Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CRUFFLE: order vs. chaos

I've been playing with a new pattern recently, and it falls right in line with my affinity for round things. Cruffle can be used with grids or dot guides if you really want them in neat rows... but personally, I'm down with chaos. I like mine all over the place like a roomful of toddlers on a rainy day.

The basics:

Some half-cruffle variations:


 If you like your cruffles well-mannered and domesticated, you can wrangle them into a grid:



Arrange them into a bouquet:

...teach them how to walk on a leash. 


Happy hump day... it's all downhill from here!

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46 comments:

  1. Sandy, I love the cruffle, especially as beads and in the bouquet. Can't wait to roll some into my next tangle.

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  2. This is really fun! Will add it to my must-try list (which is getting out of hand!). Thanks!

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  3. hahaha! thanks for the count down!
    and this pattern looks like fun! i can't wait to try it out!

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  4. What a great tangle, tfs it~

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  5. This is a great tangle - simple yet strong. Thanks for sharing instructions and variations. Love your cartoon character, too! lol

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  6. Great stuff! I love it!! Cant wait to start playing with it. Thanks.

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  7. looks like fun. I think I like the randomness you suggest!

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  8. I like the movement it has. Thanks for sharing a great looking tangle w/ us!!1

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  9. What a fabulous tangle - it has everything a GREAT tangle should: simple but very cool-looking, and very versatile and fun! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. I love this tangle-know what I will be doing tonight:)
    And I'm down with chaos, too. Thanks for the smile this brought to my day!
    Ethel
    ew18@comcast.net

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  11. Thank you for sharing this tangle with us. I think it's great fun drawing and think to go use it a lot.

    Annemarie Huijts

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  12. What a lovely tangle! I adore how you've done it too, with all the variations, and the hilarious picture at the end!! Well done.

    Shoshi

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  13. I love all the versions! I'll try it right away. Thank you so much, Julia

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  14. Wow! What a great tangle. Thanks for sharing it!!

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  15. Love the cruffle, especially the bouquet!

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  16. Love this one I love round things and love to teach them. Thanks tons.

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  17. Love this one I just love round things and I love to teach round tangles. Thanks.

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  18. I love this! already have a plan to use it in my next drawing. thanks!

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  19. What a great tangle. Wish I could think of a better adjective to use. Awesome, great, cool...we get a little tired of all those trite words! We all want to applaud you. Bravo. Bravo. Here. Here.
    Cruffles are the best! Can't wait to try them.

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  20. Wonderful tangle!! There is so much that can be done with this one!! Now that I have started I can't stop!! Thank you, thank you!!!

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  21. I tried this tonight, I love LOVE it, lots of fun and easy too!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. This is one of the brillant tangles I have seen in a whilr.

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  23. Thanks for sharing your Tangle! I love it! Can't wait to try it out on my of my ZIAs.

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  24. I love this, it wil be my new favorite i think!

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  25. Really love this one!!! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  26. Thanks for this wonderfully flexible tangle! It is a work of art all by itself. I agree with anonymous above: This is one of the most brilliant tangles I have seen.

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  27. This is fabulous, love walkin' the Cruffles! Can hardly wait to try it!

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  28. Great little tangle, and love the cute post!

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  29. Cruffle on a leash was cute! : )

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  30. beautiful pattern. This is great because it leads to bigger things once you get the hang of the one cruffle. Great name too!

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  31. Right up my street....LOVE it!
    Sue

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  32. I LOVE this one! I can't wait to have a go with it!

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  33. Sandy, this is an awesome tangle, I love it.

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  34. it just flows.......love it......

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  35. Love this!!! Thanks for sharing it. It's lovely and has so many possibilities!

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  36. I was SO EXCITED to find this tangle! It's so wonderfully round and cheerful! Thank you for sharing it! I have already happily used it in a drawing and I have plans to make it one of my regulars! :)

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  37. I love this concept! Thanks so much for sharing. I teach a little art class in my home and used your ideas in my class. My students love it! Thanks so much!

    You can read about what we did here: http://tmatthewsfineart.blogspot.com/2012/11/first-friday-art-class-november-2012.html

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  38. It's "Cruffle-ishous". . . . I am thinking chocolate cruffles sound nice!

    maria

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  39. Oh I have had SO MUCH FUN with this tangle since finding it a few days ago. It works great in bundles as a flower cluster, it is terrific as bubbles or circle filler, and in fact I filled an entire page with Cruffles in red gel ink, just needing a block of mindless time the other night.
    A picture of "cruffle bubbles" on my pinterest page, linked here.
    Thanks! I'm glad I "re-found" this.

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  40. hi Sandy, love you CRUFFLE pattern so much! just started to explore Zentangle...very beginner me :)

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  41. thank you, i gonna trie it soon.

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  42. I love the rounded and swirly patterns, too, much more than ones with straight lines and angles. This one is beautiful!

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  43. I just tried a few cruffles Sandy and they are so easy & fun. Thanks for sharing! Love. :-)

    Siri

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  44. These are just adorable and I think the name is lots of fun! Jeanne Paglio CZT

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