Friday, 21 February 2014

The Diva's White Space & Erin's Gift

I have combined the Diva's Challenge #155 (to leave an area of open white space on a tangled piece of artwork) with Erin's Zendala Dare #90 template from a few weeks ago to form the focal element for a card design. 

front of card
tangles: Fassett, Fescu

close-up to show detail & colouring of Zendala

angled view under lamplight to show lustre of
 moondust black & pearlescent yellow cardstock 

inside of card

Erin also asked that participants 'gift' her (since it was her birthday) with a particular tangle to use, so my gift, albeit somewhat late, is the tangle Fassett.

Pencils/Markers etc… 005 & 01 Sakura Pigma Micron Pens, Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils with a dry paper stump.
Cardstock W H Smith 220gsm white, matt & moondust black, pearlescent yellow.
Dies Spellbinders Shapeabilities Lace Doily Accents (corners) & Lace Doily Motifs (inside of card).
Punch Woodware Inverted Corner.


Elaine said...

Fabulous Paula!
Perfectly detailed,as always, and the colouring/shading is beautiful.
Again as always, your attention to detail, balance and symmetry is perfect.

Big hugs to you
Love Elaine xxx

Jean Straw said...

This is brilliant Paula. I love how your super colours and shading give such depth and shape to the star.I like the white space around it too and the swirly patterns round the edge. The gold and black mounting make it into a real classy looking card.
Jean x

Anne's tangle blog said...

Very beautiful, Paula. I like the warm centre nest to the open rest.

jackiescrafts said...

What a gorgeous card Paula, I love how it zings with the colours against the white areas
Jackie x

Sally H said...

Wow, Paula! Absolutely wonderful! LOVE the citrus colours and your tangling is perfect in every way x

craftimamma said...

Hi Paula, sorry I'm still finding it difficult to get round to blog visiting. However I'm glad I chose today to drop by and see this stunning card. Your zentangle designs are amazing with such fine detail. I very much like the contrast of detail and white space. Beautiful work!

Lesley Xx

Donald Wilka said...

Like the effect created by the fescu around the outer edge. Great color combination.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very beautiful Zendala, I love the colouring and the design around the outside. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

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Alice said...

This is beautiful and Erin will love it!

Elaine said...

Great card Paula, beautiful shading in lovely warm colours. I love how the zendala is framed and the layers of pearlescent card and the die cut corners all add interest to you design. I am sure this will be much appreciated. Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card, classy & very elegant. Your colouring is wonderful.

alexandra s.m. said...

Perfection for sure!
Every detail is thought through, it is both impressive and natural...coming from you that is ;)

Thank You Paula!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a flawless manila design, Paula. The white space makes your star shaped tangle pop, and the delicate movement of the fescu frames it beautifully. This card would make a gift in itself and would be perfect for framing. Blessings!