Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Technique

I have admired Zentangle from (very) afar for a while but couldn't decide what my first project would be then, bam!, just was I was drifting off to sleep last night it hit me. The segmented sections of this stamp are perfect for playing with Zentangle.  Adding dark and light sections to create movement/folds in the flower took some thought but nothing where I couldn't start a design, change my mind, then morph it into something else.  As for the background washi tape frame, I made that a while back for a project that I ended up hating so I cannibalized it.  (Hello, Clarice.) 

You could totally jump onto the Zentangle bandwagon too.  It's an extraordinary technique that's not extraordinarily difficult.  Google a couple of zentangle images to get general design ideas, grab a fine pen and off you go.  You can be sure I'll do more Zentangle projects in the future; it's like socks in the knitting world--great mobile project.

The Details:  PTI white cardstock, washi tape, Sakura Zentangle 01 (.25mm) pen, Hero Arts Blossom Art flower, Stampabilities sentiment

I'm entering this in Casology #78 Dot, Alphabet Challenge X for X-traordinary, One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #1 Restocking the Shelves, Sweet Stampin' Girly but no Pink, and Without Words Spots and/or Stripes.

21 comments:

  1. I think this is the first Zentangle card ever entered in OLW/OLS - I LOVE how it looks! So striking in black and white! Thanks for joining us at OLS!

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  2. SO cool. I have seen the books in the craft stores... I would do this but it would grab me from making literally anything else as I see I would get all Zentagled forever!! Love the sentiment and so cool to highlight this new fun trend!!

    Thanks for adding this to the CASology Gallery and joining us in the DOT FUN this week!!

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  3. Wow! Such a striking design! Love the way you created the stem with the sentiment. Fab!! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at CASology this week. Hugs, May-DT

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  4. Your card really stood out in the Casology gallery. Such a powerful and dynamic piece of art, beautifully done and love the placement of the sentiment.

    Marie

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  5. Very lovely. What a great way to use Zentangle.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

    Mari

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  6. Wow! The black and white really makes it pop. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

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  7. This is so very lovely! Unfortunately, I have the drawing ability of a handicapped hippo, so I'm not sure I'll ever get on with this technique myself, but it sure looks lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Sammy-x

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  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x

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  9. Wow! This is so amazing. You are one talented gal!

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  10. STUNNING!! I think Ardyth is right...this is the first zentangle project I can remember in our one-layer challenges, and it's just stunning! That stamp is absolutely perfect for it, and you totally rocked it, Toni!

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  11. This is gorgeous! I tried my hand at Zentangles and wasn't nearly as successful! Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week!

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  12. I luv how you used the black ink to create ebb and flow to allow ones eye to see the dark and light parts of each flower petal.

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  13. Adore your card. Beautifully done! I bought a Zentangle book for myself at Christmas, and have been struggling. You have inspired me - I will try an open stamp. The sentiment placement clever and perfect.

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  14. Congrats on your well deserved win at CASology! Your flower is amazing, and you've inspired me to try Zentangles! I also love that you created your design in black and white and used your sentiment as your flower stem...Brilliant!

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  15. Wow! This is amazing! Huge congrats on your win!!!

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  16. Congrats on your win at CASology, Toni! Such a stunning creation! This is a technique that I have yet to try.

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  17. Very nice card - great tangle - one day I will give this a try.

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  18. Wow superb zentangled card and its a truly brilliant first try, absolutely stunning creation :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at
    Without Words Challenge I hope you will try to join us again next Month :)
    Have a lovely day
    Crafty hugs
    Bridget :)

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  19. Wos so stunning.Fabulous zentagled flower.
    Thanks for joining us this month at the Without Words Challenge :D

    xx coops xx

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