I couldn’t resist this challenge with one of my favorite tangles. I started with a ribbon that divided the grey tile in two parts. I coloured one space black with a brushpen and started with ‘N Zeppel in the other space. When the black part was dry, I went further with ‘N Zeppel. To finish I have coloured the ribbon with a silver and gold gellypen en with a charcoal I ‘ve made some more contrast in the white but also in the black ‘N Zeppel. I enjoyed this  relaxing challenge very much and didn’t think about tomorrow, everything is okay at the moment and that is fine!

Ik kon niet weerstaan aan deze uitdaging met één van mijn favoriete tangles. Ik begon met een lint te tekenen dat de tile in 2 stukken verdeelde. Een gedeelte heb ik zwart gekleurd met een brushpen. Ik begon in het witte vlak ‘N Zeppel te tekenen en toen de zwarte kant droog was, ging ik gewoon verder met een witte gelpen. Het lint werd afgewerkt met een zilveren en gouden gelpen. Vervolgens nam ik nog een krijtpotlood om wat meer kontrast te krijgen in ‘N Zeppel, zowel op het witte als op het zwarte gedeelte. Een leuke ontspannende challenge en helemaal afgewerkt in het “nu” zonder te denken aan morgen. Het is goed zoals het nu is.

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  1. 29
    Donald Wilka says:

    Nice variation on ‘Nzeppel. I like the gold and silver ribbon.

    • 30
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Donald, I have learned to draw this ribbon in an e-book by Helen Williams. Starting with a ribbon is like a kind of string and than drawing the ‘N Zeppel was very relaxing. I’m glad you like my result.

  2. 27
    Simone says:

    Hi Ria, I am happy to see you contributing to the DC! You created a beautiful tile with a grat contrast, connected by a lovely gold ribbon. Stunning!

    • 28
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Simone for your compliment. A ribbon is always a nice start to divide a tile, I’m glad you like my result.
      I feel better and now and than you will find an entry on the challenges again.

  3. 25
    Sue Sharp CZT12 says:

    So very pretty – I love seeing the contrasts, and the ribbon is awesome!

    • 26
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Sue. A ribbon is always pleasant to form different spaces on a tile, I’m glad you like my result.

  4. 21
    michele says:

    Wow! I really love this composition. That ribbon “string” is fantastic. I’ll have to revisit Helen’s blog to find it. I love the contrast you’ve achieved;-)

    • 24
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Helen’s art is amazing and I learned a lot in her e-book: “Flips, Folds, ribbon and string.”
      I’m glad you like my final result and my ribbon. Thank you Michele for this nice compliment.

  5. 20

    Nice, you are back again. I hope, your hand is ok. Your round tile is very elegant and amazing! I like the colors and the shining gold and silver ribbon on the dark background.

    • 23
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Margarete, I have to take care with my arthrosis but it is better at the moment and now and than I enjoy to join a challenge again.

  6. 19
    CCourtois says:

    Très beau dessin. A chaque fois j’aime beaucoup les nuances et couleurs dans vos compositions !

    • 22
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Très contente de vous rencontrer denouveau. Merçi beaucoup pour vos mots gentils.

  7. 15

    It looks to me like with one Nzeppel pattern the ‘eggs’ are concave and with the other they are convex. Don’t ask me which is which, but both styles certainly look absolutely beautiful and the combination with the ribbon divider very interesting, Ria!

    • 18
      Ria Matheussen says:

      After your feedback, I had to take a look at my tile again, I understand what you meant but I didn’t draw ‘N Zeppel with a special intention, just drawn some lines in different directions and filled with “eggs”. I prefer the irregular form for this pattern. Because we had to draw a monotangle I ‘ve chosen to divide the tile into different parts in different colours. That ribbon was the first thing that came into my mind, the rest followed. I’m grateful Suzy, for your original feedback.

  8. 13

    Hi Ria, very nice to see you again on the Diva Challenge. Your tile is very, VERY elegant and delightful for the eyes. I really love the contrast you made with ‘Nzeppel having a black background and a white one. I must try that out. I haven’t seen that done before but it incites a lot of thoughts of how to create this and other artful things. Thanks, Ria.

    • 17
      Ria Matheussen says:

      I’ve learned that ribbonstring from an e-book by Helen Williams. It’s a good start for a drawing because you become immediately 2 different spaces to fill.
      I like to colour one space black with a brushpen and when it is dry (very important) to work on that piece with a white gellypen. Wish you succes and thank you for the compliment!

  9. 12
    Annemarie says:

    Wat fijn Ria om je hier weer te ‘zien’, ik hoop dat dat betekent dat het beter met je gaat! Ik vind je tile prachtig en zeker de schaduwen heeeeeel goed gedaan. Warme groet van mij!

    • 16
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Annemarie.
      Ik ben ook blij weer terug te zijn en het gaat inderdaad een stuk beter maar ik moet regelmatig afwisselen van activiteiten. Stilzitten in dezelfde houding is gewoon heel slecht voor arthrose. Toch ben ik van plan af en toe weer een inzending in te sturen, rustig de tijd nemen en ontspannen tekenen…
      Dank je wel voor het compliment en hartelijke groeten terug.

  10. 11
    Trudi says:

    Beautiful composition Ria!

    • 14
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Trudi for this compliment but I can say the same of your entry at Joeys, also a wonderful composition and a very nice tile!

  11. 9
    Jean Chaney says:

    Delightful composition, Ria. I love the contrasts and that ribbon!

    • 10
      Ria Matheussen says:

      I have learned to draw that ribbon by an e-book of Helen Williams. It is always a nice start for a tile when you don’t have much inspiration. I like ‘N Zeppel very much but only using that pattern was a real challenge. That is why I have chosen for a ribbon. I’m glad you like the result.

  12. 7
    chantal says:

    Très jolie composition Ria !

    • 8
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Merçi beaucoup Chantal, de temps en temps, je vais denouveau dessiner des tuiles pour differentes challenges. ‘N Zeppel est un de mes favorites, et voilà je ne pouvais pas résister.

  13. 4
    Melena says:

    This is a beautiful tile, Ria. I love how you used the ribbon to separate the two styles of ‘Nzeppel. The gold and silver on the ribbon with the shading really make it stand up and out from ‘Nzeppel too.

    • 6
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dear Melena, thank you very much for giving me always kind words.
      I have an e-book from Helen Williams in which I learned to draw ribbons, always nice to use as a string and gives something special to your tile.Drawing such a ribbon is easier than it looks and I’m glad you like it. I’m curious to see your tile too and I will send you a short mail afterwards.

  14. 3

    Welcome back. I would also find it hard to resist ‘Nzeppel, one of my favorites. I love the fishnet look you achieved on the dark side and the lace effect on the white side. Very elegant.

    • 5
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks for the compliment Suzanne and because we had to make a monotangle, I thought about about working in two different colours, I’m glad you like my tile!

  15. 1

    You have created a beautiful piece of art! Love it!

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