Saturday, 23 March 2013

Spring Tangling

Firstly, thank you for all your thoughtful wishes - my migraine control has improved over the last month & after catching up with some essential organising about the house I shall hopefully have some more time for artwork.

I had some very old papers with a rather large floral looking design which I thought might work as a framework for tangling. I outlined some areas of the pattern until I had what looked like a very large flower & then tangled the petals using a selection of tangles from Suzanne McNeill's book Zentangle 3 plus Cubine from Zentangle Basics. The resulting artwork was then mounted onto black cardstock & a scalloped edge card blank. The inside is simply decorated using die-cut elements from Spellbinders Shapeabilities Lace Doily Motifs & Accents.

tangles: Bubbles, Chaingang, Cubine, Droplets, Loops,
Rain (tangleation), Scallops, Yincut

inside of card

Challenges Entered (card above)
Everybody-Art Challenge 228 - Spring (a floral theme plus the green of Spring flowers)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Easter/Spring (the Spring theme of flowers & the colour green)

As I had a second large card blank (but without scallops) I made another card using slightly different tangles but keeping the same design for the inside.

tangles: Barberpole (tangleations), Bubbles, Droplets, Loops,
Rain (tangleation), Scallops, Strircles, Yincut

Friday, 1 March 2013

Tangling with Chocolate Baroque

The March Challenge (Number 12) for the Chocolate Baroque Zentangle Group is based upon a floral theme.

Chocolate Baroque recently released a sheet of rubber stamps, Tangled Garden, containing images for both tanglers & non-tanglers alike. I used the large open flower image for my tile which I then mounted onto a piece of black cardstock making it a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Artwork - any artwork incorporating tangles which differs from the standard 3½ inch square tile). Chocolate Baroque also stocks other Zentangle Supplies (books, tiles & Sakura Pigma Micron pens etc....) plus a selection of Dreamweaver Stencils (some of which are featured in Zentangle 6).

tangles: Betweed, Knightsbridge, Opus, Tipple

I stamped the flower using grey ink as I wanted to have a framework for my tangles & yet be able to ignore the stamped lines if I wished to. I came to the conclusion that I had to either colour the flower or shade the tangles - I have much to learn in this department, besides which I'm also unfamiliar with watercolouring using the Distress Stains - & settled for colouring the flower. I actually watercoloured the flower first, dried it off with my heat gun & then worked on the tangles.

Stamp Chocolate Baroque UA4SP0400 Tangled Garden. 
Inks VersaFine Smokey Gray; Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Mustard Seed &Tumbled Glass Distress Stains.
Pens/Markers 01 Black Uni Pin Drawing Pen (tangles), Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Marker (edging tile).
Cardstock Winsor & Newton Cotman 190gsm Cold Pressed/NOT Grain Fin Watercolour Paper; Black
Punch Woodware (corner rounder).

I have lots of ideas for this challenge but my crafting time has been somewhat curtailed by a breakdown in my migraine control. As a consequence this blog & PEP & Paper have been rather lacking in posts, so my apologies if you have visited & found nothing new.