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lv2paint
11-22-2012, 08:18 PM
ZENTANGLE ART-A-THON

Begins Friday, Nov. 23rd, 12 AM and ends Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 12 AM

"The Zentangle Method is a way of creating beautiful images from structured patterns."

It's time to PARTY-HARDY :jiggy: with your favorite Zens and Tangles, inks and pencils. You are welcome to use any mail art size that you enjoy -- ATCs, inchies, twinchies, tags, moos, chunkies, rolos, etc. For trading purposes, however, you may want to SPECIFY what size mail art you have in mind ;)

The hosts for ZEN-WEEK (lv2paint, Ibus, dsign49) would like to offer DAILY GAMES for your tangling pleasure. You may choose to use the ideas on the specified day, or any time during the Z-thon, or not at all...we just want you to have FUN!!! For more information of terminology and definitions for this athon, check out the following websites:
www.zentangle.com
http://tanglepatterns.com
www.cricut.com


DAILY GAMES
You may use any or all of these ideas throughout the Z-thon

Friday, 11/23 - ROYGBV (meaning the colors of the rainbow or color wheel); "Antidot" tangle; Cricut ornaments
Saturday, 11/24 - Geometric shapes; "Bunzo" tangle; Cricut ornaments
Sunday, 11/25 - String theory (use only 1 or 2 "strings" with different tangles); "Cack" tangle; Cricut ornaments
Monday, 11/26 - Holiday designs; "Daimond Drops" tangle; Cricut ornaments
Tuesday, 11/27 - Tangle-your-name (use tangles that begin the the letters of your name or someone else's); "Fescue" tangle; Cricut ornaments



Originally Posted by Moosecastle's olympic-a-thon
After you trade your creations they should be moved from the A thon gallery to Traded ATC's or Traded Mail Art (So only available Athon creations are in the athon gallery.)

Here's the "fine print"

What IS an ART-A-THON?
It’s a marathon create-your-favorite-art period, done over the same day and time in each time zone.
It’s kind of like we were all together for 5 days to play with our art supplies and this thread is our play room.

HOW IT WORKS: start creating art at the designated time, then upload your lovely creations to your gallery and post to the thread. Continue throughout the athon. Trading and chatting ensues.

HOW TO ASK FOR A TRADE: - When you find a piece of art or creation you must have, please SEND A PERSONAL MESSAGE (pm) to that person asking for a trade. Please DO NOT post requests for trades to the thread. It can get way too confusing.

Note: If you do make a trade, please be sure to send to your trade partner within two weeks. If you’re running late, communicate!

WANT TO COMPLIMENT AN ARTIST: And you will… remember you can click the You Rock button and leave it there.


HOW TO POST YOUR ART TO THE THREAD:
From your atcsforall.com gallery:
It’s easiest to have two windows open. I can create another "tab" and get to my gallery in one and be in my post reply box in the other.
Internet Explorer
1 Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu which has “properties” at the bottom.
2) Right click on “properties”, and it will show you "Address (URL)"Highlight the address/url and copy (Ctrl C).
Then follow steps 3 - 5 below
Note: Your picture will come up as large. Most folks use small or medium in the thread.

Mozella Firefox, Google Chrome and Mac Safari (most versions)
1) Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu that includes “Copy Image Location” (which is about 2/3 down the list for me)
2) Click on the “Copy Image Location”
Then follow steps 3 - 5

3) Go to your post in the thread and click on the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard)
4) Paste the address (right click, click paste or Ctrl P) into the window that pops up and hit OK - that puts the code into your post for your picture to show up; (you paste the address from the properties box over the http thingy that shows when you open the "insert image" box)
5) Remember that images from the gallery are small, medium or large. Most folks use small or medium in the thread. Find the word small, medium or large (or letters s m l) in the address and change it to size you want.

[IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Maygar_Posta-traded.jpg [/IMG

(leaving the last bracket off the above so you can see how the address will look)


From your computer:
1. Click POST REPLY at the bottom of the messages screen. Above the message box, click the paperclip next to the smiley face. Then upload as usual. This will upload your picture as a thumbnail.
2. If you go into the Quick Reply box at the bottom of the messages screen, click GO ADVANCED and you will get the paperclip above the message box.

Ibus
11-22-2012, 08:29 PM
Whee, it's already Friday here!

lv2paint
11-22-2012, 10:28 PM
Let the games begin

Kalycakes
11-22-2012, 11:13 PM
Giggity

dsign49
11-22-2012, 11:20 PM
Time to start having a good time.
I still have family here at the time.

CynthiaSillitoe
11-22-2012, 11:23 PM
Looking forward to it especially as it's long. I'm still having tech issues, so I may play and then upload stuff near the end. We'll see. I could definitely use the relaxation.

marilou
11-23-2012, 02:26 AM
tangles with cricut ornaments???? Don't have that. I will be admiring the posts!

