Zentangle Challenges

On my friend/enabler Kat’s Doodle Patterns blog she has a page of links, and links to lots of challenges.  Recently I found a few I hadn’t noticed before.  MORE CHALLENGES!!

Challenge 86 is a back catalogue one from this website: madebyjoey.  She’s only posted 4 challenges so far, and I plan to catch up.  This is challenge #2, to use the bubble technique.

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Challenge 87 is another new one. This time from a Facebook group called Wacky Zentangle Weekly Challenges.  Another relatively new group, this challenge is from a few weeks ago.  It’s to draw a Celtic knot and tangle it.

Drawing a Celtic knot is hard!  Even a simple one.  It’s hard to get the proportions right.  I used this YouTube video:

And I’m not entirely happy with my knot…

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… but it looks much better tangled:

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Challenge 88 is from a series called Mojo (you might need to register to see them), in which each week you are given four tangles and have to incorporate them.  This one has been going on for a year, so I have LOTS of catching up to do.  This is week 28 and the tangles required were Jonqal, Mooka, Lovelines and Flukes.

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Challenge 89 is one from the Zendala Dare back catalogue.  Number 19.

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Challenge 90 is last week’s challenge from MadebyJoey.  To use an egg shape, and at least 4 different tangles – including Warped Eggs.  She calls it a “Z’egg’tangle” which is quite amusing.  My egg is very deformed, but it’s an egg nonetheless:

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Challenge 91 is the 21st Mojo challenge – to use Krisp, Fries & Peas, Smig Dots and Eyetest.  I’m enjoying the Mojo challenges.  It’s tough because you HAVE to use a tangle, even if you don’t like it.  But the majority of the tangles are ones I’ve never heard of, so I’m learning new ones all the time.  I quite like Smig Dots.

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Challenge 92 is this week’s MadeByJoey challenge – to include mountains.

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Challenge 93 is the next Tackle It Tuesday – tangles beginning with I.  In mine you’ll find Iffy, Inverse Square Law, Inapod, Ilana, Ionic, Insydout, Intersection and Ipso.

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Challenge 94 is this week’s Wacky challenge – to use an initial as a string and to only use tangles that begin with that letter.  I picked A, because it gives a nice basic string to fill, and I filled it with Ahhhs, Atorm, Antidots and Archer.

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Challenge 95 is this week’s Mojo challenge (#53) – to use Zaturn, Dex, Tri-ledge and Keenees

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Challenge 96 is another from the Mojo back catalogue, #22 – Hearty, Rollerz, C-Yeah and Efilys

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Challenge 97 is the latest It’s A String Thing (#37).  It involves using Tanglepatterns.com string #31 and tangles that begin with Pa in honour of the string designer Pat Ferguson.  Mine has Paradox, Paushalov, Palrevo, Panthe, Pais and Partay.

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About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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3 Responses to Zentangle Challenges

  1. Annie says:

    You’re definitely rising to the challenge, Colette! Well done on such a great selection of lovely tangles. Axxxx

  2. I’m working on a backlog too… and now I have more challenges to play in!

  3. Lila says:

    oh wow! you have been very busy – a fabulous array of artwork you have drawn 🙂

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