Valentangle and Anthem

I am participating in Valentangle this year. Of course, I didn’t do yesterday’s prompt because it was a busy-ish day for me and you were supposed to tangle on something other than a tile. Since it took a bit more effort to figure out, I decided to wait for a day that I had a little more time to devote to it.

The 1st prompt was to use fragment given (play with the fragment). Since I’ve been enjoying Ratoon, I put it in the center of Ratoon. :) Here it is unshaded.

#valentangle2019 #lovefragment #ratoon ~ Lifeofjoy.meAnd here it is shaded.Shaded ratoon love fragment ~ Lifeofjoy.meDay 2: Use a heart shape in the center of Ratoon. Yay! I got to play with ratoon some more. :)

#valentangle2019 day 2 #ratoon ~ Lifeofjoy.meI didn’t really know how to shaded/highlight it and once I started decided I liked it the way it was and didn’t want to mess it up any more. ;)

Day 3: Fill only a small area of the tile. I decided to go with the fragment, doubled, in the corner. But then it looked to bleh. So I added a little bit of pink watercolor pencil on the hearts and it was better but still bleh. So I added a bit more on the outer edge and spread it toward the center. :) Now I like it.

#valentangle2019 day 3 ~ Lifeofjoy.meI like to smudge the border shading to make it kind of look like a window or ledge or something.

Day 4: Make a 3Z mosaic or puzzle using at least 2 3z tiles. Thankfully I remembered Pam Neumann, a local CZT, had given me a couple tan 3Z tiles several months ago and I hadn’t used them yet. Yay! Thanks Pam. :)

I’d seen what a few people had done with the prompt and didn’t want to be a copycat, so I put mine together in a different way. I used Luv-A by Sharon Caforio and Heartline by Helen Williams. I like how this one turned out. I’m still not very proficient at adding the white highlights but I’m getting a bit better. :)

#valentangle2019 day 4 ~ Lifeofjoy.meI worked really hard at learning Heartline last year and was surprised how easily I remembered it. :) Luv-a and I were not very friendly last year but it too returned much nicer this time around. :)

That brings me to this week’s Diva Challenge. Since this is the first week of the month, she chose Anthem by Jody Genovese. I think it looks like crystals. So, I looked at Vitruvian Art’s video tutorial on how to color clear crystals and tried to do as she suggested. I watched one she did with gel pens but opted to go with the other version.

#DC384 Anthem ~ Lifeofjoy.meThat asterisk is supposed to be a sparkle kind of thing but I don’t think it works. I kind of wish I hadn’t added it. I used my Faber Castell watercolor pencils that I got dirt cheap last summer. I really like them though. :)

Well that’s it for me this week. I’ll continue posting my Valentangle pieces on IG, if you’re interested. But I’ll probably recap the new ones here next week too.

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment; it’s so nice to know you liked my work.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

4 thoughts on “Valentangle and Anthem

  1. Beautiful work! It looks like you’ve been very busy. I am going to try and go back and do all the Valentangle prompts . . . they look like a lot of fun. Absolutely love your translucent anthem tile, they look like crystals to me as well. And yes, I would love to see your recap of the Valentangles next week. Love the inspiration!

  2. Beautiful tiles! You’ve been busy. Love your Valentangles and your ice blue translucent Diva tile is amazing. Love the color and love the transparency you have given your crystals. I think that Anthem looks like crystals too. Thank you for sharing your amazing tiles!

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