Anneke
11-23-2012, 07:02 AM
antidot, circut, bunzo, cack ???, this all new to me! But that's fun it will be really challenging to try and make some of these besides the 'normal'zentagles!!!

lv2paint
11-23-2012, 08:05 AM
I tried to make this change to the initial thread, but my screen keeps going blank and I just don't feel like keying in the whole message again. I missed some game ideas, so here goes more inspiration...

--Sunday, 11/25 - use the "gift" shape on Joys of the Season or Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridges
--Monday, 11/26 - more than one ornament on a card
--Tuesday, 11/27 - 'inchies' with something Christmas-themed on each inchie

HAVE FUN EVERYBODY :jiggy::jiggy:

Kalycakes
11-23-2012, 08:35 AM
I can't wait to get started on these... Won't be able to until tonight! Hope the kids behave cuz mama has some tanglin' to do!

lv2paint
11-23-2012, 08:44 AM
Kalycakes, good luck with that :rolleyes:

marilou
11-23-2012, 09:01 AM
What about to do if you do not have those cricut system and cartridges???

Ibus
11-23-2012, 10:39 AM
tangles with cricut ornaments???? Don't have that. I will be admiring the posts!


antidot, circut, bunzo, cack ???, this all new to me! But that's fun it will be really challenging to try and make some of these besides the 'normal'zentagles!!!

Do what I did, I went and looked at the cricut site and found the ornament pack. Once I found them, I can do my own thing ;)

The tangle patterns for each day com from Zentangles.com :)

marilou
11-23-2012, 10:52 AM
Ibus you are an angel! Found the site.

dsign49
11-23-2012, 01:46 PM
Good see people getting excited...I will be spending most of my day in bed as I have the flu... Will try and check in from time to time...don't feel much like participating right now...
I haven't had the flu for ages so this really took me for a loop.

Here up and get some art posted.

bluesybreeze
11-23-2012, 02:37 PM
Am I the first one to post pics of cards? Gee, is that a new experience for me :confused: Here are my first 2 and they are for the challenge - ROYGBIV & the tangle Antidot.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_stream_z1.jpg Stream (zat 1) traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_Tangled_Heart_z.jpg Tangled Heart (zat 2)(traded)

marilou
11-23-2012, 02:45 PM
Take care of yourself Jill! I have no idea how severe this years flu is, I always have s shot to be on the safe side.
Is it already midnight in Arkansas??? Sorry I am getting a bit confused with the difference in time zones. I thought Australia was first then Europe then USA.
Absolutely not important, those are beautiful zentangles bluesybreezelove the first one!

bluesybreeze
11-23-2012, 03:19 PM
ZENTANGLE ART-A-THON

Begins Friday, Nov. 23rd, 12 AM and ends Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 12 AM

"The Zentangle Method is a way of creating beautiful images from structured patterns."

It's time to PARTY-HARDY :jiggy: with your favorite Zens and Tangles, inks and pencils. You are welcome to use any mail art size that you enjoy -- ATCs, inchies, twinchies, tags, moos, chunkies, rolos, etc. For trading purposes, however, you may want to SPECIFY what size mail art you have in mind ;)

The hosts for ZEN-WEEK (lv2paint, Ibus, dsign49) would like to offer DAILY GAMES for your tangling pleasure. You may choose to use the ideas on the specified day, or any time during the Z-thon, or not at all...we just want you to have FUN!!! For more information of terminology and definitions for this athon, check out the following websites:
www.zentangle.com
http://tanglepatterns.com
www.cricut.com


DAILY GAMES
You may use any or all of these ideas throughout the Z-thon

Friday, 11/23 - ROYGBV (meaning the colors of the rainbow or color wheel); "Antidot" tangle; Cricut ornaments
Saturday, 11/24 - Geometric shapes; "Bunzo" tangle; Cricut ornaments
Sunday, 11/25 - String theory (use only 1 or 2 "strings" with different tangles); "Cack" tangle; Cricut ornaments
Monday, 11/26 - Holiday designs; "Daimond Drops" tangle; Cricut ornaments
Tuesday, 11/27 - Tangle-your-name (use tangles that begin the the letters of your name or someone else's); "Fescue" tangle; Cricut ornaments

.

It is Friday and with the changes that were posted, I thought we have been good yo go since 12 am. Now, I am confused. Oh and I meant antidot instead of fescue.

marilou
11-23-2012, 03:38 PM
Don't worry, join the club of the confused :biglaugh:

dsign49
11-23-2012, 03:41 PM
Wonderful Cards Bluesybreeze
Sorry for the confusion bur you are good to go. It started at midnight in your time zone
Mariloupatch thanks for the concern, I don't get a flu shot....I never have...I just realize it was the flu until last night. Just hope none of my family gets it as they were all here at one time.

mrubyjean
11-23-2012, 03:44 PM
Beautiful cards, Bluesy!

I hope to get some tangling done...no cricut, but I will try the challenge patterns.

