Sunday 12 July 2015

I've Binned My Pen !

This is the start of my sixth week since I discovered and started blogging about tangling. Already my 0.5 Pen has run out and I had to throw it into the bin! I tend to use this size for blocking in larger areas in order to save the thinner pens so I must get out and buy a new one as soon as I can.

Just before it ran out I managed to use it to block in the dark areas of my entry for SuzyMosh's Tangle Me Three Challenge. The original Ixorus pattern is down in the bottom corner for my first tangle. In the top corner I swapped the dark and aura areas around for my second tangle.  For my third main tangle in the centre I replaced the curves with straight lines including rounding off the main bars. I have to say it is not one of my favourite tiles, I feel it is lacking something, but I can't think what else to add so I called it finished.

P.s. I looked and looked at it because I really didn't like it. Then I thought "Well it can't do any harm to add the original Ixorus tangle in the two corner spaces. If I don't like it at least I have the original one posted." So I went ahead, filled in the space, turned the tile upside down and voila! A bit better at least, so you will find the second photo of the now properly completed tile at the bottom of the post.

See you, hopefully with a new pen, in the next challenge :-)


  1. I do like the second tile better....great job! Thanks for being part of the TM3 challenge this week!

  2. Sometimes Time is our best friend. Put the tile down. Go away. Then look at it again later. I actually like both versions very much.

  3. I like both! I'm slowly learning that it is OK to leave white areas ... but I also like when upside down the right corner, the mostly black one, acts like a strong foundation that that the others can "stand" on.

    Looking at a tile from a different angle to see what happens is a strategy I will need to remember to try! (Hope you got your new #5 - I hate running out of a pen!)