Friday, 17 May 2013

Celtic Challenge 28

Celtic Challenge 28

Hi All, I hope you had a great fortnight. Faith commented on my last challenge and gave us a very interesting idea to create a circular design using Cut Paper. I have used her idea to create this fortnights design. Thank you Faith.
My Challenge to you this fortnight is to decorate this design using only two colours. I used Red and Black in the design below.

A little bit of colour and design theory to help you create interest.

I used a contrast of solid colour and delicate patterns.

I used three sizes in pens to create different thicknesses of line.

I used shading to create depth.

I used lines going in different directions to create movement.

Because of the above some features in the design stand out more than others.

 All these things combined create a lot of interesting things to look at in a very small pattern. 

My Pattern I used is:
Rolling In - a variation

The other pattern I used:
A spiral repeated in various sizes. I have seen this often and am not sure if someone has claimed it as their design. If so let me know and I am happy to give them credit.


Monday, 13 May 2013


Thank You Ladies

As I stated in an earlier post I have been involved in a trading card swap. It is a doodling/zentangles swap and in black and white.

Here are some more of the cards I received from around the world.


Some of the ladies decorated their envelopes as well, and some sent extra little treats inside like lovely cards to protect the trading cards.

It has been a fun swap and I can't wait to get the rest of them to show you.


Saturday, 4 May 2013

Celtic Challenge 27

Celtic Challenge 27

Hi all, hope you had a great fortnight. There were some interesting entries in the last challenge. 

Cora Lee commented on the last post that she did not have a printer and how could she draw it. At present I do not have time to issue drawing instructions with each challenge. 

My suggestion to Cora Lee and others in the same position is to copy my outline and email it to a friend who has a printer, so they can print it for you. In Australia some copy business will print items you email to them for you also. If anyone else has any ideas, could they please put it in the comments for others to see.

Below is your challenge for this week. I am asking those who have never done it before to come up with one of their own patterns to decorate part of the design. If you could name your pattern and draw up the steps that would be great also. Good luck.

Below is my finished version.

My patterns I used to decorate this design are:

Flaming Zig Zag
Half Flower - Variation
Wavy Lines - Variation
Full Flower - Variation

Hope you enjoy this pattern.