Ibus
11-23-2012, 03:47 PM
So many Athons lately have been beginning at the first stroke of Friday, that it's easy to get confused!

Gorgeous cards Blue!

Kalycakes
11-23-2012, 04:19 PM
My very obvious ROYGBIV Tangle lol
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/small/1_rainbowzen.jpg

Amapola
11-23-2012, 04:32 PM
Beautiful cards, Bluesy and Kalycakes!

sharlene54
11-23-2012, 04:55 PM
I hope to join sometime this weekend. I fell behind in giving iTraders and reps. I need to catch up before I begin a new marathon. The last few athons seemed to do me in. The zens are fabulous. I wanta trade.

lv2paint
11-23-2012, 05:08 PM
These are BEAUTIFUL cards! thanks so much for sharing. I'm really digging the rainbows and color wheels. I'll be posting some pics in a couple hours. My sweet son is taking me to the movies, so I'll talk to ya shortly...

bluesybreeze
11-23-2012, 05:21 PM
So, we are all ok and the confusion is good for the creative soul - gets the juices flowing! Mariloupatch, I don't have the circut-thingy either, I bet we can wing it.

Design 49, so sorry to hear about your flu. I ALWAYS take the flu shot, but still got the flu a couple of times when the strain mutated, or when the vaccine ran out (N1H1). Hope you get feeling better soon.

Kalycakes, you are rocking the Roy G Biv challenge!

Kalycakes
11-23-2012, 05:41 PM
Bluesy Girl we are Rockin' It together! Love your tangles!

Design Feel better... I need to get me flu shot... maybe this weekend in between tangles..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/medium/1_zenbow.jpg

Miryei
11-23-2012, 05:55 PM
Here's my take on the ROYGBV challenge:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21132/large/1_aceo_zen_martians_007.JPG

Ibus
11-23-2012, 07:03 PM
Beautiful cards!! I want, I want ..... ;)

bluesybreeze
11-23-2012, 07:30 PM
Miryei, great chanllenge card! It's wonderful to see cards being posted. Here are my last 2 challenge cards. They are not scanning well for some reason.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_pointy_spiral_zat3.jpg pointy spiral zat3 (traded) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_I_m_Dizzy_zat4.jpg I'm dizzy zat4 (traded)

Kalycakes
11-23-2012, 07:39 PM
oh oh oh I lvoe I'm dizzy... I love it so much I can't type properly! I loves it, I needs it, I wants it, myyyy precious... so awesome!!!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/small/1_fleurdezen.jpg

dsign49
11-23-2012, 08:17 PM
Bluesy, Miryei and Kalycakes your cards are beautiful...I hope I am up to it tomorrow.

Keep up the good work.

lv2paint
11-23-2012, 08:36 PM
I've got some cards posted to the gallery, but I wanted to show two of my faves. The one is cut on the Cricut die-cut machine in the bulb ornament shape. The other is my ROYGBV...enjoy!
113544Bulb Ornament w/ Antidot

113545ROYGBV

lv2paint
11-23-2012, 08:37 PM
We are getting some major beautiful works of art going :notworthy: thank you all so much for playing...

Jill, I sure hope you are feeling better soon...

Ibus
11-23-2012, 09:27 PM
oh oh oh I lvoe I'm dizzy... I love it so much I can't type properly! I loves it, I needs it, I wants it, myyyy precious... so awesome!!!



Great minds Kaly ;)

Kalycakes
11-24-2012, 12:05 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/small/2_WiggleWiggleWiggle.jpg


Here I go again!

Amapola
11-24-2012, 03:55 AM
Thus not for trade, but I decided to post them here for inspiration anyway! I was also inspired by Friday's challenge to use the tangle antidot, which I immediately thought would make a nice Christmas wreath.

The swap they're for is arlie707's 2nd Annual Christmas Zentangles Swap. For those who don't know, there are still a few spots left in this swap! See
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24862

I may or may not have time to play in the athon proper but will keep checking your lovely creations!

marilou
11-24-2012, 04:20 AM
I am up since 6 this morning, and this is the result, not very happy with it, as zentangles is not my "fort" meaning, I did not spend enough time practicing. I can always keep them in my "practicing collection".

marilou
11-24-2012, 04:22 AM
OMG did it again...here they are
113568 zat 1

113569 zat 2

113570 this is for a PAT!!!

113571 zat 4

sniisk
11-24-2012, 04:59 AM
I wish I would have some time to play but I'm working and studying most of the weekend.

Beautiful cards here!

Evalila
11-24-2012, 05:51 AM
OMG, look at all these wonderful zentangles!

Here are two I started yesterday:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_ZAT001.jpg # 1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_ZAT002.jpg # 2

Donnacr
11-24-2012, 06:21 AM
How could I have forgotten to put this Athon in my diary?!?!? I have already missed 3 pages of opportunities :swoon:
I'm on the job now - cards coming soon.:yes:

lv2paint
11-24-2012, 07:58 AM
I go to sleep for a few hours and all this beautiful art awaits me when I wake! Life is very, very good...

