Well, enough personal info. I have a fun card I created in the midst of all of this chaos. Actually, it might be the chaos that inspired it. Sparkle N Sprinkle recently released two new sets, Zendoodle Rainbow and Zendoodle Flowers, with some wonderful Zentangle designs. I have always loved the look of Zentangles but have never tried it. With so much time on my hands at the hospital, I decided now was a good time. I stamped some of the images from the Zendoodle Flowers set to get started and then just went from there.
I stamped Zendoodle Butterfly, Zendoodle Daisy, and Zendoodle Leaf with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the background. I decided to leave it black and white and only bring a little color in my layers to enhance the main center image, Zendoodle Friends. This image was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with BlackDetail embossing powder. I colored it, cut it out, and added it to a black layer that I cut out using Spellbinders’ Label Eighteen. I added Sunny Daze, Cyclamen, and Waterscape glitters with a glue pen and popped this sparkling image in the center of the card with foam tape.
Here is the second background I did. Some of the patterns are the same but I started to try some different designs and also shade in more black areas. I think this really makes the designs stand out more. When I finished this one I ended up going back and adding a few more details to my first one.
This was a really fun technique to try. Make sure you check the SNS blog for an upcoming Technique Tuesday where April will share the details of this technique. Also, go here to see all the great Zentangle books available at SparkleN Sprinkle.
Hopefully my windshield will be fixed later today so I can head home for the weekend. In the mean time I am enjoying my time with my daughter. Hope you enjoyed your time here.
This card is entered in the following challenges:Stamping For The Weekend Challenge #11 – Bugs and Butterflies
Stamping Scrapping June Challenge – Bugs (used Spellbinders’ Label Eighteen)
Stamping Sisters In Christ Challenge #144 – Create Something That Reflects You (My card reflects my somewhat chaotic life, my creative side, and my sparkling personality, along with my love of the beauty around us created by God for our enjoyment.)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #137 – Embossing
Creative Card Crew Challenge #13 – 1-2-3 (One Die Cut, two Zendoodle Butterflies, and three Zendoodle Leaves)
Crafts and Me Challenge #89 – Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes