Sunday, 1 September 2013

Tangling Wings

The Chocolate Baroque Zentangle Group Challenge for September (Number 18) is based upon the theme of "Wings."

Since I have a particular delight in bees I wanted to use the bee images from Chocolate Baroque's Honey Bee stamp sheet as the basis for my Zentangle Inspired Artwork (ZIA) interpretation of the challenge. I know that Zentangle is intended as art of an abstract nature but I couldn't resist creating a little habitat for my bees from Kass Hall's Honeycomb tangle (also demonstrated by Ellen Wolters in video format).

tangle: Honeycomb

My edging is simply two wavy lines crossing one another with the segments filled in & the whole 3½ inch square tile is mounted onto a slightly larger piece of black cardstock.

close-up showing sparkly iridescence of bees' wings

Stamps Chocolate Baroque UA5SP0375 Honey Bee.
Inks VersaFine Onyx Black (bees).
Pencils/Markers O1 Uni Pin Drawing Pen, 2B Lakeland Graphite Pencil.
Colouring Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Water Colors (bees' bodies), Crystal Ice Stickles Glitter Glue (bees' wings).
Cardstock W H Smith 220gsm White; Black from stash.
Punch Woodware (corner rounder).


Sally H said...

Wow, Paula! That is stunning! Such a gorgeous clever design and a perfect frame for your lovely bees x

Aquarius said...

Goodness, where did August go?? This is a great tangle to surround your lovely bees, they would be at home in this honeycomb.

brenda said...

How very ingenious to tangle the honeycomb effect Paula, it really draws the whole piece together and the hints of yellow on the beets and touch of glitter really lift them.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

jackiescrafts said...

Paula this is brilliant I really like the combination of a stamped image and the tangling. The glittery bees wings add the perfect finishing touch

Jackie x

GinaA said...

Very clever Paula, those two definitely look as if they are involved in a 'dance'. Pollen is this way!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I agree your design is very clever. Your Zentangled honeycomb is beautiful and a great 'home' for your bees. The touches of colour & glitter are perfect! Have a great day, Shirleyx

Jean Straw said...

Your bees are stunning Paula, (I love the sparkly wings)and they look perfectly at home in the tangled honeycomb.
Jean x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

AWESOME! Those bumble bees were the perfect compliment to your beautiful tangled work. Blessings, my friend!

Claire said...

Hi Paula, I adore those bees, such lovely stamps and your tangling is fabulous. I had to look twice as it looks quilted wih the gorgeous 3d effect you've achieved with the shading
Claire xx