Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Diva's weekly challenge #143

"UMT v.XXII - Cruze"  This week's Use My Tangle challenge is "Cruze" by CZT Caren Mlot.  You can see the step outs for this tangle on her blog, Tangle Mania

Diva Challenge #143 / Carol Graham / Tankled Inklings
Diva's Challenge #143

I have followed Laura Harm's I Am The Diva blog for quite some time.  I usually try the challenges, but this is the first time I have posted one of my tiles.  Challenge #142 was to find your comfort zone, and move beyond it into the Danger Zone.  Well . . . I wimped out, and didn't even try it.  So I figured since posting a tile was WAY out of my comfort zone - this'll make up for missing last week.  And I'm gonna try to make it a habit.


  1. Nice, I like it, keep posting tiles for the challenges!

  2. Great to see you here, hope you will be back!
    Your tile is very 'bold and beautiful'.

  3. This tile is lovely! It´s has a nice depth!

  4. I love how you've Umblized Cruze, beautiful work!

  5. Thanks Anne, Lonetta & Daniele - I appreciate such a warm welcome!

  6. Out of your comfort zone?! Are you kidding me?! THIS IS FANTASTIC! Please let these comments be encouragement to continue expanding your boundaries & sharing your work with others. Like you, I lurked The Diva's Challenges for quite a while & participated in private; but once I finally decided to start posting & sharing I got more & more confident & encouraged & motivated. Be more like your above tile - bold & confident!

    By the way, your interpretation of the UMT Cruze challenge is really great! I hope to see you around more often!

    1. Thanks for your kind words Kathryn. The idea that real people (besides my family & friends) might actually visit my blog, was really unnerving to me. But I am realizing that this community of folks who are drawn to Zentangle (no pun intended!) - are pretty awesome people. It hasn't been nearly as scary as I imagined :o)

  7. How fun to see the way you shorten the cruze to make a knot!

  8. Thanks! I filled several pages in my sketchbook playing with this tangle. I tried all different lengths and widths - it's pretty versatile. I thought it would make a really cool frame - but haven't quite figured out how to make it turn a corner gracefully :o) I LOVED the circle Kathryn Behrends did with it . . . and now I've filled even MORE pages with Cruze Circles!!! So much fun!


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