Monday, December 5, 2011

Fife......a new love, and a giveaway!


Now that I have gotten you to click on this post so that you can check in on my love life I'll let you in on a little secret.  It's not a new man I'm in love with (I've had the same wonderful husband for several years and I'm not getting rid of him!) (I have to say that, he reads my blog), it's my new Graphitint Pencils from Derwent.   I have been experimenting with color for a while now and have had mixed results.  Sometimes I love the bold results but other times its just to much and I retreat back to the black and white  "safe zone" that I love so much.  Recently I began experimenting with Mi Teintes papers by Canson and discovered that I wasn't thrilled with traditional graphite on the colored paper.  On a recent trip to Dick Blick I found these Graphitint pencils.



These are tinted graphite pencils with just a hint of color.  They are very easy to use, blend well, and according to the box are also water soluble but I haven't tried them in that format yet.  They add just enough color to be non-threatening, but can add a new dimension to your Zentangles.


This weeks Diva Challenge was to use the new official tangle Fife.  Fife is a great tangle because not only is it easy and fast, but it has the potential for tons of tangleations.  Here is the tile I created using Fife and my new Graphitint pencils.

Tangle:  Fife
As is the case with many of my tiles, I started out with one vision and ended up with something totally different.  When I saw that this tile was heading towards being a monotangle I knew that each ribbon would need something to define it and that's where my new Graphitint pencils came into play.  I love the result!  



Wouldn't you love to try these Graphitint pencils?  As a celebration of the massive response I received to the publication of the steps for my first tangle Socc I am giving away a set of 12 Derwent Graphitint Pencils.  Here's how to enter to win:

1.  Become a follower of this blog.

2.  Follow the blog by email.

3.  Provide a link back from your blog or list this blog in your blogroll.  

4.  Create a tile using my tangle Socc and provide a link in the comments section.  

5.  If you are already a follower or receive this blog by email, leave me a comment letting me know.

Leave me a comment letting me know which one of the options above you have chosen.  You must leave a separate comment for each option above if you would like to be entered multiple times, i.e. if you become a follower and list me in your blog roll please leave two comments for two chances to win.  

I will post a winner on Monday December 12 and the winner will have until midnight on December 14 to claim their prize. 

42 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I hadn't heard of these pencils before and they look like fun. I'm already a follower of your blog.

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  2. I just became an email follower too. :-)

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  3. I just added your link to my blog at www.cctangles.wordpress.com

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  4. Thanks for info, I haven't tried these. I am going to post this on the Design Originals page too.

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  5. I already follow by email and am so glad - for the content and the contest! Thank you!

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  6. Great tile, Erin. Lots of lovely tangleations. Thanks for the info on the pencils, too. I'm already a follower of your blog.

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  7. I follow by email. These pencils look like a great new color option to try out. Thanks

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  8. I just became a follower of this blog. I've also used Socc a few times already, but haven't posted any of them yet!
    --Margaret

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  9. These look so interesting and your blog looks great! I'm now a proud follower! So pick me to win!! :)

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  10. I am now subscribed via email :)

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  11. Added to my blogroll over at m's rocket reader :)

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  12. I have added your blog to my link list at http://bellatrixtangles.blogspot.com/
    Thank you and Happy Tangles!

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  13. When I have time I will add the other items but I do follow you through the Diva Challenges and must say I really like your creative interpretation of Fife...and the pencils sound great!

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  14. A great giveaway! Already a follower and email receiver..... and have happily added your blog url to my list of favorites....here: http://tanglewithme-tricialee.blogspot.com/

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  15. Already a follower - love your blog!

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  16. and I have your blog listed on my blog. I enjoy seeing when your blog pops up to the top with a new post!

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  17. I plan to use Socc in my 'Alphabet soup' personal challenge as soon as I get to the letter 's'. It will be up on my blog by the end of the week! The pencils look like fun!
    http://suejacobs.blogspot.com/

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  18. I made a big one A4 with your tangle socc I realy love this one https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1637088533811.2092878.1434665588&type=1#!/photo.php?fbid=2782725894029&set=o.220067244711004&type=3&theater

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  19. I love the different scales you used with Fife. I'm already a follower and just love Derwent pencils, so would love to win a set of these.

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  20. I went to double check you were listed in my blog roll and was surprised that you weren't. But now you are!

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  21. Ooo, those are wonderful! I am a follower of your blog, via email.

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  22. Hi Erin... I've been following your blog, and I am very intrigued by these pencils.

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  23. These pencils look like so much fun! Thanks for doing the giveaway. I'm a new Follower. :-)

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  24. Okay, Erin. I'm following by email. I am new to blogging and have a blog but where to start and how to do things on it are still new to me. I'm going to try and enter you into a blogroll (whatever the heck that is!!) Put me in the contest, please!! Enjoy your blog!

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  25. I found SOCC blends well with Fife I think so here's my efforts with using both tangles. This makes my third entry (blogroll, follower & now tiles) :) Woohoo!

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  26. Oops, I forgot to include my link. See my tiles here: http://creative-explorer.blogspot.com/2011/12/zentangle-fife.html

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  27. Dear Erin, I joined your group but must admit that I am still very dumb when it comes to other sites. I will however send your blog address to my new students here in South Africa. I have used Derwents inctense pencils in my tangles mixed with a little bit of water and it came out great. Graphite tint should also be a wonderful edition.

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  28. Hi Erin, found you courtesy of Terrie...Derwent are the best! I have the Inktense collection and have been eyeing the Graphitint ones for a while! Do yourself a favour and water them next time...it opens up a whole new creative door! I will try your tangle, as I'm always looking for new ones! (My blog if you're interested is: http://creativeadventures-pennyb.blogspot.com/)

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  29. I've been reading your blog for a few weeks, as I just started practicing tangles in the past 2 months. I'm now officially a follower! I'm with you, I love the black & white but these Derwent Graphitints are lovely to look at. I'd love to win a set. Thanks for the give-away!

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  30. Great fun Erin, I am already a follower and have been meaning to add you to my blogroll so now you are there! Cheers!

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  31. Erin - I became a follower... shoot, why not, I look at your entry every week anyway and LOVE SOCC so much! The pencils look fabulous!

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  32. I also added you to the blogroll over at Cut'n It Up! I bet the pencils would work well as watercolor pencils. I have some Aquarelle pencils and they are fabulous!

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  33. Just to be redundant... I posted a tangle with a big section of SOCC just the other day (last one in the post)
    http://cutnitup.blogspot.com/2011/11/playing-catch-up.html
    and it is in my challenge entry this week also! I can hardly do a tangle these days without at least thinking about using it.

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  34. I love the slight coloring of those pencils! I follow with GFC :)

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  35. And I'm an email follower, have been for a while

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  36. Following! Also will link to your blog from mine when hubby teaches me how to do the bloglist on the side of my blog...that is happening over Christmas vacation. Love your tangle!

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  37. I am new follower :-) Thank you for sharing the idea to others.

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