Yes, I'm still awake. it's 2:31 am, and I just had to post my other piece since I finished it. I created this week's Diva challenge tile while catching up on Downton Abbey. Tangling plus British dramas might be a dangerous combination for my sleep habits.
For this week's challenge, we were to use a funky string with points off in various directions. I copied the string in the morning but didn't get to tangle until the evening. I wasn't sure where to start. My initial instinct was to fill all of those lovely triangle shapes with Paradox. Sensing that this might turn into another Paradox monotangle, I looked for some pattern ideas. I love to flip through books, Pinterest, and my past work when I get stuck. Tangler's block is just like writer's block.
A new place I go when I get stuck is to visit CZT Sandy Hunter's site at Tanglebucket Studio. Sandy has created kickstarters with four randomly selected patterns from a jar. As usual, I had only used two of these patterns before, so this was perfect to get me unstuck.
I played with Verve first. I can't believe how close my lines are! I was in the zone on this one. Next came some Dust Bunnies and Purk (a fave). I've used Beadlines before as a flowing tassel. For some reason, the lines of the challenge string kept calling to me, so I used the Beadlines to fill in much of the string with a few extra tendrils hanging off.
So here's my efficient tile combining two challenges in one:
It's 2:41 am and time for bed. My husband is going to kill me. Maybe it's a good thing he doesn't keep up with my blog. :-)