Thanks everybody for posting...

FlyingPhoenix
11-24-2012, 09:05 AM
I haven't done tangles before...but I may just give this a shot. ;)

lv2paint
11-24-2012, 09:16 AM
You go for it...good great fun to be had by all!

Miryei
11-24-2012, 09:44 AM
Beautiful, Evalila!

Evalila
11-24-2012, 09:44 AM
... and two more, this time black and white:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_ZAT003.jpg # 3

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_ZAT004.jpg # 4

marilou
11-24-2012, 10:36 AM
Evy their are so beautiful! I prefer black and white, more sophisticated :wubclub:

Kalycakes
11-24-2012, 11:14 AM
Evalila those are amazing! I love them! I agree Marilou, I prefer black and white, but the it was nice to step outside the box with the colour a bit. Off to create more!

marilou
11-24-2012, 12:12 PM
It is very quiet here....
I have been working on my zentangle cards for the PAT, so sorry no trades.
113575 113576 113577

Ibus
11-24-2012, 12:14 PM
Beautiful work! :notworthy:

I've done one that complies with the challenges, but I don't like it. :(

marilou
11-24-2012, 12:22 PM
Thanks Ibus, it is just a begin ;)

dsign49
11-24-2012, 12:23 PM
I have to agree with Ibus beautiful everyone.
Evelyn glad to see you miss you in some of the last marathons..lovely work

Ibus
11-24-2012, 12:41 PM
So I went with what I like best while my new rainbow background dries ;)

113583

bluesybreeze
11-24-2012, 12:51 PM
Great cards, Evilia, Amapola, Mariloupatch, and Kalycakes - and Ibus, too! you posted while I was posting. Ya'll have been busy. Two new cards for me today, the cold has really slowed me down.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_corner_arch_zat5.jpg Corner Arch (zat 5) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_bunzo_triangle_zat6.jpg Bunzo's Triangle (zat 6)

marilou
11-24-2012, 01:01 PM
Love your 5 bluesybreeze!

Kalycakes
11-24-2012, 01:11 PM
Wow!!!! Drools over corner arch! Loving it all!


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/medium/1_zeny.jpg

Ibus
11-24-2012, 01:41 PM
Second try, still not happy, but better than first one!

113584

Ibus
11-24-2012, 01:42 PM
Oh wow! Stunning work being posted here. :wubclub:

ineedtocreate
11-24-2012, 01:54 PM
Started all of these in front of the TV because I can't just sit with my hands idle. Finished them all while we enjoy this weekend! Such beautiful tangles getting posted...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4699/small/1_Spring_Dreams.jpg

ineedtocreate
11-24-2012, 01:56 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4699/small/1_Autumn_Eye.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4699/small/1_Blue_Flame.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4699/small/1_Persimmons.jpg

Ibus
11-24-2012, 02:00 PM
Beautiful work Intc :D

lv2paint
11-24-2012, 03:15 PM
ineed, these are seriously gorgeous tangles you've got going here...thanks so much for sharing...

sharlene54
11-24-2012, 03:15 PM
The zentanges are fabulous. I wish I had time to join in. I would like to trade. Maybe tomorrow. Good work all you artists!!!

KESagers
11-24-2012, 03:25 PM
Amazing tangles are being posted! I'm recovering from a migraine and my hubby woke up sick this morning so I'm not sure if I'll get any tangles made but I sure am enjoying all of the art. :)

Kalycakes
11-24-2012, 03:45 PM
INTC... no words.. those are, blooming spectacular....

Here is a Zen I did for November Pats
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/medium/1_Patheart.jpg

bluesybreeze
11-24-2012, 05:31 PM
ineedtocreate...those cards are beautiful... your work always makes we smile. I'm so glad that you joined us...and I have to say it again...your cards are wonderfully beautiful :wubclub:

dsign49
11-24-2012, 07:14 PM
I have tried to create some cards today
This two I did last night but colored them today
113610 # 1 113611 # 2

dsign49
11-24-2012, 07:17 PM
I did try and do some ornaments and mittens that I cut with the Cirtcut
I think I need more practice,
113612 # 3 113613 # 4 113614 # 5

dsign49
11-24-2012, 07:24 PM
INTC love your work
Kristen take care of the headache.

KESagers
11-24-2012, 08:39 PM
More cool tangles!

Dsign49 - you are rocking it out in spite of not feeling well. I hope the flu does not last long for you.

dsign49
11-24-2012, 09:04 PM
Thanks Kristen
Doing those has done me in...Still not up to par..hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

bluesybreeze
11-24-2012, 09:23 PM
Great cards, dsign49! Glad you're feeling some better. KESagers hope you are feeling better too, I know how awful migraines are.

lv2paint
11-24-2012, 09:54 PM
It just amazes me that I go away for a few hours and come back to such extraordinary art! Nice work everybody!

