Saturday, 1 March 2014

Printemps & Golden Tulips for Spring

March's Challenge (Number 24) for the Chocolate Baroque Zentangle Group is once again a themed one, this time the brief is to incorporate something associated with Spring.

front of card

close-up of tangled tile
tangles: Blox, Printemps

angled close-up in lamplight to show gold lustre of tulips

inside of card

A couple of things that didn't show up very well in the photos: The little flower sequins are actually iridescent plus the black panel on the inside of the card is edged with gold as is the message panel.

I was intending to make a Spring Mandala but lost my way as I was colouring for the colours aren't terribly Spring-like! Hence I have just two Spring elements in my design: the tangle Printemps & the stamped tulip images around the centre. The stamped lines were all but obliterated by the gold colouring so the lines were redefined with a Pigma Micron Pen. My next post will be a tutorial showing how I constructed the Mandala String for this tile.

Stamp Chocolate Baroque UA4SP0151 Flora & Fauna (tulips).
Inks Memories Black Dye, Delicata Golden Glitz (inking various cardstock edges).
Pencils/Markers etc… 01 & 05 Black Sakura Pigma Micron Pen, Fine Black Sharpie, Gold Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Pen, White Pentel K118 Hybrid Gel Pen; Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor.
Cardstock W H Smith 220gsm white; black & satin gold from stash.
Die Spellbinders Nestabilities Splendid Circles.
Punch E K Success (corner rounder).
The flower sequins are from stash & the pearl is Papermania.


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous artwork Paula, I love it. The 'Spring' colours add a lot, it's a fantastic design. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Jean Straw said...

This is lovely Paula, I love the spring colours and the golden tulips.
Jean x

jackiescrafts said...

This is lovely Paula the coloured border looks great along side the gold centre to your design
Jackie x

GinaA said...

Just love the brickwork, gives the tile the look of a knot garden, the tulips make a beautiful centerpiece.

brenda said...

You have selected perfect colours to depict Spring Paula and I like the way you have used the little dots'circles into the middle to draw the eye to the lovely gold lustre. The dies used on the inside is a very delicate and pretty one.

B x

Alice said...

i love the golden tulips! and you used my tangle Blox :D yay!!! it looks wonderful here in your flower garden! thanks for incorporating it :)

Sally H said...

Stunning! I love the fabulous brick work and the tulips are wonderful! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

That is so beautiful. It makes me think of a labyrinth. I love the gold sheen too.

Elaine said...

Fabulous again Paula!
The brickwork reminds me of a formal garden, like a Maze structure, with the flowers to be found at the heart of the Maze.
Everything works so well together to bring your eye inwards towards the tulips.

Big hugs
Elaine xxx