Sunday, May 13, 2012

Technique card

Another Ad inspired card from Impress Rubber Stamp store.  This was their sample for a class they are teaching.  I don't know what the class was, but this is my rendition of it.  I first stamped the script background, and then stamped the flower with versamark shimmer (which I really don't think makes much of a difference over regular versamark) and heat embossed with Distress embosing powder.  I tried block stamping over it with the back of the acrylic block.  It didn't give the all-over color that I wanted, so I started over again and just used a mask to do the left edge so that it would appear blocked, and inked it with a sponge and garden green ink.
Then I colored in the flower with copic.  It looks really good IRL, as the flower looks kind of transparent.  The fabric flower is one I made a while ago with various size organdy circles that were heated to curl and sewn together.  The pink border stamp is EK Success.  I am happy with the results. I may have to do some variations with this one.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Zentangle Comparison

This is a combo with a couple stamps and the rest zentangled.  The butterfly had no pattern in it, so the zentagle was added to the wings.  There is also a flourish stamp in here but it is kind of hard to see.. which is ok actually.  It goes from the base up to about 3/4 of the way up. There is a mistake in the pattern and to me it stands out like a sore thumb.  But how much of a mistake can there be in a doodle???

I wanted to compare a black and white to a color, and I'm still not sure which I like best.  There are 42 different copic colors on this one. 
 But I kind of like the black and white as well.
What do you think?  I would appreciate the input.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Very First Zentangle

I did have a little inspiration for the begnning of this but then it just kind of "happens." Now I can't wait to do more.  Please tell me what you think.  Have I completely lost my mind? I have a book on zentangle ordered from the library but it has a huge waiting list and I couldn't wait to start.  I really wanted to do a colored one but I think I need to work with black and white for a while.