Ibus
11-24-2012, 10:14 PM
I did try and do some ornaments and mittens that I cut with the Cirtcut
I think I need more practice,

I think they're beautiful!

Ibus
11-24-2012, 10:17 PM
Hope the migraine's completely gone Kristin and that your husband feels better soon.

Dsign, glad you felt better enough to play a bit :)

KESagers
11-24-2012, 10:48 PM
Thank you everyone. The worst is over and I'm just in the post migraine fog now. I can sleep it off tonight. Unfortunately Judd is just at the beginning of his cold. He has a ways to go. Lucky for him there is a big orange kitty that loves to sit on his lap and keep him company.

CynthiaSillitoe
11-24-2012, 11:04 PM
Orange kitties are helpful like that. :)

I actually got a card done....a couple others got tossed. I'll try to scan the one that worked tomorrow.

jonquil
11-25-2012, 12:40 AM
*sigh* if only I could tangle but alas it is not to be - there are some beautiful cards that I would love to have but my attempts at this look rather similar to what a imagine would be the staggerings of a drunken insect who has walked through ink and subsequently come in contact with the paper to be

bluesybreeze
11-25-2012, 02:21 AM
Well, the last 2 for the day for me! Good night, everyone and hope everyone gets some good sleep or some great art done - whenever you may be.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_button__button_zat7.jpg Button, Button (zat 7) tradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_bunzo__2_zat8.jpgBunzo #2 (zat 8) traded

marilou
11-25-2012, 03:18 AM
woke up early this morning, and not allowed to make a noise :D
and this is the result
113626 zentangle 5

Anneke
11-25-2012, 05:23 AM
My migraine thought it would be a nice weekend to visit me.:mad: So I have not made as much as I wanted, but here they are so far:
113627

Evalila
11-25-2012, 06:33 AM
Sending {{{BIG HUGS}}} to everyone who needs some ´cause she´s not feeling well. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-hug008.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)


Here are my first zens for today:


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_ZAT005.jpg # 5

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_ZAT006.jpg # 6

lv2paint
11-25-2012, 07:14 AM
Great tangles, everyone! Thanks so much for sharing :notworthy: And now I'm off to get my grandbabies. I'll be able to add to the thread but not post in the gallery :cry: until Tuesday evening. So I'll see your stuff, but mine will be a SURPRISE!!! Happy tangling...

Donnacr
11-25-2012, 07:48 AM
Absolutely beautiful cards shown in this thread - I can't wait to trade!! I am finally able to add my first cards for this Athon. For Day 1:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0029.jpgZAT #1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0030.jpgZAT #2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0031.jpgZAT #3
For Day 2: Triangles http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0032.jpgZAT #4 Squares http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0033.jpgZAT #5

bluesybreeze
11-25-2012, 09:50 AM
Wow! There has been some busy little tanglers while I slept - great cards, mariloupatch, Evalila, and Donnacr. I keep forgetting to mention that I have enjoyed the challenges, lv2paint, they have been really fun and I have learned some new tangles that I have never tried before. Looking forward to getting started.

Ibus
11-25-2012, 10:35 AM
Oh WOW! Gorgeous tangles being posted :notworthy:

Late start for me today as we went out last night. Here's one I finished yesterday (Antidot) and one I started yesterday, but finished today.

113640 Tangle #1 TRADED

113641 Tangle #2

Kalycakes
11-25-2012, 12:14 PM
Beautiful everyone! Off to tangle!!

marilou
11-25-2012, 12:25 PM
Lost internet connection while we were on skype with the grandchildren this morning till half an hour ago. Did not tangle anymore, we have a bit of family crisis.
Tomorrow I am going to Bruges, this was planned a while ago, so ladies, I will check in tomorrow evening, and hope to play on Tuesday. Be good everyone!

Ibus
11-25-2012, 12:29 PM
Two more, I got some sepia Faber Castell Pitt pens. They're not as fine as my black Zig Millenniums and the cream paper seems to absorb it more as they worked fine on the Fractal tree.

113646 Tangle #3 TRADED

113647 Tangle #4 TRADED

Kalycakes
11-25-2012, 12:40 PM
stay safe Marilou!
Ibus #3 is striking in it's colour

sharlene54
11-25-2012, 12:42 PM
The tangles are so great. I hope I get to trade with some of you. I only have a few, they take me a long time to make. I envy those who can work fast and have such fabulous work. I guess I always want to do better and work faster.

1Z(traded)
2Z(traded)

Kalycakes
11-25-2012, 12:45 PM
did this last night... I never can figure out where to shade, if to shade, when to shade how to shade.... you get the idea lol

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/medium/1_down_the_hatch.jpg

Kalycakes
11-25-2012, 01:18 PM
Okay, question. I made the following tangle for Nov's Pat. Should I leave black and white, or add colour? And the negative space inbetween the flowers, should I ink solid black or tangle those spaces too? Thanks for your input!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/medium/1_flower_pat.jpg

Ibus
11-25-2012, 01:53 PM
did this last night... I never can figure out where to shade, if to shade, when to shade how to shade.... you get the idea lol



Glad to someone else has the same problem! It's something I ponder over as well :)

Ibus
11-25-2012, 01:55 PM
Okay, question. I made the following tangle for Nov's Pat. Should I leave black and white, or add colour? And the negative space inbetween the flowers, should I ink solid black or tangle those spaces too? Thanks for your input!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/medium/1_flower_pat.jpg

I'd colour the negative spaces (either with black or another colour) and leave it at that.

