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


jackiescrafts said...

Your tangles are both amazing Paula and you have made two gorgeous cards with them. I'm so pleased your migraines are a bit more controlled now and you are able to get back to your art

Jackie x

GinaA said...

Hi Paula, keyboard playing up so please forgive any errors! Just love the floral design with tangled petals, very effective with the subtle background and off the page image. Also impressed by your choice of tangles, barbers pole looks so organic - which surprised me, always thought of it as being industrial.
Pleased you are feeling well enough to blog.
Very best wishes

Aquarius said...

These are so effective and clever use of some patterned paper to come up with the 'string'. Pleased to hear your head is coming under control.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Zentangle art again Paula. Love your flower ! I hope you are having a great weekend, Shirleyx

Deborah Frings said...

I am pleased that you're getting your migraines back under control - you have my sympathy as I get them from time to time, and there's nothing worse.

Anyhoo - I love, love these flowers and am totally in awe of your tangling! I'm going to a couple of classes in May (big show here) to have a go. I think my favourite is the second card - love the patterns in this one!

Sally H said...

absolutely stunning. Love the subtle shading and the background too. Glad to hear things are improving for you

Dawn said...

Pretty flowers! Just happy to hear your migraines are getting better and seeing you creating again =0)

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Paula, your colours and designed Zentangle is fabulous!! Your patterns are stunning!!!
I'm glad your migraines are now under controle - blooming things!!!
Heather xx
and thanks so much for joining Everybody Art Challenge,

Sandra said...

Lovely tangles Paula, the backing papers look great.
Lovely to see you last week, there was lots of oohing and aahing at Club when I tok some of the bits along!
See you again soon,

Cathy A said...

Glad to hear your migraines are getting under control, your zentangle is lovely, the softness of the background really brings out the petals and the patterns are just beautiful.

Jean Straw said...

These are amazing Paula, you must have endless patience to draw all those patterns.
I am glad that your migraines are more under control,it's good to see your lovely work again.
Jean x

brenda said...

Caught " red handed" eh Paula. I think my hubby has given up on me and worries if I have clean hands.

So pleased to hear the migraines are coming under control, they really are the most beastly things and you have to suffer them to understand just how debilitating they can be.

Both of these tangles are stunning, every time I look at one you have done I marvel at the hours of patience and concentration it must take.

Keep warm and migraine free.

B x

Gill said...

Beautifully intricate as usual Paula. I love your tangles. So very glad to hear your migraines are improving. Take care
Gill x

Elaine said...

Hi Paula,

Very glad to hear your migraines are getting under control again and you can get back to having a life!

Two stunning cards...I say this every time, but I really believe that you found your speciality with the tangles. (Do you follow Pinterest Paula? I only ask because I often see Tangle designs on there.)
Love the petal shapes and the intricate designs, the delicates shades only add to their beauty.

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Wow! I love the way you rendered a different pattern in each of the petals. The final piece reminds me of a hand made quilt that my wife and I got from her grandmother. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday celebration.

Alice said...

beautiful work, paula, i miss you! we haven't talked in forever. i've had so much stressfulness in my life, i hope it's going to settle down some now so i can catch up with my bloggy friends :) what have you been up to?

alexandra s.m. said...

It simply "blows my mind away" ...the patience combined with the talent!!

Amazing card Paula!!

Thank You~