Non-Challenge

here comes the sun

Here’s a card I made for a friend. Before I learnt to tangle, I would never have attempted to draw a card. It’s another one of those wonderful things Zentangle brings.

Front: Agua, Sand Swirl, Shattuck, Waves

Front: Agua, Sand Swirl, Shattuck, Waves

Inside: Luv-a

Inside: Luv-a

After drawing it, I felt it needed some colour. I’ve never used colour in my Zentangles before, but I found a box of watercolour pencils that I haven’t used since I was 10 years old! That was a lot of fun.

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sea blooms

Aquafleur, Beadlines, Nipa

Aquafleur, Beadlines, Nipa

This was to get some Aquafleur out of my system.

It’s a dynamic tangle, with drama and floating curves all built into it. I tried to vary each motif, with different shapes and directions. There’s some Nipa and a hint of Beadlines in there too.

Just for inspiration, Carole Ohl has a brilliant Aquafleur Christmas tree.

ripening jetties

After my last tile which was rather dark, I wanted to do a tile that had a lighter feel. I also wanted to play a bit more with Pokeroot as I had a feeling it would look better on a long branch.

Crescent Moon, Diva Dance, Jetties, Pokeroot, Shattuck

Crescent Moon, Diva Dance, Jetties, Pokeroot, Shattuck

I went with plenty of white space and light shading, with Pokeroot falling from the branch as Jetties. Before shading, Pokeroot looked like cherries, but after shading, I think it looks more like oranges! I tried to shade Pokeroot so it would like it was lifted off the paper. The light and airy look of this tile makes me happy.