Ibus
11-25-2012, 01:59 PM
I don't have a Cricut machine or access to one, so I made up my own ornaments, using the shapes on the site. ;)


113651 Tangle #5

113652 Tangle #6

Miryei
11-25-2012, 02:21 PM
Okay, question. I made the following tangle for Nov's Pat. Should I leave black and white, or add colour? And the negative space inbetween the flowers, should I ink solid black or tangle those spaces too? Thanks for your input!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/medium/1_flower_pat.jpg

I think tangling the spaces between the flowers would be too busy, but they don't necessarily need to be black.

CynthiaSillitoe
11-25-2012, 02:41 PM
Kaly, I really like it as it is. You could try something like red accents, but I wouldn't do more tangling.

Of course, I'm still new to this. I have a second card that I think will work, but a lot of what I've done hasn't worked. For me, it does really have to be zen. The harder I try to make something work, the less likely it is to work.

bluesybreeze
11-25-2012, 02:53 PM
did this last night... I never can figure out where to shade, if to shade, when to shade how to shade.... you get the idea lol



Been taking soup to my sick adult son, and just now got back to my 'puter. Kalcakes, your card, looks awesome as it is. However if you do want to shade it, use a soft leaded pencil (4b or an Ebony pencil) and darken the areas that are in the "valleys" and edges that overlap one another. Think about areas that would be blocked from the light and would be in shadows if the shapes were 3-d and a light were shining on them. It is way easier than it sounds. Practice on a "throw-a-way".

Miryei
11-25-2012, 03:39 PM
I didn't get anything uploaded yesterday, but yesterday's tangles are in my gallery now. My favorite out of that set was this:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21132/large/1_aceo_zentangles_002.JPG

I did the Bunzo challenge yesterday, as part of a card that used only patterns that started with B. I'd never used it before, and I really like how it looks, but do not at all enjoy drawing it.

Kalycakes
11-25-2012, 03:41 PM
Okay, so my gut reaction was ink in the negative space, so I went with it. I'm pleased.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/medium/1_flowerpower.jpg

Kalycakes
11-25-2012, 03:42 PM
Miryei I just love that leaf!

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

1 Art Lady
11-25-2012, 03:43 PM
Wow Everyone! Great cards! I finally had some time last night to tangle so here are mine so far.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4946/small/1_Zat_3sm_.jpg Zat 3 Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4946/small/1_Zat_2sm.jpg Zat 2 Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4946/small/1_Zat_1sm.jpg Zat 1 Traded

Kalycakes
11-25-2012, 03:48 PM
O dear Me... I'm drooling over ZAt 2... I admire people than can make a tangle look like a cohesive composition... i struggle with that!

Ibus
11-25-2012, 04:16 PM
I did the Bunzo challenge yesterday, as part of a card that used only patterns that started with B. I'd never used it before, and I really like how it looks, but do not at all enjoy drawing it.

I find I have my favourites that always seem to appear in my work, which is why I suggested the challenge of learning new ones. ;)

Ibus
11-25-2012, 04:18 PM
Okay, so my gut reaction was ink in the negative space, so I went with it. I'm pleased.


Good choice, it looks much better now :)

Kalycakes
11-25-2012, 04:24 PM
Thank you for your input ladies... it always helps to have a third eye. Everyone's tangles are just so amazing and unique! So fascinating how the patterns are similar but the end result is one of a kind!

bluesybreeze
11-25-2012, 04:57 PM
Great cards, everyone! Thanks Ibus for the bunzo challenge - one that I have not tried, but am glad that I have. Y'all picked some that I have never heard of which is good and as you said keeps one from using the same ones over and over. 1artlady - I love zat 2 also and love the invisible or lack of strings.

1 Art Lady
11-25-2012, 05:03 PM
Thanks ladies.

Kalycakes I like the negative space colored in on your card.

Thanks bluesy, There is a string there... just done very very lightly in pencil, and by the time that you tangle over it, it just disappears.

VivaGlitter
11-25-2012, 05:18 PM
Christmas tangles

dsign49
11-25-2012, 05:24 PM
Okay, question. I made the following tangle for Nov's Pat. Should I leave black and white, or add colour? And the negative space inbetween the flowers, should I ink solid black or tangle those spaces too? Thanks for your input!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/22918/medium/1_flower_pat.jpg

I have the same problem...I seen to think everything has to have design...Oh it would be so nice to live by one of you so very talented ladies.

dsign49
11-25-2012, 05:25 PM
Sharlene I am so glad you have come to play...amazing cards

dsign49
11-25-2012, 05:27 PM
Now I have a question the challenge today is one string. I don't quite understand that technique. can someone explain that to me.

