Thursday, October 8, 2015

Kay Tee and Kollide

This week at SuzyMosh's place, we are challenged to use new "K" tangles. I sure enjoyed this challenge, and chose two really fun tangles.

The first one to catch my eye was KayTee...and that's because my youngest is named Katie! and I have her on my phone as KT. It is a VERY fun tangle, too. Swervy and with enough repetitiveness to make it relaxing, and you end up with something quite elegant to look at, whether you do it formally, sort of lined up and symmetrical, or as a border or dangle. I didn't have to practice this one as  much. It just seemed to come naturally. Lots of fun.

Then Kollide! Oh my goodness, what fun I had with this tangle.                                                                                                                                                                    
So elegant!
 This one has a real steampunk feel to it. 

A single motif, isolated. Yummy little bon-bon!

So, with KayTee and Kollide well practiced, I went ahead. The challenge from The Diva this week is a UMT, TriBee, which was also a wonderful tangle, new to me, and very fun to do. So I started with TriBee along the top, as a garland. 

It was looking sort of formal from the garland, so I decided to run with symmetry. KayTee along the left and right border, and Kollide along the bottom. Then that sweet little bonbon that I practiced, and a couple strands of more gridlike KayTee behind.. A repeat of the border KayTee right down the middle. 

I colored the pearls yellow, and then didn't like it much, so I asked...heh...Katie...what she thought, and she suggested blue in the bon bon, which I followed up with in the center row of KayTee. That was just the ticket, and the blue finished it up real nice. 


  1. That's a lovely story ánd drawing!

  2. Great job!..alot of experimentation there. Thanks for being part of the TNTM challenge this week!

  3. I love your sketchbook! I was practicing Kollide last week and it was no where near as lovely as yours. I must go back and practice some more because it's such a great pattern. Well done!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful experience. Good job.

  5. Great fun,I love the way you used Tri-Bee as a border, it is unusual. You do seem to have enjoyed yourself this week.

  6. This is so pretty, HeidiSue - I am amazed at the attention to detail you have devoted to this!! You came up with a winner!! :) :) :) Very cool to combine!!

    ~ Diane Clancy