Thursday, November 1, 2018

Zentangle Tile

Most of my friends know that I have been dabbling with Zentangle for quite some time. Up until this point, I haven't shared any of my tiles.  The process of Zentangle is very calming and a type of meditative drawing for me. It is also a very personal expression of a moment in time when the tile was created. I thought it was time to share with others. I love that there are endless possibilities and tangles that can be used.  Plus the names of the tangles (patterns) are very fun!  No matter what kind of crazy might be happening around me, when I focus on my tile, the whole world fades away and I become "one with the paper." I know that is cheesy...but it is true. I hope some day to take one of the official CZT training classes in Rhode Island.

Hope you enjoy this tile.  I promise to share more often!

The tangles used in this tile are: Marasu, Caviar and Nzeppel.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Birthday Couple

My mom requested a card for a couple that shares the same birthday. I had fun coloring this Mo Manning digital stamp on kraft paper with my Polychromos pencils. Hope they continue to share many birthdays to come!

Tweet Birthday Card

I made this card for my mom's birthday.  I thought the image was so sweet. The digital stamp is from one of my favorite artists Mo Manning. She has such a variety of really unique images and they are so much fun to color! This one was printed on kraft paper and colored with my Polychromos colored pencils.

Happy Birthday MOM!

Stork Delivery

My mom asked for a card recently for a co-worker and I had some fun with this one.  The image is an old one I had printed out many years ago and had never completed. I can't remember which company...It was colored with Copic markers. I found the patterned papers, ribbon and buttons in my stash.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Kraft paper coloring

Made two new cards last week!  One was a fun birthday card and the other was for a friend.

On both of the cards, I decided to use kraft paper and use my prismacolor pencils to do the coloring.

For the birthday card, the stamps are from Paper Smooches.  On the inside it says "it's your birthday." I free-handed the coloring of the grass.  I didn't want them levitating in thin air...ha ha.

The second card uses a digital stamp that I printed on the kraft paper.  I think it is from the Wax Fruit Company.  I have had it quite a while.  I don't think they are in business anymore.  It is a shame...I really loved their digis! The sentiment is from Paper Smooches (I think...).  I truly enjoy the look you get with the colored pencils on the kraft paper.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

And FINALLY...some new creations!!!

Now that I am settled, I am finally getting to play with some of the new stamps and dies I got in July.  I have been waiting to play with these for some time. Here are a few of the creations I made the other day.  Lots more to come!!!

Misti Stamp Tool Fun!

These were created after I got my Misti stamp tool.  I am amazed at the depth of images you can get with this fabulous tool!  It is great for all of those watercolor type stamps.  It had me resurrecting stamps I had not used for years!