Kalycakes
11-25-2012, 05:28 PM
Thank you for the shading advice blue.... Missed this earlier!

sharlene54
11-25-2012, 05:47 PM
Amazing. You are all great.

Two more for me:

3Z. Traded
4Z. Traded

Ibus
11-25-2012, 06:38 PM
I have the same problem...I seen to think everything has to have design...Oh it would be so nice to live by one of you so very talented ladies.

I used to think the same, until I bought a book .. will have to look and see what it's called ... and the author said that it's ok not to fill all the space :)

CynthiaSillitoe
11-25-2012, 07:44 PM
For me, my best tangles are borders and backgrounds. I love cards that are all tangles, but I never can make them work. Not yet anyway. I have four or five Zentangle books, but still feel like such a newbie. It's fun, though, when they finally start coming together. And I love looking at all the patterns that I may never master.

bluesybreeze
11-25-2012, 08:00 PM
dsign49, did you ever get you answer about the string question? In case you didn't I am including a link to a great page with different string ideas. http://tanglepatterns.com/?s=strings

1 Art Lady
11-25-2012, 09:26 PM
Bluesy is right on this one this is a good source!

dsign49
11-25-2012, 09:36 PM
bluesy what a amazing site thanks so much

bluesybreeze
11-25-2012, 10:32 PM
Here are my last two for today. Back to school for me tomorrow...so don't know if I will get any more done, but I will try. I had a great time with everyone and the cards rocked!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_zat9.jpg Cross ways zat 9 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_zat_10.jpg zat 10 - Cack challenge

1 Art Lady
11-25-2012, 10:42 PM
Looks great bluesy, Hope you get a bit of time to play... I'm back to school too, but am hoping while the kids are working that maybe I can sit with them and tangle! :)

dsign49
11-25-2012, 10:51 PM
Here is what I got done today.. Nothing like what has been posted today.
113681 # 6 113682 # 7

lv2paint
11-25-2012, 11:31 PM
Beautiful designs all around... my only concern is that by the time I get back to my computer they'll all be traded!!! Ah well life just ain't fair...

1 Art Lady
11-26-2012, 12:50 AM
Here is my last for today. Some tangle candies.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4946/small/1_Zat_4_sm.jpg Zat 4 traded

Ibus
11-26-2012, 07:26 AM
dsign49, did you ever get you answer about the string question? In case you didn't I am including a link to a great page with different string ideas. http://tanglepatterns.com/?s=strings

That's the site I got the Tangles from ;) Was interesting reading the Patterns are not always Tangles bit.

Ibus
11-26-2012, 02:29 PM
No posts? I really expected to have pages to wade through! :laugh:

1 Art Lady
11-26-2012, 04:06 PM
Ibus, regular work day for me... Hoping to play a bit this evening. :) Might be that way with most folks!

Ibus
11-26-2012, 04:14 PM
I was busy today as well :)

lv2paint
11-26-2012, 04:55 PM
Life! Don't you just hate that it gets in the way of our fun sometimes LOL

CynthiaSillitoe
11-26-2012, 05:03 PM
No scanner still, though I hope soon!

Kalycakes
11-26-2012, 07:03 PM
Lol worked today as well.... Nothing to show for...

Ibus
11-26-2012, 08:12 PM
I've been tangling since I got home, but lets just say I've been practicing, cos so far I've not produced anything I'm prepared to share! ;)

FlyingPhoenix
11-26-2012, 08:37 PM
Between work and family, I haven't had much time to try...but I'm loving the Eye candy! :D

1 Art Lady
11-26-2012, 10:21 PM
Have one in the works, but still needs something... not sure what...I'm kind of with Ibus on this one... had a few colossal failures today...

Miryei
11-26-2012, 10:52 PM
So I made this one, and very much liked the combination of tangles but did not like the string:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21132/large/1_aceo_zen_set_002.JPG

Then I made 3 more cards using just that set of tangle patterns, all 3 with the same string as each other. I like how they turned out.

bluesybreeze
11-26-2012, 11:57 PM
Well, this one will probably be my last new one. I didn't get home until 6:30 tonight and it will be about that time tomorrow - had some appointments after school out of town.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_zat11.jpg zat 11 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_zat9.jpg zat 9 available

marilou
11-27-2012, 03:45 AM
Wonderful work Bluesy, I just admire the way you put depth in your cards, amazing. I have still a lot to learn about zentangles, and not enough practise. Hope to find some time to tangle this afternoon. Thanks for the eye candy everyone.

