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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Snowflakes!

     What a fun dare Erin at the Bright Owl gave us this week!  It had been ages since I had cut snowflakes - I didn't remember how so thanks for the tutorial.  We had to cut a snowflake and then use the snowflake to create a template for our own zendala.  I loved this!  I plan on cutting lots more - perhaps my own version of a blizzard!!  I saw on pinterest (I think) where someone used a coffee filter to fold and cut, I might try that. 
Snowflake Dare

     Judy at Creative Doodling asked us to come up with 3 shapes, turn them into a celtic knot, then weave some lines through it.  I loved her example and it made me think all sorts of "Christmasy" thoughts.  I knew exactly what I wanted my design to look like.  The problem began when I tried to carry out my awesome plan.  Under, over, under, over, what?!  I felt like going into my closet and staying in seclusion until I had this done!  Please no one talk to me.  Doggy, do nothing cute or that I need to see.  And could we turn off the radio, because when I hum those Christmas carols my "over unders" get all wonky!!  But after much perseverance, I did it.  And I really love it!  Whew!

     The Diva may not have asked us to do snowflakes, but the pictures from around her house look snowy enough!  Oh, I am sooooo envious of that white stuff!  This week-end I played in the backyard in shorts - in December, for heaven's sake!  Margaret Bremner was the guest challenger.  We were asked to used "loops as a string".  This was lots of fun.
Challenge #99

     Lakota does not like getting up at 6 during the week (me either), so he sneaks back to bed until the week-end time of 10.  He looks so cute curled up in his way too small bed.  I think Santa needs to get him a big boy bed.

     Back to tangling some Christmas presents and wrapping some others.  I feel like Santa's elf this afternoon.  See you next week and thank you for leaving a comment!  Have a great week.

13 comments:

  1. You did a great job Cathy. I really like your Christmas decorations.



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  2. Great great work, love how your looped string got all pointy :)
    And is that a lab? How old is he?? He is stunning - and yes, Santa would so do well to bring him a bigger bed ;) our lab is 9 months old and graduated to a big boy bed about a month ago - strange how fast it has gone!!

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    1. Lakota will be 4 years old in February. I was sort of joking about the bed, he does need a bigger one, he just wouldn't give up the old one! He is a pound "puppy", so we are not sure of all his mix, but lab is a big part of it.

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  3. Pretty intense line work on the zendala. Looks good. Like the perspective you added in the spaces.

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  4. love the open-ness in the loop challenge

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  5. 3 in one post...what a joy to see all the fun challenges that you use for inspiration!

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  6. A beautiful zendala and a more then beautiful challenge!!

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  7. I realy like what you have don with the challenges of this week
    Like the snowflake but love the celtic!!and the loop is nice to!

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  8. I realy like what you have don with the challenges of this week
    Like the snowflake but love the celtic!!and the loop is nice to!

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  9. you've been busy! so pretty! i'm working on my snowflake zendala and it's a challenge for sure - yours looks wonderful - so 3-dimensional. and your ornaments for judy's challenge - what a great idea!

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  10. Love your loopy string piece (and your sweet boy - he's adorable!) - the negative space works really well.

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  11. These are all beautiful, your snowflake is great, has a real architectural quality. Love your loopy Zentangle cones (yum) and your little pod boy. What a cutie!

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  12. Gotta say I love the pooch the most, but all that tangle work is wonderful too. Like the snowflake the best,and would never guess you don't see enough snow...lol

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