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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Zentangling in the Secret Garden.....

Hello dear friends: It's been a while since I made one of this cards, I don't know if you've heard of ZENTANGLE, it's the ART of Doodling and it's really fun.  Some 3 years ago, more or less, I saw a card on Pinterest (now there are literally thousands) and it immediately caught my eye and, when something catches my eye I want to try it ASAP so, I bought a book called Zentangle Basics and, when it arrived, I really loved it.  I made a few cards right away, some of my friends received one and they really liked it. This method of doodling could be time consuming, specially if you doodle on small spaces but, it's relaxing and there is no wrong way, anything looks great. So, when I saw the challenge over at Color Q , where they ask to use Basic Black, White and one Spot color, I immediately grabbed my Zentangle book and went to work.
Here is my card.

I stamped the big flower of the retired SU Secret Garden stamp set onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and proceeded to doodle, I follow some of the designs on the book but others are my own. The spaces on the petals are small but, after covering each one of them, you can still see the flower image, can you?  I used THIS ZIG memory marker to do the fine lines and designs.
The challenge asks for the use of one color so I picked Tempting Turquoise for the butterfly from the SU set called "Best Thoughts" that I bought on Ebay. The sentiment is from my unknown stash.
Here is a close up of my doodling.


I had to use a magnifying glass I use for cross stitching to be able to fill in those tiny spaces.
Here is a picture of the finished inside.


The little butterfly is from a retired SU set called "Every Moment" and the sentiment is from the Power Poppy set called Simply Camelias , a gorgeous stamp set I actually won by participating in their January challenge with THIS CARD .  Right now, the February challenge is going on over at Power Poppy , they love it if you use one of Marcella Howley's images but, if you don't have any Power Poppy stamp sets yet, you can participate with any stamps for a chance to win a free set of your choice, so I hope you give this challenge a try.
This is the banner that inspired my card.
Thank you for stopping by today, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

12 comments:

  1. Love your zentangle flower! Amazing the original outline doesnt disappear! What marker did you use to make this by chance?

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  2. Oh my gosh, I forgot to mentioning the marker.....sorry my friend!! I'm fixing this right now. I bought a ZIG Millenium fine detail marker.
    The fact that the outline of the flower remains after all the doodling is really cool.

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  3. Wow....this is a great card ! So different ! Of course you had to use a magnifying glass for all of that detail .... love that butterfly . I have one just like him !

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    1. Thank you Sonny, I had forgotten how much fun doodling really is. I also love that sweet butterfly.

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  4. Yet again Maria you simply amaze me. I can't even imagine attempting this and have it turn out like yours.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, it's really fun to just try to fit any design on the little spaces.

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  5. Wow Maria you never cease to amaze me. Zentangle flower so so brilliant. I tried to do this type of thing once mmmm not for me. What a wonderful card.

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    1. Thank you Aileen, I admit it's a bit time consuming, specially in this case due to the small petals but it's fun to think what design to do next.

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  6. I love this zentangled flower with the sweet butterfly, Maria! I've never tried this art but always love seeing it!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, I was really amazed the first time I saw it!

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  7. Beautiful details. Love the touch of blue.

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    1. Thank you Mary, it's been a while since I made a Zentangle card, I'm going to do it more often, it's really fun.

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