Friday, July 26, 2013

Tangle Card Challenge #3 - Ballenchain

Round 3...  Ballenchain

Ballenchain is based on a traditional quilting pattern usually called something like a wedding ring design. So, if you take it just a teeny bit off to the side, you can make the leap from Wedding Ring to, ahem, Ballenchain. (Just say it out loud if you don't get it).

Tips for this tangle -
There is no shame in using a pencil to draw guidelines when you are learning to draw a new tangle. Hear that? No shame! I use a pencil to draw a very light grid. If you are super clever (oooo, a dare) you can draw the grid in pen and integrate it into your tangle design. If you aren't clever - only kidding - or this tangle is too advanced or cluttery looking for your taste... then try leaving off the overlapping circles. Notice how the bottom pattern (on the front of the card) looks much simpler and cleaner?

You can create a piece that uses Ballenchain the way I have designed it, or create your own tangleation, or variation. Post your art on the Beez Ink Studio Facebook Page.

The winner will be chosen next Thursday, August 1st, sometime after lunch. ;-)

And anyone can enter - any age or skill level. And it is fine to submit more than one entry.
And please tell your friends. Unless they are wicked good tanglers and you don't want to compete with them. This is supposed to be fun after all.

Let's see what you've got!

To see all the contest details, read this post.

Entries from Round 1 can be seen here and Round 2 are here.

Ballenchain is from the Yoga for Your Brain card pack. The Tangle card packs can be pre-ordered HERE.


  1. Sandy, I must admit I have been avoiding this tangle because it looked to complicated and busy. I tried it out this morning (only because of your contest and exciting prizes) and I found it actually flows very easily onto the paper. Thank you for the eye opening. I will look at others I have past by.

    I have been cuddling with your books in bed for the last week or so and burst out laughing when I read the description. Very fitting for many of us!

  2. I posted my piece on FB. Third time's the charmer, right? Blessings!



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