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rule #1 - know when to stop

It feels like so,so long since I've participated in a weekly challenge, and, let's face it - I'm basically procrastinating - using any excuse not to do what I really should be doing...........

So for today's exercise in avoidance, I took up the gauntlet and ran with this weeks challenge - a UMT (love those!) - MacDee.

I was a little (a lot) too enthusiastic and really should have stopped at either just doing the flower, or the paper roll, but I just couldn't say no to one more little bit of plaid. Sigh.

Here's the over-patterned result.



Now, no choice but to get back to work!

Have a good one :)

hx

Comments

  1. I tried to leave a comment but I don't think it worked. I'm thinking too much plaid is not a bad thing. I love your stuff, regardless :)

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  2. I love how you did the multiple layers. It's so real looking!

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  3. Nice to have you back Helen, we all enjoy your flowing work!

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  4. You are to hard on yourself, this tile is GREAT! Also GREAT to see you here again.

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  5. Less would have looked unfinished, I think

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  6. I think it's lovely this way, not too much and not too less.
    Just Perfect :)

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  7. I love the way you are playing with the patterns and making great art! :)

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  8. I like the roll of paper - it's awesome how the pattern changes with each loop. the shading is neat too.

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  9. I love the patterns in both the flower and the paper roll. It looks great!

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  10. Love it! It isn't too much plaid.

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  11. I love the way the pattern goes on the flower. Your art is always fantastic!

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  12. as with all your work, lovely. Not too much plaid at all.

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  13. Lovely tile, not over-patterend to me at all!

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  14. It's fun and it's clever. Nice work, Helen.

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  15. Just the right amount, plaid is my favorite COLOR :)

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  16. Really love the way you used MacDee on the roll!

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  17. I learn so much from you, So beautiful

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  18. I love how you manipulated the pattern to form the layers on the roll. Excellent!

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  19. Beautiful Tile, Helen. Love your control over curved surfaces, and your impeccable shading skills. Great job using MacDee.

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  20. Glad to see another post from you. I am surprised this did not show up in my reader. I like the paper roll. You always have some creative idea.

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    1. Thanks, Donald. I may have messed up the feed - I accidentally deactivated my feedburner subscription service for 24 hours. Ooops!

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  21. Helen, I sit here with a big smile, admiring your ZIA! Love, love, love it!!!

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  22. This is absolutely gorgeous ZIA! I love it!

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  23. Hi Helen, Great to have you back!! I can't wait to get your new e-book! Your last one is so much fun!!! Good luck to you on your project! A lovely Macdee tile you have too! :0) Share humanity

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  25. Glad to know that I'm not the only one who finds a Diva challenge as an excuse to procrastinate. And we are our own worst critics, aren't we ��

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  26. I love it!! And you got your flower in there!!!

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  27. I love it! Your shading really makes it look layered.

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