Diva Challenge

I intended to put these in some sort of date order and label them appropriately. Not a chance, it was like herding cats, so they are sort of in some sort of order if you don’t look too closely and there are comments , labels or captions underneath some of them.  Roughly speaking, as you scroll down you are going back in time. Enjoy!

 

Dc 287I really love this pattern, so I filled it with Groovy and added a little Finery. Fun, fun, fun.
Dc 287I really love this pattern, so I filled it with Groovy and added a little Finery. Fun, fun, fun.
Dc 290
Dc 290
DC 291 First attempt at a sugar skull
DC 291 First attempt at a sugar skull
Is this enough or not?
Is this enough or not?
Dc 262 Nzeppel, Sandswirl, Jessicup and, of course, Fassett.
Dc 262 Nzeppel, Sandswirl, Jessicup and, of course, Fassett.
Dc 264 Something planet oriented going on here, maybe?
Dc 264 Something planet oriented going on here, maybe?

Big Purk Bloo jools

DC 264 aFirst attempt.
DC 264 aFirst attempt.
DC 264 bIn my opinion, the improved version.
DC 264 bIn my opinion, the improved version.
Dc 265I added bits of colour but it didn't improve. Ah well, it is what it is.
Dc 265I added bits of colour but it didn’t improve. Ah well, it is what it is.
I just printed off the boxes and filled them in.
I just printed off the boxes and filled them in.
Dc 266I finished this on the train so it's a bit untidy, I'm afraid.
Dc 266I finished this on the train so it’s a bit untidy, I’m afraid.

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More work needed but I like the pattern, even if I haven't fully got it yet.
More work needed but I like the pattern, even if I haven’t fully got it yet.
I'm sending this to Michele Wynne as a little mini swap. I tried hard to echo her style with muted colours but I haven't got it right yet.
I’m sending this to Michele Wynne as a little mini swap. I tried hard to echo her style with muted colours but I haven’t got it right yet.
Dc 276Another one drawn on a plane but this one feels incomplete to me, so I may be adding to it - when I have given it a bit of thought.
Dc 276Another one drawn on a plane but this one feels incomplete to me, so I may be adding to it – when I have given it a bit of thought.

Ings Kringle

DC 276One of several drawn in transit, in this case, on a plane.
DC 276One of several drawn in transit, in this case, on a plane.
For the next swap - monotangle Dragonair, which I really enjoyed. It was done before the op so the wobbles are just the norm for me!
For the next swap – monotangle Dragonair, which I really enjoyed. It was done before the op so the wobbles are just the norm for me!

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DC 261Some of the worst colour combinations I have ever been guilty of and yet I almost like it.
DC 261Some of the worst colour combinations I have ever been guilty of and yet I almost like it.

