Friday, February 27, 2015

Challenge 206, a Card, and a New Stencil

Diva's Challenge 206

This week's challenge was really, really challenging!  It was to do the challenge using a tool we would normally not use with Zentangles.  So, I used a script liner brush, and a waterbrush (has water in the handle) for the solid parts.  The shading was truly a challenge with the liner brush!!!  The control is just NOT there... lol.  Anyway, here it is:

The Card

For some reason, it is now expected that I make a card on family's birthdays.  Last weekend was one of my son's birthday party (late because of all the snow we've been having).  I find it really hard to make cards for men, so I try to think of things they like and go with that.  Last year was a moose (that also ended up on a mug for Christmas :)), this year was his cat that is more like a puppy dog - follows him around like one :).
His name (the cat) is Vincent and I carved this stamp of his eyes a few years ago.

A New Stencil I Designed and Cut

My Dad posted a picture of an iron gate that I found really beautiful.  After seeing that, I drew a repeat pattern on a piece of Tyvek (inspired by the gate, but not the same), cut it out and tried it out.  I loved it, so then I cut a stencil from a transparency and tried it out on a painted journal page.  I think I will have a lot more fun with it (once I find a little time :)).


  1. A real fun tile and the result is quite pretty. I LOVE the card of Vincent!

  2. Fun challenge piece it has a very nice feel to it. Airy and delicate. Your card for your son so fun and the new stencil is lovely. I can see that it will be one that you can use for lots of applications.

  3. Wow, what a lot of lovely things here, Marta! I love your watery has a lot of movement. I'm sure your son will love his birthday card too. As for your gorgeous stencil...just my sort of tangle. Very similar, but different to 'Cami' which is one of my favourites. Love the colours you have achieved here.

  4. I love the organic feel of your tile. And the other two pieces are really nice too.