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Using the Tangle CRUX

For the first challenge of each month, Diva Laura Harms chooses a tangle and calls the challenge, “UMT,” which stands for Use My Tangle.  It is a great way to play with a tangle that is new to you or that you have tried before and didn’t take to right away.

This week’s challenge is to use Henrike Bratz’s tangle named, Crux.  I read in Laura’s description that this tangle takes focus, so I was prepared and drew each stroke slowly and deliberately.  Along with the step-outs, Henrike gives us lots of variations to play with.

Because this was a new tangle for me I decided to keep my first tile simple. I followed the step-outs and then colored the tile.  There is a silver dot at each junction of a line, which doesn’t show up very well on the scan.

Tangle: Crux by Henrike Bratz Color: Prismacolor pencils

Tangle: Crux by Henrike Bratz
Color: Prismacolor pencils

For the second tile I used one Henrike’s variations then added an aura around the inner square and added lines to echo those in the petal shapes. There is a silver dot at the center of the green leaf shapes.

Tangle: Crux Colored with Prismacolor pencils

Tangle: Crux
Color: Prismacolor pencils

Be sure to check out Laura’s blog  to see how others have responded to the challenge.  I hope that you find these tiles inspiring and educational.  Now I’ll go and see what others have created with the tangle Crux to see what ideas I can “steal.” 🙂

As always, I am  grateful for all of your comments, which are a great source of encouragement and support.  To those who left comments last time, a huge THANK YOU!

There are times when I would like to leave a comment about someone’s tile but find that I am not able to do so because I don’t have any of the accounts required to respond.  Sorry!  I hope you know that I appreciate your tiles too!

Until next time,
Sending smiles,

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