Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Zensdays with Lynell and Wayne

I am finally doing something I have wanted to do for a long time....joining the "iamthediva" weekly challenge. Would like to thank my better half, Wayne, for encouraging me to tangle. This is challenge #192 and Cris Letourneau is helping Laura Harms (the diva) with her blog challenge this week so Laura can take care of family. Cris has designed a tangle called "Seton", you can read about her challenge on the diva's site HERE.

My take on this beautiful tangle (I love quilts) is to begin by using my grid stencil LJ911. This grid stencil gave me the opportunity to finish off the design with a technique called faux ceramic tile. Here is a closeup of the tile effect created with clear embossing powder. It reminds me of Spanish tile and makes me want to try other colorways too. I created the tangle work with a  Micron 01 pen by Sakura and then did the coloring with an older set of Prisma color pencils that we've had for more than twenty years. I love color so this first challenge had to have color. YAYA!

If you would like to know the step-by-step process for faux ceramic tile email me at: lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com and I will email you a pdf of the instructions.

This is the first Wednesday (Zensday) for Wayne and me to work together on a blog post. I would like to do this every week, so hopefully I can get my act together to post regularly. Wayne will still be posting to his Flickr account when he joins a diva challenge, but we will try to post a collaboration project here as well. Below is a card that he tangled and I made into a greeting card creation using our new small elephant stencil LL3042. That design also comes in a larger version elephant LG756.


Zentangle Patterns Wayne used or created:

Ear- Pepper
Trunk- Wayne wasn't sure (sometimes we create from things going on in our experience and can't remember where we saw it or it evolves, but we like to give credit when we can)....if you have a name for it... help us out please
Blanket- var. of Yincut
Blanket border- greek key
Body and legs- 'NZeppel
Tusk-candy cane

tanglepatterns.com is a good place to find step-outs for some of the more well known patterns

Materials used:

Chevron stencil in the background LX7026
Glossy Black Embossing Paste DGKP used on the chevron stencil on iridescent white paper
Small elephant stencil LL3042
Color Solution Alcohol Inks Noble Fir CS202 and Iceberg CS206
May Arts Ribbon 345-10
Button...just one I've had around for awhile and it seemed like the right place to use it.



24 comments:

Megan Hitchens said...

The elephant is just gorgeous. Love the way the white highlights add dimension

Diane said...

Just love the elephant !!

hugs Diane xx

ChristineC said...

Challenge 192. comme un beau vitrail très joliment encadré!

Barb Sailor said...

I love the elephant and also the Diva's Challenge Seton. Beautiful colors.

Jan Castle said...

Thank you for the links!!!!! I did my very first tangle last month and made it I to a card - I was stunned at how great it turned out! Will be trying some more!

BurningRubber said...

These are both awesome! I love the tiles and the elephant is so sweet...must be the candy cane tusks.

Ilse said...

Very nice elephant!

ionabunny said...

Great tangles. Love the faux tile effect. The elephant is so cute. Hugz

Kia said...

lovely colourful version of seton. and the elephant is just great!

Duchess said...

welcome to the challenge.

Cindy Groh said...

This just amazes me. Love to see you work together to bring us new content.

Louise said...

Love both of these! Great work!

Bella Carta at Art 'n Soul said...

very very inspiring! since your classes at Art 'n Soul last month, I have been getting my stencil supplies and zentangle® patterns out. can't wait to see more "Zensdays with Lynell and Wayne"!

Pam Hornschu said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the "Zensdays" concept! Looking forward to next Zensday!

Papertangler said...

What a great partnership. I won't miss a post. Just live your artistry!

Suzanne Fluhr said...

Thanks for the technical explanations. Intriguing.Maybe someday I'll move up to the next ZIA level too.

LynB said...

Both cards are fantastastic! Love the idea of Zensday too!

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Beautiful work on Seton! The tile effect is wonderful. The elephant is really cute. Thanks too for the comment on my blog. I used gelly roll pens and color pencils on my version.

David Hunter said...

Beautiful Post, Lynell. Your Diva Challenge Tile is wonderful. Great patterns supporting the Seton Tangle. Love the coloring. The elephant piece is so delightful. I love the pattern fills. Welcome to the Diva Challenge Mondays. Looking forward to enjoying more of your wonderful art.

Omer said...

Welcome to the Challenge community :)

Your Seton tile is beautiful, and the combination of the techniques you used created a beautiful visual effect.
Your elephant is stunning. I love how the patterns support the subject in such a natural way.

Thank you also for your kind comment on my blog

Claire Crook said...

Beatiful use of colour and I love the finished tile.

Dragonfly-Artz said...

Beautiful tile, beautiful card and great colors!

Jean Chaney said...

I love the ZIA approach you used. I thing the Seton has a stained glass look to it. And, that elephant is fabulous too!

Lily M. said...

Beautiful tiles.

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