Sunday, May 10, 2015

I am the diva.... Weekly challenge #216

I know it's late but I had to participate or at least try the star war challenge. So here's me presenting Yoda and a slightly plump C-3PO.

Thanks for the challenge :)


Monday, April 20, 2015

Personalised Gift - ZIA Frame

Hi Friends,

Its been 2 months that we have posted anything & I am so happy that we are making a comeback with this one as this is a very special one. My brother & sister-in-law celebrated their 15th anniversary on 17th April. So I decided to make a personalised ZIA with their names on it. I started with tracing their names "Shrikant" & "Mini" on paper using a stencil. After tracing their names, I decided to colour them using "Sakura Watercolour Pens". It was my first time using these pens and it was such a delight to use them.

Once their names were coloured, to make it complete, I added names of my two adorable nieces "Aarana" aged 5 years and "Aadya" aged 2.5 years above and below their names. Also, when making this ZIA, I had decided that I would divide my entire drawing space in a grid pattern and tangle within the grid so that the tangles look like they have been stacked above each other.  And it was such a cool incident that recently this week a new facebook group titled "Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled" & I felt so happy that my thoughts were in line with the new trend of stacking :) 

Almost when I was about to finish the project, I decided to insert a "Happy Anniversary" wish for them in the ZIA :)

Though after making I realised I should have used lighter, string style tangles in some sections specially, eg, I shouldn't have used Knightsbridge & Nipa around the alphabets, I am still very happy with the end product.

My brother, sister-in-law and the little angels loved the gift and this framed ZIA now adorns the wall of their room.

Hope you all like our work.

Keep Tangling & Connecting With Us.

Dr. Neha Sanwalka
Tanglicious Connections 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day - Valentangle

Hi friends,

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone. :) :)

With all our love, both of us (Roshni & Neha) have made several Tanglicious Gifts for our respective husbands. These are also our entry to I am The Diva Challenge #204 .

Lets start with some beating heart by Roshni :)

Even though thats how heart looks like, Roshni thought she better tangle some beautiful hearts too :) :) 

We women are very romantic and love to boldly express our love for our better half. So we had developed some beautiful "Templates for Love & I Love You". So here are Neha's version of Tangled Love & I Love You.

If you like our templates, you can find the links to download them here.

Neha has also done 2 more tangles for her husband, one with their names and another one with their initials.

We hope you like our work as much as our husband's loved them :) 

A special note: We are posting almost after week but that doesnt mean we have gone off our mission 365, its just that its got difficult to post every day. So we have decided to post once or twice every week.

Keep Tangling & Connecting With Us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Spread The Love - Love Templates

Hi Friends,

Its Valentine's Week and there is Love everywhere. We have been highly inspired by Kimberly Michael of Tangled Type FB Group over the last few weeks and we decided to try our hand at creating some templates especially for this week of love.

We created templates using CorelDraw and fonts available in the software.

The first template is a template for "I Love You".  Fonts used: Script MT Bold & Planet Benson 2.

Link for downloading the template for "I Love You

The second template is a template for "Love". This template is inspired by Zentangle Inspired Art done by artist  Joyce Ann Giron. Font used:  Planet Benson 2.

Link for downloading the template for "Love

Please feel free to download & use the template if you like our template. Link back & credit to our blog would be sincerely appreciated. 

Keep tangling & connecting with us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Challenges 1st week of Feb

Hi Friends,

It's been a crazy busy week and so we are posting all our challenge entries together at one place.

To start with, we posted our entry for "That's new to me challenge" for letter "M" with the "World Cancer Day ZIA" and we promised we will have one more entry in this category. So here is our second entry for "That's new to me challenge. Tangles used: Moon rocks, Meer, Msst, Meringue, Miander,

This is the month of love and this week we had two lov filled challenges. "Its a string thing #78" challenge was to use the string by Adele Bruno and use tangles Heartline, Hearty, LG and Love Line. Here is our 2 entries for It's a string thing #78. 

The next love filled challenge was "Made by Joey #46". The challenge was to use tangles with heart names in it namely: Heartline,  Heartvine, Heartstrings, Heartrope and Hearty. This is our entry for Made by Joey 

And the last challenge for this week is Tackle It Tuesdays with DEF. Here is our entry for the same. Tangles Used Include: Droplets,  Echoism, Fans And Funls

Hope you love all our Zentangle Challenge Entries. Do give us your feedback. 

