Saturday, June 21, 2014

Challenge and Carvings


This week's challenge was to use only the Mooka and the Auraknot tangles.  You can see the challenge and videos on how to tangle both of these here, in the Diva's blog.

This is what I created last night.  It's a bit crazy-looking with all the lines, but... it is what it is, and I'm not going to have time to do another one.  I must say, I have tried Mooka many times but I never know how they will turn out... they kind-a go crazy on me and I have no control over them... LOL


As I only usually have a few minutes in the evening to create, this week I concentrated on making cards with the leaf stamp I carved from a cheap eraser.  

Since it is such a simple design I played with pattern.  I will still go back to these next week and add more color and pen and ink work - we'll see how they will turn out in the end.

And then last night I made this card with my new fish (you can see others here).  I think I like the one I made last week better, but still... since the dark blue of the fish below was painted with H2Os (shimmering watercolors), it does give it a bit of life :)

This is what the hand-carved fish look like.  

Next week I will be working on a seamless carving and I'm sure I will have lots of fun designing it.


  1. Dear Marta!! Your Diva challenge is so so cool!!! I love the way they play together!! I have never used either before. Your carvings are so much fun and I love the patterns you have created!!

    ~ Diane Clancy

  2. Very lovely tile and I love your hand carved stamps!

  3. I don't have any control over my Mooka's either! I think that's what makes them fun. Yours are so nice like that!

  4. Very nice tile and the carved stamps are lovely :)

  5. I love your Mooka/Auraknot woven together. I love the aura around them. Your stamps are very pretty, especially the fish.

  6. SO lovely, Marta - your Mooka and Auraknot tangle is very clever and your stamps are gorgeous. Axxx

  7. Your Mooka and Auraknot really work well together and I am so inspired by your stamps that I must pull out my materials and have another go at making some today!