Friday, April 1, 2016

Citrus Layers of Juicy Goodness

The DivaChallenge this week is from a guest CZT  Jane Reiter. It's a unique challenge, in that we are instructed to stack tiles on top of each other, starting with a bijou in the center, and then increasing in concentric tiles. Decorate each tile, filling the edges with patterns.

At first I wasn't going to do it, because it seemed like a lot of cutting and measuring. So I put it out of my head for a while, and got to looking Adele Bruno's String thing challenge: Create a tile using her yummy pattern Citrus.

So I played with Citrus a bit, and was deciding what my tile might look like. Then, today at work, the inspiration came: Use citrus throughout the stacked tiles of the Diva Challenge! And I stole an idea for drawing the stacked tiles, thus eliminating the need to cut (though I did measure for accuracy)

Starting with a bijou, I then traced a regular tile, which is 1.5" larger, not one inch...and then a five inch square, and a 6.5 inch square as the largest. The Bijou tile is real, and glued down with a (tacky, dried up, neglected) glue stick. Otherwise, all the stacks are drawn on.

This was so much fun to color!

The sketchbook is my new Mix Media Canson 7x10, with the 98 lb paper that I just LOVE. And you can see the bijou there. I made that out of tiepolo paper that I bought online. SUCH scrumptious paper. I have another whole roll of it still in its packaging up in my closet.

And making these Citrus pieces to seem sort of hollow and flat...maybe I have steampunk on the brain, but I really think this pattern could do great in a steampunk themed piece. Like, do they look geary? Or something?

17 comments:

  1. Yes, they definitely look geary, and would be great in a steampunk tile. The colour choices are perfect - all citrusy of course :-) I love your finished stack and I agree I thought it was going to be too much cutting out, hence I just deviated by just doing three stacks.

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  2. Love it, makes me want to order a margarita with extra lime! Very fun.

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  3. I love this! It's such a creative and fun fusion of the two challenges;-)...

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  4. I like how you combined the two challenges into one piece. Your Critrus looks lovely and juicy.

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  5. Since you've already seen my entry for the guest Diva's stacked tiles challenge, you know that I'm not at all averse to a little faux tile stacking. Yours came our really nicely---just the right amount of color and I like the idea of pasting on the bijou tile. Too bad I didn't think of that. ;-)

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  6. Since you've already seen my entry for the guest Diva's stacked tiles challenge, you know that I'm not at all averse to a little faux tile stacking. Yours came our really nicely---just the right amount of color and I like the idea of pasting on the bijou tile. Too bad I didn't think of that. ;-)

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  7. I like your open Citrus in a variety of colors! Fun!

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  8. Your Citrus looks great, I love the blue tipples in it;)

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  9. Love it!! 🍋💛🍋

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  10. All you need to make them into gears is some ridges on the outer edge. Nice stack and sounds like you will have some fun developing your steampunk idea.

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  11. I had to come back to you because I remembered you said you thought the pattern looked steam-punky. Did you see the tile drawn by Robin from Navada? It really was steam pinky, I thought of you instantly. (It is quite a way down on Adele's page of challenge entries.) in fact I thought a few of them were vaguely going in that fashion.

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  12. Only one or two entries went off the beaten path for the Diva's challenge and choose an asymmetrical stack. Bravo!

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