Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Graphic Valentine


I made another card for this months' Hero Arts contest, but don't freak out when you see it, and no, I have not gone crazy....but simply inquisitive!  In researching ideas for backgrounds for my Art Journal pages and looking into doodling etc...I came across the art of Zentangle! (You can get more info on this art HERE). OMG, look this up on Pinterest and you may just be hooked!  Of course it may not appeal to you at all, we all have our own taste.  It's not that I want to create a room filled with this type of art, but I think it's the total relaxation and freedom associated with it that has gripped me.

Then I got to wondering if I had a stamp that was large and open enough that I perhaps could "decorate" with tangles and I came up with this (do you recognise the stamped image?).


Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Fineliner: Copic Marker - red
Stamps: Hero Arts (Stencil Flower; CL402 sentiment set)
Other: Twine (The Twinery); Pop dots; corner chomper

The stamp is the Stencil Flower by Hero Arts.  It took a while to make, I used three different patterns of tangling and drew them in, and yes, my eyes were squinting by the time I was done, but golly, I loved the process. 

I like it, it's different and it really makes that flower pop.

Ok, off to make something after watching the Day 6 videos of Clean & Simple Cards 2.

Have a great day!

15 comments:

Tina said...

OMG Brenda,
I thought it was a pp! You did a fantastic job!

joy said...

Your tangles look very professionally done, Brenda! I love that you used the stencil flower for this technique. Our LSS offers Zentangle classes now. Haven't decided to try it yet!

walchowDesign said...

The flower really pops out especially on the black bg, Brenda! Very graphic flower, indeed!

sheila said...

I thought it was pp too! This is just fabulous Brenda.....what a great way to color and personalize an image.

Barb said...

It really does look like patterned paper! You did an amazing job, Bren! Gorgeous flower!

Lisa said...

WOWZERS Brenda...OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

CinnamonSally said...

This is amazing Brenda, I also thought it was patterned paper!

Dawn Turley said...

Love that you have had the courage to try this incredible art Brenda. It is gorgeous. Your art journal really has been an awesome idea

Moz said...

Totally amazing! Wow! Must have been fun to do.....maybe more heading our way??
Hugz
M

Rosemary said...

fun card, brenda! when i first saw it i knew it was zentangle... you did a wonderful job with the technique!

Virginia L. said...

Amazing! I was wondering where this stamp came from...my, you did some major work with it! This is so gorgeous, Brenda! Absolutely original and creative!

Pam W Merwin said...

What an amazing technique! Such a beautiful job that you did. LOVE IT!

Lisa said...

So proud to call you my talented friend!! Oh my goodness this is fantastic! It strikes me as very " Alice in wonderland" for some reason- love it!! You are really stepping out of the box girl :). I'm so proud of you for trying your hand at all these new things! You are such a natural!
XX

Michelle said...

Holy smokes!!! This is sheer brilliance, Brenda! So much detail! Love the color palette, too!

Maureen Morton said...

Yes! Zentangle is such fun and I find it therapeutic, too. It is much like the doodles I did in the 1960's. And you have used it with such creativity with this cool card. Love it, Brenda!