Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Scheme Thursday!!! Free Week!!

Click here to read my Skipping Stones Design Tips & Tricks Thursday Post!!

Good morning blogging friends!!

I love Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Scheme Thursdays FREE WEEK!! Not only because I can post any Dreamweaver creation that I have made, but I ♥LOVE♥ seeing what my design team sisters have made. Pssst….here is a secret….they are all wildly talented!!!

Back in April, my friend and owner of Dreamweaver Stencils Lynell Harlow, as well as Pam Hornschu traveled to Phoenix for an art show and were introduced to Zentangle. At first glance of the cards that they posted on their blogs, I was mind boggled and thought that their level of artistic talent was well over my head.

I didn’t give it another thought until I ran into a book about Zentangle at a local book store. I felt compelled to pick this book up and give it try. Here is my accomplishment….


Here are some simple tips to get you started with your first Zentangle card…

1. Use a stencil with an open area to “Zentangle” on.

2. Use a fine tipped, black pen such a Copic Multiliner 1, 03 or 05. Some other great pens are Sakura Micron 01.

3. Trace the outline of the stencil with your fine tipped pen. The Apron (LG736) Stencil is already divided into squares, so I didn’t have to divide the area’s where I would Zentangle.

4. I started “doodling” in each open area. I did have the Zentangle Basics Book to help me with doodling ideas. I found out that I am not the master doodler I thought I was. When I doodle, I doodle one design and in this case, that would make for a boring card.

I hope that you will give Zentangle a try. It is a relaxing way to get through the boring hunting and fishing shows my hardworking husband wants to watch at night!!

Since it is Free Theme Week, I am going to throw in another card that I made a while back and I just came across the picture in my camera.


Gosh I hope I haven’t posted this before…. Here are some simple instructions…

1. Paste embossed the Boot (LG660) with Regular Embossing Paste (DEP), and once the paste was dry, I replaced the stencil and colored it with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).

2. Once I reached the desired color of the boot, I placed the Damask stencil (LJ907) precisely where and what I wanted pasted, masked off the rest of the area with removable tape and pasted the damask with Metallic Copper Embossing Paste (DCP).

3. After a few embellies and a stamped sentiment….project complete.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Please take the time to see what fabulous creations my design team sisters have made this week. A list of their blogs is on the right of this post.

I hope you have a fabulous DAY!!!


sommrstamping said...

Wow WEndy this is fabulous, I picked up a zentangle book but it is the one about adding color, but I know what you mean about the doodling. Your card is really beautiful and I like the boot card also. You are a very talented lady.

Pam Hornschu said...

Wow. Wow. Your Zentangled apron is amazing. Wasn't that fun? Love the cowboy boot with the damask and the lace border. Fun contrast!

Laura Drahozal said...

Such Zentangly goodness--I seriously need to give that a try sometime. I also really love what you did with the boot!

Lee Kellogg said...

I love them both Wendy -- very nice.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

These are both great designs Wendy! I love the bib section of the designed it like a true fashion artist...and the web pocket was clever too. The boot looks so traditionally western with the damask design on there. REminds me of some of my dad's boots when I was younger. He always wore cowboy boots.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

OK Wendy...both cards are absolutely amazing! I am soooo impressed! Your apron is gorgeous and I LOVE the 'leather and lace' and the damask on the boot is genius!

Louise said...

Wow the apron is awesome!!! Love the background too.

Liz Martin said...

AMAZING! Wendy, and the border is the perfect finishing touch. Such good inspiration.

Terrece said...

WOW! That Zentangle looks fun. I've been reading about it through your posting when I can. I'm going to look for the book!!