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Narwal, Nemnies, Nolashrim and Nootka.
Narwal, Nemnies, Nolashrim and Nootka.
Nzeppel, Niuroda and Nia.
Nzeppel, Niuroda and Nia.
Nipa, Arukas, two that I can't remember the names and Nell, if it doesn't already have a name.
Nipa, Arukas, two that I can’t remember the names and Nell, if it doesn’t already have a name.
DC 242
DC 242
DC 244
DC 244
An Edwardian bracelet?
An Edwardian bracelet?
The first batch
The first batch
DC 249 Not sure what was going on in my head but here it is.
DC 249 Not sure what was going on in my head but here it is.
DC 250
DC 250
I probably like this one best but I couldn't say why.
I probably like this one best but I couldn’t say why.
Using Scroll Feather is always a risk for me, so I feel I was very brave with this one.
Using Scroll Feather is always a risk for me, so I feel I was very brave with this one.
I did this one first and I feel it's a bit busy but not too bad.
I did this one first and I feel it’s a bit busy but not too bad.
I was determined to do Mooka and get it "right" i.e. fairly smooth curves and shaded. This is getting there, I think.
I was determined to do Mooka and get it “right” i.e. fairly smooth curves and shaded. This is getting there, I think.
DC 231 a
DC 231 a
DC 231 b
DC 231 b
DC 233It's not that they turned out particularly badly, it's the fact that I have the patience of a road runner and the brains of a newt. A small newt.
DC 233It’s not that they turned out particularly badly, it’s the fact that I have the patience of a road runner and the brains of a newt. A small newt.
Dc 232 b
Dc 232 b
Windfarm, Trio and Morf
Windfarm, Trio and Morf
DC 235 a
DC 235 a
DC 235 b
DC 235 b
Just three patterns, Fescu, TriBee and Dex.
Just three patterns, Fescu, TriBee and Dex.
Experiments with Tri Bee.
Experiments with Tri Bee.
DC 227I'll admit to using a compass to get the circles reasonably round - I have no shame.
DC 227I’ll admit to using a compass to get the circles reasonably round – I have no shame.
DC 228 Could have been a bit more subtle with the shading...
DC 228 Could have been a bit more subtle with the shading…
DC 229 aI was experimenting with Cirquital and this is how it turned out. Sepia Micron pen, Zenstone and a brown pencil.
DC 229 aI was experimenting with Cirquital and this is how it turned out. Sepia Micron pen, Zenstone and a brown pencil.
DC 229b My second attempt at using white space.
DC 229b My second attempt at using white space.
DC 231 a
DC 231 a
DC 231 b
DC 231 b
Dc 232 b
Dc 232 b
DC 233 a
DC 233 a
DC 233 b
DC 233 b
DC 226 aWell it's alright but doesn't float my boat.
DC 226 aWell it’s alright but doesn’t float my boat.
DC 226bMuch more fun.
DC 226bMuch more fun.
I think this is the finished version, as I don't think it needs colour. Or does it? Maybe a bit of red?
I think this is the finished version, as I don’t think it needs colour. Or does it? Maybe a bit of red?
The Square One focus pattern was Bunzo, which I've always chickened out of before. Generally speaking, if I try to fill in a black area, the white around it gets smaller and smaller.
The Square One focus pattern was Bunzo, which I’ve always chickened out of before. Generally speaking, if I try to fill in a black area, the white around it gets smaller and smaller.
Last week's Square One focus was on Oof. Not a favourite, as I tend to try to make it symmetrical and I can't. Finally managed to relax into it and found myself with something I quite like.
Last week’s Square One focus was on Oof. Not a favourite, as I tend to try to make it symmetrical and I can’t. Finally managed to relax into it and found myself with something I quite like.

S1 Mooka

DC 210 bJust three patterns - Bunzo, Mooka, while I'm on a roll, and a sort of minimalist Fengle in the middle.
DC 210 bJust three patterns – Bunzo, Mooka, while I’m on a roll, and a sort of minimalist Fengle in the middle.
DC 210 aJust three patterns - Henna Drum, Organza and Bunzo.
DC 210 aJust three patterns – Henna Drum, Organza and Bunzo.
The usual pens, 5HB pencil and some red water colour pencil.
The usual pens, 5HB pencil and some red water colour pencil.
DC 212
DC 212
Dc 213Patterns used - Flux, Brella, A's and 3 giant Rixty.
Dc 213Patterns used – Flux, Brella, A’s and 3 giant Rixty.
DC 216Didn't have any ideas in mind, just went with it.
DC 216Didn’t have any ideas in mind, just went with it.
This is my labyrinth fo lst week's Diva Challenge.
This is my labyrinth fo lst week’s Diva Challenge.

black leaves 3

This is based on a Youtube video I saw, which was black pen on white. I like it on the grey/green card but am in two minds about the added colour.
This is based on a Youtube video I saw, which was black pen on white. I like it on the grey/green card but am in two minds about the added colour.
DC 203
DC 203
And this one makes me think of fairies.
And this one makes me think of fairies.
Why does this one look a bit threatening?
Why does this one look a bit threatening?
Children's windmills for the beach?
Children’s windmills for the beach?
I have to own up to this being a direct steal from one I saw on Pinterest. It's signed by Evelyn, 27th April 2013 but I've lost the original web address. Thank you, whoever you are.
I have to own up to this being a direct steal from one I saw on Pinterest. It’s signed by Evelyn, 27th April 2013 but I’ve lost the original web address. Thank you, whoever you are.
Apparently sheep or goat will do?
Apparently sheep or goat will do?

