Thursday, 27 June 2013


I am a bit behind with the challenge again.  Apologies for  posting 3 tags in one week.  I really can't believe it is the final week of the Alphabet next week.  Where is the time going this year?

Here is my W tag.  When I looked up the patterns associated with this letter there were 2 plus the colour of the tag 'Sea Glass' and that took me down the Water theme appropriate for W too!


The watery pattern is called WAVES, the seaweed is WIST and the fishes scales are WARPED EGGS.  I added a touch of watery shine with my glossy accents.

My X tag fell on the lovely bright blue colour SALTY OCEAN and as you can imagine there were only a few patterns beginning with the letter X.  It was the colour that made me decide to turn my patterns into tiles as the colour reminded me of Moroccan tiles.  More glossy accents to get that tile effect.  The patterns I proacticed are X (simple to write but not to draw!) and XENSO.


....and last but not least is my Y tag which is covered by one pattern, Y-FULL.  I enjoyed drawing this one.  When I flick through all my tags I find that I am drawn to the patterns that have a woven look an almost 3D quality to them.  This fab pattern was designed by the lovely Shoshi a blogging friend who is a skilled Zentangler.   This pattern was the first one she designed.   I am not sure I am quite up to designing a pattern myself yet but I will keep practicing!


I though as we are nearing the end of our Alphabet challenge that I would make a video as I caught up with my tags so if you want to see how I work then please take a look. 



When I was watching this video through I kept seeing glimpses of my sleeve and it almost appears I am wearing a Zentangle patterned blouse!

I am looking forward to seeing everyones collections of tags when we finish our Tag Tuesday Alphabet Challenge next week and I hope to have a home for mine to show you too....though the way time is behaving at the moment I am not promising!!!!

Just to let you know I am having a small thank you giveaway over on my blog for anyone that follows me already or who wants to start following me - The more the merrier I say!  Just click on the link to find out more.

I mentioned in one of my blog posts recently how wonderful my Peonies were looking in the garden and showed a photo - within 2 days they were battered by rain and looking very droopy - talk about tempting fate.  If I say the grass is looking lush will the sun finally show its face for longer than 5 minutes I wonder???????!!


Hope you are having a fun week and that the sun is shining on you - I have my fleecy on again!  A cup of coffee and a catch up with you all is next on my to do list!!!!

Sending you hugs - Helen x

20 comments:

  1. Helen I'm new to Tag Tuesday so this is my first glimpse of your tags. These are lovely! You've got me intrigued about zentangling (though I don't know if I'd have the patience).

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  2. Love your patterns, as always they are beautifully executed- love those tiles, too. Sorry about your peonies! I think it is very elegant to wear the appropriate clothing fitting to your work! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Wow-- those are nice! Love, black, white, and blue!

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  4. wow..these are very cool!
    i am going to watch the video.

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  5. Fabulous tags Helen, Loved the video too...your work is always inspiring... Hugs May x x x

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  6. These are tags are so fantastic - I loved the video too. I have tried some zentangle patterns, but your tags take it to a new height - inspiring!

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  7. Hi Julia, first of all thank you for your lovely comment about my altered box on my blog and for following me!I've hopped across to look at your blogs and you have some amazing art work here. I love making tags and am now following you too, hugs, Carole Z X

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  8. Wonderful tags-love the patterns that you created.

    Chrissie x

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  9. So lovely Helen. Your work is always perfect. I love the accented areas :0) xx

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  10. aloha helen! your tags are gorgeous! tx for sharing and inspiring! i just joined tag tuesday and look forward to more of your beautiful art, aloha, angi in hana

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  11. Yes!I'm new here too. I'm going to browse around and learn the ins and outs first.I might want to start after the end of the alphabet since you all are almost finished.Looking forward to new friends-Denise

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  12. Fab tags as always, Helen. I was fascinated to watch you creating them - you make it look so easy when I know very well its incredibly difficult - the true sign of a master craftsman at work!! Carolyn xx

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  13. Wow I never knew before that you have another amazing blog. Such creative. I love the stuff in this blog. Especiallyfor the Yesteryear. Love it.


    Blessing

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  14. The line work on all your Zentangle tags is fabulous! However, my favorite tag is the Moroccan tile inspired design. Blessings, my friend!

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  15. Beilliant! Your patterns have never let us down, a really delightful collection, thanks so much for doing them. X

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  16. Gorgeous - love the glossy blue/white tile effect. Heading over to your blog now to check out the giveaway :o)xxx

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  17. 3 great tags, and interesting to see how you work on the video too, very neat, Jane xx

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  18. Your tags are pretty amazing ;) Dxx

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  19. Oh, all of your tags are so beautiful! It obvious you put your heart into every tag you make!
    Hugs,
    Cissy

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  20. The basket weave is just perfect as is the tile tag. Love them both! The glossy accents really enhanced the tile and the fish.

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