As most of you know, the Diva Challenge this week is to pick one of the challenges from this week in previous years. I thought I might do the “Keep It Simple Silly” but really wanted to do the “Merry Happy” Christmas themed challenge from #148.
The tangle focus for Square One: Purely Zentangle and Shading Zentangle is Aura-Leah. I’ve never done this tangle before but thought it might lend itself to stand in for the different characters in the nativity scene.
The tangle of the day at pattern-collections.com is H and I, which I have never done either, but I hoped I could make it work for either stars or the stable roof.
The WZTV focus tangle is the newly released official tangle Drawings. I thought I might be able to make it stand in for the “Star” but it is going to take a LOT of practice to figure this one out. So I searched for a star-like pattern and found Starawn. This one looked pretty simple, so in it went. I do wish I had seen the variation starting with a center triangle and used that for the main star in the middle but I think it worked out okay.
Here is the tile before shading.
Here is the finished tile. I thought I’d smudge the border line I drew but think it might have been better if I had just erased it. I do like the smudged effect on a lot of tiles, just maybe not on this one.
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