Showing posts with label Fife. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fife. Show all posts

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. 

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