Combining Two Tangles: Bunzo and Dex

Life for the Harms family has been stressful, to say the least. Their son, Artoo, was hospitalize and fortunately, he is home now. For those that are new to the Diva Challenge, Artoo has a rare neurological disorder called Moebius Syndrome.  For more details on their time in the hospital, go to Laura’s blog.

This week’s Diva challenge is called a Duo-Tangle.  This means using two and only these two tangles, on a tile.  The tangles for this challenge are:  Dex  and Bunzo.  Laura chose these tangles because Dex has three letters (3) and Bunzo has five (5).  Put together they are 35!  This is to commemorate her 35th birthday, which is tomorrow, May 12th!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Laura!

Ah, thirty-five.  Seems like a lifetime ago! 🙂

This is my tile for this challenge:

Tangles: Dex and Bunzo Colored with Prisma Colored Pencils

Tangles: Dex and Bunzo
Colored with Prisma Colored Pencils

Next time I would use a more dramatic colors to contrast the black in Bunzo.  Maybe a red.

Now that I have submitted my tile it is time to go to Laura’s blog to see how others interpreted the challenge – how they combined the two tangles.  I encourage you to look at the submissions too.  It is so interesting to see how the same two tangles can look so different.

As always, I am so grateful to all who leave me comments.  They are a great source of encouragement and support.  To those who left comments last week, I want to say,  THANK YOU!

Until next time,
Sending smiles,

26 Responses to Combining Two Tangles: Bunzo and Dex

  • I like the blue, it gives your tile a ‘gentle’ feeling. Nice work!

    • Thanks Ilse. I appreciate your encouraging and supportive comments. I am now looking at the tile from a different place. 🙂

  • Good think you went with your original instinct because the blue is such a nice compliment to the black without being overpowering. I think this is just beautiful!

    • Thanks Jean. Thanks for you observation and comment. I think you are right. This is one of the great things about people leaving comments. It has me looking at the colors again in a different way. I appreciate it! 🙂

  • Ooh, the coloring here is so beautiful. I love the shading in the corners of your dex “windows”…pretty tile!

  • I love the colors on this and I think the blue is just right for it. I think that red may have overpowered it. I love the shading that you have done with the dex too, it gives it a nice little shadow in the corners. Very nicely done.

  • I do like the blue in this tile. And yes, also for me 35 is many, many years ago.

    • Thanks Annemarie. Here’s to at least 35 more years! (My target, at least right now, is to live to at least 110) 🙂

  • I agree with everyone else that the delicate blue was the right choice and your shading is lovely. I love the contrasts. Very well done!

    • Thanks Suzanne. Yes, the consensus is that the blue/beige combination is a good choice for this tile. Thanks for your contribution, which is really appreciated. 🙂

  • Lovely tile! I like the touch of colour! 😉

  • Loving the soft turquoise with the black! I used a bright blue and it’s amazing how different intensity can make things. Love yours…the grass is always greener…or in this case bluer. ; )

    • Thanks for the comment, Lynell. I laughed out loud. Yes, the grass, or in this case the tile, is always bluer on the other side. I saw your tile and loved the intensity of your blues. I would have left a comment, but it didn’t give me the name/URL option and I don’t fit into any of the other categories. I think that color can enhance a tile but if it doesn’t work as a black/white/gray tile, the color won’t help. Here’s to coloring tiles! 🙂

  • I have to agree with all the previous comments that the color combination is a nice one. Red would be another choice. Would not be better. Would just have a different nature to the tile. This one is relaxing.

    • Thank you Donald. You make an excellent point. It is all just a choice, right? I appreciate your contribution. 🙂

  • The soft blue blend on this really makes it pop!

    • Thanks, Cari. I’m glad that you liked it. It seems to be the prevailing opinion that blue was the way to go. 🙂

  • Wow. The color is so delicately placed on such a well thought out tile. Very special. Sarah.

  • Wonderful tile. Great use of color.

  • Great colour, it really sets your tile off.

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