Keep Tangling & Connecting With Us.

Tanglicious Connections

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

World Cancer Day 2015

Hi Friends, 

4th February is Celebrated as World Cancer Day. The theme for 2015 is "Not Beyond Us" i.e. World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach. 

The 2015 World Cancer Day Emphasis on: 

-- Choosing healthy lives
-- Delivering early detection
-- Achieving treatment for all
-- Maximising quality of life

This is our small effort to promote the awareness about Cancer. All colours that are used in this ZIA are colours of ribbons for various types of cancer. 

  • Yellow Ribbon – Bone Cancer
  • Blue & Pink Ribbon  – Male Breast Cancer
  • Pink Ribbon – Breast Cancer
  • Dark Blue Ribbon – Colon Cancer
  • Orange Ribbon  – Kidney Cancer Association
  • Light Blue Ribbon – Prostate Cancer 
  • Jade Ribbon – Liver Cancer
  • Lime Green Ribbon – Non – Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Purple Ribbon – Gynecologic (Cervical) Cancer
  • Black  Ribbon – Melanoma
  • Dark Green Ribbon – Kidney Cancer or Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Burgundy Red Ribbon - Oral Cancer 

We have also clubbed the "Thats New To Me Challenge Week#5" within this tangle of World Cancer Day. This week's challenge was to use the word "M". The new tangles from "M" include: MaelstormMoon RocksMorning GloriesMsst. We also used MeerMooka which we already knew from before. Some other tangles have also been incorporated in this design. 

As you all know, we are two of us at Tanglicious Connections, so we plan to do one more entry for "Thats New To Me Challenge". Normally, we would have done it under one roof, however, this had to go on today as its "World Cancer Day" today. 

Please do share this ZIA to spread awareness. 

Keep Tangling & Connecting With Us,


Tanglicious Connections. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

To be or not to be ... Calm

To be Calm.. easier said than done J

Well I have always been told to never be in a hurry and do everything in a calm spirit. Do not lose your calm for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

Remain calm, always in control of yourself and you will then find out how easy to work things out

Here is a ZIA to remind all of us to be in a place of calm, a place where we can handle the chaos of life better.

Keep tangling & Connecting With us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tackle It Tuesday - ABC

Hi Friends,

The additional fun about tangling for both of us (Roshni & Neha) that despite living about 1000 kms away from each other, we are able to connect almost on a daily basis over Zentangle & we are doing projects with each other. Here is our submission for this week's "Tackle It Tuesday - ABC" Both of us did some tiles for this challenge. Here is our entry:

Tangles Used: ArcFlower, Blips, Barber pole, Betweed,  Clothesline,

Tangles used: Asian Fan, Ambler, Beadlines & Checkered Zag

Tangled Used: Afog, Beelight, Checkered Zag, C-bun, Chard

Keep Tangling & connecting with us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Uncorked for That's New To Me

This week's That's New to Me Week #4 Challenge was to learn a new tangle using letter "U". I decided to learn the tangle Uncorked by CZT Adele Bruno. Uncorked is a fun tangle that would look great for use in a floral pattern or butterly.

Here is our entry for the challenge

Keep Tangling & Connecting With Us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Tangled Hand - Joey's Weekly Challenge #46

Hi guys,

This week's Joey's Weekly Challenge #45 was so much fun. Roshni was mentioning just last week that she wants to tangle her hand and here in the mail comes Joey's Challenge "try your hand at tangling". Roshni was so excited and happy with the challenge, she tangled her hand not once but twice and both the times, she has created some great effects true to her self.

The first time she tangled her hand, she was wearing a full sleeves dress, so she tangled her hand like wise. Next time, she was wearing a bangle and thus the bangle. Also, she has made sure to include her wedding ring in her tangles.

Hope you love Tangled Hands By Roshni.

Keep Tangling & Connecting With Us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Falling Hearts - It's a string thing #77

Last week of January is here. What a fun month it has been so far with all the Zentangle challenges. So the first Zentangle dare of this week that we are participating is the "It's a String Thing #77".

