Sunday, 17 August 2014

Not my usual crafting !!


Well I must admit to having a minor heart failure when I saw this month's challenge theme at Anything But A Card. Zentangle pieces are not something that I would normally even attempt. I thought perhaps something small - ATC size, but hey! I got a bit carried away once I started (11" x 8")!



It is rather rough in places as I am not good with a pen these days due to arthritis in my hands, so don't look too closely! And the painting is a bit patchy, but I just wanted to get a little colour into the piece. I used Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks for the daisies and various mixes of Bundled Sage and Forest Moss for the leaves.



And so how did I start: I took my pen (yep no practice pencil lines here!) and drew the big daisy in the bottom left corner and then a few leaves. After that I filled in the spaces with more daisies and the negative space with the black pen. It needed something vertical to balance it all out so I managed some seed pods down the right hand side. This was actually to be a practice piece!

All I can say is JOIN IN with our challenge and like me you might surprise yourself!  There is still time to enter but even if you don't please hop on over to Anything But A Card to see what my Design Team colleagues have been putting together.


Thank you for visiting today and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Jennie x


11 comments:

Ruth said...

It's beautiful Jennie, so fresh, lovely colours, really like this piece. Can't see any mistakes either! Ruth x

Lisette Baker said...

Love your zentangle Jennie and would adore this as a print.

Aspiring crafter said...

This is so beautiful Jennie, I love it!
The colours are great and as for the freehand -amazing!
XxRuth

Redanne said...

Well done for even attempting it but wow Jennie, you did an amazing job on this piece, it is fabulous! Anne xx

butterfly said...

I think I would have the same panic response - but what a great result - a whole new look for you, but you wear it well!
Alison xx

Marci said...

I have no idea what zentangle is, but you made a very nice project.

Nikki Acton said...

Me too! Major panic, would have feigned injury or emergency, LOL! But heh Jennie, what a great result..... Maybe you will do more! Nikki xx

diane hasthorpe said...

I love your piece. I can see this on a large canvas wall hanging. It's delightfully Spring/Summer with the pops of colour and the daisy motiff. Cheers, Di

massofhair said...

Learning to tangle, dangle, doodle and be all Zen about it at this end too. Love how you have tackled this head on, fantastic size which i think has helped your creativity to blossom :-) xxx

Sandy said...

I think your creation is delightful - we should all get so carried away!!!
Sandy xx

Margaret said...

Your doodles are amazing! I love the huge,gorgeous daisy surrounded by the leaves and smaller blooms! Fabulous piece!!