Tuesday 24 May 2022

Tangled Leafy Circle

Hi there everybody.  I have done a bit more tangling and with more colour this time.  I used the three tangles...Inaflux, Flux and Printemps.

I started with a piece of card a little smaller than my 6" square card and used a circle die cut of around about 4" diameter, and pencilled around it to give me the starting shape.  I did the pod shaped Inaflux mapping out with a pencil where to put them around the circle for reasonably equal spacing before putting them in with my black 0.1 Micron pen.   Once those were done I infilled with the leafy shapes of Flux, and then to the outside of the circle shape I infilled with Printemps using a gold fine line pen from a set by Emott, and then coloured the rest with my Inktense Pencils adding the colour and then used a waterbrush to move it around.  I waited until the first layer was dry and then added some more of each of the colours to darken and create shadows, and then added more of a darker colour..could have been darker I think although in real life there is more contrast.  I finished by using a pencil and a paper stump/tortillion to add shadows around the images and added a sentiment to the centre using Versafine Toffee Ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  

Like with lots of tangles there are variations for the shapes and my pods would be better a bit more open and more like flower buds but then I have seen some which do resemble more the ones I have drawn though perhaps with a slightly bigger space in the centre, but nevertheless I like them.  Not sure where this would be better as a masculine or a feminine card..let me know what you think.  

Thank you for visiting me today and I hope to see you here again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Week 677 - 13th Birthday Celebrations.
613 Avenue Create Challenge - No. 202205 Anything Goes/Mother's Day.
The Creative Crafters Challenge - No. 52 Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers May Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.


Christine Alexander said...

wow, beautifully created. I'm so impressed you mapped everything out before stamping. Love the card ♥

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Pat. I always enjoy looking at your tangles and this one has so much to see. I'm familiar with this word printemps (French for Springtime), but you must mean tangle patterns? I do not see how you keep all that straight, but I do admire your skillz! Hoping it's as relaxing for you as they say it is. xoxo

brenda said...

Loving the fresh colour palette of this one Pat, many thanks for joining in our 13th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Sarn said...

Hi Pat - am amazed at your beautiful tangling on this wonderful card. I think it would work for either gender TBH. Great idea to leave a circular centre for your sentiment

Really wish I could tangles in colour like you. I seem to be stuck in monochrome!

Thanks for joining in with the Allsorts birthday celebrations. Xxx

Aquarius said...

Great tangles and good choice of colours - reckon this design would be OK for male or female recipient particularly if they are into nature or gardening.

Linby said...

Wonderful tangling and in beautiful colours too. I think anyone would love to receive this card. Thanks for taking part at Allsorts 13th Birthday challenge.

Dena J said...

Beautiful tangling and such precision. Anyone would love receiving this card! Thank you for joining the birthday celebration at Allsorts.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, what a gorgeous card, I love the tangling and who would have thought they had names, fantastic. I love the bright colours too, Kate x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the deatils and the colours. Thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create. Anesha

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I can only imagine how long this took you to make Pat but it looks wonderful, so fresh and vibrant and I love how you've shaded the pods x

Ashwini Rao said...

What a spectacular creation! I appreciate your skills in drawing and coloring this - it looks really gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at the HLS Watercolor challenge!

Berni Cuttino said...

Just loving this wreath of colors. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Liz said...

Absolutely stunning card Pat, what an eye-catching design. xx