Saturday, September 17, 2016

Zentangle Creature Cards by Leigh!

Howzit Lost Coasters!
Before I share today's cards here's a quickie reminder about our current challenge #28.  September is Anything Goes, always a fan fave so come and join the fun over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!  Also check out the LCDesigners' midway challenge inspirational projects too, they're all truly fabulous!

I made these two fun square shaped cards featuring stamps from our newest line of Zentangle stamps, Zentangle Squares and Creatures!  They are so much fun to play with and so versatile.  You can colour up a storm or go traditional Zentangle and work only in black and white with pencil shading like I've done on these two.

For the fish one I used Zentangle Square One with Zentangle Checker Fish because all the circles reminded me of bubbles in water.  Both images were stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink but on the background square I first inked up the stamp, stamped off most of the ink on another piece of cardstock and then stamped the image for my project.  I then re-inked the stamp, wiped off the ink in the areas I wanted the grey image to show with a baby wipe and over stamped the design to achieve the solid black areas.  I then coloured and added shading to both images with a graphite pencil and blended with a tortillon stick.
For the cat one I used Zentangle Square Two with Zentangle Cat because the swirled pattern reminded me of a ball of wool (yarn) and I added in some squiggly lines too with a black Copic fineliner.  I also applied Black Soot Distress Ink to the background square.

I then trimmed and cut out all the images, layered on black cardstock and added everything to white folded cards made from sheets of white cardstock.  I then embellished them with black and white Inkssentials Enamel Accents.

Here's a look at the other stamps in our Zentangle line.
Thanks for stopping by to see my projects today!
Happy Stamping and have a great weekend!

 Leigh S-B



  1. Amazing and so cool! Great projjie and great stamps--so many dazzling patterns and textures. :D

  2. Amazing and so cool! Great projjie and great stamps--so many dazzling patterns and textures. :D


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