Just in time for this week's challenge. It was a busy week. My granddaughter Imane was staying with us for three days and she kept me busy. She likes doing crafts and because we had lots of rain those days, we stayed inside and had fun crafting. Also Zentangle came along. She wanted to make a heart as girls always like to draw hearts. Now didn't she do a great job for a first time tangler?
Then it was my time to do the challenge. Sometimes it is nice to do a challenge a second time. That's what we are going to do this week. It will be "stripes", vertical, horizontal, diagonal, just anyway you want to.
Since I live in the Netherlands, which is famous for the flower fields, and volunteering in our local mill, this idea came up to me.
Missed 2 weeks of the Weekly Challenge but made it back this week. Time again for the-Use-My-Tangle-Challenge. The tangle we try out is MacDee. You can find it here . My first thought was, is this a tangle? How can I use it? But it is a nice background tangle and I used it with Mak-Rah-Mee .
Caroline Broady is our next guest, hosting this week challenge. She is the youngest Certified Zentangle Teacher, and a graduate of the 11th seminar in 2013. The tangle she wants us to use is Truffle. She developed this tangle while she was at the CZT seminar where she was inspired by the wallpaper at the hotel. This is my submission:
Tangels used are Truffle, Twisted Ribbons and Durn.
Time to show a birthday cake for a change. It was Owen's 8th birthday Tuesday but we celebrated it Saturday. It was a very hot day: 35º C (95º F) when I was in the kitchen making the cake that morning. No airco in the house but with the fan next to me it was comfortable to work. I had baked the (carrot)cake the day before and had frosted the layers and outside already so it was the decoration what had to be done yet. It was too warm to decorate the cake with a butter/cream cheese frosting, which I always do. It would have been too soft. I used marzipan instead. I had never made a cake with this so why not give it a try. For boys, a super hero cake is always a winner. I made a mix of three super heroes.
I was satisfied with the result.
The Diva (Laura Harmz) is in Washington DC so she has some guest posts lined up for us.
This week guest is Amy from Tennessee. Her challenge for us is to B.Y.O.B.—Bring Your Own Beverage. What has this to do with Zentangle would you say. Well for myself, I'm always careful not to spill anything on my tiles but this time we are allowed!!! We can just dip, drip, drizzle, drop, dab, sponge, spray, splatter, splash, spill, stamp,
stain, pour, wipe, blot, brush, blow,on our tile. This can be coffee, Kool-Aid, cola or whatever beverage you like and... start tangling.
It's the first Monday of the month, that means the UMT (Use My Tangle) challenge. This time it is brought to us by Henrike Bratz. We are going to try out her tangle in the way you like it. The name of her tangle is Crux. It can be found on her blog. It can be done in different variations which I tried in this Zentangle.
I'm a mother of four and grandmother of seven. We live in the Netherlands and being an Airforce family (now retired) we lived in Arizona, Spain and New Mexico. I volunteer at our local flour mill store. Also I teach Dutch as a second language to an Afghan and Moroccan woman and bicycle lessons. Some of my interests are stamping, papercrafts, Zentangle, baking, walking, the outdoors...