Thursday, April 14, 2016

Zentangle Inspired Art: Killer Whale

I can hardly believe that it's been 12 days since I last posted!  I feel like I have been so busy!

Today I wanted to share with you a Ben Kwok template that I tangled.  You can find Ben's templates on his Facebook page called Ornation Creation.

I don't do too many ZIA's simply because for me, it takes away the stress free process of tangling.  In this type of ZIA one has to do a bit more planning ahead, whereas in pure Zentangle, it's simply one stroke at a time, with no predetermined end picture in mind, the outcome is what it is.

Anyhow, I wanted to do this Killer Whale and here is my very humble version (now I have no idea what to do with it!).

I used the following tangles: Rick's Paradox; Printemps; Cubine; Tipple; Crescent Moon and some stripes.

I wish I could take better photos but I just don't seem to have the knack for that and the light here is not the best.  Nevertheless, this was a really enjoyable experience.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Clean and Simple

Here is a very simple card I made using a bit of masking and a lot of Hero Arts stamps.

I hope you are all having a great weekend.  We spent a lovely day at the beach.  The sun still gave out enough warmth but the seasons have definitely changed.  Winter is coming!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Multicolor Florals

I am the worst at deciding on how to name blog posts, it's too funny!

Well, I never cease to be inspired by all the beautiful card examples one can find on the internet, sometimes they are so beautiful it's really tough to deviate from the design, which is the case here.

For my card I was totally inspired by a card designed by Kelly Latevola.  Gosh her work is really beautiful.  

Here is my version:

I had a pre-stamped strip of cardstock from another project, I adhered that on the side of my notecard.  Then I stamped and repeatedly  masked a flower from a Hero Arts set and went ahead and coloured it with Copics.  Lastly I did the white gel pen thing....I love that, it really adds a fun element.  I then adhered that panel with craft foam.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Birthday Pinwheels

I made this quick card for a sweet 6 year old girls' birthday.  I love clean and simple cards!

I stamped the pinwheels on patterned paper and cut them out.  The two little ones are popped up with craft foam for some dimension,

Those little dots on the background was another tip I picked up from one of Jennifer McGuires videos.  I found a little dot stamp in one of my sets and did some random stamping then added some clear stickles to them.

Now that the public holidays are over, I wish you a wonderful week!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Blessings

Wow, it's already Easter!  Time is moving fast.  I attended my first ever Easter Service this morning and am so glad I did.  As a young child I don't think I ever paid attention to the real meaning of it all.  As I have aged life has taken on a different meaning and I am glad that I am understanding things better, finding more meaning.

I also decided to make a sweet Easter card for my lovely daughter who is growing up way too fast.  I know there is nothing I can actually do about it, I also never knew it would feel so bittersweet to let go of a child and welcome in a young girl...gosh, I have a lump in my throat just typing that out.  Ok, so let's get back to the sweet card which was made as a result of one of Jennifer McGuire's technique videos (how can one person be so talented, wow!).

I just liked that Acetate window idea and this Tim Holtz bird is simply too sweet to ignore.  I hope my daughter gets a little giggle out of it.

Wishing you all a very blessed Easter weekend.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bee -Yond Fabulous

You know those stamp sets we all have that we never seem to use, I have a few...but I plucked up the courage to try and use a set to make a birthday card.

The set is called  "Thanks Bee to Thee" made by The Craft's Meow.  It has some sweet bee images with lovely sentiments and fillers for the honeycombs.

I cut the outside edge of the card according to the shape of the honeycomb image and I added a strip of patterned paper along that same edge but on the inside of the card (you can't see it in the photo).

It's that time of the year with lots of public holidays as well as the end of the 1st term of school, (already)!

Have a fabulous week!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Funny Bird

Here is a very simple card I made using one of those funny Tim Holtz birds.  It's a nice quick card, no colouring which is what I wanted to avoid this time around.

See what I mean, quick, quick.

I just woke up to a light rain, wonderful, we need to get those damns filled!

Have a wonderful weekend!