Thursday, 30 July 2015

Zentangled Flowers

Hi there everybody.  I have something a bit different to show you today which I haven't actually tried before.  I have a new/NBUS stencil from That Special Touch which I bought intending to try with texture paste but still haven't got any paste so I looked at it and thought I would try some zentangling.  Here it is .....

I'm afraid the zentangling is all my own made up design and I just looked at the petals and leaves and started to make shapes using a Micron pen.  I outlined the whole thing on to a snippet of white pearlescent card  and then filled it in.

When I had finished I coloured it in using my Spectrum Noir Pencils and then found a snippety frame which was leftover from my chevron flower card the other day, but the chevrons go down instead of across due to the way it was cut, but I quite like that.  With the size of the aperture which is 4" square, the bottom of the stencil which is mainly a bit of foliage had to be cut off. 

I added some clouds using a piece of  paper with some curvy cloud shapes and some Adirondack Stonewashed ink with blending foam.

I then finished it with a die cut sentiment made using a snippet of blue cardstock.

Thanks for all your interest which I really appreciate and I hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend.  Lets hope we get some better weather by then.

Pat  x

I am entering the following challenges:

Less is More - Recipe.  After it didn't work out the other day because I linked to too many posts I wasn't sure whether I would make the deadline but luckily I have so Happy Birthday Chrissie.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 187 where we use up our snippets.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


  1. Wow Pat your zen tangling is fab. Love the colouring and those clouds are awesome. I rather like how the zigs go own the page too. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. What a fun way to use a stencil, Pat - I love how it turned out! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Great zentangling, Pat! I love how you've created the clouds behind the image. Love design. xx

  4. I love how you've used this stencil, Pat! I've yet to try zentangle but I sure love the looks of it!

  5. What a brilliant idea! I love zentangling but not good at design, using a stencil is right up my street. Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. Absolutely beautiful Pat! Way to go with the zentangling too. A super card all round.


    Di xx

  7. Stunning work Pat and a gorgeous card with striking zentangling.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. What a great idea to use a stencil to produce your zentagling. And great use of the chevron frame too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  9. This is simply brilliant! Had not thought of trying the Zens with open designs as you've done here. It looks great to me (as you will remember I can't Zentangle either!) Your designs in the petals look very pretty and adding in the SN's enhanced it very well. This made up into a lovely card, with the additional of the frame. Well DONE! TFS & Happy Sunday

  10. so pretty....something I really want to try out...

  11. This is a lovely card Pat. I really like the sky behind your zentangle. Barbxx


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