Thursday, 5 May 2016

Crux

At long last the weather is good enough to get out into the garden. We had our back garden done so that it is low maintenance but nevertheless we still need to tidy it up. At least there is no lawn to mow anymore. We love the sea and anything to do with the beach, so that was the theme we went with. We even had the shed at the bottom made to look like a beach hut and we are in the process of doing the inside up with all the gear a beach hut would have.
I finally exhausted myself and came in to do the Diva's Challenge. At first I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, I tried it out using Maria's 'Graphite Is The New Black' method :-
Then I did a Zendala using Crux with a little Zinger on a tan tile and I enjoyed this one much more. In fact it almost looks like flowers on a garden trellis so the garden must have inspired me :-)

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful tiles, the both of them!

    Also think your yard is beautiful...good job not having to mow the lawn!

    Joyce

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  2. Hi, love the Idea of putting this geometrical pattern build of squares into a round zendala, beautiful.

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  3. I love both of these. I've also been noodling around with the graphite technique. It really does add a whole new layer. It's very clever how your piece looks like there's a cut-out sheet of opaque film over it. Well done!

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  4. Your yard is lovely! It looks very relaxing. The beach theme is perfect. Your tiles are beautiful. I like the pencil background on the first and the colors on the second are marvelous!

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  5. Wonderful garden. I especially love the no mowing part. Also uses less water in the summer, which we have to think about here in California. Your tiles are wonderful. The pencil background on the first one is great! Makes the darker part of the pattern really stand out. And I love that color in the 2nd tile - it's my very favorite color - and the Zinger around the perimeter to round it all off. Beautiful!

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  6. I love your second tile, such wonderful colours; a real beauty!

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  7. Two wonderful takes on Crux!

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  8. Lucky you - we are still waiting for gardening weather here in New Jersey! Your tiles are beautiful - I originally thought about adding a tangle to the edges like you did with Zinger, until I changed my mind. But it really worked well with this tangle.

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  9. I love the color of your shed!!! I also love the 'trellis':-)

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  10. Both are beautiful! I like them all!

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  11. Beautiful work! The second is my favorite. The colors are so beautiful! Happy weekend!

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  12. Both tiles are lovely, but I agree your garden inspired the Zendala. Really lovely! I love your stone covered garden area. Where I live, that is all anybody has, as grass is not practical where summer temperatures hang in at 113F for weeks and the humidity is only about 7%! Rest up and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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  13. Really love both of your tiles but especially the Zendala with the green color addition! Great!!

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  14. Beautiful tiles! I love the Zendala mostand the contrast between grey and black is also fascinating.
    What a nice idea to create the garden like a beach!

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