I'm getting to know new tangles I've never met before. Some of them are a lot less elaborate than those we are used to seeing from ZTHQ these days - but each has a certain charm and potential once you start to work with them. It's also comforting to know that even Rick and Maria started somewhere quite basic!
I'm revisiting old tangles that I used to struggle with, that I can now tangle with ease - which is a comfort and reminder that we all develop and improve the more we do something, even if we don't always notice. I'm also re-discovering tangles that I love, that I'd forgotten, and have been inspired to use more. In addition, needing to fit a few onto an ATC often provides a great way to encourage tangles to play together.
There's a bit of a backlog to catch up with, as I've been preoccupied with Valentangle - but here are my last 3 weeks worth of cards.
|A handful of organic tangles Fescu, Springkle, Zinger - |
filling spaces defined by Doodah. On a Distress Inked tile.
|Marvellous Mooka - tangled in the styles I favour. As a border, with|
Melting Mooka and Easy Mooka - on a dark grey tile.
|Hollis cups Moonpie, and sprouts from Tagh |
clustered corners. Watercolour and graphite on white.
|Similar tangles share space on this Distress Inked |
tile - Drupe and Fracas with a Dyon background.
|A speckled grey background and a bit of imagination|
helped 3 initially uninspiring tangles to enjoy their
moment in the spotlight - Ibex, Facade and Xircus
|Beautiful basics - Crescent Moon and Knightsbridge - |
I bought in white and subtle colour to this tan tile.
|I've never been a fan of Enyshou - but omitting |
the 'hat' and having it sprout from Festune made
me like it a lot more! With a band of Hibred on
a gently watercoloured tile.
|Huggins meets W2 - passing through a Crazy Huggins|
stage on the way. Sometimes this kind of woven tangle
is a delight to work with. On a very orange tile for me!
That's me caught up to date so far. 46 of the 170 official tangles worked into 19 ATCs! It's going to be a delightful deck to shuffle through one day, but making each card is an exciting creative oppurtunity in itself.