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The Making Of A Zentangle Card


Last year I visited a craft show with my mum and was inspired by a stall selling Zentangle products.

I bought a few books and some paper and also some pens and set about creating some doodles.

Since then I have created some designs in black and white and some colour which I have laminated to be used as bookmarks which are now available on the website

I thought I would take the time to show you how I created a recent custom order. 

I measured out a piece of card to fit a slimline card.
With my black pens I then created a border. 



And then I started doodling out a design in pencil and then outlined it with a thicker black pen. 



I then decided on some colour using some acrylic drawing inks by Cosmic Shimmer in pink, red, orange and green and once I had coloured and done some shading I added pearl gems to the centres of the flowers.  And once I had finished the Zentangle of the letters I then matted the white card onto some co-ordinating green card and put it onto the card. 




And this is the finished card. 


Hope you have enjoyed looking at my photos and if you would like to order a one of a kind Zentangle design name card please make contact through our website HERE for prices and to discuss your requirements.
Back soon.
Tanya x

Comments

Beautiful work...Your card looks so pretty and I love the addition of the little pearl gems too!
Happy Friday,
Susan x
Thank you so much for visiting my blog Susan and leaving such a lovely comment too. I love following your blog and your knitted items are such cutie pies that I've treated myself to one or two of the patterns and have them waiting in my to do list for next year. I hope you will follow my blog and also enter the giveaway that I have running at the moment till the end of September. The giveaway was in my first blog post back in August. Keep in touch.
Looks great! What a fabulous gift!
Thank you Susan-Dottie Designs. Must admit I love doing Zentangle as you just never know what creation you will come up with. Very relaxing. Thinking of doing some Christmas cards too.

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