Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Diva Challenge 174: Two Strings

This week's challenge from I Am The Diva involves using two different strings at the same time.  I tried really hard to use two official strings, but putting them together just seemed to result in a complicated mess.  I'm sure others had more success than I did.

So I decided to use two very simple strings that I made up and then put them together.  A bit too simple perhaps, but the best I could do.  Here are the strings:


 
 
 
When choosing my tangles, I did something I've always wanted to try.  I used four tangles based on the same basic pattern - the sort of flower-like form that results when you put rice shapes together with ends together  (it's easier to see than explain).  Three of these have names:  da Deal, Spokes and 4 Corners.  The fourth, on the right side, may have a name, but I don't know what it is.  It's basically just adding emphasis to one side of rice shape in order to balance the amount of dark area.
 
 
Hope you like it.
 
 
 




14 comments:

  1. I like your rice shape tangle tile. What a challenge to find all tangles with this basic shape and use them in one. I think you did a good job. I like the negative space you left white gives the tile an exciting look.

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  2. Very nice Kia... I love the fact that you remember to take the pictures... LOL.. .wish I could remember to do things like that... I love your TIA... very nice ... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  3. Great line work. The whitespace is unexpected and really make the tile interesting.

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  4. This is great tangling and the negative space just adds so much to it.

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  5. Great tile! It's fun to see how just a few different steps change the appearance of a basic form.

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  6. Lovely delicacy - very nice!

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  7. I like this tile with the negative space in it.

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  8. I do like it. Impeccable line work. And the fourth tangle is very pretty. I wanted to say "It's Bales!" But it's not! Maybe you should name it. Thanks for showing your string. I love seeing the before and after. (Of course I did not think to do it that myself....)

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  9. Very nice grid work, KIA. An impressive over all design, very well drawn. Your overlaid strings worked out very well. Great Job.

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  10. Beautiful tile! Especially I like the the positive - negative effect! Nicely done!

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  11. A tile of many tiles ... It looks to me like the beautiful old floor tiles that are so rare these days. Very nice inspiration

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  12. Nice ZIA. It is fun to do variations on a single tangle. Some are easier to do than others.

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  13. I love the 4 versions of Cruz and the simplicity of the two superimposed strings.

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