S 1 strircles and sez

DC 208 I do worry about what goes on in my head because, when I look at this, I see a tree branch outside a prison wall. Oh my, oh my.
DC 208 I do worry about what goes on in my head because, when I look at this, I see a tree branch outside a prison wall. Oh my, oh my.
DC 207a
DC 207a
This is upside down from the way I drew it bit it really doesn't matter.
This is upside down from the way I drew it bit it really doesn’t matter.

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Samsung mini Jan 2015 1018

I did this one for Square One on Facebook. The focus tile was Rixty, which I really like but I couldn't think of a nice way of integrating it. In the end I used String 140 from Tanglepatterns.com and went for patterns I've hardly ever used.
I did this one for Square One on Facebook. The focus tile was Rixty, which I really like but I couldn’t think of a nice way of integrating it. In the end I used String 140 from Tanglepatterns.com and went for patterns I’ve hardly ever used.

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DC 202
DC 202
My take on Clarice Cliff. Almost happy with it, except for the sky. May take it out of the frame and give it a bit more attention.
My take on Clarice Cliff. Almost happy with it, except for the sky. May take it out of the frame and give it a bit more attention.
Dc 202bWho can say how the mind works? Wasn't even sure which way is the right way up but this is how I drew it.
Dc 202bWho can say how the mind works? Wasn’t even sure which way is the right way up but this is how I drew it.
DC 202 cTried for delicate colour but it looks a bit washed out.
DC 202 cTried for delicate colour but it looks a bit washed out.
DC 196 Is the lack of face symbolic in some way? No. Just can't draw faces!
DC 196 Is the lack of face symbolic in some way? No. Just can’t draw faces!
DC 197 This pattern looks simple but needs a steadier hand than mine to get it just right. however, I was amazed how much better it looked with shading.
DC 197 This pattern looks simple but needs a steadier hand than mine to get it just right. however, I was amazed how much better it looked with shading.

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And a second try using Trio, Xyp and Huggins Again, better, I think.
And a second try using Trio, Xyp and Huggins Again, better, I think.

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Dc 194 Second attempt at a left hander, better but I still don't like doing it. It's like taking medicine. It may be good for me but...
Dc 194 Second attempt at a left hander, better but I still don’t like doing it. It’s like taking medicine. It may be good for me but…
DC 195
DC 195

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At last 1st attempt 2nd attempt 3rd attempt 4th attempt Betweeded

DC 191
DC 191

Mirac Mos 1 S1 Swarm 2

Aquafleur 1

Yuma, Pystyl and Lichen.
Yuma, Pystyl and Lichen.

