Monday, March 13, 2023

CAS733 Zentangle

Okay, before we go one sentence further, look at the title of this blog post. Zentangle. Say what? I must live under a rock, but I had absolutely no idea what Zentangle is.

BUT... It's Monday, which means there is a new CAS Challenge on SCS and this week's theme is (you guessed it)...


Yes, I turned to Google and this is what I discovered.

Zentangle is a miniature abstract work of art created by a collection of patterns. It is typically done on a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" paper "tile" using a pencil and a black pen. The small size allows for a work of art that can be completed in a relatively short period of time.


Then I got busy with other things. One of the extra things that took up my time was participating in the Taylored Expressions Virtual Stamp Joy event. Imagine my surprise when one of the techniques taught sort of resembled Zentangle. 

I used the technique which involved ink blending, a stencil, and a black pen for doodling  to make my card for this week's CAS Zentangle challenge.

Here's my card:

Please don't look too closely - or with too critical of an eye. There are a lot of mistakes on the Zentangle square, but I gave it a good try.

I hope you'll check out the challenge - HERE - and play along, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Papers: Hammermill 110# White, and SU Basic Black CS 

Stencil/Inks: Taylored Expressions Trendy Triangles Stencil, Taylored Expressions Inks (Dried Fig, Eggplant, and Poblano Pepper), and Sakura Black Glaze Pen

Dies: MFT Stitched Tag-Corner Rectangles, MFT Stitched Tag-Corner Squares, and Poppy Stamps Luscious Script Hello

Embellishments: Taylored Expressions Pastel Tiny Diamonds


kiwimeskreations said...

A dramatic card Jeanette, and a great way to start to start to Zentangle gently :)

Carol W said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Jeanette.

Barb said...

Love this card! Great Colors and a perfect use of the theme!