Monday, April 23, 2012

Challenge 67: Amanda Day

The Challenge from the Diva this week was to create a tile inspired by Earth Day or as it now known at the Diva's as Amanda Day.  I thought what better to express the Earth than a string of "the Earth."  So my string is based on a Western Hemisphere view.  Once drawn, I realized how much water there is vs. land space on our lovely planet.  The space to draw the continents was tiny and I wanted more than one represented, but you can definitely see that my waves are the predominant tangle on this tile.  I tried to tie my tangles into the continents, not too sure how successful I was.  North America is represented by Baton which reminded me of the stripes on our flag.  Pais represents South America which is Spanish for country so I thought that might fit.  Africa is Wellinstil which has little flames in it and since Africa seems hot to me I thought that worked.  Then I was a little unsure for Europe and I thought of England and Aero candy bars so the bubbles are representing Europe. Greenland got some bubbles too.  It was a fun and challenging challenge this week.  Thanks Diva!



10 comments:

  1. A stunningly beautiful organic tile!

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  2. haha! i like how you used Aero bars :) pretty cool! you definitely have all the elements incorporated - i like your waves - what a fun design!

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  3. Super response to the challenge! Great job!

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  4. Such an imaginative take on the subject. I loved reading about your thought process in deciding which tangles to use. Lovely result!

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  5. I really like the thinking behind the different tangles, they work so well together.

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  6. How original! An earth string! I really love this. And your shading is so nice!

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  7. What a great idea. Well thought out concept for your Amanda Day tangle.

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  8. I like the way you thought everything through! You did a great job making the tangles fit together, the world looks very alive.

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  9. Lovely concept and execution.

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