If you did the weekly Diva challenge, you'd learn to love the work week kickoff! As the first Monday of the month, we were tasked with a UMT (Use My Tangle) challenge to use a pattern created by a fellow tangler. This week's UMT features Keenees by Donna Hornsby CZT. Though not actually inspired by bikinis, these little orbs offer some tangling tushie fun. :-)
I'm still on my stencil kick prepping for my holiday card class, so I started with a stenciled tree created with my Cricut machine. I thought Keenees might make a fun tree garland so I started there with my red Micron. Next, I filled in the rest of the tree with green Shattuck, Finery, and Verdigogh because these patterns reminded me of pine needles. I needed a star on top and opted for Fengle with a gold gelly roll pen with some fine black orbs inside. I used sepia on the W2 tree trunk.
I've found that I don't like shading with my regular pencil when I use colored pens in my tangling. I think the gray is too stark for some reason. I tried shading with my Inktense pencils this time using green, brown, red, and yellow for some highlights or shadows. These pencils didn't smudge as well as I had hoped they would--probably because they're made of ink. I may have to invest in some other colored pencils for shading. I like how the Keenees garland looks when shaded though. The scan makes the green pencil more yellow, but I think it's still pretty cool. I love how Shattuck and Finery almost look made for each other!
Fengle is one of my favorites, but I don't think I liked it as much with the gelly roll pen. I couldn't get the same level of detail, but I think it's still pretty cool.
This was a fun one to do on a bonus day off while my daughter was in school. I could take my time with all of the tree-like strokes, and I thoroughly enjoyed the process.
So would this qualify as an Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Red and Green Keenee Treenee?