Challenge #212: "UMT: Fanz by Susan Goetter"This week's challenge was to use the Fanz tangle created by Susan Goetter - you can see step-outs through a link in the Diva's challenge page here.
I loved this tangle (the one on the top right) as it is very forgiving. I decided to try out a few variations, but you can just have them quite plain and it looks really nice! I can't wait to see everyone's entry in the challenge - they are always so inspiring!
Pattern Inspired by Indian FlowerWhen I was in India last month, I had a weekend "free" and visited several temples and palaces near Bangalore. As my mind has been stuck on patterns recently :), I took some pictures I would hope would inspire me to create new designs.
I have not yet created anything with the patterns other than sketch some of them, but saw the sculpture of a flower, that inspired me to create this very simple hand-carved stamp.
When you print it all the way around (4 times) you get this pattern - and you can see the flower in the center.
If you print it again but with the "flower center" towards the outside corners this time, you end up with a very different pattern (I love this one).
I tried it out again, now printing it 4 times across and 4 down, starting with the flower center at the corner. You can see how different it looks from the one below where the stamp was pointing the other way. These were finished with colored pencil, pen and ink, and Sakura gel pens
(to highlight the shapes - cross vs. flower)
This next set is the same, except these were painted with H2Os (shimmering watercolors) and finished with pen and ink.