Happy holidays!


All the cats wish you happy holidays and a spectacular 2015!


Diva challenge #195 – Turning old into new

This week’s challenge by guest poster Sandy is to ‘upcycle’ your favourite tangle. You can find the complete challenge and entires from other artists on the Diva’s blog.

On of my go-to patterns is Yew-dee by Peg Farmer. It’s a simple grid tangle, but when adding extra lines or shading it turns into a wonderful 3D pattern.

My Yew-dee reference card

So for the challenge I deconstructed the pattern and this simple elegant zen-tree came to life.


Thank you for visiting and my apologies for the bad quality of the images.
Have a wonderful day!

Diva challenge #184 – ING

This week the newest “official” was released by Zentangle HQ in their latest newsletter: ING. The challenge this week is simple: try the new tangle!

ING reference card, Ibex background

ING was new to me so I first created a reference card for it to go into my tangle-binder.

I create little cards, sometimes with steps, for each new tangle I learn and arrange them semi-alphabetical in a binder.tangle-binder
I use inexpensive white cards and photo sleeves, both easily available here in Belgium from Hema. The cards are the same size as a standard photo and fit perfectly!

Each sleeve can hold 12 cards, 6 on each side, 3 large ones and 3 small ones (which are exactly 1/3 of a full card).

Back to the challenge. For my first tile I wanted to showcase the power of the tangle itself. I think the black background really makes it stand out, surrounded by a Nipa frame.


I did a second one, combining three ING strands, filled with Shattuck and Quabog.


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