Class 26.10.14

DC 191
DC 191
DC 188 Started with a rainbow string, for obvious reasons. Sunrays shining through, equally obvious.
DC 188 Started with a rainbow string, for obvious reasons. Sunrays shining through, equally obvious.
I just like this one. simple and it worked - they sometimes do.
I just like this one. simple and it worked – they sometimes do.
DC 189A Fengle to get it started with the stalks coming off the ends of the "petals. filled it with Barberpole and my most successful attempt at getting "light" on it so far. But...
DC 189A Fengle to get it started with the stalks coming off the ends of the “petals. filled it with Barberpole and my most successful attempt at getting “light” on it so far. But…
A bit bigger than usual too, about 6" square.
A bit bigger than usual too, about 6″ square.
the Challenge on Square One was to use Betweed and I was going for something a bit different. I quite like it, but poor old Betweed got a bit lost in the mix.
the Challenge on Square One was to use Betweed and I was going for something a bit different. I quite like it, but poor old Betweed got a bit lost in the mix.
We were using Dex on Square One and I wanted to try a curve. It ended up looking like a very 1960's eye make up pic, especially with the Summer of Love heart in the middle.
We were using Dex on Square One and I wanted to try a curve. It ended up looking like a very 1960’s eye make up pic, especially with the Summer of Love heart in the middle.
Square One Challenge to use Pendrills. There's something vaguely sci-fi about this. I can hear John Wyndham and Robert Heinlein giggling in the background...
Square One Challenge to use Pendrills. There’s something vaguely sci-fi about this. I can hear John Wyndham and Robert Heinlein giggling in the background…
Now this one, also for Square One, brought Betweed more into focus.
Now this one, also for Square One, brought Betweed more into focus.
Square One challenge to use Quib, which I'm not very good at but I did have fun with my accidental octopus.
Square One challenge to use Quib, which I’m not very good at but I did have fun with my accidental octopus.
A bouquet of Fescu with Zinger wrapped in Barberpole.
A bouquet of Fescu with Zinger wrapped in Barberpole.
Fescu, Queen's Crown, Scrawlz, Pais and an aura or two.
Fescu, Queen’s Crown, Scrawlz, Pais and an aura or two.
DC 185 aMy first attempt at Diva Challenge 185 - Diva Dance and Phicops, not an easy combination.
DC 185 aMy first attempt at Diva Challenge 185 – Diva Dance and Phicops, not an easy combination.
DC 185bThis works so much better for me than the first one but I couldn't tell you why.
DC 185bThis works so much better for me than the first one but I couldn’t tell you why.
DC 184 The shape is ok but the shading isn't working. Or I chose the wrong background pattern, not sure which.
DC 184 The shape is ok but the shading isn’t working. Or I chose the wrong background pattern, not sure which.
DC 183Using X-did as the border, Frickle, Strircle, Dragonair, Aahs and one I can't remember the name of.
DC 183Using X-did as the border, Frickle, Strircle, Dragonair, Aahs and one I can’t remember the name of.
Verdigh, Zenbudz, Dragonair.
Verdigh, Zenbudz, Dragonair.
DC 182A couple of old favourites and a couple of new ones. Patterns used? from left to right - Ambler, can't remember the next one, cadent, and Bilt going across.
DC 182A couple of old favourites and a couple of new ones. Patterns used? from left to right – Ambler, can’t remember the next one, cadent, and Bilt going across.
For the diva Challenge 175. The idea was to Bring Your Own Beverage. Well, dammit, I'm British, it had to be tea.
For the diva Challenge 175. The idea was to Bring Your Own Beverage. Well, dammit, I’m British, it had to be tea.
Diva Challenge 177 to use a new tangle called Truffle.
Diva Challenge 177 to use a new tangle called Truffle.
Close up of Bijou.
Close up of Bijou.
Close up of one of the Bijou tiles.
Close up of one of the Bijou tiles.
Christmas card with mini tangled topper. Bijou again.
Christmas card with mini tangled topper. Bijou again.
Diva Challenge 180. All one pattern but differing sizes. Patter name - MacDee
Diva Challenge 180. All one pattern but differing sizes. Patter name – MacDee
Diva Challenge to use your initials as a string.
Diva Challenge to use your initials as a string.
Pink Weeds.
Pink Weeds.
another Diva Challenge to use a Tangle called Crux. I like the idea of this one better than the finished product. It looks a bit scrappy to me and the colour isn't as definite as I would have liked but hey ho.
another Diva Challenge to use a Tangle called Crux. I like the idea of this one better than the finished product. It looks a bit scrappy to me and the colour isn’t as definite as I would have liked but hey ho.
Diva Challenge 49.
Diva Challenge 49.
Diva Challenge but I can't remember which one.
Diva Challenge but I can’t remember which one.
Well I've seen eggier shaped eggs but I am fond of this one but don't ask me why. This was DC 122 or thereabouts.
Well I’ve seen eggier shaped eggs but I am fond of this one but don’t ask me why. This was DC 122 or thereabouts.

 

 

I tried to avoid filling space on this one. The Challenge was to use curvy patterns.
I tried to avoid filling space on this one. The Challenge was to use curvy patterns.
Diva Challenge. To be done in 15 minutes. Certainly focuses the mind. I cheated and I still didn't like the nd result.
Diva Challenge. To be done in 15 minutes. Certainly focuses the mind. I cheated and I still didn’t like the nd result.
My first ever Paradox that actually resembles, if only briefly, the original.
My first ever Paradox that actually resembles, if only briefly, the original.
DC 101Does it matter if the bugles aren't verticle? i just wondered what they would look like on their side.
DC 101Does it matter if the bugles aren’t verticle? i just wondered what they would look like on their side.
I was quite pleased with this until I saw the others. Mooka and Auraknot. A very early tile for me, June 2014
I was quite pleased with this until I saw the others. Mooka and Auraknot. A very early tile for me, June 2014

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