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Friday, September 10, 2010

I want to share a "first"

I know I am behind the times, but I just recently discovered the art of the Zentangle. What is it? "creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns" This is something you can do while you sit in the dentist's waiting room or when you need an afternoon break. It is relaxing and helps you to focus and it is just plain fun to do! You can learn all about it here: zentangle.com There are lots more sites and tons of online images if you want to see some amazing art work. My example is just my first baby step. I made it into an easel card for my daughter's birthday. I wanted to give her something really original.  (She thought I stamped it, go figure!) Anyway, I hope you will check out the Zentangle site and maybe give it a try.




Supplies all Stampin' Up!:

I used my black Stampin' Write marker on Whisper White card stock, then mounted it on Real Red card stock with Dimensionals and then on a Basic Black mat.

9 comments:

Traci said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used and the image you created is beautiful! It looks pretty hard.

Kim Jensen said...

Wow, I love this, Cathy! The use of contrast and pattern is mesmerizing! You did a beautiful job! I'm going to have to check out the site. :)

Naomi Ball said...

I have been seeing this for a while, but I have never tried it. I am far too scared:) It looks so complicated and doodling is not my strong point. I may try it soon and see how it turns out, but I am doubting it will make my blog. Yours is AWESOME! It does look like a stamp, a very cool stamp!

Anonymous said...

Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
like this in the past? Keep up the great work!

Jenn Embry said...

Very pretty! What a compliment that she thought you stamped it. I love it! One of these days I'm going to have to try this. :)

Anonymous said...

Carol, thank you so much for the zentangle suggestion! I hope to make one soon. Makes a lovely card!
Carol Krup

gale said...

oh wow that looks super cool!! I should show it to dd-she loves to doodle.

Chrissie said...

I love your Zentangle...it looks fantastic on the page!! I am sure your daughter appreciated the effert you went to.

Louise said...

WOW!!!!! This is fantastic, you are a clever lady. No wonder your daughter thought it was stamped, it looks so awesome..