joey's weekly tangle challenge #39

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!
I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!

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By now I think we are all deeply
enveloped in the Holiday spirit so this week's challenge is to

tangle a word (or phrase) that describes
what the Holiday means to you

How you go about doing this is entirely up to you.

 Here are some ideas that may inspire you:
~ make your word the string
~ tangle inside the letters of the word
~ include a phrase in the corner of your artwork.

These are just random ideas,
I'm really looking forward to seeing the artwork
that appeared on your paper when you
thought about this challenge.

I hope that you are enjoying the season and filling the days
with an abundance of creativity!
~ joey ~ 

PS.  Just for fun,
if you do any other form(s) of art please 
leave a comment including a link to your work at the bottom of this post. 
We'd love to see your other creative talents!
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tangling a christmas card


Here is my Christmas card for this week's challenge.
I have used a combination of techniques that I have been wanting to play with.  
First I drew the tree baubles, cut them from coloured cardstock
and tangled them with Hibred and XYP.
I wrapped baker's twine around the top of each bauble and tied a bow.
The "merry christmas" was typed onto a thick fabric with our old manual typewriter.  I then frayed the edges of the fabric and attached it to a small piece of cardstock with two eyelets.
I lightly stamped the kraft card with a brown snowflake and rounded the corners.  The edges were "antiqued" with a brown stamp pad gently brushed around the edge of the card.
I elevated the merry christmas and the baubles with foam pads to give a raised effect.
Too fun!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #38


This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!
I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!

Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time. 
Click here to see past challenges.
 
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Welcome!
This week's challenge may come in handy in the coming days.
Today I want us to

tangle a Holiday gift tag or card

 I think the Holidays offer a wonderful opportunity to share our art with others.
If you feel timid doing this, a small tag or card is a perfect way to start.
If you have time to complete more than one tag or card,
please link them all to the Link Up below!
Relieve any seasonal pressure by joining in this challenge!
Breathe!
Happy Holidays!
~ joey ~

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snow tangle challenge

This challenge ended up to be just that, a challenge!  Where in the end, you have something that doesn't even slightly resemble the image that was in your head when you started!  Oh well, we all have those kinds of drawings don't we?!

Years ago I bought some snowflake cut outs to hang in my daughter's room and I still have the outer part as they seemed too cool to throw away.  I traced the snowflake pattern as my "string" and used a Staedtler triplus fineliner to draw the tangles Scrumble, Nvelope, Ojo and Widgets (SNOW) and coloured it in with 4 shades of blue Prismacolor pencils.
So there, it's done, I've showed off my flop, and now I'm ready to move on to the next one!
Did anyone else find this one a challenge?
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #37


This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 

Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other
and have fun with our art!
  I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!


Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time. 
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Week #37!
We had our first dusting of snow this past weekend so I'm officially in the winter spirit now.
(standing in the freezing temperature watching my son play soccer Saturday morning
had a way of making it clear that winter really is here!  Brrr!)
So this week's challenge is to use the following tangles:

                                                                      S - Scrumble
                                                                      N - Nvelope
                                                                      O - Ojo
                                                                      W - Widgets
Choose a string or use a plain frame (square, circle, etc)
For tangle patterns visit tanglepatterns.com
  
Hoping that you are keeping warm and cozy with lots of tangling projects!
~ joey ~

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hexagon challenge


Oh boy I didn't realize how much fun this challenge would be!
I found this printable hexagon template here and thought it would create a neat mandala
but still give the hexagon appearance.
I used two of my favourite tangles - Chillon and Sag.
Puff-O was new to me and my NEW favourite tangle is Cheesecloth!!
Oh my, it gives a fabric look that is just too fun to play with!
I will be using it more in the future for sure!
Have a great week!
~ joey ~

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