Sunday, May 21, 2017
After living in our house for 23 years we decided it was time to give our kitchen an update. Not a total make over because the cabinets are still in good shape. We had the Formica counter tops replaced with granite, a new sink & faucet, and also tile from the counter tops up to the cabinets. The tile we picked is an off white/cream subway tile. We were going to buy new switch plates when I had the idea of trying to paint the old ones with alcohol inks, which I'd seen on Pinterest. I am new to the inks, but have had a lot of fun experimenting with tiles and Yupo paper. I kind of have a Tuscan style decor in the kitchen (my house is not fancy but more funky) so I tried to stay with that for the switch plates. This was fun and I love how they look on the tile!
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The DIVA Challenge this week is to use stripes for your string. Any size, width, or shape. I used a tan tile, shaded with graphite, and used a white charcoal pencil for highlighting. Fun challenge!
We had a really fun weekend celebrating Mom's, friends and neighbors from years ago, and a 95th birthday party for my father-in-law. Good times!
|TANGLES: Zander, Onamato, Noom, Fassett, Tortuca, Shattuck, Flux, Poke Root|
Monday, May 8, 2017
The DIVA challenge this week is to study the official tangle, Molygon. On the Zentangle Mosaic App, Rick and Maria have a series they call Kitchen Table Tangles which includes a video by them on tangles, tips, and techniques. It's quite a fun series to watch and learn something new from. The latest KTT video was on Molygon, and it just so happens that I was inspired by that video and did a Molygon tile last night before the DIVA introduced this week's challenge. So, since I have a fairly busy week ahead with out of town company coming and a 95th birthday BBQ for my father-in-law, I am going to use that tile for the challenge. YAY, I rarely get the challenge done this early in the week! I hope you all have a wonderful week and weekend ahead, and Happy Mother's Day to all of you!
|MOLYGON done with two shades of blue pens and colored pencils for shading|
Saturday, May 6, 2017
The DIVA challenge this week is to use the tangle, Scallamps by CZT Sarah Uram. I have never used this tangle before, and I really like it. It's very dramatic and could be used large or small, maybe even as a border. Here's my tile....