Friday, November 29, 2013

I have been following Alice Hendon's blog, The Creator's Leaf to learn how to use the Dylusion Inks.  This is my first attempt and first layer of color.  I used a stencil to put some background on the paper, however, you will see later it disappears with all the playing around I did with the inks and water spritzing.
This one turned out okay, except it is too yellowy for me.

Inks used, postbox red, lemon zest and fresh lime.  I really like the affect of the spots.

Here I used more fresh lime, pure sunshine and a touch of lemon zest.

This one has too much fresh lime, maybe will try softening up the colors a bit.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Repost of Challenge 143 Cruze

This is my second posting of the Diva Challenge, Cruze.  The first posting did not look right to me and I couldn't figure out what was wrong.  After looking at the challenges that others posted to the Diva Challenge, I saw what was shading!  Ugh, how could I forget something so basic to completing a design.  I pulled out me tile and added some more black here and there, put in the shading and at the last minute added some aqua copic marker.  Now this tile looks better to me.  I wish I would have added the before on the same page, you can see the first one here on my blog.  Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Beauty of Zentangle

I received my book from the publisher today.  I am excited and proud to be a contributor of the beautiful book.  Suzanne McNeill and Cindy Shepard did a fantastic job making this publication.  The book is on sale on Amazon.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Week 137 Duotangle-Knights Over Tipple

Here is weekly challenge #137 from Laura's, I am the Diva.   As you can see there are only two tangle patterns, Knightsbridge and Tipple.  To spice it up a bit, I used a gray marker to shade the Knightsbridge, colored a few of the Tipples with a turquoise marker and shaded the remaining Tipples with a pencil.  If you have a few minutes continue exploring my blog and see the ATC's I have been making for ATC swaps.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Black/Brown Swap

First two Black/Brown ATC's.

Autumn Artist Trading Cards

Four more ATC's for Autumn Swap.  These do not have too much Zentangle in them because I am trying to keep the Autumn theme.  The next two swaps are more of what I like to do.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Autumn Swap

Autumn Swap No. 1
Autumn Swap No. 2
Autumn Swap No. 3
Here are the first three ATC's for the Autumn Swap.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Postcard Swap Complete

Postcard 16
Postcard 15
Postcard 14
Replacement for Postcard 6
This completes the postcard swap.

Challenge 133 Tipple - Love It or Hate It


This week's challenge is to use the pattern Tipple.  Tipple is the little orbs you see in my Zentangle design. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Postcard No. 12
Postcard No. 11
Postcard No. 8
Postcard No. 10
Postcard No. 7