Monday, July 21, 2014

Diva Challenge 177: Truffle

This week's Diva Challenge

is by guest CZT Caroline Brody, a Junior in high school, who is also a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Way to go Caroline! 

She created a tangle pattern called Truffle, and asked us to use it in our art this week. It is a fun pattern, easy to play with, wonderful to embellish and decorate.

Well, I had a card left over from the BYOB challenge of last week, so I decided to start with it. It was made of chai tea droplets, and had lots of round splashes which were perfect for the truffle pattern. 

when I got the first row of truffles drawn, they reminded me strongly of sea shells, and my theme just flowed from there. I call this piece "Shell Party" has Caroline's Truffle pattern, and Phicops. I gave each phicops a passel of ribbony tendrils to swirl around. Some aura lea in the corners. And bubbles galore.

they seem to be so happy, swirling and swishing around each other.

I used water color pencil in light blue for some complementary color in there, but found that where the water touched the ink, it tended to bleed, so I wasn't able to do the color justice.  I do like how the brown and blue look together, but I'll need to play around more with my watercolor pencils and learn how to do it better.

Shading turned out less pleasing than usual, not sure why. But, overall it's a happy piece. 


  1. Very sea-like. The blue and the brown complement each other very well. Love what you have done.

  2. Love Truffle as sea shells, and they work so well with the tea splashes :) Linda x

  3. Beautiful piece. It flows so nicely and the colors are perfect!

  4. Love this piece Heidi Sue... great traveling tangling... is that a catchy saying or what... love this anyway.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  5. They remind me of jellyfish! Love it!

  6. How pretty! It reminds me of a "Sea Shell Cotillion" celebrating the summer with happy dancing. :) Beautiful!

    Stay Tangly!

    Jacque Solomon

    1. Cotillion! what a cool word...I'll remember that one

  7. Wow, a great ocean view, the colors, the tangles are swimming or should I say dancing in the water, warmed by the sun. Beautiful

  8. Yeah! Chocolate truffles! Maybe Mocha.....This one frolics!

  9. Beautiful, Heidi. Love your tangleations of Truffle. Very fun Tile, and your colorations are fabulous.

  10. HeidiSue, I just log your Zia!!! It is so soft and tranquil! You did an amazing job! :0) Share Humanity

  11. Gorgeous Zia! For it´s a under water scene with so many lovely sea shells! Very nicely done!

  12. Nice aquatic theme ZIA. Like the color combinations.

  13. This is really a great one. I love to see how each person chooses their own idea and how different each one comes out. Good one.

  14. Beautifully done, and a very fun "Shell Party"!

  15. WOW. Beautiful and very dramatic. The coloring is superb, and I'm amazed it's the BYOB... Truly artistic

  16. Perfect interpretation of Truffle, love your chai tea drops accent/string, and the floating blue give a magical quality. Nicely done.

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