Monday, July 17, 2017

Zentangle® Some Peanuts, Peanuckle, and Rope String

Jessica Davies is with us again this week as guest poster over at I am the Diva. She challenged us to use Peanuckle. This tangle gave me fits for a long time. Even with the expert teaching from Molly at my CZT training, I still trembled at the thought. This tile proves that one should revisit difficult tangles at a later date. No problems with this one at all anymore. And, sorry, I just had to do this, LOL!
Square One, on Facebook, has a focus tangle of Fluxecho with the step-outs created by Lynn Shelton Mead. I added an aura and filled using Knightsbridge.
And for that splash of color,I had to try Rope String from CZT Margaret Bremner. I used Copic Markers for the color. In support of our Online friends, Michele from Coffee & Creativity, I will add this one to the MadeByJoey Weekly Challenge.     
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Zentangle® With Hearts, Kofeforn, CoffeeCups, and Companion

Guest, Jessica Davies, CZT, over at I am the Diva, has suggested we use hearts this week in our challenge. I happened to have out my Oxide Distress Inks and my stencils for some card making that I was doing, so I started with that. Then, I thought that I should use a tangle from Laura herself to fill the hearts, so I selected Kofeforn, a tangle I had not yet used before. O tangled with a purple Copic Multiliner and shadowed with a dark pink colored pencil. Here's some love to both Laura and Jessica.
This week's focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is a tangle from Simone Hassel called CoffeeCups. (This is a Pinterest site, so I'm not sure you can see it if you are not a member.)
And, for even more color, but this time with Copics, I used Companion by Carrie Liao.
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Zentangle® a Prickly Pear, and Campreap

It will be super nice to see everyone show their pride in their living space in this world. The challenge at I am the Diva is to do a tile that reflects our home. I am very happy to be located in the southwest of the USA. This is something we see often, and yes, our sunsets and sunrises can be much more vivid than this.
I used watercolor pencils on the cactus that I drew. I added partial Ahh for the prickly parts (prickly pear cactus) and some "rocks" of Festune.

The focus tile for Square One on Facebook is Camreap by Susan Yeo, CZT.
Of course, I love to stretch tangles, so I added a Bunzo type center and an aurua. I added Fescu and a Bunzo style Jetties to balance out the look.

Sometime I push too hard and wind up with an "oops"! Of course, there are no mistakes in Zentangle, so I took this Campreap that went wrong and just kept going. Never toss a tile, you can always learn something.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Zentangle® a Card with Aquafleur

Short and sweet this week. The selected tangle at I am the Diva this week is Aquafleur. I have a very special fondness for this tangle as it was the one presented at my CZT training four years ago. Who couldn't love something directly learned from the masters?
Copics, Stamps, and Die Cuts Used
I stamped the image with a light colored Momento Ink in pink. Added the Aquafleur using a Copic Multiliner in pink, then added the Copics. The background was created using a Gelli Plate, and some clear sequins were added. The butterfly and the blue paper are popped up for dimension on this shaped card.

The focus tangle for Square One on Facebook is Flez, by Lori Howe (Sorry, no link as it is posted on Flickr,) I added some Verve and Bunzo.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Zentangle® Strutz, Aura, and a Splash of Color

The non-dominate hand challenge showed up today at I am the Diva. We are to aura a tangle. She encouraged us to think that our tile has "character"! Mine certainly does! I did everything, including the shading and chop with my left hand.
I use kind of a half Ing and Rain to aura using a Renaissance tile.

The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook is Strutz by Sarah Fowler. Most of the shared tangles look like melting tinker toys. They really look great that way and I encourage you to take a look at this fun tangle.

And, for the splash of color, I thought it would be fun to play with a spiral and some 'Nzeppel. I used Copics to color.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Zentangle® Dansk, Verve, Showgirl, and Dew Drops

I was so pleased to see CZT Margaret Bremner's Dansk pop up on I am the Diva for this week's challenge. I immediately thought of Verve for the centers and built up from there. Of course, I had to criss-cross rather than go under each one. I used a die cut from Stampin Up to create the shape for filling.
I used Polychromos colored pencils for the darker blues and a pastel pencil for shading.

Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle of Showgirl by Vicki Bassett to which I added Quib.

And, feeling like doing a couple of dew drops, I grabbed a 3Z tile and did some very simple tangles so I could put my focus on the dew drops.
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Zentangle® Beads of Courage and Puffin

Using Beadlines to pull together another Beads of Courage for the I am the Diva challenge this year. I used Gansai Tambi watercolors, in some of the shades associated with specific beads, on a regular Zentangle tile, sprayed it with Shimmer Mist and covered it with crinkled Saran Wrap. When dry, I used some of the shapes I saw to create the beads. 

It was so thrilling to see my tangle, Puffin, show up as the focus tangle on Square One, Facebook. I was so busy commenting on every entry that I ran out of time to do a second. So, here is a repost of the original tile using Puffin with Noom and a link to the stepouts.

Used on a card with Copics
Here is a direct link to some of the wonderful ways that were used to create some fantastic tiles. Thanks for all your support!