Monday, October 17, 2016

Zentangle® Leaves, Antique, and an Inchie

For some of us, fall is right around the corner. Well, in southern AZ, it will still be awhile! The Diva Challenge, #289, is "Leafy Goodness". I printed some leaves out on watercolor paper and did some ink spraying before adding variations of Verdigogh, Fracas, and Drupe. Then, I added Koi Watercolor brushes and Polychromos pencils for shading. So colorful that I just had to add it to a card base for sending some cheer to a friend.

The focus tangle for Square One, Facebook, is Antique by Kathy Barringer, CZT. I added some petals and a dark upper border for some extra punch.

And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word is Horizon. I found this quote from Vanessa Hudgens: "I just love expanding my horizons and growing as an artist. The only way you get to do that is by doing something that scares you or takes you out of your comfort zone." Smart cookie. The only way to grow is to stretch.

Thanks to all of you who have stopped by. I love it when you leave comments!



I just love expanding my horizons and growing as an artist. The only way you get to do that is by doing something that scares you or takes you out of your comfort zone.
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/search_results.html?q=as+an+artist+horizon
I just love expanding my horizons and growing as an artist. The only way you get to do that is by doing something that scares you or takes you out of your comfort zone.
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/search_results.html?q=as+an+artist+horizon
I just love expanding my horizons and growing as an artist. The only way you get to do that is by doing something that scares you or takes you out of your comfort zone. Vanessa Hudgens
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/search_results.html?q=as+an+artist+horizon
I just love expanding my horizons and growing as an artist. The only way you get to do that is by doing something that scares you or takes you out of your comfort zone. Vanessa Hudgens
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/search_results.html?q=as+an+artist+horizon

50 comments:

  1. Lovely leaves on great colored paper!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. Fall colors are just so much fun to play with!

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  2. Love the colors of the leaves! Beautiful and your inchie is awesome. I love the take on the theme! Great work as always

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    1. Thank you, Freebird. Those inchies are always a challenge to find something interesting to do with a simple word, but fun!

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  3. Wonderful autumn colours oh your picture and what an terrific idea for the inchie-never thought of that

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Chrissie. Those ideas don't just pop into my head easily either. I admit to spending way too much time researching something that should be simple LOL!

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  4. Lovely tiles, beautiful colors!

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  5. So wonderful colours - I love them and your leaves too :-) Gudrun S.

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    1. Gudrun, I so appreciate that you stopped by and left such a nice comment!

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  6. Jean, Your leaves made a lovely autumn card! Square 1 tile is fab too. Great inchie and quote!

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  7. The colours of your autumn card are just luscious, worthy of sending to the dearest of friends. The inchie idea is fabulous, love the quote. c

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Cheryl, and for your sweet comment :)

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  8. "Leave comments"-----I get it! ;-) What type of inks do you spray? Last week, I tried to do my gourdeous on top of watercolors and that didn't work because the paint transferred to my pen nibs, stopping them up. Your spray technique created a lovely background for your leaves. I can understand why some lucky person will be receiving your leaves as a card.

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    1. Suzanne, I use Dylusion Inks, but I use a Sharpie No Bleed for all work that I do over color. They are sturdy pens!

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  9. Such bright colors! I love it! And your Antique is really effective with the black edging on the leaves.

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    1. Thanks, Dorita. Antique has so many possibilities!

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  10. That is a wonderful card to send to someone you love. Beautiful done Jean: happy colors, cheerful tangles but also real autumnfeelings. The second tile is totally different but very nice drawn in black and white.For your Inchie, you have found a fantastic quote, I agree for 100% and to draw that lovely INchie that is very original, love it!

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    1. I don't really know who that person is who the quote comes from, Ria. I couldn't find an artist by that name. In any case, it is a truth so simply put that I had to use it anyway. Thanks for coming by Ria!

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  11. Lovely tiles, beautiful colors! Your Antique is awesome!

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  12. Those leaves are wonderful! I'm so glad you came up with a new take for horizon as I felt confused by the mini photo of the easel on the link!

    Sally

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    1. I often think my inchies look so odd in the lineup. But, in person, I probably would as well LOL! Thanks, Sally :)

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  13. I was out of town for a few days and finally got the Diva Challenge last night. What a wonderful way to celebrate Autumn. :-D I love your colorful leaves on that luscious paper. What fun that was and what a wonderful cheery card for someone. Your Antique is beautiful That is one tangle I have tried but had trouble with. I think I'm ready to try again now after seeing yours. I can see more ways to use it now. And your inchie is great. I love that quote - it's so true. Once again I have learned some new things. Thanks for sharing so much with us.

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    1. I have a tendency to look at step outs more like suggestions, Melena. That way, you can't do it "wrong". I have some students who insist on copying those step outs so perfectly and then they can be disappointed. Much more "Zen" to let your pen go where it wants. The trick is to be consistent with whatever you are doing and it will always work. Have fun with Antique, you will like it!

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  14. good quotation for your inchie and I love your abstract painting!

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  15. What a beautiful card for a lucky soul! The colors are amazing and the tangling fits the leaves so well. Beautifully colorful. Your inchie is spot on and I always love to see what you cook up for the inchie challenges. I really like your embellishment of the tangle Antique as well, it really dressed it up well.

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    1. This was really a good week to play, Lezli. I enjoyed working on each of these pieces.

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  16. Love it all thanks for sharing!

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  17. What a wonderful lovely card :-) I really like the autumnal colors. I am sure the friend is happy to get such a nice card. The Antique tile is also very nice.

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  18. Beautiful work, Jean! I love your Autumn tile: colours and patterns are a lovely mix!

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    1. I used to live where the leaves looked like this in the fall, Ilse. It was always such a beautiful sight.

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  19. Beautiful work! My favorite is the one with the wonderful autumn colors!

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  20. A great take on the inchie theme, and your tangles are fabulous, especially the second one.

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    1. Always fun to see everyone's different take on the inchie, Wendy. Thanks :)

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  21. Beautiful work Jean! I really love those leaves;-)

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  22. Two beautiful tiles, especially the second but on Square one i don't know where the focus is noted?

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    1. Christine, if you click on the red word, Antique, above, you will be taken directly to the step out page on TanglePatterns.com
      I think you will enjoy working with it :)

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  23. I love the citation you used to create your inchie. The inchie is brilliant.

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    1. Thanks, Trillian. Always fun to do these inchies!

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  24. Lovely tangles, leaves are super colours and the second one is very flowing - but great theme on your horizon inchie - I love the way you twist things and come up with something so different. That is a great quote and I totally agree.

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    1. Thanks for all the comments you have left today, Jenny. I appreciate your input so much :)

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