Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Challenge #108: exploring Whyz

With some very touching photos on her blog our Diva commemorated her grandma, who passed away on Friday, February 22. It's obvious that she will leave an empty spot....

But as always, life must go on and yesterday Laura posted her Weekly Challenge #108. The first one of the month is "Use My Tangle" time. She chose Whyz, a tangle pattern created by CZT® Jane MacKugler. Last evening I gave it a quick look, and this morning I thought I still knew how to do it.... No way of course! Whyz is certainly one you have to play with, it's much trickier than you might think at first sight. And absolutely worth the try! Laura did a good thing to let us focus on this one.

Normally when we are challenged to do a pattern, I take its upper or lower case initial as my string (see Quandary). After exploring Whyz on my scribbling pad there was also one big one I did to examine it better. Well, that made the perfect string: two "whyz" instead of one:



And this is the result:

Thanks to:
CZT® Jane MacKugler for bringing us Whyz
CZT® Laura Harms aka the Diva for another nice Challenge
You!!.... for reading this "crooked English"!!!

Happy Tangling everyone!

18 comments:

  1. I don't think I would have noticed that you used the tangle as a string. Thanks for outlining it in red. Clever idea. Your finished tile is beautiful!

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  2. Love the idea of using thee tangle as a string. Very creative and beautifully done!

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  3. You've done a wonderful job with the Whyz! I also love the Whyz string, great idea!

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  4. I really like how you embellished Whyz with the flowing lines.

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  5. Wauw Anneke, ik vind deze wel heel erg mooi. Doordat je maar twee verschilldende tangles hebt gebruik is het geheel erg rustig. PRACHTIG.

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  6. What a clever idea! It is beautiful!

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  7. Wow, this is great how the litlle Whyz escape out of their bounderies, and how you build them into a big Whyz.
    Very creative.

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    1. Thank you all, your kind comments make my day :-))
      Anneke

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  8. What a marvelous idea to draw whyz on this manner! Beautiful done.

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  9. a beautiful tile with perfect linework - such a wonderful idea to draw with the letter of the tangle!

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  10. wauw! deze is echt heel mooi!
    leuk bedacht zo

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  11. One thing I am working on is blending one pattern into the next scale. You've done this beautifully.

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  12. You are very clever! I like the use of WHYZ as the string. I would not have thought to do that! Now you've given me a great idea to try with other tangles.

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  13. I love the Whyz extensions flowing into the rest of the tile.

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  14. Great use as a string, very imaginative.

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  15. What a great idea and beautifully executed!

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