Tuesday 19 January 2016

Tangled Fun(gi)

I thought it was about time I revisited Zentangle drawing - such a long time since I did any and I really enjoy this mindful activity in much the same way, I imagine, as so many people have been drawn to the adult colouring which seems to have come to the fore.  I copied the outline drawing of these fungi, filling them with various tangles as they popped into my head once I'd had a little browse through some of my books.  I've used some bits and pieces of coloured papers and card to make a birthday card.  It is a beautiful sunny day with blue skies today but very cold - much nicer than the dark, wet and windy day we had yesterday.

Sunday 17 January 2016

Pixie Snippets challenge 212

Somehow I've not managed to post a card on my blog since last Sunday - busy week one way and another.  My offering for the Pixie Snippets challenge this week is a card suitable for a man using up yet another small scrap of the Brusho'd background I produced recently along with some other matching bits and pieces from the scrap boxes.  The stamp is an old faithful, stamped onto black card and gold embossed; background paper was another remnant; the Brusho'd piece was embossed and treated to some gilding wax and finally a greeting added on a banner. Di has made an interesting card this week from an idea she spotted in a recent magazine and very helpfully has given some measurements so do take a look at that one as it is something a bit different which is always handy to come across when seeking inspiration.

Stamp - Tim Holtz
Embossing folder - textures from Crafter's Companion
Dies - banners from Sue Wilson