1 Art Lady
11-27-2012, 07:59 AM
oh bluesy, I love the ornament one! Nicely done!

Anneke
11-27-2012, 01:19 PM
Everybody thanks for the lovely comments :notworthy:
Here are my last ones, two with flowers and another landscape-like. I think the flowers might be better when they are a bit larger in scale with the paper?
113739
113740

Ibus
11-27-2012, 03:39 PM
Gorgeous work, all of you :notworthy:

marilou
11-27-2012, 05:29 PM
sorry not in a creative mood. My daughter-in-law tried to commit suicide this weekend.
Love all your work!

FlyingPhoenix
11-27-2012, 05:57 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that Marilou...hopefully she's alright, and so is the family.

Thoughts and prayers your way. <3

sharlene54
11-27-2012, 06:03 PM
Marilou, I'm so sorry to hear your daughter-in-law's problems. I hope she can overcome this.

CynthiaSillitoe
11-27-2012, 06:16 PM
Sorry to hear that, Marilou. Glad she didn't succeed, but I'm sure it's going to be a rough go for a while.

My cpu is back and I am uploading scans of the tangles I did.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_ringozen.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_shesatangle.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_mrmustache.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_zennishballerina.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_redlady.jpg

dsign49
11-27-2012, 07:33 PM
mariloupatch sorry to here that....you take care. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Terrific art I had housework and an appointment hope I get time tonight.

Kalycakes
11-27-2012, 08:01 PM
Oh Marilou, I am so sorry! I'm sending you and your family healing and positive thoughts. Take care of you sweetie!

Heather

Ibus
11-27-2012, 08:20 PM
I've run out of tiles, so today recycled one, so it's Tangles on tangles;)

113752

Ibus
11-27-2012, 08:30 PM
sorry not in a creative mood. My daughter-in-law tried to commit suicide this weekend.
Love all your work!

Sorry to hear that Marilou. I really hope that her cry for help will now be answered and that she and all her and your family can move on from this. http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/Ibuschat/hugs.gif

Ibus
11-27-2012, 08:41 PM
I've posted a new Tangle swop. I hope you'll all come and join me :wideeyed:

There's a link in my signature ;)

Kalycakes
11-27-2012, 09:17 PM
Holy moley! Postage is expensive in Scotland!!!!

Ibus
11-27-2012, 09:38 PM
Yip and I rounded down!!

1 Art Lady
11-27-2012, 10:39 PM
Mariloupatch, I am sorry to hear about that! I will keep your family in my prayers.

1 Art Lady
11-27-2012, 11:13 PM
My last ones... Zat 5 and S is for Santa....tried out color pencils for this one. Let me know if you are interested.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4946/small/1_Zat_5sm.jpgtraded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4946/small/1_S_is_for_Santasm.jpgtraded

lv2paint
11-27-2012, 11:51 PM
Oh, Marilou, I'm so sorry to hear about your DIL; please know my thoughts and prayers are with you...

Back from my second "marathon" and have posted lots of pics in the gallery. I'm attaching just a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them...

May I express my heartfelt thanks to Ibus and Dsign49 for co-hosting this amazing week. And my sincere gratitude for everyone who joined in the fun. You ALL have produced some extraordinary works of art and you should be very pleased with everything you have accomplished. Thank you all so very much for making this, my first hosting experience, so rewarding... :yes:
113764 "Bunzo" tangle
113765 Tangled "Eleanor"
113766 String Theory
113767 Geometric shapes - squares

bluesybreeze
11-28-2012, 09:07 AM
I had a great time zat-ing with y'all. Thanks to lv2paint, Ibus, and Dsign49 for being such great hostesses! My cards are going out this afternoon.

marilou
11-28-2012, 09:24 AM
Thanks to all of you for the concerns and the best wishes, Sofie is out of hospital now
and stays at her parents home instead of with a friend. Her problem is that she has to make a choice, staying in Gent with her family & friends (?) or going to Belfast and stay with my son and her 2 daughters. She can not make a decision, she wants it all, and we are afraid that it will never changes, she will always be in doubt. Our heart bleeds for the girls, they have been disappointed in their mom so many times now.
I hope to pick up my art at the weekend! Thanks everyone, and sorry I did not contribute more to the a-thon.

dsign49
11-28-2012, 11:27 AM
mariloupatch thanks for sharing that with us....but family always comes first.
Hopefully she will make the right decision.
You take care of yourself.

dsign49
11-28-2012, 11:35 AM
We have had a fantastic party....I hope everyone has had a good time.
Iv2paint for organizing this and making us step up and create all different kinds of Zentangles. Thanks so much.

1 Art Lady
11-28-2012, 11:46 AM
It was a lot of fun everyone! We need to do it again in the new year, as I for one wasn't able to get as much done as I would have liked! I want to trade with more of you! :)

Ibus
11-28-2012, 04:32 PM
Thanks to lvs2paint for organising the Athon. There was a lot of awesome art posted to this thread and I for one learnt a lot :)

Kalycakes
11-28-2012, 10:59 PM
Yes! Thank you hosts! It was lovely getting to know you ladies through the athon! Definately will do it again