Pattern Mixer Combining Elements
Loops Leef Chainz Challenge Entry
Pattern Mixer Combining Elements Loops ‘n Leaves and Leef Chainz Challenge Entry
White Pen Â© Diane Clancy
Incredibly Exciting New Challenge!!
Anya has created the thirteenth Zentangle challenge in German (don’t worry – she gives an English translation too 🙂 ) Anya has now translated her title into English and has a quick link right under the title to the English.
I hope Anya doesn’t mind that I have quoted her extensively!!! I think this is a fabulous challenge and I want to share enough so you can see this is very doable and will be great fun to join in. To make it VERY clear – below is a very long quote from Anya – these are not my own words at all.
Pattern Mixer Combining Elements
Loops Leef Chainz Challenge
Each month the Anya puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. December 2015 is the thirteenth challenge from Anya and Pattern Mixer!! This month is Pattern Mixer Challenge #13. So here is what Anya says this month: “This month Iâ€™m not going to give you any patterns. I want you, instead, to pick two of your favorite patterns and mix them. Be sure to really use patterns that you like to draw and know very well..
ATTENTION, please! While all tiles submitted in the last months were stunningly beautiful, there seems to have been some confusion about pattern mixing. Just drawing two patterns next to each other on a tile is called a Duo Tangle (and it can definitely be worth your while), but when we mix patterns, we go one step further. Pattern mixing means to merge two tangles, to intertwine them or even create a new tangle from the combination. Iâ€™ve drawn up a few examples for you here. Mixing patterns is not easy and you might even want to collect a few ideas or do a few sketches first. But itâ€™s a real booster to yor creativity and itâ€™s â€“ well, a challenge!”
From Anna’s blog:
How do I mix the patterns?
Generally speaking, there are three basic ways of combining patterns and you should choose at least one of them for your tile.
Tangle in a tangle: You draw your first pattern a bit larger than you normally would and fill the empty spaces in your pattern with another tangle. Example
Combining elements: You take elements from one pattern and integrate them into the other tangle, thus creating a new pattern. Example
Merging: You make smooth transitions from one tangle pattern to the next, sort of letting one pattern melt into the next one. Like this.
Todayâ€™s patterns are:Â (my choices)
First time for the challenge? You can find the rules here.
So this is a little ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) Combining Elements Loops ‘n Leaves and Leef Chainz done by me.
Combining Elements Challenge
I had to think and think about how to do this. I had a very hard time choosing patterns … which is why it took me so long. And it must be option #2 Combining Elements because it is not Tangle in a Tangle (I don’t think) or Merging!! This was quite fun once I set a direction!! 🙂
Entries to Pattern Mixer
Anna has created a Pinterest board with all the Pattern Mixer entries included. Here is the Muster Mixer board. Some of the entries blow me away and inspire me so much!!
Zentangle Enticed Me
Zentangle has become popular the last several years and I have been putting my attention to it. I put my name with a Â© more prominently to protect my work. Things are about to speed up here on repairs again.Â It turns out the cottage needs a new roof too!Â I love this challenge – Anya is so very creative!!! So above is my Pattern Mixer Combining Elements Loops Leef Chainz Tangle ZIA. This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected! Thank you to everyone who made comments on my posts these last weeks. That means a lot to me!! I got lost in trying to keep up with posts … so this is late 🙂
Which Tangle is Which?
Leef Chainz is the leaves with stripes on half the leaves.Â Also large berries nest in Leef Chainz. Loops ‘n Leaves is curls with plain leaves coming out – all with lots of bubbles.Â 🙂 🙂 There you have it!! 🙂
Diane & Carolienâ€™s Weekly Zentangle Challenge
My friend Carolien and myself felt the need for having an extra Zentangle Challenge each week. Come join us in the fun!! Details at Diane & Carolien’s Weekly Zentangle Challenge.
I am organizing my studio again to be able to work and now only a table has tons of stuff dumped on it – but the rest is organized!! (My studio always gets filled up when there are projects in the house that need a place to dump a bunch of stuff for awhile!! LOL!!) Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!! Thank you!!! ~ Diane Clancy