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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32 comments:

  1. Jean, LOVE your butterfly Aquafleur! It's very clever and very original. Great job!! I also like your Flez...it's been a difficult tangle for me to work with, so the SquareOne challenge was a real challenge for me.

    JoyceB.

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    1. Thanks, Joyce. I just alter tangles to be what I am comfortable with. They do not have to follow step-out perfectly. Just go for it and let the tangle do whatever it wants to do. Staying consistent usually makes for a great tangle.

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  2. An Aquafleur Butterfly!! How wonderful. :-D I love it. Nice to be able to use all your tools like this. I guess I'll just stay cutting things out by hand. LOL I like your Flez. (I just checked to make sure, but Flez is on Tanglepatterns.com, just in case anyone wants to know.) Bunzo and Verve go well with it. I don't know Verve. Guess I'll have to look it up. I always enjoy seeing your tiles, Jean. From a naturally air conditioned California coast (yeah, the fog came in finally. Whew! LOL ) Have a great week.

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    1. I did have to cut the butterfly by hand, Melena. But I have lots of dies and a Scan 'n Cut that help me with fancy shapes. I saw it was on TanglePatterns, but you still have to go to Flickr and I'm not sure that people without Flickr accounts can get to it? Oh, do look up Verve. It is another one of my favorites. (I certainly have a lot of favorites, LOL!) Stay inside :)

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  3. Beautiful butterfly... makes me realize how useful knowing how to draw this tangle might be.

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    1. I have used Aquafleur on leaves too. That really looks even better, but I've done that before so I was looking for something different to do. Thanks, Melissa!

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  4. Great job thinking outside the box---an Aquafleur butterfly. I enjoy seeing all the techniques and media you use. I can't even imagine an air temperature of 120 degrees. The hottest I've ever been exposed to was in Cyprus --- 114, and it wasn't a dry heat. Also, we were out and about sightseeing. There was little difference between me and a wet noodle.

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    1. LOL, Suzanne, and I was out yesterday in 117 degrees doing yard work! I guess your body adjusts to it. I can't stand the cold at all. If it falls below 70, I am freezing. I can't even feel my fingers!

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  5. So I took a quick look and thought where is her aquafleur? OMG, it's the butterfly! Sweet! WTG Jean :)

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    1. That's funny, Trudi. I sometimes have to search for tangles when there is a lot going on in someone's tile, but you're right, Aquafleur is almost hard to see on that butterfly!

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  6. Lovely Aquafleur butterfly, so Creative!

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    1. Thank you, Mariet. I just kept searching through my stamps until I found something other than a leaf to use though. I do kind of like it on a butterfly too.

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  7. Aquafleur in the air, your butterfly is a wonderfull idea! It would be a nice top of a present. Greetings from Germany, Margarete

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    1. I suppose it would be good as a gift tag, Malerisches. I will have to remember that idea. Hello back from sunny Arizona!

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  8. Wonderful Aquafleur- Butterfly and lovely colors, I love it Jean :-))

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    1. I do get a few comments from anonymous now and then, so maybe this is Gudrun? Whoever it is, thank you :)

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  9. Such a creative Aquafleur butterfly! I love it! As I love your Flez tile too :-)

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    1. Thanks you, Ilse. I love your Aquafleur too. Everyone should pop over to see it.

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  10. I love your way! Beautiful.

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  11. Wow Jean, I love this Aquafleur butterfly!!!

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  12. An Aquafleur butterfly. Love it! I also love your Verve variation, it looks like the head of a blue whale. Have to remember that!

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    1. There is something about doing tangles half way that I find interesting. Verve is one that I love doing only part way, Susie. It usually looks like a snake head to me though :)

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  13. Your butterfly is delightful and what a lovely card!

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    1. Making cards and coloring are my other loves, Michele. I love it when I can combine tangles this way. Thanks!

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  14. Nice use of Aquafleur to create a butterfly. I did not have a chance to do the Square One focus tangle. Maybe will sometime this week.

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    1. I know you are always so busy, Donald, so it is extra nice when you take the time to make a comment here. Thank you!

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  15. Your Aquafleur butterfly is really beautiful :-) What a great variation of the pattern! Love it :-)

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  16. Such a clever idea to combine the butterfly with Aquafleur! I love the square one tile. It looks so mysterious and ancient!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I'd never done Flez before and it was a lot of fun.

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