created by Linda Farmer of TanglePatterns.  She created it just over a year ago in celebration of her third anniversary hosting her wonderful site.

"It's a String Thing" is approaching its first anniversary, so I thought it was very appropriate.  It is never too early - or late for that matter - to celebrate!

Copyrighted image used with permission from TanglePatterns
In honor of Linda, we will use tangle patterns that begin with the letters 'Fa'.  They are:

Facet by Nancy Pine, CZT
Fancy Nancy - one of my patterns
Falz by Sue Clark, CZT
Fandango by Vicki Bassett

Use as few or as many of these patterns as you wish.

Simply pencil the string line onto your tile and tangle away!

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.

PLEASE NOTE: I will add a link to your blog or web site with your tile photo, upon request. The site specific URL must accompany your request.

I look forward to your emails.

Monday, July 28, 2014

My Summer Project - Part 6

This is the sixth of my summer ensemble tiles ~

Ensemble Tile 6 of 9 by Adele Bruno, CZT
Following the curves of the string line when I tangled the grids was my goal with this tile.

Cubine is one of my absolute favorite grid based patterns and it flowed nicely in the curve it was given.  Beelight, Florz, and Emingle followed suit.

I added Leaflet to break up the grids just a bit.  Click here to read my past post about that lovely pattern by Helen Williams.

Having way too much fun with this - is there such a thing?!

Friday, July 25, 2014

My Summer Project - Part 5

This is the fifth of my summer ensemble tiles ~

Ensemble Tile 5 of 9 by Adele Bruno, CZT
Since this is the middle of the nine tiles, there is no border.  It just screamed "detail" to me - and I love detail.

 I used a Micron 005 for most of the tangles. Its extra fine point is perfect for tiny spaces like the inside aura of Mumsy.

The swath through the middle seemed to need broken up a bit, so I first tangled a few Mumsy. - a Sandy Bartholomew pattern and one of my absolute favorites.  Click here to read my post about it.

From there, I tangled the background with Margaret Bremner's Moving Day. Click here to read more about that wonderful pattern.
Cadent took on a much different look when I added details to the center of each section.

Over all, I'd say that Mumsy wins the day on this piece :)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Summer Project - Part 4

Here is the fourth of nine summer ensemble tiles ~

Ensemble Tile 4 of 9 by Adele Bruno, CZT

Again, I got to play with a large circular curve and was happy to be able to tangle yet another Sandy Bartholomew inspired design.

Initially that line of black Pearlz was white, but when I finished the other tangles, the line needed some weight, so I darkened each one in, leaving just a bit of highlight.

Note the added dash and dots on W2.  A "creative opportunity" arose when one of my lines went astray and I like the way that turned out :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My Summer Project - Part 3

Here is the third of nine summer ensemble tiles  ~
Ensemble Tile 3 of 9 by Adele Bruno, CZT
By far, my favorite so far, this tile had a string line with a large arc.  I filled in the arc with variations of Crescent Moon.  Click here  to see my past post about the lovely tangle.

After that, I drew another favorite pattern - Floatfest along the outside edge of that large curve.  Click here and here to read my posts about this amazing tangle by Carole Ohl.   I darkened in the first few rows and thought the better of continuing that path.  Instead, I added aura to the last few rows and shaded to add a lighter look.

Ennies, Knightsbridge, and Beadline added the finishing touches.