Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Diva's Challenge #199 and Hand Carved "Window"

Diva's Challenge #199 - Hitched

Wow!  It's been quite a while, with selling and buying a home, moving, and Christmas...  things got a bit out of control :)

Now I'm back, and happy to be creating Zentangle Inspired Art again :), although a bit out of practice.  

The challenge this week HERE was to use the Tangle Hitched - created by Heidi Sue.

This was what I came up with:

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has come up with and posted in the Diva's blog.  I'm always inspired by the different way people create such wonderful and unique pieces using the same tangle.  I've decided not to look at any of the entries until I have done and posted mine; like a treat after finishing my post :)

Hand Carved "Window"

I have a niece in Portugal who loves to take pictures and has a very unique perspective and way to capture beautiful things that most people don't even notice.  I always enjoy her pictures, but when she posted one of a window with ironwork I knew I had to carve a stamp to capture it.

Here is the window; I just found it on the web - this picture was not taken by my niece, HERE is where I got it from.

So, I drew it and then carved it on a soft block.  Then I got to stamping it and then playing with the print.  You will notice it is not exactly like the window, but similar.

I'm having a really good time with this stamp.  I've tried it as a border, and to make different patterns, but of course, I think it looks wonderful in the round.

I have also stamped it on a painted page of one of my art journals and painted the rest of the page black; it makes it look almost like a stained glass window.  When I'm done with it, I'll post.  This will be all for today :)


  1. Wonderful Tile, Marta.Hitched blends in so well with your choice of patterns. Your design is so clean and sophisticated. Love your Stamp. You have the hand of an engraver. Love the colors in your Stampdalla.

  2. Wonderful tile with a great variation of Hitched! Your stamp is really gorgeous! Great job!

  3. Your zia with Hitch is beautiful and the stamp zendala GORGEOUS. You make me want to do that too.

  4. Great tile and I love the picture of the window in Portugal. Nice.

  5. The Hitched ZIA is wonderful. Love the stamp, so pretty and creative.

  6. what an awesome window! I'm really impressed that you could deconstruct and get the dimensions right let alone carve it and stamp it straight over and over. Excellent job and what a lovely end result!

  7. Marta, your Hitched is lovely!! And your carved stamp is so amazing!! :)

    ~ Diane Clancy