Hi everyone. I am still loving the bit of Zentangle I have been doing and this is another masculine card which I have made using a stamp set from Chocolate Baroque called The Art of Chess. I also used an Aall and Create stamp No. 115 chess border.
I started by making a background using Brushos and sprinkled some Scarlet Red, Bright Red and Yellow on to my gelli plate, spritzed with water and pulled the print and it covered the piece of white stencil card well. I cut it down to fit my 6" square card and added the chess border using Versafine Satin Red Ink and then added it to my card. I managed to find a dimensional chess board and did a tracing of it on to a snippet of white card and filled in the white squares with a few tangles and then blacked the rest of the squares using a Micron Pen. I then cut this out and added it to the background. I then stamped some chess pieces on to more snippets of white card using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and fussy cut them out. I then did a bit of tangling on each and added them to the chess board on the card using some silicone glue to give them some dimension. I finished by adding a sentiment again using the Nocturne Ink and heat embossed it using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.
For those that saw my last post here and want to know what the mistake was, the embossed background has a row of hearts top and bottom and unfortunately when I stamped the snowflake on it I put it upside down without realising and didn't notice until way after the whole thing was finished. It's funny how a mistake really stands out when you know it's there, and I hope that those that said they couldn't see it were not just being kind. I think there was one person that said they thought they knew but didn't want to say.
Thanks for visiting my blog today and I hope I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge - No. 416 Where we use up our snippets of card and paper etc.
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - No. 284 Gingham, Checks or Plaid (I hope my black and white chess board counts as a sort of gingham).
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 419 Any Occasion.
Seize the Birthday Challenge - No. 228 Hobbies and Pastimes.