Friday, October 4, 2013

Diva Challenge #138 - Fun with Borders

Laura the Diva, threw out a great challenge for us this week. Taking inspiration from Maria Thomas, and her blog post "Bordering On...". Maria talks about finding inspiration from the things that surround you.

Ever since I started the art of Zentangle, I've been more observant of the patterns around me. Including this one that I see everyday. It adorns my bedroom furniture. I always thought of how I could make this into a tangle pattern but never tried.

Faced with the challenge this week, I was totally up for it.  The intention was to practice, and create the step outs.

So here we go. A few pencil trials and a few micron trials. A bit of shading here and there, and we're off.

 I wanted the border to be the star so I kept the "zinger" in the middle simple.
I think there is more that I can do with this, so I will play around with it a little more.


Have a great weekend all and thanks for visiting.

9 comments:

LonettA said...

Lovely tile! I like Zinger and the soft colores background!

CeciliaKi said...

I love it!! It reminds me of sea shells, great shading!

Johanna said...

I love your border, and Zinger deserves to have such a lovely frame! Very nice!

Daniele OBrien Design, CZT said...

Beautiful, the shading makes it particularly special.

Kelly said...

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Anne's tangle blog said...

I love this tile, I love the one Zinger in it!

Jean Chaney said...

How very pretty. I love the border and the Zinger is just so sweet!

ledenzer said...

Your gorgeous border enhances your tile.....thanks for the step out!

Corrie said...

Thank you for the beautiful pattern