Een hele leuke serie van uitdagingen begint. Voor deze eerste tile ben ik begonnen met het nieuwe patroontje van Lori Byerly: Mashed waarmee ik de kader gevormd heb. De buitenkant werd vervolgens zwart gekleurd met een brushpen. Daarna werd de  opgegeven string getekend en het eerste  en laatste vak werden gevuld met Hybrid. Vervolgens kwamen Clob, N’Zeppel, Celluline, Tipple, Printemps en tenslotte Quandary. Voor de afwerking gebruikte ik  een grijs, een zwart en 2 verschillende blauwe kleurpotloden. De “final touch” werd, zoals gewoonlijk gedaan met een wit krijtpotlood en een witte gelpen.

A very pleasant series has begun. For this first challenge, I have chosen to draw on a grey tile. I started making a kind of frame with the special new pattern of Lori Byerly: Mashed. I painted the outside of the border  black with a brushpen. Then I have  drawn  the string that Joey suggested. I saw appearing many spaces and  I filled the first and the last one  with Hybrid, followed by Clob, N’Zeppel, Celluline, Tipple, Printems.  I finished with Quandary. The colouring and shading is done with a grey, a black and two different tints of blue colourpencils. For the final touch, as usual, I took a white charcoal and a white gellypen.


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  1. 19
    Susan Theron says:

    This is stunning! I love your Mashed border – wonderful idea.

    • 20
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Susan, Mashed is such an easy but absolutely special tangle, I loved it at first instance and I’m glad you like what I did with it!

  2. 17
    Bine says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous tile. I love the contrast between the border and the tangles you had Chosen,

    • 18
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Bine, Zentangleart is never boring, there is always something new to experiment with and every week new tangles are appearing.
      Wish you a nice sunday and quality time to tangle!

  3. 15

    Oh Ria, what an eye catcher your tile is!!!! That border is ‘outside of any box’ I can think of. Well done on the border alone! Love your Nzeppel. While I didn’t finish mine, you added flowers. I will remember that! And I am particularly fond of your color choice. Blue. I used blue, too. I use it a lot, my fav color, and when I use another color it is only because I cannot use blue ALL THE TIME. Impressive, Ria!!!

    • 16
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Susie for this fantastic compliment. Sometimes, only one tangle can make a difference and in this case it was Mashed. (very easy to draw). The “flowers” on N’Zeppel is a very old original pattern (Quandary) that I used a lot but had forgotten for a while. I wanted to put something abough the “stripes” to become more depth. So, I took a look on my personal legend and I saw it immediately: Quandary would be nice. I’m glad you like this result. Blue is always nice in all tints, also in my clothing I see a lot of blue but in fact my favorite colour is green or a mix of green and blue (turkoois). Wish you a nice sunday!

  4. 12
    Sharlie says:

    Extremely creative!

    • 14
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Sharlie for your comment which I appreciate very much, I’m glad you like the result.

  5. 11
    michele says:

    This is such a fun tile! I love that border;-)

    • 13
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Michele, it was fun to create also, thanks to this special pattern Mashed of Lori.

  6. 9
    Trudi says:

    Wow Ria the use of negative space really draws your eye into the tile, lovely!

    • 10
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Trudi. It is always a pleasure to discover new tangles and this Mashed is really a special one. I’m glad you like the final result.

  7. 7

    Congratulations, your tile is an outstandingly sophisticated, fascinating and elegant interpretation of Joey’s task. It is just beautiful!

    • 8
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Margarete for giving me such a wonderful compliment. I really didn’t expect to receive such nice feedback. I think the use of Mashed made this tile special and it is really an easy tangle. I think I’ve made the right decision to use this pattern and I’m glad you like the final result.

  8. 5
    Gudrun S. says:

    Such an outstandingly beautiful tile Ria, wonderful artwork :))

    • 6
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you for your kind words Gudrun, I do appreciate that very much.
      Sometimes it takes quite a while before finishing a tile, sometimes it goes easy and that happened this time.Joey created a lovely string. I have made a personal legend with all my favorite tangles, when I don’t know which one to use, I take a quick look, and I always find some nice ones to draw…
      This tile is drawn on grey paper but I also love to use watercoloured backgrounds and I like your used colours very much. It is a nice composition with well chosen tangles and your tile looks great!

  9. 3
    Lisa says:

    Wow Ria! This is so beautiful!! Your composition is wonderful. Great choice of tangles, great colors, great contrast, great everything! This is one of my favorite tiles that I’ve seen from you!

    • 4
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Lisa for this nice comment. In fact, the composition was made by Joey. I just filled the spaces, but I loved the string at first sight and had immediately a few tangles in my mind to play with. I’m glad you like the result.
      I’m curious to see your entry, wish you luck!

  10. 1
    Joyce says:

    Such a great and creative tile, Ria! I really love the way you’ve done the border. Awesome!

    • 2
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Joyce. This Mashed is a wonderful special and easy tangle. I like it very much and I’m glad you like the result.
      Wish you a fine week and send you warm regards from Belgium.

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