Thank you Laura for this  lovely challenge: draw  stripes over the tile and fill with tangles.  I have chosen for Hybrid, Wud, Onomato, Nzeppel and variations on Ipso and Andante. To fill the two open spaces, I have used Rick”s Paradox and  beneath just black with white Tipple. (gelpen)  I always love a little colour but this time , I prefered just to use black and white!

Dank je wel Laura voor deze leuke uitdaging: strepen tekenen over de tegel en opvullen met motieven. Ik heb gekozen voor Hybrid, Wud, Onomato, Nzeppel en variaties op Ipso en Andante. De open ruimtes heb ik boven opgevuld met Rick’s Paradox en beneden heb ik  driehoekje zwart gekleurd en opgevuld met Tipple (witte gelpen).  Ik hou van een beetje kleur in mijn werk maar nu heb ik toch bewust een keer gekozen voor zwart/wit.



Print Friendly, PDF & Email

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


  1. 45
    LezliB says:

    I love your tile this week and the tangles you have chosen work very well together. I like how you have used Paradox in one corner and Tipple in the other…nice balance on the tile. Beautifully done!

  2. 43
    CCOURTOIS says:

    I like the tile with strips of different width and its contrast.

  3. 40

    Nice switch between black on white and white on black! Well balance tile!

  4. 39
    Ilse says:

    Prachtig! Goed gevonden ook: Paradox om ‘op te vullen’.

    • 41
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Ilse, leuk dat je Paradox tof vindt om op te vullen, ik gebruik ‘m daar wel meer voor!

  5. 37

    Beautiful and very well-balanced tile! Wonderful choice of tangles, and I like the effect of the Paradox triangle in your composition!

  6. 35
    Anja says:

    Dear Ria, so beautiful! I love the combination an the contrast! I wish you a happy weekend! Hugs, Anja

    • 36
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Vielen Dank liebe Anja, es war eine einfache aber tolle “Challence” und mann lernt auch jede Woche etwas dabei.
      Am Sonntag soll das Wetter ein bisschen schöner sein, so für dich auch Viel Spass, Ruhe und Tanglefreude!!!

  7. 33
    Sandra Sch. says:

    A wonderful tile 🙂 I like that you have stripes with different width and I love your chosen patterns.

  8. 31
    michele says:

    Lovely! Your patterns all work together so well with the dark and light.

    • 32
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Michele, it was a challenge for me to work without colours and I’m glad you like it!

  9. 29

    I agree that this is best in black and white. I was also tempted to use color in my response to this challenge, but in the end, opted for black and white with shading. I’m impressed. You managed to use 8 tangles without losing a sense of cohesion. Very nice.

    • 30
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Suzanne for this nice compliment. I hope you have a great time in the Highlands!!!

  10. 26
    Priscilla DeConti says:


  11. 25
    Paula says:

    I love the wide open paradox and the white on black. Very lovely.

  12. 23

    Love the strong contrast that your tile has. Beautiful.

  13. 21
    Caroline Mistral says:

    Jolie perspective !
    Grosse bise, Ria !

  14. 17
    Annemarie says:

    Het originele zwart/wit blijft mooi en komt altijd terug, denk ik. Jouw tile is prachtig in balans, mooi gedaan.

  15. 16
    Yorkshire Tortoise says:

    Brilliant idea to do the stripes slanted and make them larger as you near the top of the tile. It is very arresting.

  16. 15
    Patty says:

    Very nice tile Ria. I like your use of dark and light tangles, very nice contrast!

  17. 13
    Jean Chaney says:

    Great tile. I like that you added that black section with the white Tipple. Must try that one!

    • 14
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks to the Diva, we all can learn something from each other. Since I joined the Challenges I’ve learned a lot and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you Jean for giving always nice comments, I really appreciate it!!!

  18. 10
    Maddy says:

    Mooie selectie Ria! Het past heel harmonieus tezamen…

    • 12
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Maddy, het was een plezante uitdaging, niet zo moeilijk en heel veel mogelijkheden, wanneer kom je meedoen?

  19. 9

    Stripes at an angle.. great idea! And I like that you used white on black as well as black on white. Lovely.

  20. 7
    Lorna says:

    Your tile progresses so well from lightness to darkness. The Paradox starts us off with a big swirl of energy, like a tornado.

    • 8
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Lorna. I like very much the words you have chosen for this comment. You really made me proud, thanks again!

  21. 5
    Joanne Faherty says:

    Nice and I like how the stripes don’t all come from the one place.

    • 6
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Joanne.I enjoyed this challenge. There are so many ways to draw the stripes and to fill with tangles.

  22. 2

    Your tile shows how simple black and white lines can produce something dynamic and interesting.

    • 4
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you creative Miss, indeed, only using black and white can be nice too. I’m glad you like my tile

  23. 1
    Maggibee says:

    This looks good in just black and white and the solid black areas really add drama.

Leave a Reply to Ria Matheussen Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.