The challenge was to use tangle pattern string 77 and tangles Heartrope, Heartstrings, Heartvine and

The special thing about this challenge was that all tangles were renditions of heart. I call it falling hearts and the thought behind doing this was to shower love on one and all who see this and thus, falling hearts.

Here is our entry to the challenge

Keep Tangling & Connecting With Us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Friday, January 23, 2015

It's a string thing #76

This weeks challenge was Its a string thing #76. We had to use String 084 and tangles Fjord, Oolo and trumpits.

We used all 3 tangles and used a small variation of Oolo or as we want to call it "half oolo" in a section.

Keep Tangling & Connection With Us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Joey's Weekly Challenge #44

It's Joey's son's 10th birthday this week and so she choose tangle string 10 and tangle pattern Joy for this week's challenge.

So instead of tangling a simple tile, we decided to convert our tangle into a cake for the birthday boy.

Here's wishing all the Joy & Happiness to the birthday boy from Tanglicious Connections.

Keep tangling & Connecting with us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Tackle It Tuesday's Challenge #57 Starting with JAN

This weeks Tackle it Tuesdays #57 is to tangle using JAN, i.e. use tangles starting from J, A and N.

Here is our submission for the challenge. We used tangles  Joy, JawzJitterzAftergloAmblerArrowheadsArundelAsian fanNavaho, Nine patch, Nipa.

Keep Tangling & Connecting With us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day Challenge 2015

Hi friends,

We are finally participating in "I Am The Diva Weekly Challenge." This week is the #201 weekly challenge.

Moebius syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that is present at birth. It primarily affects the 6th and 7th cranial nerves, leaving those with the condition unable to move their faces (they can’t smile, frown, suck, grimace or blink their eyes) and unable to move their eyes laterally. 24th January is celebrated as Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day Challenge and this week's I Am The Diva Challenge was to use the Moebius Syndrome Foundation's logo as a string for tangling and incorporate purple as thats the colour of Moebius Syndrome.

Moebius Syndrome Foundation's logo

This challenge was something different from other Zentangle challenges that we have participated till now as it's about raising awareness about a rare medical disorder. We (Roshni & Dr. Neha) decided to do something different about this challenge:

1. Tangle tiles with using Moebius Syndrome Foundation Logo
2. Make bookmarks & Badges about Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

Our tiles 

Our Bookmarks

We 1st printed 2 different outlines for our book marks 1. For the front which only has the logo and empty space to tangle 2. For the back which has information of Moebius syndrome along with the logo 

We then tangled on the book marks. We made a total of 8 bookmarks: 4 with purple background & 4 with white background. Here is the scanned images of front of all our bookmarks

 The Front of Purple Bookmarks

 The Front of White Bookmarks

We also tangled in the logos at the back in purple. 

Here are pics of the final outcome of the bookmarks

Our Badges

We 1st printed 2 different outlines for our badges 1. For the front which only has the logo and empty space to tangle 2. For the back which has "Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day & 24 Jan" Printed

We then tangled on the front and coloured the logo on back in solid purple. We made a total of 4 badges. Here is the scanned images of all our 4 badges

Here are the pics of the final outcome of badges

We are trying to connect with some Moebius Syndrome patients in India (as its difficult for us to send them abroad) with whom we can share these bookmarks & badges to help them spread awareness around them. If someone reading this blog knows of Moebius Syndrome patient in India please connect with us.

Keep tangling & connecting with us.

Dr. Neha & Roshni
Tanglicious Connections :)  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Zendala Personal Challenge - 2 & Thats New To Me Challenge - Week 3

Hi friends,

As I embarked upon doing at least 1 Zendala pattern every 15 days, I have once again combined my personal Zendala challenge with the "That's New To Me" challenge by Suzzane Moshier. This is Week 3 of the challenge and the random alphabet was "V". I decided to learn Vache-1 & Vache-2 by Canadian CZT® Geneviève Crabe for this challenge.

For the Zendala, I used the Bright Owl Zendala Dare 4 template. It was fun combining my persoanl challenge once again with "That's New To Me" Challenge.

Keep Tangling & Connecting With Us.


Tanglicious Connections