Weather Report: after a record hot November, the first day of summer was heralded in by rain and cold weather - floods and major storms in some places of the mainland. We got rain - lots of lovely, wanted rain.
Outside the craft room door just a while ago - poor orchids are drenched!
I am sitting here wearing my mother's old cardigan to keep warm.
(She died a long time ago and this cardi is the last one she knitted - I love it)
Oh well - good for crafting!
At Unstampabelles this month, the challenge is to create something using a Zentangle pattern - whoa, Zentangle! "What is that," you cry.
Can you remember we did this last Christmas too? Here is a reminder of one of my past attempts are using the Zen Tangles to decorate.....
Well, I like to think I have improved since then!
I have been practicing - at random intervals - and feel a bit more confident
I found I like adding pencil colour
The twist at Unstampabelles this month is to
Make a Non-Traditional item
This could mean many things but I chose to make a Christmas card using non-traditional colours and themes.
I used a wooded word for my sentiment -sprayed it white and then added some Starlight Metallic paints but it was still too light so I added a blue spray and dried it with the Embosser - it bubbled and I loved the effect!
This photo was taken in the doorway of the workshop, out of the rain - slightly different colours out of the direct light too!
By itself in the middle of my tangle the sentiment got lost so I backed it with the same card I used to back my tangle. To create the tangle, I used a bit of Dyon, Chainging and Keeko -no, they are not errors in naming; it seems zentangling uses weird names for each tangle type.
This was a practice piece but I cut it from my book to make this card.
It is a sort-of copy of one of Beckah Krahula's and comes from her book
One Zentangle a Day -a 6 week course
Well worth purchasing if you are interested.
You can make a card, a tag, a bookmark, a cover for a book, a present (a set of cards?) , zentangle onto an ornament or a any surface that is suitable. Just don't use a stamp please.