Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Birthday Tulip

This is a birthday card I made for a friend about two weeks ago.  I was inspired by my many, many visits to Pinterest!

Brenda Urbanik -

The splatters are from a PTI set and the flower is from DarkRoom Door.  I used various distress inks for the splatters and added a few sequins for the bling factor.

I quite like the stark black against those vivid colours.

We are into our last week at the beach, just trying to make the most of it.

Have an awesome day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Zendala & Watercolours

I brought my small Koi watercolour set to the beach, which is a good thing.  I did a light watercolour wash to my blank Zendala tile and then designed a string and tangled it.  I really like how it came out:

Brenda Urbanik CZT#13 -
Fassett; Msst; Antidots; Rick's Paradox

The subtle colours were influenced by being at the beach!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tangled Butterfly

We are spending the long school holiday at the beach so I don't have my stamping tools with me, but Zentangle is so portable, so that's what's going to be on show for the next few entries.

Here is a Butterfly that I traced through a stencil and then tangled.  I've left it black and white, only because I would not know which colours to choose as I always tend to gravitate towards the blues and greens.  But Black and White is good.

Tangled Butterfly:
It's another beautiful day here, the sea breeze is coming through the large open glass doors, the view is amazing, my gorgeous daughter is sitting next to me tangling and drawing, the only thing missing is hubby, but he'll be back tomorrow night!

My 20 year old nephew posted this on his FB page today: "we all have the same 24 hours, it's what you decide to do with them that sets you apart".  Coming from a 20 year old I found it very touching and impactful.  Have the most wonderful day.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

Just a quick share of a very simple masculine card I made a while ago.

Papers are from one of my Simon Says Stamp monthly Card Kits.  The stamps are from PTI.

I'd love you to share how you store your Monthly SSS Card Kits if you happen to be subscribing to them.  So you keep it all together or do you land up taking the patterned papers out and storing it with your other papers, cardstock with cardstock, embellishments with embellishments?  I'd love to know as I am currently keeping every kit together but its becoming bulky and impractical.  Please share your ideas.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Paradox Fun!

In my recent Zentangle Beyond Basics Class I, I showed the students how to draw Rick's Paradox.  It was fun to say the least.  So much fun that I decided to play on my own a little this weekend.  I used
Margaret Bremner's (CZT) wonderful tutorial where she created some diabolically awesome pieces just laying with Paradox.  Here are my two, very clean and simple, (just like my cards), Paradox creation.

Paradox Twists - that's the result you get if you go in the same direction in each section.

Paradox Fans - that's the result you get if you go in the opposite direction in each section.

Have an awesome Sunday!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Baby Card

I was asked if I could make a card for a lady who is about to give birth to her third child, no idea if it's a boy or a girl though.  I could not say no, so I pulled out a lovely set I purchased not too long ago for those "just in case" occasions when a baby card was required.  So glad that this Darkroom Door set has been used:

I just used some papers that I thought would be sweet and loving to welcome a newborn into the world.  And also decided to go for some softness with the lace and tulle.  I think I may have made 3 baby cards in my life, so I hope this one is ok.  I like it.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend.  My apologies for being so scarce out there but I have been quite busy with some Zentangle classes and for some reason , this year just seems busier, or maybe it's just because I am older!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Diva's Duotangle Challenge #158: Diva Dance & Crescent Moon

I made a tile for the Diva's latest challenge.  We had to use two tangles, Crescent Moon and Diva Dance.  I enjoyed making this tile, but I may need to experiment some more:

I can't wait to see what all the "old timers" have created, they are seriously talented!

It was a beautifully hot and sunny morning here, I even went to try out a Boot Camp session with a friend, thoroughly enjoyed it, but now the temperature has dropped by about 10 degrees, it's dark, grey and raining!

Enjoy your day wherever you are!