Thursday, February 16, 2017

Zentangle Challenge Tile

It has been a very stressful day, accompanied by insistent pain in my knee from a previous accident.  I took some ibuprofen, but that barely took the edge off.  So, out came my Zentangle journal, and I made myself busy creating and playing.  I checked on the Facebook Zentangle groups, and this week's One Challenge over at Purely Zentangle is to use the tangle pattern Flowerly, by Ina Sonnenmoser.  So, I gave it a go....
It's not my best work, but it kept my mind occupied, and my hands busy.  I am proof that Zentangle really does help with pain control.  The pain never really goes away, but my mind is so focused that the pain....and also the stresses of life....kind of take back burner while your mind is focusing and involved with tangling.

The other two tangle patterns I used in this tile are Eddyper by Damy, and Cadent by Maria Thomas.

I will post some of my journal pictures soon.  I am playing with some color on a couple of them now.

Thank you for visiting.  See you soon!



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Some Bunny Loves You Card

Just stopping in with a quick post tonight for the Art Impressions Challenge.
The theme of the challenge is Lots of Love.  I think this cute little bunny has lots of love to share.

I really love this Art Impressions stamp set, Easter Blessings clear set (4886K).  The images are just adorable!  And the stamp quality is superb.  These bunnies make me smile, they are fun to color, and so versatile.  Although it is called an Easter set, many of the images, like this bunny in his 'flower bed," can be used for card making for many occasions.
I stamped my image onto canvasette paper, and watercolored it with antique linen distress ink, and Tombow markers with a damp watercolor brush.  I wanted a no-line watercolor look.  I love the texture created by this paper.  
I layered the panel onto a scrap piece of green card stock, with the pink frame from a Lawn Fawn die, and the background border die from Art Impressions.  The some bunny loves you verse is in the Easter Blessings set also.

I am also adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use your favorite tool (Cuttlebug)

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Hearts and/or flowers

I'm so glad you stopped by today.  Thank you.  



Saturday, February 11, 2017

Relaxing With Zentangle

I haven't posted any of my Zentangle pieces lately, so thought I would post this tangle today.  I am a little rusty, so had to play in my Zentangle journal for a few days to learn to just go with it again.  Had to get back into it.  I find that, like anything, the more you do it, the easier it comes.  Not that tangling is difficult.  It is the process that I enjoy, the total immersion in what I'm doing, and the 'zen' experience.  I find myself relaxed and calm after playing with tangles.
So, here is today's tangle....
I didn't catch the fact that I had inadvertently dated it 2/2016 instead 2017 until after I had posted the picture.

This is before I added shading....
The patterns I used are Plum-lei by Dawn Collins, and Trio by Hanny Waldburger.  I found Trio challenging, but after wrestling with it several times in my journal, I learned to relax and let the pen do the work.  So much more enjoyable to just go with it.

Thanks for stopping in today.  If you would like to learn more about Zentangle, go to .
Who knows, you may find you love it as much as I do.  I hope you will give it a try. 
I hope you are enjoying your weekend.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Verve Stamps Love Challenge Card

As promised, I'm back today with another card I made from the free Verve Stamps digital sheet (see yesterday's previous post for details).....
This card uses the same stamps, but has an entirely different feel to it.  Of course, the color is different, and also the layout.  I started with a pink A2 card and some stamped images from the above mentioned digital sheet.  I added a little coloring and sponging with distress inks, some layering and dies, fussy cutting, and a few black gems, with a strip of deco paper for a side border.  Easy-Peasy and so fun.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Verve Diva Inspiration Challenge  - Use images from free digital sheet.

Little Red Wagon - Red and/or pink and black

I have had a busy stamping day today.  See you tomorrow with a card from one of my stamped pieces.  Thank you for visiting.