As some of you know, I recently decided to start making myself
do things that scare me a little.
Shortly after I made this decision, Anita challenged me to swap tiles with her,
I knew that I had to accept!
She sent me these two beautiful tiles and they sat on my desk waiting for me to gather my courage and finish them.
Last night I picked up my pens and went for it!
The tile on the right was (I think) stamped with leaves dipped gold ink/paint so I wanted to continue with gold touches. I used a Metallic Gelly Roll pen on the leaf veins and Puff centres, I hope you can see them shimmer.
For my first swap I kept both tiles fairly simple.
I didn't want to hide the more subtly stamped gold leaves with tangles so I continued the Printemps tangle in the black and brown 005 Micron. Printemps isn't my favourite tangle but being that this was a challenge, I persevered. I love how Anita combined the two colours on the same tangle, I will definitely use this effect in the future.
I found the string on the black and white tile really challenging, not knowing where to start and stop the tangles but in the end with a bit of white coloured pencil I was happy with the results.
Thank you again Anita for challenging me with this swap!
I will try to link this up to the Facebook page,
(which may prove to be another challenge)
It's good to keep the mind challenged and I can't think of a more enjoyable way to do it than through Art!
~ joey ~