Monday, December 14, 2015

Zentangle® a Watercolor Bookplate, WUD, and an Inchie

I Am The Diva, Challenge #248, is to "give the gift of Zentangle". I used a card from Suzy's Watercolor Doodles that I colored with Inktense and Prima watercolor pencils. I added a border of Quib and Laced, then some Betweed and Inapod to the heart. I finished with regular colored pencils for shadows and a white acrylic paint pen for highlights. This will be a bookplate for a gift.
The focus tangle over at Square One, Facebook, was to use WUD. I added Hurry.
And, The prompt word at Every Inchie Monday was locomotive. This is actually a tiny print out of a photo I took from the back of the steam train ride my hubby and I took in the spring on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. It was truly a beautiful trip.

Thanks for stopping by. I truly enjoy reading your comments!

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  1. That's a wonderful snippet of your trip. I like your Wud, and the bookplate turned out great. I especially like the heart.

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  2. Delightful bookplate Jean! Lovely idea.
    Happy Christmas

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    1. Thank you, Shelly. Merry Christmas to you too!

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  3. Oh a ride on a steam train - sounds wonderful - great and appropriate inchie

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    1. Yes, Kia, we loved this one the most of all of the trips we have taken. The scenery was beautiful and they had made the seats so that they faced the window. I loved this picture looking at the tracks from the back of the car.

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  4. I like your card, Jean and of course also the words :-) Merry Christmas!!!!

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    1. The set has a lot of nice messages like this one, and it comes on nice watercolor paper so it is fun to try different kinds of wet medium on them. Thank you, Annemarie :)

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  5. I love the book cover, that heart is beautiful. I really love the look out the back of the train, how awesome!

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    1. We tanglers find it hard to leave anything plain without adding some patterning LOL! Thanks, Freebird!

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  6. As always there is lots to delight the eyes!

    Sally

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  7. Great ideas, Jean! We love our trains! You have such a great collection of artist tools and use them so effortlessly. Nice sentiment for the Diva Challenge. Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. I grew up to the sounds of the train and the Caballeros marching band practicing in the park. Those are the sounds of childhood. And, yes, if you could just see my craft room, you would either be amazed or terrified! I have just about everything that I can fit and still get in myself LOL!

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  8. A Bookplate, what a great idea. I hadn't thought of a tangled bookplate. Great artwork and I have just noticed your tiny tangled person down on the left hand side, I love her.

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    1. I don't think I would have thought of it either if not for the challenge, YT. Isn't she fun? She is a "tangled folk" that I learned to do from Billie Lauder.

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  9. All of these are lovely and I love your tile with Wud, Jean! :)

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  10. Beautiful Diva tile, it's well balanced when it comes to the use of colours and patterns. Lovely!

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  11. Love the watercolour! What a gorgeous opener for a present. I know what you mean about the steam train. I went on one of those scenic trips a while back - from the website, looks similar to your one. Great inchie.

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    1. Humm, maybe I can convince the hubby to go to Australia now, LOL!

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  12. Beautiful bookplate, Jean and the pattern WUD looks interesting. Do I try sometimes. I wish you a merry christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Christiane. Do try WUD, it is an easy tangle. Merry Christmas to you as well :)

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  13. Great idea for your inchie, and fab tangles.Love the coloured one.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. Coloring is one of my favorite pastimes :)

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  14. All of your pieces are so lovely! Great job on the "Wud" tile, it's one of my favorite tangles.

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    1. Thanks, Michele. WUD was new to me, but I like the simplicity of it.

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  15. Oh, I think there will be some happy readers very soon! What a lovely idea for the bookplate. I always enjoy seeing how you use bring in different tools, most of which are new to me!

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    1. I do hope so, Jennifer. I have a very short attention span and must change what I am doing constantly, thus all the different "stuff" I have to play with LOL! (Of course, I watch a lot of wonderful videos done by very talented people, and think, "If I have that kind of pen/pencil/paints, etc, I would be as good as they are." If only :)

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  16. I love your bookplate as well as the words on it! I will remember them..!

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    1. I think I have lived my life that way, Simone. Every day is exciting that way!

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  17. Wonderful work and a lovely quote! :)

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    1. Thank you, Heather, and thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Beautiful work! I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Anja, and a very Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  19. Hi Jean!!

    I'm late but I finally made it, haha..

    Thank you for your timely reminder to 'fall in love'.. It is very appropriate for this time of the year <3

    A very blessed year ahead, may your paths be filled with abundance, peace, joy, love, health and wholeness <3

    Cheers!
    Debbie New CZT18

    Shortcut to my entry: https://goo.gl/zldRMM

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    1. It is easy to fall behind in making comments sometimes, Debbie. Especially this time of the year. I often find I just can't get to everyone, but that doesn't mean that I don't love their work. Life sometimes demands my attention in other places. My "illness" of Ohh shiny, makes me fall in love with too many things sometimes :) Thanks for all your encouragement, and Happy New Year to you!

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